Last month Mercury was on retrograde and that continues until May 3rd… If you don’t know astrology, you may want to know this one! I have started to pay more attention to these periods so that I can add an extra layer of compassion towards myself and others. All planets go retrograde, but Mercury’s journey seems to impact people much more than any other. Why is that? It’s because of Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth, and travel, so when the planet goes retrograde — which means that it looks like it’s going backward in the sky — all those things go backward. And also your electronic devices may crash for no reason!
For me, it was a challenging month to share my message as I experienced lots of issues with my internet connection. All of the sudden, the internet speed would drop, so I couldn’t do a scheduled Facebook Live or a planned interview... I needed to wait and wait while pages were opening…
I felt how frustration started building up inside of me. It sneaked in with an expectation that the internet should work like it had done yesterday. Those tempting ‘should’ sentences were just making the fire of frustration grow inside of me. All of the sudden, even the neighbors’ dog was barking louder and everything irritated me. I sensed pressure in my body, so much so, that I realized that I got to shift the energy fast or I would “explode” - I took the insight seriously and put on my gym clothes. I went for a brisk walk. I started breathing deeply again. Once I got home I felt better but I still added another step of self-care and did a guided meditation - I felt calm enough to do it now before the walk it would not have worked.
So what to do during those moments of frustration? Take a deep breath and observe it! Be curious what is happening in your body and what is the thought behind that truly is the cause for frustration. For example, I found out that the internet issues were just a trigger and deeper down I judged myself for letting people down as I wasn’t able to be impeccable with my word. If possible, do some physical activity like a walk in nature as that will help to get back in balance.
If you have experienced frustration last month, this is a great moment to clear it!
I recorded a short guided meditation that will help you to release it:
Let’s move forward Lighter and witness how our path will unfold with ease.