• Inez Singletary

With a Child’s Heart


Protector of the Sacred Heart, Deborah Singletary 9"x12"

New Moon |September 6, 2021 | 14 Virgo 38’


It is two days before the New Moon in Virgo. The Moon is 13 Leo. I am trying to set an intention, get my mind right and am having trouble doing it. How can this time be different? How can I intend this outcome I have never seen before in this scenario?


In my mind I hear Stevie Wonder sing, “With a Child’s heart, go face the worries of the day.” I did what I usually do when I hear these snippets, I went to YouTube to play the song. The ad before the song was Michael Singer, author of The Un-tethered Soul, saying, “The problem isn’t the outer world. The problem is my mind won’t leave me alone.” Any ad could have played before Stevie, but what synchronicity! This moment-by-moment guidance is a life pleasure.


For a bonus, I get a direction for the New Moon. The Sun has moved from Leo to Virgo. “With a child’s heart (Leo) go face the worries (Virgo) of the day.”


Michael helped me quiet my mind by reminding me that the problem was not the problem. The issue was that my mind was on repeat. That means on automatic with the same thoughts repeating on a loop that I am having trouble stopping. This is a sure way to spit out a duplicate of the unwanted. The trouble is dread turning my vibration to lead.


“Turn each problem into play.”


Have fun with what you think are your problems. Lighten up about them. Smile. Laugh. Tell jokes. Have a sense of wonder and adventure. I played this song with its soothing harmonica solos and felt relief.


“Like a child, so gay and carefree.”


I love this line. It joins the child with the carefreeness of The Fool in Tarot. The Fool is Uranus and Uranus rules the sign Aquarius, opposite Leo.


“Go face the worries of the day.”


We cannot talk about a New Moon in Virgo without addressing our universal health issue, Covid-19. How are we going to get over this virus when our minds are plagued by worry? There is no vaccine for worry.


If we had less worry, we would have less virus. We can help heal by finding a way to get our minds to stop bothering us so that we can feel peace and strength.


“No need to worry. No need to fear.”


Have you ever worried needlessly? Have you ever tortured yourself about something, spending sleepless nights agonizing as your fears needled and poked you, only, thankfully, to have everything turn out okay?


I started making notes of those occurrences years ago and realized that I just needlessly wasted five or so days, barely functioning, wracked with worry.


Worry accomplishes nothing. When we don’t know what to do, we assume we are obliged to worry. Worry never helps. Worry is not resourceful. Good ideas are not produced from worry. Worry only produces worry and a worried mind is a mind at dis-ease. When you are worried, you are weaker. When you are worried, you are not in your body. When you worry, you are more prone to illness.


PRACTICUM


When your worried thoughts cause weary states, choose better feeling thoughts. Instead of “The world is awful,” “The Sun always rises.”


“You might notice what thought you are thinking at this moment. Is it negative or positive? Do you want this thought to be creating your future? Just notice and be aware.”


“Loving yourself will also contribute greatly to healing your body, for love heals. So how do you love yourself? First and most important: Cease all criticism of yourself and others. Accept yourself as you are. Praise yourself as much as you can. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit; praise builds it up.” – Louise Hay, You Can Heal Your Life



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