Finding Harmony Between Instinct and Ego

Inner turmoil begins and ends with imbalance. When your intuition says one thing, but your impulses scream another, we find ourselves stuck in the crossfire, and quite often, take a bullet.

This eclipse season has been a time for great reflection and transformation. But, it is a lot of energy to deal with if you aren’t in the correct headspace to do so. So, how do we channel it and figure out what needs work in our lives?

Well, when we are constantly running into situations that end up in hurt, be it friendships, relationships, or work, it’s usually because of a miscommunication between the ego and our instincts. Our ego wants us to fulfill our desires quickly and without strategy, and our intuition is built into us as a means of survival.

When you get into a relationship or new job without careful consultation of your intuition, there’s a HUGE chance that you missed some red flags. And when those red flags turn into flame throwers, it’s time to take responsibility for the things that we’ve overlooked.

Take the High Priestess as your spirit guide. Consult with your gut before you move ahead with matters of the heart OR your pocket. Your gut is not your anxiety. It’s not your heart. It’s not your ego. It is the thing that tells you to look past a shiny facade. Take full account of what you’re actually seeing and TRUST it. If you get an icky feeling about a person or opportunity, but you hush it away because you think you know better, I’m telling you right now that you don’t.

Temperance is key in these matters. Balance between your ego and your intuition. Your ego WANTS the best for you. It wants your wishes fulfilled and to see you soar. But, like a kid in a candy store, will over look the end result of getting sick from shoveling down sweets. Your intuition KNOWS what will keep you safe, and the harmony between the two will send you vibrating higher than you’ve ever imagined. Stay balanced, and stay witchy ( *)

 

WednesdayWisdoms: Being Alone

I think a lot of the reason why we dive into unhealthy behaviors is because we’re afraid of being alone. It can be terrifying to be by ourselves and faced with our truths, so we run in a myriad of ways.

When I started this blog and publicly dove into the depths of my mind, I was all alone swimming in a scary pool of self doubt. But I needed to explore the depths before going back to the surface. It cleansed me.

So for this weeks practice, I want you to be alone. Read a book, write in a journal, do a yoga session, make jewelry, read your own tarot cards, do arts and crafts, take a bath, literally ANY hobby. But do it without distraction. Not with a glass of wine. Not while the TV is on. Not with a huge bag of chips or candy.

Go on a date with yourself and see what you find. What is intriguing in your mind? Do you find that inner critic coming up? Can you follow the advice from last Wednesday to quiet it?

Spend at least an hour doing this solitary activity, and then, when you are done, write down how you feel. Write down what you learned. Make concrete observations and force yourself into self awareness.

The more you practice this, the more you will learn to appreciate yourself. You will open up a Pandora’s Box of creativity, but maybe not until you flush out some monsters. This exercise, over time, will increase your confidence because YOU will know YOU inside and out.

It might be scary at first, and if it is, write it down. Write down why. Show yourself some compassion for being scared. It takes courage to face your truth.

So get out of your comfort space, get alone, and stay witchy ( *)