I have been thinking a lot lately about Fear. As a people, we have experienced huge fear over this last bit of time. Fear causes contraction, the opposite of expansion...as we have planted the seeds of our move into Aquarius, we are called to expand! So if things are feeling incongruent or inconsistent to you lately, this could be why.
The Heroes Journey is something Joseph Campbell wrote about as inevitable in our soul's evolution. This journey is the foundation of so many epic movies and legendary tales: the story line involves a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a decisive crisis, and comes home changed or transformed. This journey is presented in our everyday lives, but how many of us recognize it as such?
In it lies the answer of how to step out of fear, find our truth, and move forward in the decisive action! If we look to this model, then we see the antidote for fear is Courage. Like Joan of Arc, who was incredibly afraid, but also recognized her soul's journey, and her life's mission: "I was made for this, and I have no choice." Courage (coming from Coeur-age, or open heartedness) can bring us into the truest and most authentic version of ourselves. And this allows us to move out of fear and into our highest self. Our soul's mission. Our own personal dharma.
As a Scorpio, firstborn daughter of a master mariner, member of the Rainbow Tribe, children's author, researched Scientist and Shaman's apprentice...I have been through some deep, dark shadow work. My own healing has been lifelong and always comes through in waves. We talk about the path of ascension looking like a spiral ladder, as we rise with our work and realizations, we see the same issues, but from a slightly different point of view. I have gone to the ends of the earth to study with masters and gurus, at ashram and monastery, trail and beach, narrowly avoiding natural disaster and finding the gems hidden within. What I realized is our ability to take our own journey right here, where we are, with what we are being offered. It is never too late to begin or to take the next step.
What I have uncovered in the intersection between my scientific research and my spiritual/wellness path... is that personal wellness and global health goes hand in hand. Surely, this can look like the Hero's Journey as we are in the spiral and going through it. When we are able to process when we feel safe, whole, held, nourished, and loved, then we can digest what needs to be inspired, adventured, uncovered, discovered, thus overflowing our own cup and living in a state of decision making to protect our planet and serve the higher good. I have found the new moon to be ripe with opportunity for shadow work, and as we get quiet, we are able to glean the jewels from our own depths. Our own darkness. Shadow. Over the last few years, my practice with the new moon cycles has been growing and strengthening. To this end, I have found much joy in creating a rich basket of community and safe nurturing inner work space for others.
I am so excited to let you know that in this coming moon cycle, I'll be opening up spots in a New Moon Magic program I am curating! This will be a consistent, nurturing way for you to join our circle and find support for your own creative personal process for a period of the 3 moons of winter! This will be a guided new moon circle as an online gathering with ritual, ceremony, journal prompts, guided journey and other tools for inner exploration. You will be prompted a week ahead of time with any tools you may need or supplies I have for you. The growth possibilities are truly endless with this richly supported program. Knowing how feelings of community and connectedness can prompt daring steps of karmic growth and dharmic mission, this program grows common-unity. To support this, our schedule will also include a 1:1 session with me halfway through each month, to help support your personal intentions and help you to bring them into fruition in the most rich and connected, nourished way.
Align yourself to the stars to remember what you are made of.
Ground yourself deeply to the center of the earth.
Find your footing.
Take some deep breaths.
See with your third eye, the vantage point of angels and eagles.
We are here to support you.
Our connections are many and strong. Our basket of community is complex and rich in its texture, culture, elements, jewel toned hues. Reach out if it has been too quiet of late and you need reminding. I am here.
I see you. I celebrate you. Keep going. You are doing great.
Keep up your self care. Overflow your own cup. Call those who remind you of your gifts and love who you truly are. This New Moon Magic circle will launch on January 13, with the first new moon cycle of 2021. You are wholeheartedly invited, please reply to this note if you want to know more and claim your seat!