My dudes, we made it! Labor Day has come and gone, cooler temps are here, people are back to school... the summer season, and all its fruits, are moving in to the rear view. Nature is doing her thing. I have been talking a lot about change in the last bit of time, and whether it looks like it or not, we have made it through an invisible cosmic transition.
If you have had the joy and privilege of birthing a child, you will recognize the word "transition." For those of you who DON'T know, it is the stage in childbirth labor when the uterine contractions of the person giving birth have done their work, and it is almost time to push the baby out into the world. It has usually been a long haul, and the person feels DONE. Cooked. Exhausted. A partner or doula is useful to offer support and encouragement. The finish line is near, but not here. Close but no cigar, as the saying goes.
In the manner of a doula, I offer these practices as support during this time of cosmic transition.
1) Be Present: get still and witness
2) Be Aware: the mind is almost always active, giving commentary, replaying the past, worrying about the future. As you become aware of this mental activity, release thought, and return to step 1.
3) Be Creative: we are creative beings. That which is held in mind tends to manifest. This is not theory, but universal law. Are you creating your experience of the world consciously or unconsciously?(see step 2).
For better or worse, we are in this Life together; individuals creating our common experience. Ram Dass said so beautifully, "We are all just walking each other Home." As such, may we keep our minds grace-full and kind, encouraging and supportive of one another, so that the world we are birthing is vibrant and healthy. Not just for ourselves, but for the generations to come.
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Lawd, ya'll. It. Is. Hot. Historically speaking, August is one of my fave months. I'm not switching teams, but SERIOUSLY August, these last day temps are fiery. All I can think of is the expression "the dog day of summer." In my mind I have always pictured a panting, overheated pup, signifying the late summer weather, but guess what?! The dog days refer to the Earth's alignment with ole Sirius, the Dog Star, and the dates of that alignment are July 3- August 11(refer to my Lion's Gate post). In the true spirit of these last weeks' vibes, I have learned something new; we are not even still IN the dog days.
Whatever we call this time, I am laying low. Whether because of the heat, as in the weather, or heat, as in the seemingly never-ending dramas on the world stage and controversies churning in the public discourse, I am keeping my head down and just. showing. up. There is that sense that A LOT is happening within and behind the scenes, both in my psyche and spirit, and on a cosmic level. I feel slightly restless, itching to begin fresh projects, to usher in THE NEW, but that time is just not here yet. So, steady as she goes, people. Let's all simmer down. Despite the heat, let's keep it cool. Okay?
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