I’ve been a subscriber to Lee Channing’s newsletter for a while now and have enjoyed her insights. Long story short, I approached Lee and asked permission to print part of her newsletter for my readers.
Begin Excerpt from Speaking Spiritually by Lee Channing
This month will be filled with learning opportunities (aren’t they all?) – opportunities that will very clearly present themselves to each of us. If you can pay attention, you can take a giant leap forward down your spiritual path.
Even though the energy of the month is somewhat heavy, it’s also fluid and flexible. Take full advantage of a month so open to growth. Pay closer attention to your body, your mind, and your emotional well-being and your spiritual growth will become evident.
Your physical body will need to be a part of every decision you make. “Feel” out every major life decision and take extra care to make certain your body stays healthy. You will, everyone will, get physical pangs to tell you you’re making a good decision (or a bad one).
Seriously, eat well, exercise enough, find quiet times to renew your energy and your body. It is very important. Your physical body needs enough rest/sleep as well. If you aren’t sleeping well, do something about it. Try warm tea at bedtime, herbs to support a good night’s sleep, etc. If you push your physical body too much, you’ll pay a hefty price.
The energy color for March is red, a nice gentle shade of red thankfully. Red is associated with the base of the spine and is a very “heavy” energy flow. It portends a time of unexpected change, possible temper tantrums, and the need for grounding one’s energy.
Red is also associated with financial issues, overall physical health, raw creativity, personal stimulation, and, above all, the ability to set your boundaries. For those of you who know red quite well, you may be surprised to find it easier than usual to create boundaries and keep your energy moving.
Let’s discuss boundaries: Many people have no idea if their personal energy boundaries are set at an appropriate place. In fact, many people don’t even realize they have boundaries.
If you feel people are always stepping into your personal space, maybe you’re one of those people.
Everyone, no matter how aware you are of your own boundaries, should work very hard to find a safe personal space. Try visualizing a light around your entire body – a light of protection and awareness, and you’ll enjoy much growth at this time.
The energy hint for March is to work toward harnessing your own energy flow. This can be a very difficult task as many of you know. Our minds and our energy flow seem to run on auto-pilot way too often. If you can learn to monitor your immediate reactions to life’s changing circumstance, you can do much to create a life more filled with joy and peace-of-mind. You must recognize and embrace your own energy flow before you can use it to your highest advantage. Practice.
Relationships: Make certain not to allow your temper to reign this month. You must stay calm and relaxed even in volatile moments. All relationships will have a little extra stress so keep yourself calm in order to react appropriately.
Finances: Very, very important month for finances in general. Much of the world is being very deeply affected by the current economic situation. Make every effort to see where you fit into the big picture. Balance your personal budget, spend wisely, and pay close attention to all financial dealings this month.
YOU ARE ALWAYS THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENT
End Excerpt from Speaking Spiritually by Lee Channing
Continuing the Conversation
Red is my favorite color. Wonder what that says about me? Maybe it is to do with my need to be connected to the physical – no matter I love red and am often happy in the moment when I see it.
Im reading a book called – wait for it – Make Every Man Want You – not because I want this or because I need another man in my life The title is a marketing ploy and I bought the book for my daughter – yes, I know I could just be saying that – but the book is about what Marie Forleo calls the ‘isness of business’. Essentially it is about being in the moment – not nearly as sexy or promising as the title suggests – but more practical perhaps.
So, Lees reminder “If you can pay attention” fits well with the what is – the isness – rather than what was and what might be.
Now, where do I start to put this title into practice?