We all have such beautiful, rich and diverse awakening stories.
The stories of how we awakened to the Power of our Consciousness, to directly face and accept our inner mandate to be a holder of frequency, of more “light”, to directly participate with the elevation of human consciousness on the planet.
I feel that our souls, our Higher Minds, speak to us gently and incrementally, in ‘waves’.
I know now that it was my soul speaking to me when I took up my first astrology book at 11 – knowing but not necessarily remembering.
If our soul speaks to us in ‘waves’ then it means that it’s almost as though our whole lives can be thought of as an ‘awakening process’, but we can retrospectively pinpoint those key times – times when the call of our Higher Mind is powerfully lucid and impossible to ignore.
If asked to describe the (second to!) last ‘wave’ of soul communication in my life, I would characterize it as an initiation. A very profound one.
Challenging to experience, let alone describe to others, this initiation was a ‘sabbatical’ of solitude so to speak, as I baked in my own energies for over a year (seeing virtually no one!) and integrated higher and higher levels of information.
Let me explain.
My Masters degree was in Global Public Policy. I tailored my degree to focus on four main areas: human rights, humanitarian policy, the macropolitics of debt and global capital – specifically speculative capital, financial derivatives and risk.
I explored these through the lens of postcolonial theory – a theoretical lens which foregrounds the experience of the world’s disenfranchised, and seeks to come to terms with how their experience fits into a global architecture of power.
As you can well imagine, this sort of global study would have oriented me more toward thinking of us all here on the planet together. Our collective circumstance.
One could say that this shift in my thinking laid the groundwork, and was preparatory in one sense, for the kind of ‘higher’ levels of information I would later integrate.
Integrating these new levels of information felt as though a force said: “oh, there’s Tara, it’s time to press the activate button of her memory, of her being, of her remembrance. It’s time to kick it into gear.”
I would describe this force as my Larger Soul Self, combined with the energetic support of my extra-dimensional family that had been invested in my awakening, knocking on the door of my conscious mind.
I have painted this picture to say that my own journey was about where global policy issues met energy and consciousness.
The ‘higher’ levels of information that I had been integrating and ‘downloading’ had to do with the planetary consciousness at this time in our collective evolution.
The information I was receiving had to do with the shift in energetic frequency patterns held in dimensional space which, when absorbed into the layers of the planetary and human bio-energetic field, activates their DNA template and results in transformative consciousness changes on individual and collective levels. (That wonderful description comes from Lisa Renee).
These individual and collective changes propel us toward greater alignment with our inner spiritual responsibility toward ourselves, and toward others.
I had been experiencing a massive cracking open of my own awareness, also catalyzed by a major soul-initiating relationship experience, which of course, brought me to my knees.
I had to draw deeply upon my inner soul resources to get back up – to excavate the hidden treasures symbolically described by my Sun-Pluto conjunction in Scorpio. Fun.
I awakened to the fact that I would never be the same again.
I had irrevocably changed, and was at a profound turning point in my life where I answered the call in terms of my most fundamental committments.
Meaning, something deep inside of me decided what I actually really cared about. What my actual priorities were in terms of the human life I am living, and how I would like to spend my time here.
I then began to be attracted to mediums that would allow me to express the shift in my awareness, to respond to my call to serve and to help others, and to lead, where called.
Later on, I began to understand how astrology, something which captured my attention at age 11, and something which I had studied for several years, could be used to express a broader picture of human consciousness and the planetary body.
I now work with astrology as a symbolic archetypal language and structural template to help me to express, relay and convey the deeper, more interior realities of our individual and collective consciousness as this time on our world.
In my therapeutic work with clients, I use astrology to focus on the soul guidance that is available, and to help people practically claim the power of their consciousness in daily living.
See all of that here – my “job description” so to speak and the scope of my work.