Within every cell of our bodies, there is both yin and yang energy. And yin and yang balance each other, support each other, keep each other in check. But if balance is written into our very cells, then why does it always feel so elusive and impossible to maintain in our lives?! Just a few days past the Autumn Equinox we are in a state of near-perfect balance of yin and yang energies. And we can use this to our advantage as we finally learn the trick to achieving that illusive sense of balance: that true balance isn’t an act of rearranging our external world – but of re-balancing our internal scales and filling ourselves with life.
Every year as the summer begins to wane, we look back and think, how time flies! Our most common sayings about time are speaking to our relationship with Father Time – also known as ‘chronos’ time, a Greek word for time. But unlike us, the Greeks also had a second word for the concept of time: ‘Kairos.’ | “In a Kairos moment, the world stops…and it opens.” -Robert Moss, Sidewalk Oracles | If Chronos time is the more masculine/yang aspect of time that maintains order in our lives, it is the more feminine/yin aspect of Kairos time that nourishes the soul.
Instead of trying so hard to “be spiritual,” what’s the most spiritual thing you can do? Be your true authentic self. I believe your soul chose your personality to help you carry out your life mission here. It’s a tool for you to use – but you have to know how to use the tool. When we rediscover who we really are at our core AND give ourselves permission to live in alignment with that – underneath the conditioning of our wounds, defenses and expectations…we heal our bodies and we change the world.
This week we celebrate the Summer Solstice! It’s a time of celebration, culmination, and basking in the light. But life isn’t just about thriving in the good times, or feeling joy and gratitude when everything is going our way. The real secret is knowing HOW to find the sweetness during the hard times, the dark times, the times when things aren’t going the way we would like them to. With hummingbird as our guide, this is the perfect time to start honing your sweet-seeking radar. Because life is meant to be full of beauty and sweetness! We just have to learn to see it.
When the world is awash in springtime abundance, but you’re just not feeling it? It might be a reality check about how you’re living your life, and how out-of-alignment you might be with the messages of your soul. Learn to connect with your intuition – the inner compass that will keep you forever soul-aligned, plus discover the 8 barriers to trusting your intuition that are tripping you up and keeping you from feeling the joyful abundance of YOUR life.
Life is too short and also too long to be living in a way that doesn’t make your Soul happy. We tend to think our purpose here is to make money, or make children, or build a business, or make a name for ourselves, or change the world in big systemic ways. But do we consider that it might be our purpose to be JOYFUL? How drastically would we have to alter our lives and our jobs and our aspirations if every day our main goal was to be joyful? Learn to heed the call of your Soul, have the courage to recognize what is no longer serving you, and find joy in new beginnings this spring!
“The world is a weave of energy and every human being is a thread on that Great Weave…” -Amantha Murphy, The Way of the Seabhean: An Irish Shamanic Path | The Spring Equinox really marks the beginning of Nature’s New Year, so this is an excellent time for planting seeds of intention; it’s a time to know what we really want! So with the right energetic conditions in place around us, let’s do some tending to our inner conditions – on an energetic level that allows us to get up close and personal with our Soul – so that maybe this spring we can finally get what we really want. Or perhaps instead of getting what we really WANT, we just might get what we need.
Consider for a moment that, like a diamond, you too start out in a ‘less-polished’ state and it is only through the application of extreme pressure, a bit of heat, and the passage of time that your true brightness really begins to shine. But, unlike the diamond, we have the added responsibility of free will and the option to completely get in our own way and stunt the process from completing. Oops. To avoid that, we can choose to be conscious partners to our own process of growth and healing! A process that leads us from a random pile of carbon atoms to a lustrous, fully integrated, shining diamond.
If you peel back the “NEW BEGINNINGS” overlay that we’ve put onto January and pay attention to the energy of the season beneath the expectations, you’ll find that we’re smack dab in the middle of the dead of winter. And winter…is a time for deep rest, restoration, healing, quiet, solitude, stillness. Not exactly New Year resolution energy, eh?! So here’s what we can choose to do at this time of year instead – that still honors new beginnings – but is more in alignment with the energy of this season!
“There is a crack in everything…that’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen No matter how much our lives become a whirlwind of chaos or uncertainty, the Winter Solstice arrives every year on schedule in the darkest time of year bringing us a tiny shred of light – imperceptible at first! – to each and every day – bringing us the reminder of HOPE. But may we first wisely use this much needed season of darkness, quietude and restoration to see and begin to repair the cracks in our systems, our relationships, and perhaps most importantly – in ourselves. May we do this in service to a new world infused with the LIGHT of wisdom, hope, and healing.