Cultivating Presence in the Chaos

Hello Friends,

It’s been a minute. How are you doing? Truthfully, I have not been doing so well this past month. I am struggling to stay present and grounded. It’s felt like I am in the spin cycle of my washing machine.

My Dad’s health has taken a turn for the worse. His cancer is back and he is on life support. We have said goodbye four times now. I am clinging to a life raft of hope, but my grief threatens to breach the surface each time there is a new update. I now understand how cruel this disease can be, how the suffering expands and diffuses from the victim into the family.

My grief manifested in my lower back. I woke up and I could barely move without excruciating pain. Spirit was sitting on me and was not going to let me up until I felt some of the feelings I had been repressing. The pain in my back invited me to cry, so I let it flow. I sobbed and I shook. I wailed and I screamed. I gave my grief, anger and frustration full license to express.

I felt a release, but my back was still out and I began to wonder how I was going to get up to use the bathroom. Life was still there, insisting that I participate even though I couldn’t move. Sometimes the only thing we can do is be where we are and have compassion for ourselves.

Sweet Surrender

For me that meant spending the entire weekend in bed watching Hallmark movies and eating cannabis edibles. I ignored my task master mind that told me I was being lazy and that I could surely find something productive to do while in bed and I SURRENDERED. And guess what? I woke up Monday morning with no back pain at all.

Sometimes what we need in order to cultivate presence in the face of chaos is to just have mercy on ourselves and allow ourselves to just be human. We don’t have to do it all, every day. We just need to show up and meet ourselves where we are. I invite you to do this the next time life throughs you a curveball.

In Peace and Love,

Cara

P.S. There is a new moon in Leo on the 28th. It’s a perfect time to set new intentions for fun, creativity, romance and entertainment.

Time to Rest (and Manifest!)

Hi Everyone,

Can you feel the magic in the air? It’s not the usual Christmas cheer but something really different. I feel like there is something huge brewing just beyond the surface of what we can see.

I turned to the stars to see what’s up because I have had my head down so much lately. Boy oh boy lots is happening right now

  • Equinox post shadow
  • Full Moon in Gemini
  • Solstice
  • Venus Retrograde
  • Saturn Square Uranus
  • Jupiter Enters Pisces

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

All sorts of portals are open right now. Magical centers are being activated and there is a notable physical shift in the frequency of all things rooted in the ground. People are feeling it physically. Earth is moving through the photon belt and there is more photonic light pouring onto the earth than ever before, offering us a unique opportunity to change the course of our lives by tuning into higher vibrations on offer. Where there is a vibrational match, surely our destinies will link up with that which is for our highest good and magnetize all things to us? Isn’t that how the Law of Attraction/Manifestation has always worked?

I’m great at manifesting (you should read about how I manifested my dream home just in time for the holidays in my book, Many Gifts). I heard a great analogy about manifestation from Esther Hicks the other day. She said: When you place an order for your meal at your favorite restaurant you give the order to the waiter and trust that what you ordered will come out of the kitchen perfectly. You don’t place the order and then follow the waiter to the kitchen full of doubt, suspiciously look at the ingredients, check the temperature of the oven only to return to your seat full of mixed emotions. No! You just trust that your meal will arrive at the perfect temperature, at the perfect time.

That’s FAITH and I hope that you can remember that at this powerful time on Earth. New dreams are up for grabs for those who can release the low vibration of control. Note to self!

The Solstice Fairy brings the gifts in my house.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy Solstice to those of you that celebrate it like my family does. We plan to spend less this year and really take the time to be present with one another. I also plan to dream a little dream for 2022…

To buy a copy of my book, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Many-Gifts-Seeing-Beyond-Setbacks/dp/B09FCCR6R3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=cara+carozza+many+gifts&qid=1639974007&sr=8-1

Wish me luck,

Cara

The SEASON of MAGIC- Dia de los Muertos – November 1st and 2nd

Hola Amigos,

I have been absolutely BUBBLING lately! I am feeling a level of OPTIMISM and excitement for the future that I cannot remember feeling for a very long time. MAGIC is in the air, do you feel it?

In the Northern Hemisphere we are deep into Autumn. The trees have shed most of their colorful leaves. The sounds of Holiday music are mingling with the smells of Halloween Candy. It’s my FAVORITE time of year. It’s Holiday SEASON!

My holiday season begins on November 1st. It’s my wedding anniversary and also Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. This two-day festival originated over 3000 years ago from rituals performed by Mesoamericans to honor their ancestors. It is celebrated throughout Latin America, but most associated with Mexico.

Original Oil Painting – Alex Hagerty – @alexhagertyarts

Mesoamericans held a cyclical view of the universe and saw death as a natural part of the continuum. Day of the Dead festivals have evolved from these beliefs and celebrate the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parades and activities enjoyed by the departed during their lifetime.

Familiar symbols of the holiday are the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls). They can be found everywhere, especially on ancestral alters alongside vibrant marigolds and almost always portrayed as enjoying life.  

WE ARE OUR ANCESTORS DREAM COME TRUE and these celebrations remind us to also ENJOY LIFE.

I intend on fulling enjoying life with my beloved this Holiday season. I will be singing, dancing, cooking, eating and CELEBRATING. I invite you to do the same. Savor your FALL Holiday Season.

Cara

xoxo