This month marks the autumnal equinox, which happens on September 22, a time when we once again have an opportunity to balance the energies in and around us. Right after the equinox is a full moon at the Aries point, which is 0 degrees of Aries. This is a powerful transformational force that will give strength to whatever intention you set for yourself. Use the period leading up to it, beginning now, to pay attention to what is coming up in your life to be balanced and then do the inner work that is revealed to you.
July went by so quickly that I look back on the last 31 days and wonder what happened. Where did the time go? In many ways last month appeared to be less challenging than May and June but was it really? Or are we now so accustomed to the roller coaster that we can anticipate the wild ride and don't get so excited about it? I think this is partly true and August brings a whole new set of energies for us to consider.
Do you know that our angels and guides are around us all of the time, giving us hints, support and guidance on a constant basis? They often do this in subtle ways, by bringing certain topics, ideas of thoughts to our attention. This past week I was tired to the point where I felt drained, totally exhausted and unable to meet my usual productive schedule. More than once I had to lie down and take a nap. I couldn't think clearly and began to think my health was compromised. "What is wrong with me," I kept asking and I did not receive a direct answer but I kept thinking about the Philadelphia Experiment movie.
Are you ready to make your dreams a reality? You know that it is all an illusion, in fact all of life is an illusion that is nothing more than an energetic manifestation at a specific vibration. There is nothing in the third dimension that is real, except your perception of it. There is nothing in the third dimension that is permanent, unless you hold an energetic space for the continued manifestation of that reality. Hope for a better future is the starting point that must be followed by activation of this as a new paradigm for the next moment.
I remember the many times the Universe has tried to prevent me from doing something that I wanted to do anyway. No matter how many obstacles were put in my path, I forged ahead, determined to succeed at all costs. And I paid the price in time, energy and heartache. Why did I not see the clues for what they were, warnings that the path I was on was not the best one for me?
As I started writing this article, I could hear Chicago's song, "Where Do We Go From Here?". We're nearly at the end of 2011 and what a year it has been for all of us. Personally, I prefer to focus on how far we have come and we have definitely come a very long way. Can you remember where you were energetically and emotionally at the beginning of this year? Where are you now? Can you see where you have made profound changes in your thinking or being? Hold onto your seats because this will be a powerful month and year end that includes our final Mercury retrograde and an eclipse in December.
You can learn about enlightenment from many teachers, each of whom may have experienced some form of enlightenment and want to share it with others. Their motives are good and there are people that they will help along this path. But others will not see the results that they expect and will feel that they have missed something or worse, are not capable of enlightenment. There are many paths of enlightenment, many levels and each of you is on a different course. There is no single definition of enlightenment and no single experience of it. And you can have many experiences of enlightenment every day.
The back and forth energies of October have thankfully ended and we are entering the relative calm of November, although two eclipses and several retrograde planets, including Mercury retrograde all month, will contribute to this slower movement. We will have to decide whether it feels stagnant or is a period of well deserved rest before we move into December and then into 2013.