The first day of Spring is here. This is long awaited with bated breath after the Winter months the North has endured.
So what now? How do we Spring forward? What's the next step in this new cycle of 2015?
I don't have any answers for you. I do have answers for myself though. It seems this last little while, I have been truly taking stock of the last 5 years of my life, maybe longer. This Winter seemed to freeze us over enough to really have to sit with ourselves and see exactly what is helping and exactly what is hindering.
The most beautiful gift in all of this has been the ability to see what is totally sitting in my own lap. What have I allowed? What have I denied? As you all know from my article Crying Wolf? Not This Time: Good-bye Facebook I walked away from the social media outlet. The next day I sat perplexed infront of my next blog entry, only to find that because of my work here, I still need to use the platform to share with others. Where do I find the 'happy medium? Well the answer is simple and obvious:
It comes down to self-governance. I made a decision to remove the social media from my phone and to only use it on my computer for promoting and for keeping aware of that which is most important to me.
So why was that so difficult for me to do? I had said several times I was leaving it and never did. It was and is an addiction. So what was it feeding? For the longest time it was my need for like-minded friends and soul family for my family. Now though? Now it's just a detriment to me, as I was breathing it in between each sit-down moment of my life. With coffee, after breakfast, in between chores, after I help the children with anything and everything, after dinner, before bed. update and make sure every little thought is expressed. Meh. Where did I go? The me that I have been working on, the stripping of all the barriers, it got sidetracked by another barrier, another road block. Yet not without it's lessons and growth!
So why do we do things that don't serve us? Why do we feel the need to suffer with something that makes us unhappy? This isn't about social media. This is about our lives.
Does working that dead-end job make you happy? Does the food you eat nurture your soul? Are you nurturing the seeds of your imagination, your inspiration, your dreams?
We're living in a very amazing time and a line has been drawn into the sand. It's really beyond time that we get rid of that which does not serve us and move forward with courage, confidence, and compassion. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, step forward into it! This is the time! Wherever you are is the place you will begin.
Everything we have been doing this last while has been preparing us to accept ourselves for who we truly are and to embrace ourselves.
As someone once said, 'it's time to be my own hero.' Do not take these words lightly, friends. Too many times we place people on pedestals instead propping up ourselves to that space. We need to raise ourselves and each other up in unison. We need to be our own heroes because the truth is that no one is going to come to save us! We're only here to save ourselves.
This doesn't mean that no one will help us along our way in this life, nor does it mean that we shouldn't help others. It does, however, mean that we are responsible for ourselves in the end and when things go poorly for us we really need to take some stock of the movements we make to see the bigger picture.
Spring is giving us the opportunity to start fresh. Seeds that have been nurtured all winter long are ready to germinate. Those seeds will germinate as they need to and some will not. Some will not serve us, not now, perhaps later, maybe never. The Winter months made it so, the learning, the solitude and depths of self that were explored have made it so.
The ground is warming, the roots are being fed, the sap is running. Tulips and crocuses are beginning to sprout, The birds are fresh with songs and nest making. This time is beautiful and magical if you let be. No religion or man has made it so. This is the natural way of the Universe, the World, the Sun and the Moon. Let it become natural for you. Feel your way through this Spring. Allow yourself to burst forth from the shell of your seed. Allow the elements to feed you and inspire you to the heights you were meant to reach. Feed what needs feeding and starve out that which takes from you to a fault. The weeds that strangle your growth, move them outside your grow space. Don't let them in. Leave plants to show their worth. See if they try to strangle your good vegetation and then act accordingly. Do you see that I am not just speaking of vegetation?
Yes, this is a metaphor. This is the idea of walking the natural progression of this world in unison with it, instead of against it. When the Sun rises to kiss your head, rise up to kiss it back! When the rains come to wash away the Winter, stand in it and let it cleanse you. Feel the elements again. As the Air warms, breath in big belly breaths and exhale all the garbage that has not been serving you. Let go of the false narratives, let go of the lies, let go of the shame, the guilt, the way we hold ourselves back. Then kneel and touch the Earth. Give everything back to the dark rich soil that nurtures us so. Then get into that dirt and take what the Earth offers you. Be thankful. This is a gift not many will receive and a gift that is unfortunately denied. It's the natural world that heals us and reminds of of who we are.
Say what you will about astrology but it works for me and I'm not here to argue the point. Take it or leave it, but don't bother harassing me about it. I'm not here to debate what I, personally know for myself to be true.
There are 2-3 astrologers I enjoy, respect and learn from. I'm going to close this post with each of their latest videos and if they speak to you then I'm glad. If not then just stop the video and move forward. It's that easy to do in this life...just let go of what doesn't work for you and move forward. That's the way I'm working it. ;)
It's time for me to generate,
This Solar Eclipse and Spring Equinox is about understanding your most purest and vulnerable space. Mars in Aries has run into its greatest obstacles! Let's run them down. Solar Eclipse in Pisces and Neptune, Chiron and Mercury in Pisces while he runs through Aries after going through a Pluto Uranus Square and with the South Node. This means up until this point of the Equinox Solar Eclipse, our Ego is not getting what it wants. This is so we can truly see who we are deep inside and allowed to feel the true essence of who we really are, not the wants of who we think we are...enjoy.
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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I am a seed burst forth from its shell. I have mingled and fought in the dirt. I am ready to kiss the Sun. *CLM
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