Fall has officially arrived. The promise of rest and cocooning is mirrored in the graceful way the orange and yellow leaves fall towards the earth. After one of the hottest summers ever recorded globally, the exhale of autumn is welcome and the smell of pumpkin pies, and hot cocoa are more than just fictions of the mind.
I have had a full summer, in fact, a full 5 years really and for the first time since the whirlwind began, i have taken up residence in what i can only describe as my perfect sanctuary. Nestled between oak and maple trees, steps from the beach with the sound of marine life and the wind whipping waves and branches, my warm hearth calls me to the slower rhythms of this calming season.
I am grateful. Canadian Thanksgiving just passed and with it the old adage, be grateful for all you have. This is one of the recipes in the spiritual diaspora that one often hears spoken. Invoking the presence of gratitude whether we are in the space of receiving all, or still creating space for it and watering it with the energy we seek, it is good medicine to feel gratitude right here and right now.
I am grateful. Though these last few moons have been incredibly trying and deeply unsettling, the way an earthquake cracks and reshapes the earth, leaving gashes in its wake, I am grateful.
We are entering, in my humble opinion, the age of release. Releasing guilt, shame…releasing expectations and activities that do not serve us at all anymore. And this is of course happening to individuals everywhere but i see it more as it relates to the greater ocean of release. Mother Earth is releasing pent up energies in the form of superstorms and earthquakes. Cultures are releasing through the deep need to bring women into the folds of equality and our boys worldwide out of useless wars that serve only to exacerbate. I see release in the form of conversations in social media circles discussing difficult material honestly and openly, as well as more and more people releasing baggage by joining a yoga studio or a spiritual community and learning how to quiet the mind.
Release is the main theme of Scorpio and with this New Moon in Scorpio and this solar eclipse, we are be giving excellent support in releasing…
excerpt from MysticMamma.com on the solar eclipse we just experienced yesterday
“This alignment disrupts the usual flow of solar energy, dissolving old energy and behavior patterns so something new can manifest.
“At a solar eclipse, we get to see the planting of the solar seed in the New Moon’s womb, and are therefore more conscious of what the possibilities are for this cycle. As you can see, solar eclipses create extra powerful New Moons, marking times of major endings and new beginnings to an aspect of your life…”
“Scorpio wants us to feel what the right action is to take, and that means seriously looking into the unconscious to understand what we really feel and want out of life. Not what we think we should want. Not what we’ve been told to want. But what we truly desire.
“And that means understanding our feelings of vulnerability and our fears concerning betrayal, violence, rejection and self-worth, and the unconscious defense mechanisms which keep us from our authentic truth.”
“…Scorpio’s strength is that it isn’t afraid of the Dark, and so when the Sun is in Scorpio, it is a perfect time to look at our Shadows and see what we’ve been in fear of, suppressing and repressing.”
“When we can look within and see how those stuck emotional patterns keep us from what we truly want in life, we can consciously choose to shed those old patterns like a snake skin. What may have protected us in the past no longer serves our on-going life and we have to die to an old way of being and acting, to be re-born to a higher level of consciousness.”
And so …with that insight.. i just made myself a cup of tea and i am going to go and sit and rest inside the warmth of my hearth and connect with the parts of myself that i feel are ready to be lovingly released and let go…
I will gently connect and detach from them and when i feel lighter and clearer i will plant some seeds for my tomorrow and start watering them today.
I wish you all to feel the sweetness of surrender as i do, and the great opportunity we have with Scorpio helping out by holding the angles in the sky for us as we all in our own perfect ways continue this dance of life and death in the great web of life.
My motto these days…”We Are the Ones we have been Waiting For”
here is the full poem written by an unknown Hopi Elder~
“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . .
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.”
Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, “This could be a good time!”
“There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly.
“Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
“The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
— attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder