Breakthrough Full Moon

resilienceBreakthrough.  At first I was disturbed to see that the first definition on dictionary.com uses war language: “a military movement or advance all the way through and beyond an enemy’s front-line defense.”  Yet the more I thought about breakthrough from this angle, I saw that when we are longing for a breakthrough in our lives, we are at war with some part of ourselves. 

We have a vision, an idea, a desire … yet we defend our current position with all the might we can muster.

The positivity strength in me prefers the third definition: “any significant or sudden advance, development, achievement, or increase.”  And I absolutely know that sudden advances are usually years in the making.  Sort of like the new A-list celeb de’ jour jokes that they are an over-night success ten years in the making. 

Are You Sitting on a Fence?

Sometimes, I find myself sitting on a fence for a l-o-n-g time, counting blades of grass in an attempt to be smart and know exactly what it will be like when I jump off that fence. And really, all that does is excite my saboteur, whose job it is to keep me very safe from new blades of grass!

What I’ve come to realize through coaching clients and being coached for almost twenty years is this:  We delay our breakthroughs because we cling to comfort zones.  Ouch, I know!  I’ll say it again.  You delay your own breakthroughs by clinging to your comfort zones. 

I clung to the make-me-feel-like-s*** comfort zone of NOT completing this last draft of my book for almost a month.  Why?  Completing it means I venture into a field of new blades of grass.  Well, I’m in that new field baby and the grass smells heavenly and freshly mowed!

What breaking through a comfort zone is NOT  

  1. It is NOT telling yourself you should break through it.
  2. It is NOT wishing someone else would do it for you.
  3. It is NOT making you wrong for not already having done it.

I know it is none of these things because I tried them all and they didn’t work. 

What breaking through a comfort zone IS 

  1. It is loving yourself in spite of being stuck
  2. It is asking for help with the bits that keep you stuck (like not knowing how)
  3. It is coming from a place of generosity, willingness, love and desire

Breakthrough Support From This Full Moon 

This month’s lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on May 24, 9:25 p.m. pacific, brings the energy of expansion, BIG vision and breakthrough.  You know those things you have been on the fence about?  This moon is going to give you a burst of energy to make a choice and get off that uncomfortable fence!

One key to breakthrough is that you DO make the choice you’ve been hemming and hawing about.  Another key is to COMMITT to the choice and change of the breakthrough.  And because Sagittarius loves to learn, expand and grow … it is the perfect time to seek wise counsel via a mentor or coach, or take a class to learn a new skill to make sure you get where you want to go.  

So, darling modern goddess, grab your journal and take stock. 

  1. Where in life are you stuck or fence-sitting and want a breakthrough? 
  2. What help/support/learning can you ask for? 
  3. What if you looked at being stuck from the eyes of love?  

A hot tip for this full moon: if you feel yourself torn between logic and intuition, know that is part of the Gemini sun / Sagittarius moon opposition.  Neither is better or more right.  We need both.  Fuel your breakthrough by stretching into the both / and perspective.

Breakthrough Self Blessing

I recorded this month’s Self Blessing!  It is just under twelve minutes so give yourself fifteen minutes of “Me Time” and turn the sound off on phones, email dings and Skype swooshes!  Tune into your heart.  Tune into your breakthrough.  Tune into your vision.

Breakthrough Self Blessing 

Share the Love 

Please share your breakthrough stories below … from fence-sitting to woo-hoo!  And please, if you know you need the support of a coach to help you get off your fence, I’m here.

Love & Light,

Cat

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