The evidence is all around us – Spring is, well, in the process of Springing, and everything is waking up. In one short week we will celebrate Beltane – May Day – the festival of fertility and growth and new beginnings.
What are you launching this Springtime? What lessons have you brought forward into new plans and hopes and dreams?
The power of our manifestation is related to the power of our preparation. We have generated new initiatives, aspirations, and intentions based on work we have done in the dark half of the year to review the past for lessons for the future. Hopefully, we have released what no longer served us, cleaned out our physical and metaphorical closets, and have energy and capacity for what’s to come.
A couple of weeks ago, I began to see that for a long time my path had become a process of reacting to what happens, using divination and manifestation of various kinds to explore and address these things, and then reflect on how well or poorly I had done so. I began to realize that many of the issues and dramas that used to recur in my life have abated. I take that as a good sign. At the moment, I don’t have to respond, react, and assess my responses and reactions based on my desire to walk my path with integrity.
I felt good about that, and then went inward to ask myself how things are going. And I found decisions yet to be made and less than ideal conditions, and that each of those things had a history. So even though the drama has abated for now, I continue to peel the layers of the Shadow, as do we all, and I engaged with a Shamanic practitioner for a soul retrieval for myself.
I will say that things are shifting. It was a powerful experience, one that continues to unfold in new ways of thinking, new ways of feeling, and choices being made. Because every choice we make sets a new wheel in motion.
We talk about the light and dark halves of year as times for action and reflection, and that is the Solar view, the medium picture – the big picture is our life time view, with occurrences like our 30-year Saturn returns, and other things related to the slower planets. But there is also the shorter story of the cycles of the Moon.
At the New Moon, governed by the Maiden Goddess of creativity and joy, we set new intentions for growth and manifestation. At the Full Moon, governed by the Mother Goddess, we send gratitude for what we have received and the fruits of our work. In the Waning Moon, governed by the Crone Goddess, we apply our psychic and intuitive abilities to clearing what must be released in preparation for the next cycle of growth.
And it occurred to me that the annual Solar cycle, predominantly about yang, projective outward-focused energy is about making things happen and putting things away when we’re done, sharpening our tools for the next round. The monthly Lunar cycle, predominantly about yin, is the inward-focused receptive, reflective energy that helps us consult our hearts and intuition for what is in our highest good.
In the learning cycle of Thought (divination), action (manifestation) and reflection (healing), reflection is the phase of both year and month when we take stock of what we have learned to fuel our intentions for growth. And all of it, every inward and outer experience, is about the continued evolution of our immortal souls.
I want to thank my friend Justice Bartlett for completing my thoughts about this post by sharing her Luna Moth experience on Facebook – the Luna Moth was the Spirit messenger who joined me in my Soul Retrieval. Either everything is a coincidence, or nothing is a coincidence. I choose the latter.
When you achieve your dreams, it’s not so much what you get, it’s who you have become in achieving them. – Henry david Thoreau
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