We had a Taurus/Scorpio Full Moon yesterday. It was very beautiful. Until the sun came up, it seems. As the day went on, I lived and heard numerous stories from my peeps. The stories had a similar feel and theme. Myself and many of my loved ones got shocking news that generally doesn’t appear to be good. I have, hence, decided to call this moon “The Sucka Punch Moon.” As in, “Shit, that came outta nowhere. I wasn’t expecting THAT. OUCH!”
I’m not really sure it was the Moon’s “fault” per se. (Of course, I don’t believe in “fault” anyway.) I haven’t looked at the full moon chart or The Astrology of Right Now in detail. I’m just using the moon here because it’s convenient, and, well, cute. But, suffice it to say, SOMETHING energetic is sucka punching many of us. So much so that it has hit me on the head along with my sucka punch. So I’m going to make something of it. This blog post. And maybe help myself and some others in the process. Maybe.
Incidentally, if you were not sucka punched by the Uni yesterday or recently, be happy. I still love you, and you are still one of my peeps. I ain’t startin’ no victim club here. And keep reading. We all get sucka punched at one point or another.
So, what can we make of this? I’m sorta thinking as I’m writing, so bear with me. I believe in a benevolent Universe. I have ample evidence and experience of this. I will not go into that evidence and experience now. If you are willing to go with me on the Benevolent Universe Theory, stick with me. If not, go watch Fox News or something. (Just kidding.)
But here’s a news flash: when asked on my Facebook status if people were sucka punched yesterday, I have received even more overwhelming confirmation, including this somewhat representative quote from my dear friend Natalie at The Whole Mama: “OMG – so huge and absolutely viletastic and completely out of left field that I’m still trying to find my centre.” (Yes, she’s British, it’s ok that her r comes before her e.)
So, believing in a benevolent universe, something good must be coming from all these sucka punches, right? What can be good of this? Remember my original definition of the sucka punch… “shocking news that generally doesn’t appear to be good. I used a lot of qualifiers there for a reason. Read on…
A sucka punch wakes you up. The very shocking nature of it is painful and also a little bit funny. Like when your brother hides and socks you one as you walk around the corner. Even though, by it’s very nature, it sucks, let’s be real. Surprises are good for us. They form new pathways in our brain. They remind us that life is exciting. They make us more AWARE. We pay attention. That’s always a good thing.
From a law of attraction perspective, the sucka punch shows you very clearly what you’ve been putting out to the Universe. What you receive is ALWAYS a vibrational match to what you’ve been putting out. Always. So, it’s good to know what we’ve been putting out. Not in some namby-pamby amount of time like weeks, months, or years. In one fell swoop… BAM! Didn’t like that? Change. Without such clear feedback from the Universe, we might just limp along continuing to create what we don’t want without noticing as much. The sucka punch is such a delightful wake up call. OW!
If you’re reading this, chances are you are on some sort of path of awareness. Many on this path have been going through a huge metamorphosis in recent years. We are birthing much better lives. And one of the things we’ve been called to is an understanding of patience and universal timing. These new lives sometimes feel like they are taking FORevah. (They’re not.) It seems that time and time again, we think we have arrived only to find out, “Nope, not QUITE there yet.” Be patient, Grasshoppah. I think this is another gift of the sucka punch.
When we have patience, it comes from an inherent understanding of the benevolence of the Universe. It comes from an inherent understanding that everything is all right. I can only have patience when I trust the unfolding of the Universal plan. When I let go of my smaller self to merge with the oneness of the larger Self, I don’t have to do anything. I don’t have to fix anything. It’s all done for me. I am in exactly the right place. I will be inspired to do exactly the right thing at exactly the right time. All is well.
And… isn’t it a glorious process? Isn’t it FUN that we don’t KNOW exactly how it’s going to turn out? We may know where we’re going (more love and joy), but we don’t know how we are going to get there. And isn’t that delightful? We can enjoy every step of the journey. We can stay in the now. We can be joyful regardless of outer circumstances because the outcome is assured. And then, ummm… we are already there.
I think these are major gifts. Thank you, Sucka Punch.
I do want to be clear about one thing. I’m not asking you to negate or ignore the suckiness of the sucka punch. Feel free to own it. But don’t let it own you. I remember reading about some indigenous culture somewhere that advocated telling your story to three people and then letting it go. That gives your sucky story ample attention to be heard and validated so that it can be given up to the light instead of being pushed into the dark recesses of your psyche. Be clear about where you are and then move towards relief. This is how we honor our experience and become MORE.
So, how you gonna use this sucka punch wake up call? To wake up? To be more self aware? To make needed adjustments to your thoughts, words, and actions? To be more patient? Or to blame and find fault and be a victim? You gonna pick yourself up outta your funk or go deeper in? The beautiful thing is that the Universe is sooooooo benevolent it lets us CHOOSE. It’s all up to us. What are you gonna choose?
Outta my sucka punch and awareness of the Sucka Punch Moon, came this blog post. I hope it touches the hearts of many to use their sucka punches as benevolent gifts from the Universe. I hope you share it with someone you love who has been sucka punched.
Tell us in the comments what good is gonna come outta your Sucka Punch… I dare ya!