This month, the message from The Council comes from a session where a client was tired of people taking advantage of her. You will find their sweet analogy is very effective at getting their point across. Dear Council, Today I felt very drained after being around many people to the point where I literally felt drunk, exhausted. How do we block those energies from those crowds and why do I feel it so much? "Indeed Dear One, it is not about blocking. What is happening is that you are actually going out and your allowing your energy to be so open and so feeling and vulnerable, that they are walking through and polluting it. They are walking through with their stinky, stinky energy and it is pulling and exhausting you. So the challenge is not about blocking them. We do not want to put up walls, and we will use an analogy.

You are going through that crowd like a butterfly. And a butterfly that has her wings widely, widely expanded. If we were to put a wonderful carnival costume on you and you went through that crowd with these expansive beautiful wings that crossed half the room, you would come out looking like the most beaten up little butterfly that ever existed. Now we say this, what if you went through that crowd today as a lighthouse? You'd come out and you'd still be strong and clear and you'd still shine brightly. And indeed it is an awareness. Going out and just having all of your energy out there...and we are not saying butterflies are weak or vulnerable, but we are saying that you decide what you are going to send out as your energy. In those situations, maybe not the butterfly energy, maybe the lighthouse energy.

Now when you are in environments like this, when we are sitting and being and relaxing...stretch out those wings...absolutely, but know when you need to be the lighthouse. In a way, whether you are being the butterfly or the lighthouse, it is you and your energy that is out there. You are not blocking their energy and you are not protecting your energy. You are just being you but you are adjusting your frequency for the situation. So explore and play with that over the next little while. Now, let's go deeper... You Dear One are very accustom to being a butterfly. In your society there is so much judgment of someone who just wants to be a lighthouse. It is especially when you are feminine, a teacher, a nurturer. You have to be this sweet, beautiful little butterfly. There has to be pink, it has to smell pretty. Why can't you be a lighthouse? Why can't you simply be strong and clear and that be also an option for your energy? So we would say that this is a journey of self-discovery, of allowing yourself to also be the lighthouse. People get stuck in one expression.

The problem is this, you are out wearing your "nurse's energy" and then you go out and your car has broke down and you left your "mechanics energy" in the house. Why not allow yourself to just be you so that you can quickly change whoever or whatever you need to be in the moment. People get stuck only being one person and they leave all their other tools behind from the other elements. So, practice being a lighthouse and part of the reason you love that analogy so much is because that is a part of you that is crying for attention and wants to come out and play more. So work with that. It is not about learning, it is about allowing yourself to be the lighthouse. Also, one will find a lot of people like you being a butterfly. Not because a butterfly is sweet and very gentle and delicate, they just like butterflies because they are easy to crush. It is a lot harder to crush a lighthouse.

So in many ways you are sitting there being a nice wonderful butterfly thinking it is so sweet and that everyone would love you and the colors are so pretty and they are just laughing because they just like pinching your wings. Again, it is wonderful to be butterflies! Nothing wrong with being a butterfly but balance that with being a lighthouse when the time calls for it." The Council Channeled by Tammy Dodd March 1, 2012