It is very windy today, the new green leaves shimmering with light, white blossoms cartwheeling along the street. The very air is heavy with fragrance of freesia, roses, orange blossoms, daffodils. The Earth herself celebrating this Earth Day, expressing her beautiful, bountiful self. The wind is almost like a roar, a call, and I am reminded of Arundhati Roy’s hopeful message:
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
The yellow rose in its spiral unfolding makes me happy, calls me to the aliveness at my core. It is the color of our third chakra – fire, personal power, warrior energy, focus and freedom. Our sense of identity, self love and belonging to the world live here. We find our fire, our intuition, our energy for transformation.
We are at a crossroads for the survival of the Earth, and are called, each one of us, to a new story. The recent lunar eclipse on April 15 showed us a possible balancing of the energies of the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine. This is a powerful time of transformation, when we can, and are called, to reinvent ourselves, to rewrite our stories. In terms of evolutionary consciousness and astrology, we are at this moment caught between the opposites in four directions. At a crossroads. Which direction to take?
You perhaps are experiencing an identity crisis, a separation from who you were to who you are becoming. There is a pull to a new future, a new story, a new chapter, which we can only find by centering ourselves in our hearts. We need to tell the truth about what really matters to us – in relationships, in work, in the place we live. In freeing ourselves to live from the truth in our hearts, we free others as well. Be an instrument of transformation. Bring light, bring love.
Wild women, take a risk to be your powerful selves and empower others. Hafiz says it like this:
Like a Life-Giving Sun
You could become a great horseman
And help to free yourself and this world
Though only if you and prayer become sweet Lovers.
It is a naive man who thinks we are not Engaged in a fierce battle,
For I see and hear brave foot soldiers All around me going mad,
Falling on the ground in excruciating pain.
You could become a victorious horseman
And carry your heart through this world Like a life-giving sun
Though only if you and God become sweet Lovers!
In the world right now, we can see many examples of the old way, the old leaders, being toppled. This is happening, too, in our personal lives as the old ruler of identity, the ego, is edged out by the heart and soul of who we truly are. Your direction may be changing, separating you from who you thought you were. Life is pushing and pulling you to become more of who you are in your glorious fullness. Do your best to breathe, to foster gratitude for your past and honor all you have been. The tables are turning, we are spiraling into new growth.
This is a good time to try new things, to step outside your comfort zone, to take a risky creative step. This is a time of endings, and of new beginnings. A time of initiation. Perhaps you are finding an entirely new dimension of yourself, doing something you have never done before.
Did I mention breathe? Allow the currents of life to flow through you, and trust that life is guiding you to align with your soul’s purpose even if many old things and situations are falling by the wayside. Use this time to ride the waves, don’t wait. To nurture the fires of your courage, confidence and clarity, breathe into the area of your body just above your navel and below your diaphragm. Bring light into every one of your 100 trillion cells. Let’s carry our hearts through the world like life-giving suns!
One of the best ways to orient yourself during times of uncertainty and big changes are to pay attention to your dreams. They are messengers from your soul to awaken you. Like the lion headed goddess with a huge red hibiscus behind each ear who began to appear in my dreams last summer, bringing her strength and magic.
Dreams are one of the most direct experiences of the divine – for healing, guidance, warnings, new creative possibilities, surprising solutions to problems. The Dreamtime is a territory I have travelled, a language of the soul I have learned, over several decades. I would love to explore your dreams with you, to honor your blossoming self. Call or email if you have a dream you’d like to explore. And we will work to manifest a new dream for your life. More on manifestation on the next blog.