How I learnt to hold myself through difficult times

I always felt drawn to Buddhism but I really started to understand the philosophy when I went to stay for a Buddhist meditation retreat.

I wasn’t intended to go on a Buddhist meditation retreat and I thought that I would be alright with my meditation practice. But then life happened and I fell from a place where I thought that my life was quite okay into a deep depression through the unexpected death of two of my friends. Finding myself in a space in which everything was dark and cold, lonely and only my tears were my constant companion.

Thinking of my self as spiritually evolved I soon realized that there is nothing to protect us from the painful experience of the loss of a loved one. For the first few days I was even unable to talk to anyone. I locked myself away into my room, lying on my bed, crying, shouting, screaming, crumbling in pain, constantly asking why?

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Friends tried to reach out to me saying that everything is going to be alright. And as much as I love my friends but in this moment it wasn’t the right thing to say. Because just in this moment nothing was okay and I don’t wanted to think of a future that surely would be without my friends who have passed over.

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I tried to meditate, as people say it could ease pain and help with depression. I tried to do yoga as people say it helps with everything that needs to be released from our emotional body. Then I stopped meditating and I stopped doing yoga. I don’t wanted to let go and furthermore the pain was all my friends left me with, in this moment. Somehow I felt it was the only thing for me to hold on to.

There were days, when my chest burnt like fire. I could feel the pull to follow my friends to the other side, how awful was life to leave us like this. Why do we have to die? Why is this process of separation so painful?

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In this moment my life just stopped being the way it was. All my business driven attitude, the thinking and planning about the future and the creation of castle in the sky disappeared in seconds and never returned. I felt as if I was a permanent resident in hell and no way was there to get me out of it. I smoked as much as I could, didn’t go to work any more and started drinking again just to escape the painful truth of our temporary existence.

In this moment I didn’t realize that I was closer to the Buddhist truth than ever before. And I also didn’t know that this experience should lead to something I can rarely explain, but it changed my whole life forever. The loss of my friends pushed me into the stay at a Buddhist retreat centre and there I should learn what pain can teaches us and how I can hold myself in difficult times. Buddha says it already, that there is no one coming to rescue you – you have to do it all by yourself.

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And I did. Nearly 1.5 years later my meditation has changed, it is deeper, it is purer and I broke away from the idea what meditation should be.

I am not scared of the painful truth any more and I came to the acceptance that life implies death. I understand that life is suffering and the only way we can come to terms with it is, to feel it and to let it in. Running away through addictive behaviour will never ever set you free.

But the most important thing I learnt during my stay in the Buddhist retreat centre was, what love and kindness can do when they not only been given to others but to ourselves. Since then the Buddhist Philosophy has become a very important part of my daily life. It gave me a deeper understanding about life and death but also about myself.

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I don’t call myself a Buddhist, nor any other religious member. But I can say that Buddhism helped through some very difficulty times and it gave me a strength and understanding that I never experienced before.

Inspired and transformed by my personal experience with Buddhist Philosophy I now organize One-Day Bus Trips to Sam-ye Ling in Scotland, a Tibetan Buddhist Centre beautifully settle in the hills of Scotland.

Our next trip is to Sam-ye Ling is on the 16th of July 2017 and we have a few places left. We will set of at Saltburn Square at 7am and will be return around 8pm. If you would like to request further details on this, please send and email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org and we will send you further information.

Or you have a look here…for more information on our trip to Scotland.

In addition to that I do teach One-to-One meditation via Skype and in person to assist people in their practice and understanding of the mediation process.

Julie Jurgan is a medium, healer and Soulactivist. She offers One-to-One Sessions ( Readings & Meditations) via Skype and in person. Her healing sessions are available in person as well as via distance. Her healing sessions are powerful and transformational.

Julie is also one of  the Founders and the Eventmanager of Blossom of the Soul.

If you would like to get in touch with Julie about her Readings or Healing work or you have any other questions please send an email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

The Moon Wisdom Day Retreat in Saltburn

The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves.
Its always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do.
Every day it’s a different version of itself.
Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light.
The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain.
Alone.
Cratered by imperfections.
– Tahereh Mafi –

 

The moon has a powerful influence on our everyday lives. Without the moon there would be no life on earth as we know it. She moves the oceans, influences the weather and we can find the moons movements in our moods, our bodies and in our souls.

For thousand of years people did know about the power of the moon. These people were aware about the hidden forces any living organism is affected by. They observed the moons orbit around the earth and its changing influence when she wanders through the zodiac. There were times where the moon brought great harvest and others when she brought unpleasant changes.

Year after year these people wrote down their observation of the moon cycles and the happenings in the environment but also the changes that occur in humans and animals.

These people knew that the moon had a power they could use for their advantage, so they started forming a calendar in which they predicted certain things in advance.

Over the years this wisdom slowly but steady got lost. The more humans disconnected with nature the more they refused to look in the sky to find the answers for troubles that had in their lives. Slowly but steady they forgot about their belonging to nature. In our modern times where technology became a true invasion into our lives, we suffer more than ever before. Mental illness, cancer, electromagnetic pollution and many other forms of modern disease which we haven’t found a cure yet. We have lost our connection to nature, we lost our connection to the power that resides within ourselves. More and more we are heading into a dangerous zone of unnatural living, not realizing how many illness or disease have been caused because people fell out of their natural living cycle.

Time to change – time to return to our true power

It is time to change that. It is time to return to the wisdom of the ancient teachings. It is time to treat illness as what it is – an imbalance of body, mind and spirit. It is time to empower ourselves with the deep wisdom and knowledge that lives in all of us. It is time to become aware that magic is not only a word but a superpower we can gain. It is time to take responsibility and return to what nearly has been forgotten. The infinite Wisdom of the Moon.

And you can join us.

The Wisdom of the Moon Retreat is coming to Saltburn.

It is open to everyone who would like to learn more about the power and magic of the moon and its cycles. It will be a mix of Yoga, Meditation, Moon Astrology as well as Tarot Card Readings. We will learn about the Healing Powers of the Moon and the manifestation powers of its cycles. The reading of tarot cards will help you to access your inner wisdom and help you to gain guidance in your life.

Introduction to the Mystical Powers of the Moon

On its orbit around the earth, the moon takes approx. 28.5 days and travels through a four part main cycle. You will learn the mystical powers of each cycle and how you can apply these powers in your every day life. Here we find the secret of the manifestation powers of the moon and Yoga will be applied to help us with this.

Introduction to the Healing Powers of the Moon

While the moon travels through its cycles she also passes through the whole of the zodiac. In this part of our moon retreat we do focus on the Healing aspects of the moon. Every zodiac sign brings different energetic qualities to earth when passed by the moon and its gravitational/magnetic forces. This leads to a higher sensitivity of certain body parts but also to amazing healing potential. We will explore this in our Moon Retreat.

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Introduction to the Spiritual Powers of the Moon

In this part of our Moon Retreat we will learn how to read tarot cards and use them for our own personal, spiritual guidance. Strengthening our intuition and also becoming more confident in accepting the truth that they hold. A great exploration for all those who always wanted to learn more about using the tarot cards for personal guidance and reflection.

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Cleansing Ritual

We will finish the day off with a cleansing ritual to release all the energy we no longer need and make space for the new to come in.

At the end of the day you will haved gained a complete tool kit to understanding the moon cycles and its powers. You will have learnt how the moon can help you in healing yourself and others. Yoga practices that keep you aligned with the universal forces and you will have learnt to trust more in your own inner guidance with the help of tarot cards.

Our Moon Wisdom Retreat will happen on the 29th of September 2018 from 10am – 4pm, this is a very special date because on this day its been said that there is a Moon pause. Which means astrologically that the moon does not conjunct or square any other planets in the sky. Therefore her wisdom shines bright and clear to earth without any interruption of other planets. A powerful day to access the moon and its wisdom in its purest form. Spaces are limited.

The Moon Wisdom Day Retreat

with Lesley Wood and Julie Jurgan

Date: Saturday 29th of September 2018

Place: Earthbeat Centre in Saltburn

Time: 10am – 4pm

To book your place or get more information please contact Julie via email on julie@blossomofthesoul.org

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No one is born Self Confident

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

No on is born Self-Confident even some people tend to believe that. As if self-confidence is a gift that was given to a few by birth and others have to work hard for it, some of us even a life time. This believe is a myth and has created a lot of confusion and misunderstanding within our personal expression of ourselves.

After years of self-development and also walking and exploring the spiritual path, I honestly can say: No one was born Self-Confident furthermore that the growth of self -confidence has different stages we go through. There are internal and external factors that do play a very important role in building self-confidence by understanding this we gain a lot of insights and can change accordingly.

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There are many studies and even more opinions about the subject of self-confidence and many of them teach us a totally wrong picture what it actually is.

The concept of self-confidence is commonly used as self-assurance in one’s personal judgement, ability, power, etc. One increases self-confidence from experiences of having mastered particular activities. It is a positive belief that in the future one can generally accomplish what one wishes to do. Self-confidence is not the same as self-esteem, which is an evaluation of one’s own worth, whereas self-confidence is more specifically trust in one’s ability to achieve some goal…” – Wikipedia 2018

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I wonder how many people do truly know what self-confidence is, how many of us do still believe the media’s opinion that confidence can only increase if we buy this or that. Only if we possess certain things or follow a certain method we will finally gain self-confidence and can achieve anything we want in life.

Internal and external factors that shape Self-confidence

There are many different factors which play an important role in building self-confidence early in our lives. Most important probably will be our parents and how much they encouraged, supported and loved us. This relationship is the foundation for the rest of our lives and determines very much on how we see ourselves. The more we grow up the more we come in touch with other external factors such as teachers and other children at school. The teachers opinion about our performance in school has a huge impact on our self-confidence and can break us. In that period of time we also confronted with media’s idea about our self-image and especially as a teenager we are so vulnerable to the opinions of others. These early external factors play an important role in our person development of self-confidence and can have an impact we will feel a life time. Unless we become conscious and aware enough or shall I say brave enough to heal and break through childhood or early teenage trauma.

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The role of our parents towards Self-confidence

While we are children, we are totally dependent on our parents and what they make us belief about ourselves. Some people say that children have developed a sense of self-esteem by the age of 5. Dependent on our parents and how much they supported us during the early ages we will grow rich or poor in self-confidence. If rejection, abuse or the inability to express love towards children has taken place, the child will suffer a lot more than other children. In addition to that its not only what our parents do think about us but also what the parents do think about themselves. How can a parent give a good idea of self-confidence if its not present within themselves? The parents inability to love themselves or being proud of their own achievements will also be reflected towards the child. Especially that happens if the child in its innocent nature strives to be better and learn new things. If the parents then hold on to their own lack of self-confidence it doesn’t allow the child to make new experiences that help him/her grow. This is often how problems and belief systems are passed down from one generation to the other, to the point where one family member finally breaks free by seeking actively help regarding these problems.

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Performance and the fail of the education system to offer true support

Performance is everything, parents are still believing that only if a child performs good in school it will make it in life. Teachers thinking the same, but for them it is more important if the child does perform good in a certain subject. Because for the teacher it is a sign that he/she is doing the right job. I wonder how many teacher actually do ask themselves if what they teach is actually needed in life? In addition to that I want to raise the question how many children nearly break under the expectations of parents and teachers to perform rather than be themselves? We still do believe only if we achieve something with the highest scores it would build up our self-confidence, this is only half true.

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Yes, achievement has something to do with building self-confidence but it can be an achievement in anything. Something we do like, something we do have a passion for, something we set our minds to and we achieved it with our own two hands or with support of others.

In schools and education the achievement mostly includes to repeat what has been said or to achieve the highest mark so we are able to get a better job in the future. As statistics have shown how many world class students are still out of work. On the other hand side how many famous or successful people are truly depressed?

It is a myth and we still go for the idea that happiness is found on the outside, based on this believe we run around a life time, continuously asking ourselves when it will finally come. The day we achieved to be content and at ease with ourselves?

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Real Self-Confidence comes from within

Let me say again, self-confidence is not something we are born with but something that we gain throughout life. It is very important to understand the difference, furthermore it will help to build a solid foundation on which self-confidence finally can grow.

From a spiritual perspective the problem arises already with our birth. The moment when the spirit incarnates into a physical body and sets itself the challenge to experience the world through the eyes of its own. From the moment we are born we are totally dependant on our parents, or at least on our mothers. We need to be fed, looked after and told how to do things. Dependant on our parents this can be a tricky path and very much is up to them what they think is really important to us. But also what they think about themselves. Then we are forced into an education system that makes us believe that our performance on how to repeat what is told will get us what we need in life. Unable to understand ourselves, the world around us we do suffer from an early age from an alienation what life is really about.

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Its not about how good you perform in life but what you gain from life. How good you learn to express yourself in many different ways in this life time. How brave you are to truly explore and be who you are. Furthermore how capable you are to deal with life difficulties without losing the belief in yourself. This often is not taught to us by our parents or in school. Media and news do as well fail in building a strong foundation for people to understand life of what it truly is.

In the last instance many people turn to spirituality around the age of mid 40’s. When we have lived through some difficulties in life, we might gone through childbirth, marriage, divorce, experienced loss, and death in one way or the other, we made it in a job or even lost it once. We suddenly realize that all this somehow made us stronger and more experienced at the same time we do feel more vulnerable. Feeling that life can hit you very unexpected and nothing much you can do about it. One day we are self-confident and we think we can achieve anything the next moment this conviction is gone with the wind. All that is left is the question what is next? And how we are going do deal with it?

Self-confidence is a process from self-exploration and experiences, how we deal with them and how open we are to change? Some people are maybe born with a stronger will to live, some people got a thicker skin than others. A few people know that they asking for assistance or help to deal with certain circumstances is not a crime but very necessary to outgrow old belief systems about the self. Others might turned bitter and given up on life. In all of us there is the potential for greatness and it is up to us what we are going to make of it.

How much can we accept that life is full of unexpected changes? How far can we push ourselves to strive to new heights? Can we forgive ourselves and others for making mistakes? When do we realize that self-confidence is not something that we are born with but something that needs to be trained, brought back into life once it was lost and maybe restored when it has been broken. Understanding what role our parents, teachers, others, the media and society played in shaping the belief in ourselves. It is a slowly process of getting to know yourself better, day by day. Sorting out what you want and what you don’t want, allowing your limitations and dreams to guide you. Realizing a setback is not the end and every day we got the chance to start all over again.

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Why Anti-Depressants kill your soul by Julie Jurgan

Did you know that over 61 million Antidepressants outside of hospitals have been described alone in the UK in 2015?

(The Guardian July 2016)

More and more people seem to follow the mainstream opinion of taking chemical drugs to deal with depressions, anxiety and panic attacks. Without knowing what they really do to themselves and their soul. People need and want a quick solution for their discomfort and even doctors are not really helpful in pointing out the source of depressions to their patients. I truly believe if we come to understand what kind of depression we are suffering from and take a realistic view on what is wrong with the world, we will come to understand that depressions are mostly not-self made. Furthermore the most of diagnosed depressions do occur as a result of an outside influence we suffer from and feel we have no control of or a lack of power to change it.

Knowing the reason, its source we may come into a better understanding of ourselves and what it means to be depressive. But even most important we will understand that depression is not a condition that we need to live with as we can make certain steps towards its release. We also need to come to see that taking anti-depressant doesn’t solve the problem it only helps in coping.

The question now is, do we want to cope with life or do we want to live it? How much of our control do we want to hand out to others and where can we take our own responsibility? Antidepressant have major side-effects and apart from that they turn you into an emotional disconnected being. If we really want to work with depression we need to dive deep into the ocean of understanding of the self and make necessary adjustments. Honesty and authenticity are the key elements to find the source of depression and suffering.

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Most important is that we do understand that our soul is the most trustworthy guide in our lives, telling us when something is right or wrong. Taking anti-depressant will take that natural guide away and will take you even deeper into nowhere land. A place that couldn’t be any further from your true self.

The easiest way to be reborn is to live and feel life everyday” 
Munia Khan

 

Social Expectation Depression

A very interesting expression of a phenomena and I truly believe that 90% of people who have been diagnosed with depression suffer from. It means that we are depressed because we feel that we don’t fit into society. Furthermore it means that we suffer because we can’t reach social expectations that have been put upon us.

These kind of depressions are a natural outcome of influence of mainstream media into our lives. These media especially TV creates an illusion of how the “good life” should look like. In addition to that happiness is the ultimate goal. Once we realized that we will never look like the people on TV or magazines, we will never be able to be happy all the time and we truly believe that possessions are what we really need to be happy – we will suffer tremendously.

The feeling of abandonment, unworthiness, self-doubts will find its way into our lives and feeds on all the illusionary ideas that are shown on TV. The increasing use of smart phones and social media doesn’t help with that. Of course we can be in touch with someone in seconds, but we can’t touch them. Means we lose our ability to be with people, to be touched by people and furthermore to really connect with people. We fear the opinion of others, our own vulnerability and boundaries.

We forget how to make time for ourselves as there is always someone reaching out to us or telling us what’s going on at the moment. Looking at Facebook and other social media we start comparing our lives with the lives of others. There is no more space that we allow ourselves to stay in – thinking and feeling that we miss out on something.

The best advice and the most important step for this kind of depression is, to cut back on watching TV and overwhelming yourself with social media and other distractions. Learn to meditate and come into the space within yourself. You will need to learn to work with your soul and have an honest look upon yourself. You have to learn to be with yourself and enjoy your own company only so you will get to know yourself better. The buddhist Metta Meditation ( try here) can be very helpful in terms of increasing self-love.

 

Work Pressure Depression

In the workplace that indicates a job we don’t like and just do because of the money. Maybe out of fear or doubts that we never ever will be able to do a job we love doing and make money with it.

In addition to that these kind of depressions are also created by our working ethics against our inner clock. Our over productive society has created a climax that is more than unnatural for our well-being. We spend too much time indoors, eat just on the go and spend more than 70% our wake-life at our workplace to cover our survival costs. We work as much in summer as we do in winter and in a full-time employment we get about 5 or 6 weeks holidays a year.

depressedHour after hour we stare into computers, take one job load after the next, try to deal with sickness of colleagues and more time pressure at work. It’s up to us to cope with the consequences of staff reduction at work, the increasing of deadlines and the constantly growing amount of pressure.

Not that this would be enough, we also hear about the changes in the big wide world, how they might affect our job security or our future lives.

No wonder you are fed up, tired, overwhelmed and stressed out. How should any normal human being deal with all these things? Especially things that lay outside of our control, things that we have no influence on.

So how can you deal with all this? Antidepressant may help you to stay were you are but they won’t make you happy. They will assist you in staying in a discomfort situation rather than changing it. You will need to face reality and realize that you might working in the wrong job, that you are overworked or you feel not appreciated.

If this is the case, first of all speak with someone about it. Someone you would definitely support your decision whatever that may be, someone who encourages you to do what feels right for you. You might want to seek a chat with your manager as well and let him/her know how you feeling at the moment. That might lead to less work pressure at least for a short period of time. At the end you will need to face the situation and might think about going self-employed or change jobs.

Yes that can be scary and very challenging at the beginning but you will need to develop inner strength to work through it. Speak to your local job centre you might get some support, reach out for some empowerment healing from an alternative healer or might seek some advice from a counselor.

Keep in mind that change is a necessary part of life and we mostly suffer because we deny the fact that we need to change too. You might want to develop a spiritual practice, go to yoga and meditation classes to learn to let go of your fears and doubts. Furthermore to feel the flow of life rushing through you and gain back your flexibility. Trust me, little steps of change make a huge difference and suddenly everything falls into place.

But you will need to overcome your need to control things and learn to let go of the illusion that life is only safe if we stay in the job we have.

Loss Depression

The loss Depression is one of the profoundest we can experience because they are somehow unchangeable. We might be able to change our jobs, leave our partners and remove ourselves from unpleasant situations. But we won’t be able to bring back a loved one who passed. The pain we experience through the grieving process is absolutely massive and can really bring us to the ground. Even years after the passing we can still find ourselves crumbling, crying and feeling so deeply hurt when we touch that empty space within our hearts. There is no remedy for a heart that suffers from a loss of a loved one.

Thoughts of not being able to go on, to cope with all that lies in front of us and the emptiness we drown deep into the valley of depression and hopelessness. Some of us may even experience suicidal tendencies themselves especially during the first few months. Everything is so raw, so open, so vulnerable.

Once again our heart has been cracked open and it hurts.

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Some people might argue that anti-depressant would be a solution at least for the first few months but to be honest. No, I don’t think so. Antidepressant maybe make you feel that there would be no pain and that is an illusion. The pain will be there no matter what you do, suppressing it is not a solution. Especially help with pharmaceutical drugs is no solution at all. Furthermore it is very important to feel the pain and do whatever is important for you in this moment. Withdraw from the world if you want to, hide, cry, shout, be angry but let it out. Surround yourself with supportive friends and other loved ones but give yourself time. You don’t need to open up if you don’t want to. There are grieving telephone lines available such as the Samaritans (look here) which offer an open ear and support anonymously. You might also want to join a grieving group or take upon a task that helps you to express your loss. For this reason Art Therapy or writing a diary can be very helpful, but also dancing can be an embodiment for your pain.

Make sure that you nourish yourself during these periods of grieving, get a massage, have a hot bath, go for walks and do whatever you feel like doing.

Traumatic Experience Depressions

These kind of depressions mostly come from a past event we have experienced. A trauma we had to go trough and we are unable to release. This kind of depression mostly is chronic and will occur over a very long period of time, it can also be experienced in intervals. A traumatic experience depression definitely will need therapeutic assistance to be worked with. Antidepressant in this case will only suppress the symptoms but will never help to release its source, furthermore it will give the patient the feeling that he has to deal with this the whole of his/her life. There are other empowering alternative healing strategies available such as holistic therapies which can help to reduce the physical expression and do its best to release the symptoms on a material/physical level. A shamanic soul retrieval or shamanic healing can help to release the trauma from the persons energetic body and also assist the soul to heal itself.

But don’t get stuck in the thought that life has been tough on you and its never ever going to change. You will need to work yourself through the trauma and its expressions, the pain, the anger, the helplessness. A trauma might have changed you, but working with it can also transform you and turn a traumatic experience into a healing work. Sometimes we are confronted with certain situations not only that we gain strength from it once we overcame them but also to offer other people help and guidance with similar experiences.

There is always something to gain from any situation no matter how painful it was or is. Don’t give up on yourself and open up to outside help and support.

 

Existential Depression

1a430fe973e38cf30174eb8eeb55c086This form of depression will feel everyone at one point in their lives and might be a summary of all of the above. It expresses itself in the hopelessness and helplessness of being a human placed on this earth. Confronted with our own mortality, through the loss of a loved one or other experiences to do with death, the question why we need to work for our survival, why we are the way we are and furthermore we question our purpose or meaning of life.

Normally these are quite normal expression and can be counted to a necessary feelings to deepen our connection with life. We can’t only live in happiness and pretend that we don’t have meaningful questions pressuring our hearts. We can’t deny the fact that life sometimes gives us a hard time and we do question ourselves or fear our own mortality. These days, sometimes maybe weeks of existential depression helps us to transform ourselves and reach a new level spiritually. Of course these times can be very intense in its feelings but normally we should be able to work through and know that we will come out at the other side of the tunnel with a different point of view on things.

Normally we try to suppress these times of discomfort with eating, drinking or other activities that distract us. But we can also use these times as powerful chances to grow into our own and reach a new level of understanding and inner strength.

If you want to learn to understand yourself and the course of time better I can recommend watching favourite Astrologer Kaypacha (see more). Every week he explains the influences of astrology upon us and our moods, feelings and expressions. He offers great advice and better understanding for temporary influences and helps to connect the soul on a bigger picture.
I hope I could help a bit in understanding and working with depression and shine a light on alternative routes to deal with that important subject. Let us not come from Depression into Suppression but into Expression and Embodiment.

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My pain strengthens my awareness.

My doubts remind me on my shared humanity.

My fears show me how to become stronger and my desperation teaches me about my vulnerability.

Now I know that I need to walk through the valley of hopelessness to allow my soul to guide me.

As this is the instant connection to the flow of life and the energy of the universe.

– Julie Jurgan

Julie Jurgan is a medium, healer and Soulactivist. She offers One-to-One Sessions ( Readings & Meditations) via Skype and in person. Her healing sessions are available in person as well as via distance. Her healing sessions are powerful and transforming.

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Why the moon report, not general astrology?

I do offer a weekly Moon Report Video on my Facebook Page (follow me and check it out here) in which I do talk about the moons influence during the coming up week.

Sometimes my viewers do send me some questions and I am determined to answer them in the best way known to me in that moment of time. You can also find these videos on my Facebook page and watch them at any time that is convenient for you.

I stopped uploading the videos to my Youtube Channel because it just takes too much time and work for me. I will try to write an article on each question that has been made so at least you can read them up.

This weeks question was: Why I do only talk about the moon and not about all the other planets?

There are several reasons for that.

1. The moon is the closest planet to earth and once even belonged to earth. We literally can see its impact when we think of the tides of the oceans. Furthermore we can see the moons influence also when we look at the weather.

2. The moons influence is feelable, certain body parts will be more sensitive than others on certain days.

3. The magnetic and gravitational forces of the moon are happening between the moon and the earth. In addition to that the moon folllows a cycle of 28.5 days around the earth, while other planets have a much longer cycle and therefore don’t always need to be considered in every day tasks. But maybe more in long term views, plans, events or overall life spans to see their influence shifting.

Moon 28.5 days (around earth)

Mercury 88 days (around the sun)

Mars 23 months (around sun)

Venus 225 days around the sun and 1.6 years around the earth

Jupiter 11/12 (years in your birthchart)

Saturn around 29 years ( in your birthchart)

Uranus 84 years ( changes every 7 years in a different start sign)

Neptune 165 years

Pluto 248 years

As we can see the moon is very relevant for our every day activities because its the closest planet to the earth as well as the fastest moving.

Moon in every day life:

The energetic qualities of the moons influence do change every 2 – 3 days when it passes in another zodiac sign.

Peoples behaviour and reactions (subconcsious) are predictable or be more than likely to be predictable. Bodily and physical functions are tangible influenced. Weather and tides are continously changing.

The magnetic and gravitational forces can be used for our advantage – manifestation, diet, Soulevolution, Healing & Reflection

Sun Signs do change every month and offers more insights into the vital energy in general. It also has an emphasis on self-expression.

Generally speaking when the moon passes through the Zodiac with its sings and elements the following can be expected.

Moon in Air Sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

People and energies are more likely to be coloured by forethought and evaluation. Things are to be seen far more detached and objective than on other days. But it is also more difficult to take action. More diplomacy and less emotional feelings arise.

Moon in Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

These days are more emotional intense. Reality will be perceived through the emotions rather than the logical mind. Manifestations of fear, vulnerability and the deeply involvement is tangible. Mood Swings and irrational behaviour are more likely to rule these days.

Moon in Fire Sign ( Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

People react to changing conditions or circumstances with more enthusiasm and take direct action. A good day for physical exercise and to start new things or get things out of the ground. Often impatience can be the main quality tangible on this day.

Moon in Earth Sign ( Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

Reactions will be more grounded, steady and the matter of fact is more important than on other days. Energy is more self contained, sometimes people might feel that others have no reaction at all, especially when it is a Taurus or Capricorn Moon Day.

Virgo Moon Days can lead to more nervous tension with any outside influence.

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Moonphase in Capricorn – Making long term plans

Did you know that the moon does play a significant role in influencing the energies of our every day activities?

In addition to that the moon also influences the weather as well as highlights the sensitivity of certain body parts while passing through the zodiac. Dependent on the Moon phase and which Zodiac the moon passes during its approx.  28 day cycle, the areas in our bodies can be more painful but also benefit of better results with certain treatments.

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If you do things that do stretch, challenge or harm a certain part of your body while the moon passes through the zodiac and highlights their sensitivity, these body parts will suffer more than on other days.

Many people also know about the importance of the moonphase regarding appointments and surgery.

Therefore these people do plan intune with the moon calendar and relate to its wisdom for advise.

For example, on days when the Moon passes through Capricorn we should not undergo a knee or joint operation. Of course emergency operations do belong to a higher law and should not to be avoided.

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Living by the moon, its cycles and understanding the transition it makes through the zodiac can help us to treat illness better. It can assist in changing our diet accordingly and will help us to understand when to arrange certain activities.

Living in harmony with the universal movements like the cycle of the moon, will help in providing help, assistance and support for a better life and overall well-being.

Moon passes through Capricorn

When the moon passes through Capricorn our thinking becomes very clear and sharp. We will be less emotional and easily get things done, which we have procrastinating for far too long.

Moon in Capricorn days are great to realistically reflect on a certain project, a situation but even better to sit down and make a plan. On these days our sense for work and commitment will be highlighted and we should definitely make use of it. Everything that has to do with the law, the taxes or other legal stuff will get done on these days more easily. Or better to say you will have the patient to get these kind of things done more effortlessley.

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It is a great day to see your accountant and get your numbers right. Any decision that we make today tend to be grounded in a solid foundation and should last. Everything that requires logic and a focused mind is brilliant to get done today.

Capricorn is a very ambitious and hard-working sign and aims for the top of the tops. If we take the approach of Capricorn seriously,  we will find ourselves walking slowly but steady. We do know and accept that we need to take one step at a time and can’t just rush to the finish line because we it feels like to.

Capricorn is of caring nature and is concerned about the benefit of others, especially the own family and friends. If you need to borrow money of someone, do it on a Capricorn in Moon day and best is to ask a Capricorn, they more than likely will give it to you. After they have checked  the details about your plan to pay it back.

Capricorns need to know and they like to be in control. Rarely you will see people having an emotional outburtst or tend to be too emotional during Capricorn in Moon days. The energy is solid, grounded and very focused, make use of it.

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It maybe is not the best day to speak about relationship problems or expect another person to be overly emotional. Not the best of days to ask for more romance in your life. Saying that, Capricorn has a very passionate side which can be brought to the surface, if he/she can get his head off work. 

Health:

The moon passes through the Zodiac in approx 28 days of time. During this period it highlights certain body parts and makes them more vulnerable. To know that you should not go hiking or skiing on a Capricorn in Moon day will safe you maybe from some serious Knee and Joint injury.

The knees and joints are very sensitive on Capricorn Moon days and we should give them a relaxing time rather than straining them too much.

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You should also if possible avoid any knee or joint surgery, unless its an emergency. There are far more better days to get things like that done.

Capricorn is also associated with the skin and these Moon in Capricorn days are more than beneficial to see your dermatologist if you got problems. A visit to the Beautician to treat your skin and get is cleansed will pay off, more than on any other days of the moon cycle.

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Stiffness in knees or joints should be treated with movements like Tai Chi, Yoga or swimming. Arthritis can be more painful during  Moon Phase in Capricorn, but also offers a more powerful healing opportunity.

Natural remedies such as Ginger, Boswellia, Green Tea or Eucalyptus could be beneficial. But to be right sure about that its better to see a herbalist and get expert advice on that.

Good advice for the day:

Avoid any sudden or quick activities and movements. Focus on a project for which you need a long-term plan. Open a savings account, plan some financial investment, speak to your accountant or banker. Don’t go hiking or cycling. Take it easy and allow yourself to take one step at a time.

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Capricorn Moon Days 2018

April: 7,8,9                              July: 25,26,27             Oct: 15,16,17

May: 5,6                       Aug: 22,23                     Nov: 12,13

June: 1,2, 28,29,30                   Sep: 18,19     Dec: 9,10

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Moon Report “Healing” 25. June – 1. July 2018

This weeks Moon Report is all about Healing and Reflection. Up to Friday the 6th of July we are in the 3rd Quarter of the Moon which focuses the energy mostly on Healing. In this video I will give suggestions on how we can make use of this weeks influence and assist you in healing yourself.

Once we hit Friday the 6th of July we will slowly feel the Dark Phase of the Moon building up which will lead to more passive energy and often a lack of motivation. A temporary phase of resting and reflecting will help us to gain new energy for the new cycle ahead of us which will start with a New Moon on Friday the 13th of July 2018.

I also do offer 1-2-1 Healing Sessions in person as well as via distance. A healing session is 60min and can be very powerful.

People looking for assitance in releasing old patterns and Trauma I do offer “Trauma Release Sessions” in which we clear away the old so we can make space for the new. This session is great for people who are on the edge of change or people who are ready to change.

“Restoring the Balance” Healing Sessions to focus mainly on recharging the energy field of the body, mind and spirit. It is a calming and restoring session and you will feel much more energized and relaxed afterwards.
This session is perfect for people who do suffer from fatigue, ongoing stress and insomnia as these are signs the vital energy is already depleted and need to be restored.
But also for all those who do need a little bit of extra help and want to take care of themselves. We don’t need to do it all by ourselves.

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Moon Report “Diet” 18th June – 24th June 2018

Did you know that the moon does influence our bodies on a very large scale? Have you ever wondered why you are more sensitive to certain substances or food on specific days than on others?

The moon might provide the answer if we look at it from different angles. A moon cycle takes about 28.5 days to orbit fully around the earth. On this journey she also passes through the signs of the zodiac and this has an effect on our bodies. Not only that certain areas are more affected than others but also our diet and how our body absorbs nutritiens is affected by the moon.

There are even certain days on which you can eat more than on others without even putting weight on.  And there are the other days on which you just need to stare at a cake and you already put weight on.

The magnetic influence of the moon does very profoundly affect our body and its function, the body is made of more than 60% of water.

My studies of the universal law and the moons influence have lead me to great insights which can help us to live a more happy and healthy life.

Every week I do provide a Moon Report in which I will speak about areas which can be used to improve our lives if we follow the moons guidance. This week it is all about diets and getting healthy inside and out.

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Moon Report “Attraction & Manifestation” 11. June – 17. June 2018

The law of Attraction or the power of Manifestation are known to mankind of for many hundreds of years. Often it was regarded as magic and still some people do think that you have to be very spiritual to make use of these powers. As time has moved on and we no longer “hopefully” burn witches on a stake we can also slowly let go of the thought that these laws or powers have anything to do with magic as we know it. Furthermore we slowly can opening up to the idea that there are laws maybe even physical laws out there that do have a certain cause and effect. This is not religious or spiritual talk furthermore we are speaking science.

The power of the moon with is magnetic force and influence on the earth and human as well as the weather and animals are known for thousands of years. We can even say that back in the day the moon was and still is responsible for our survival. It rules the weather, it influences our body, mind and spirit, if we do believe that or not.

By understanding the universal laws, learning about the power of gravity and magnetism we slowly enter into a knowledge that wasn’t accesible to us in this way before.

In my weekly Moon Reports I do try to bring this ancient and same time modern knowledge into the world and sharing my wisdom with everyone who wants to hear it. I am not claiming that I know everything but I confidently say that I have studied the movements of the planets and its influence on the earth and can say: “Yes, it does work. And yes it is powerful”.

In this video, I share my insights for the 1. Quarter of the Moon which starts with a New Moon each month. This month we have a NEW Moon in Gemini on the 13th of June 2018.

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Moon Report “Reflection” 4th June – 10th June 2018

The moon takes approx. 28.5 days to cycle around the earth. On this journey she also passes through each sign of the zodiac and this combination has a tangible influence on our personal lives.

Dependent on which quarter we are passing, it is beneficial to focus on one area in our lives to make necessary changes. In combination with the zodiac the energies can be very helpful to gain insights, attract certain things into our lives but also to reflect on certain subject that might require change.

Every week I deliver you a FREE Moon Report in which you get a lot of information on what you can actually do to improve and change your life for the better. This week it is all about reflection to make the best use of the most challenging phase of the moon, the Dark Phase.

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For all those looking for more in-depth and personal guidance I do offer two types of Readings to you.  Each Reading lasts for 30min and you have the chance to ask questions at any time.Readings are available in person, via Skype, email, phone or Facebook messenger.

1. Life Reading  – In this Reading the focus is on you and what is going on in your life. I will not use any tools other than my own psychic faculties to read your energetic field and guide you along your path. I will mention blockages that might cause current problems in your life and hold you back in moving forward.

2. Astrology Cards Reading – In this Reading I will use the Black Moon Tarot Cards to gain insights on a problem situation or area in your life that is causes you some issues. Guided by the cards I might bring in some insights from past lives, karmic connections, planetary influence and insights from Higher Universal laws. So you have the chance to understand yourself and the situation/problem better and deal with it more efficiently.

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