Stepping into April with focus and joy!

By Brigitta Bouwer

Hello dear soul and welcome back to my blog!

Today I want to talk about how you can utilize the “builder” energy in April to bring about the physical manifestation of your dreams and ideas in 2019.

As we move from March, the month of communication, creation, and expansion, you may be feeling as though things have been a little erratic.

March was a month which demanded focused intention. If you found yourself being overcome with the chaotic experience of change, do not despair.

What is important to take from this is your ability to communicate your experience to those around you. To reach out, to share your pain and above all, to share your joy!

Communication is a key factor as we move through this universal 3 year.

For those of you who are less familiar with numerology, here is how you calculate the universal number for the year: 2019 = 2+0+1+9 = 12 = 1+2 = 3.

The universal numbers are archetypes which represent the purest expression of a specific numbers qualities and energetic vibrations.

Basically, it provides us with a sort of energetic road map for the year ahead, much like your horoscope.

As with March (the third month), in a ‘3’ year you can expect energy to be focused around communication, collaboration, and creation. This year will be filled with opportunities for you to express your beautifully unique self.

The illuminating power of the 3 year, a year encompassing the energy of creation and expression is set to be filled with joy, active intelligence, hope, and abundance – if you choose to tap into this vibration.

This year will demand that we connect and communicate.

Gone are the days where you could bottle up your feelings, holding tight to agitation and angst. Turning away instead of turning towards will no longer leave you feeling relieved but instead will leave you in a state of even further frustration and overwhelm.

Find 9 tips on improving your communication skills here.

This year will be a lot easier if you choose to connect with others, it is a way for the universe to reset. A way of teaching us to work together instead of continuing along with the separated mindset of previous times.

This year is about coming together, to work together. It is about the creation of the power within us as a whole. It is about expanding your awareness, your trust, and your vulnerability – allowing you to realize and grow through the knowledge that you are not alone on this journey.


Being in struggle is normal!

If you have struggled to find the ability within yourself to collaborate and communicate, now is the time to put those fears gently aside and to allow yourself to step into the role of helper and receiver of a helping hand.

Personally, I have been one who struggles with the concepts of vulnerability. To me, it has always been a disposition clouded by the association of weakness and fragility.

It is only now, as I begin to explore the inner sanctum of my heart that I have realized that my unwillingness to support vulnerability within myself has been a way of avoiding looking at those parts of myself which so deeply call for healing and tenderness.

Transitioning into the 4 energy of April.

 The 4 energy of April is that of the builder, this is the month that your ideas will be set in stone and consolidated. The focus of this month will be to create for yourself a safe and supportive structure by identifying and setting personal boundaries.

Here is a great post on how to set personal boundaries from Oprah.com.

For many, this will mean a month of initiating those seemingly far away ideas and dreams into the physical world of structure and organization. This will be a good month to face the fear of making your dreams a reality by developing a workable plan of action to bring those dreams to life.

Instead of overwhelming yourself with the concept of making it all happen now, I would like to invite you to begin simply by laying the foundations upon which you will build.


Building your dream life.

Imagine if you will the process of building your dream life, much the same way you would build your dream home. In order to build your dream home, you need to take certain vital steps and actions.

First, you would begin with a vision, some grand and elaborate idea. Next, you would need to begin by planning each room, with focused intention, patience and attention to detail.

Building a dream is much like building anything in life. Whether it be your career, your body, your knowledge or your confidence. It takes time, planning, hard work and above all collaboration.

So, where exactly do we begin?

This week, rather than allow yourself to become overwhelmed with the idea that you have to build the entire dream in a month, take a deep breath and let that idea go!

I invite you to begin working with preparing yourself and the foundation upon which you will build.

I suggest imagining your dream life as you would a dream home. Allocating a room in the house, to each area of your life.

For example, you could imagine the kitchen as the room within you which will house your health and nutrition goals. You could imagine the bedroom as the room within you which will house your love and relationship goals.

It is important to remember is that this is your dream, you can have as many rooms and floors as you like. Or perhaps, for now, you merely wish to do some “renovations” to the current home, perhaps there is a specific area in your life which you would like to develop or strengthen or heal.

The choice is entirely yours!

Over the course of the next few days, take the time to imagine and write down the perfect expression of your life.

Be cautious here, not to design a life built on the expectations and perceptions of others. Allow your mind to run wild. Imagine all the possibilities of what your life and inner being would look and feel like if you were to express the purest and truest interpretation of your innermost self.


Developing your personal boundaries:

Once you have a clear vision of yourself as the whole, healed and complete being that you are, in a state of unconditional pure love, I would like to invite you to begin drawing out your personal boundaries.

This does not so much speak to being stern and hard-headed. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

This month will be about standing in your integrity, understanding what is truly important to you and connecting with those values which guide your life.

Instead of creating an impenetrable barricade between you and the outside world, rather decide exactly what it is that you would like to invite into the comfort and safety of your inner sanctum.

Here you will need to evaluate trustworthiness and actions of those around you, but most importantly of yourself.

This is where you will need to decide how you wish to be treated and spoken to, what you are comfortable with and what you are uneasy with.

Look at these boundaries as they relate to yourself spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and mentally. Remember, the power lies within you. First, you must change how you view, treat and speak to yourself before you can expect others to do so.

Allow this to be a healing and teachable moment. Showing others through your own behavior how you wish to be valued, cared for and loved.

Remember dear soul, our habits, perceptions, and behavior have been formed over years, centuries even.

You will not change everything in a day, nor will you change it in a week, but brick by brick, thought by conscious thought, you can build the life you have always longed for.

Be sure to check in next week for further insights on how to move through April with focus and joy!

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