• Sophia Brody, M.A.

Making Emotional Shifts: Solar Eclipse of the Heart

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” - Buddha

July 2, 2019 - I woke from some heavy emotional dream states and remembered today is the Solar eclipse during a new moon! How is this relevant? This is a big day in our galaxy and it offers our personal lives a heightened opportunity for making emotional shifts. Its a time you may be experiencing waves of emotions simultaneously flooding and clearing your psyche. How you honor these emotions greatly contributes to the ways you feel and accept yourself in all of your potential without getting in your own way.

How to Gage the Emotions:

Our emotional states offer wisdom through awakening. This is the first prompt I wish to offer for creating positive shifts. Without going into impulsive reactions or taking offense towards these emotions, start by just noticing what you are feeling... allow the waves of your emotions to wash through you. Once you’ve spent a moment being clear on what you’re feeling, you might explore aspects of shifting these states through the awarenesses:

1. Boundaries.

Emotions teach us what our boundaries are...such as our limitations and what we are willing to tolerate. Emotional attacks from others also teach us about our boundaries. How much of their stuff are we willing to take, absorb or fight back before we are drained? Or are we willing to watch and allow all ourselves the chance to feel without attaching a story or explanation through the discomfort?

2. Cleansing.

Emotions, when given the chance to be experienced rather than avoided or repressed, and when appropriately expressed, wash through us like an energy cleansing. Anger moves like fire to inspire extraction and creativity. Sadness moves like water, flushing a release and letting go. Happiness moves like blossoms that spring out to share and reveal our gifts. How might your emotions be cleansing?

3. Transmuting.

When the waves of emotions are able to flow through, they are transmuted from very charged and heightened states to neutral states. Neutral doesn’t mean they are gone or absent, but are rather nonthreatening, observable and constructive. We can experience them from more of a distance with clarity.

Use this Time Wisely: