(inspired by the Virgo New Moon, Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde of 2016)
We are in an eclipse season - a time of accelerated growth and transformation. We are also under the influence of a powerful Mercury retrograde cycle through Virgo. These alignments are calling us to actively embody spirit as we bring the ethereal into the real (which is one of the powerful gifts of guided meditation journeys).
This is not an easy path as it goes against the engrained. You may find yourself doing some heavy lifting as you come face to face with the things you have resisted for too long.
I see an image of a person trudging down the path of a dried riverbed, carrying a bag of rocks and a shovel, muscles and joints aching…then realizing s/he is going the wrong way, slowly turning and looking back, preparing to retrace and regain lost ground.
“Retracing” is a core belief in chiropractic care (one of the alchemical modalities I integrate into 1:1 sessions). It describes a time of intensified pain in the healing process. My understanding of retracing is that as we break the adhesions that were limiting our forward progress we are, in a way, re-opening the wounds from original traumas.
Retracing can unlock energy that was encapsulated in the shock of the original trauma - be it physical, mental, emotional and/or psychic. Unprocessed, undigested material is re-leased - “leased” as in borrowed for a time. When we re-lease, we create new terms and conditions.
So, here is your opportunity to retrace your steps, and to re-lease your life.
Be honest with yourself. What do you need? What do you value? Are your needs being met? Are you doing what needs to be done? Are you walking your own true path? Are you digging your own grave? Or digging a trench for the waters to flow again? Maybe you don’t know the answer. Maybe the answer doesn’t matter as much as the questions, the Quest.
Pause for a sip of water, take a deep breath, then keep walking, keep digging. Feel the grit of the earth and grime of a body at Work - the Good Work - the Great Work. Wipe the sweat from your brow before it stings your eyes and blurs your vision.
You have a new lease on life. How will you serve? The sweet rains of renewed life will soon come again. Blessings on your journey and the healing ahead.
* The Guided Meditation this week will guide you along the path to where healing life-giving waters flow from the heavens and through the land. Released. Refreshed. Rejuvenated. Revivified.