Falling forward into a New Time
Autumn is here, with its obsession with candy in the near past as well as an addiction to overindulgence full steam ahead of us. This presents an interesting opportunity for some of us as we begin to examine what’s beneath the surface as memories of our past float back up to the top. Family members coming into town (or lack there-of) can often drudge up some unresolved patterns we have yet to uncover. This is a time to more closely evaluate that which we have ignored the rest of the year, as themes of interacting with relatives arise.
Sometimes when we have changed ourselves, our loved ones that we rarely see, will see us in the same light when they last saw us. Some definitely understand what I’m talking about as we learn to shed these old layers of ourselves, but we will always be the “little sister” or “Mommas boy” to those whose perspective has not changed. It may be difficult, but staying strong with who you are transforming into is key for others to see you in a different light. When we build confidence with who we are, we start from our foundation. And this is the perfect time of year to do so.
In the PowerPath forecast
by Lena Stevens this month, she brings up a good point about making sure we till our metaphorical Earth. The Earth is the metaphor for our foundation, structure, and what we choose to grow things in. If you think of your ideas being seeds, and your actions watering these seeds, they will eventually turn into plants that will (under the right circumstances) bear fruit. If you have not harvested the fruits of your labor that you intended to this year, fruits didn’t grow... or even sometimes the plant did not grow, then we must examine both our actions of tending our metaphorical garden, as well as the soil of which we choose to plant things. If we stick to the surface of our problems, we don’t have as much depth, so therefore our plants cannot grow deep roots, becoming easy to uproot. If during the off season (autumn) we consciously choose to dig down beneath the surface, we can increase the fertility of our soil so that when we plant our ideas in the spring time, they will have a greater chance for success.
May this food for thought be able to stir you into a great churning. Blessings for a fruitful emotional/mental composting this season ;)