Hello peeps! The warm(er) weather brings so much life and movement and I am so ready!
It's been a tumultuous spring. It is every year. We have this idea of springtime being soft and beautiful and gentle. Flowers and sun and baby animals! It is all those things, and in reality it's a time of deep shifts as the light returns to the earth in the form of fire (from the Sun's increased presence, from Aries and Beltane). Fire is purifying, burning away all the debris and stagnant energy we accumulated over the winter. It's a lot to handle! For even as desperately as we want change, the process required is another thing entirely. It takes guts to change, to heal, because it requires us to step into the unknown. Giving up what we know, even if we don't like or want it, takes tremendous strength. Sometimes after a shift I don't even know who I am anymore, or what I want. I'm entirely new, and it feels really weird sometimes.
After I've integrated and things feel more normally again, it can be jarring or disappointing to run into old situations again, or thoughts, that I've worked so hard to move past. I used to think I was regressing, or that I hadn't worked hard enough, or screwed up in some way to find myself in an old, familiar, unwanted pattern. But healing and growth isn't linear. It's a spiral.
On our journey upwards, we will always revisit old situations and beliefs, this time with new skills, tools and understanding. These are opportunities
to clear and transmute old energies. It's about perspective.
From one point of view, looking down, it looks like we are circling around and around with no real direction. If we can stick our heads out of this circle, we can understand that we are actually on a path that is spiralling upwards -- and we have the opportunity to revisit situations and beliefs to see the deeper truths. You get to choose how you want to look at it. You also get to decide if you want to spiral upwards or downwards. Isn't that amazing? We have the power.
This month, I am offering Breathwork on the New Moon
this Tuesday the 15th. It's also the same day that Uranus moves into Taurus for the next 7 years. It's such an auspicious day to breathe new life into our desires and dreams, and use this wild and fresh energy to catapult ourselves into the wild unknown.
I also have the pleasure of co-leading a special workshop, Crocus: Awakening the Body Electric
, with my priestess sister Sunder Ashni on May 20th. We're going to shake things up using our bodies, mind, spirit and plant medicine. It's going to be a blast!
As always, let me know if you need 1:1 support. Wherever you are in your journey, I am grateful that ours have aligned for this moment in time.
Spiralling upwards with you,