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Shine! How to Stop Holding Back #TruthbyBrenda

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I had so much FUN channelling the last 13 weeks of readings from my Medicine Song Oracle Cards™, and I’ve gotten such positive feedback on them, that I’ve decided to continue doing them for a while. So here’s your 14th reading, along with the audio clip of the medicine song that matches the card.

The cards and the songs from my Medicine Song CD interact with each other to amplify the energy and experience for you. The cards are based on the Ojibwe medicine wheel the way I was taught by indigenous traditional teachers, and my own Medicine Wheel of Success system, as well as the 13 Grandmother Moons of the lunar cycle and the 28 days of each Moon cycle.

Your 14th reading is based on the song “Shine.” Click on the audio player at the top of this week’s blog to hear the clip and meditate to the healing art while you read the message for the week.

This Shine Affirmation Card is from the East direction of the medicine wheel, representing new beginnings, air/wind, mindset and beliefs.

The song “Shine” is all about shining from the inside out. It’s about letting out all of your goodness and letting yourself be seen.

The sun shines more and more brightly as it rises in the morning, until it lights up everything. Then each night, the sun goes down (well, we no longer see it but it’s still shining elsewhere).

You don’t have to be “on” and shining like crazy 100% of the time for the rest of your life. What you want to do is let more of yourself out, and then give yourself some downtime, sleep, recharge. Then get up in the morning and let out more of yourself again.

You will have days where you feel like you really are shining, and like nothing can stand in the way of your light. Treasure and anchor those days. Soak up the feeling of it in your mind, body, heart and spirit. Then you can bring yourself back to that moment when you need it the most.

The sun does not hold back like we do. It shines, period.

Affirmation cards are in the east and the element is air, which rules thoughts, beliefs and mindset. What in your mindset has been holding you back? What beliefs about yourself have been keeping you from expressing more of your fullness and richness? What is stopping you from being seen?

The way to shining more of your light out into the world is to let go of those self-defeating beliefs and shift your mindset.

What if you could find it easy to shine your light? What if you really did stop holding back and be 100% on board with your soul’s desire to express itself?

Hot Tips:

  1. You might need to create a sense of safety and security. Maybe create some sacred space for yourself, or use essential oils or crystals (put them into your sacred space). What does the little scared aspect of you need from you in order to feel safe?
  2. When you look at the card, notice that darkness and light exist together and there is incredible beauty with both present. Bless all aspects of yourself, dark or light, and turn on that light.
  3. You may need to put measures into place for you to shine more light, because shining more brightly means you will be seen and that more people will find you. For example, if you were to attract a bunch of new clients into your business, do you have everything you need in order to receive them? Do you have client agreements and programs in place? Do you have ways for them to pay you? Do you have the time to serve them or do you need to delegate more tasks? Put those into place NOW.
  4. An example: I want to start getting an influx of high paying speaking gigs. So I meditate on what it would be like to receive $50,000 for a speaking gig, which is way more than I’ve ever dreamed of making for just one gig. The idea of it blew my mind a bit, and brought up a few things, like wow, I’d better spruce up my speaking contract. And then I wondered, how would I have to show up in order to attract a gig like that and pull it off? I have some mindset shifting of my own to do. But also there are practical steps – like what would happen with my payment processor if I were to receive a $50,000 payment? So I contacted the payment processor company and found out that I wouldn’t have to do anything, and that it would just go through like any other payment. Yay! So now not only do I know I can easily receive and process that kind of a payment, but I’ve already sent a signal out to the Universe that I’m getting ready to welcome that level of speaking gig into my life.
  5. Take those practical steps. If you aren’t ready energetically, physically and otherwise for the results of shining your light, it will create overwhelm and probably a bunch of fear for you, instead of feeling good and expansive.

Essentially the solution is this: Get ready… and shine!

Blessings to you.

Brenda MacIntyre – Medicine Song Woman

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About Brenda MacIntyre

About Brenda MacIntyre

Known by her indigenous name Medicine Song Woman, Brenda MacIntyre has shared her evocative melodic voice and fusion of reggae, rap and indigenous hand drum healing music with appreciative audiences of 30 to 3,000 across North America. The Toronto-based Juno Award-winning singer has been featured nationally on MuchMusic, CTV, CP24, APTN and most recently, Global and the front page of the Toronto Star.

Powered by her grief from losing her son to murder in 2016, Brenda MacIntyre pours her soulful voice over a confluence of indigenous hand drum healing, soft rap and conscious roots reggae in her album “Picking Up the Pieces,” released in September 2019.

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