Long time no see! I have been out IN IT, friends. I hope that the month of November has been kind, you are peeping autumn colors, and that your loins are girded for the Season.
But I don't want to get ahead of myself. This past Friday was host to a magnificent full moon/partial lunar eclipse. The energy was hothothot, and by all accounts, this cosmic phenomenon is the harbinger for mighty change. I know that the aroma of the promised transformation has been tickling my senses for quite some time. And aren't we all ready for the "season" of the Cword to FINALLY close out? A mini-lifetime is more accurate.
When I think about change in the most positive way, my musings do not include the kind of catalyst that the pandemic has been. Reality check. MANY seasons of change are preceded by tragedy and loss. If I am honest, I don't know how great I actually am at the whole Letting Go process that must occur to make way for the new. The face of God as Unforeseen Crisis is the alchemical paint-stripper that does for me what I will not do for myself. It is Grace that equips me to flip a sad script and move forward into the landscape of the New, and how to navigate the slippery paradox that calls for both Wisdom AND Humility to build anything worthwhile.
What an easy segue into the subject of Thanksgiving week. While the dubious roots of this national holiday are shady af, I am choosing to hijack the meaning for the purpose of giving thanks for all that has come before, the seeming evil and the promised good. May these darkening days lead to some seasonal nesting, and if you are fortunate enough to get to spend some down time with loved ones, en-joy!
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Happy Halloween! Y'all busy? When my kids were younger, there was SO much going on this day. Costume tweaks, mapping the trick or treat route, getting in character, and finally, the BIG NIGHT. So cute, so much fun. But now my kids are grown, and only one of them is in town, so for me, the whole thing is a little "meh". While I am not really getting into the whole Halloween as a big party, I AM embracing Halloween as the gateway (drug) to the Holiday Season.
I am already feeling a little compression of time. As the days grow shorter, there is a lot to pack into the months of November and December (and January and February). My mind is wanting to freak out a little, jumping ahead, breaking rhythm(although that COULD be the mini Twix from the candy bowl I just ate). Now is not the time, I tell it. NOW is the time to be here.(I hope I get some trick or treaters tonight....I bought a BIG bag of candy.) Enjoy the present, one day at a time, one task at a time. (what time IS it? I have to wake up so early tomorrow). Gotta stay focused.
Happy last day of October, my friends. Before we know it, it'll be tofurkey time. And between then and now, many many minutes. Tomorrow is my last live Monday asana class for a bit. I'll be off making some dreams come true. Click the link to join.