On Sunday we celebrate the date 10-10-10, a symbol of new beginnings that we are so ready for. We want to find a new life purpose, new relationships, new ways of being and more joy. So we welcome this opportunity with open arms and an open heart. New beginnings are available as long as we are willing to create space for them, which we do by allowing their corresponding endings to occur. Every new beginning we ask for is the door that opens when another closes. We cannot begin without also ending.
Lately every month seems to have its special challenges and September certainly was an eye opener. From the moment it began with Mercury retrograde, then the Equinox, its powerful full moon and the heavy energy on the 30th, it has been a month to remember (or perhaps forget). If we needed to hear the ringing of the clue phone, we heard it in September. And we answered it too, or it was answered for us. Now we're into a new month with new opportunities and yes, a few challenges.
How often have we done something that we have later felt guilty about? A client called because the man she was dating had said something that she felt indicated he didn't trust her. When I reminded her that she had done something that she was out of integrity with, she realized that her reaction was based on her guilt and fear that he would find out about what she had done.
A friend of mine recently told me that he had been 'unfriended' on Facebook by someone he once cared for. While this gesture saddened him, he knew that it was the final goodbye in a relationship that had run its course. I told him that he had to honor this person's choice and accept that they had gone as far as they could together. He would find new friends. And it made me think about my own recent 'unfriended' experiences.
Emotions like guilt and shame do not exist in a vacuum. They are part of a long process of actions involving people and situations that have created these emotions. All we remember is the end of this process, how terrible we feel and these have been repeated often enough to prevent us from moving forward as soon as we sense a hint of them.
I know I just sent out an Ascension Insight message yesterday but was guided to send this one today because what I experienced in the last 48 hours is part of the energy shift that we are experiencing this week with the Equinox today and the Full Moon on September 23. It is an energy boomerang that will show us what happens when we think consider going back to the past. So, here we go, it's an interesting, dramatic story.
Last Tuesday night I was in my office writing while music played in the background. It was a peaceful, joyful evening and I feeling very motivated and energized. Then, in a moment, the power went out and I was sitting in the quiet darkness, with my computer monitor as the only light in the house. So I took the candle I keep in my office and walked to the kitchen to get some matches so I could light some candles until the power was restored.
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.
I was sitting on my deck enjoying the sunshine when I saw a little inchworm moving up the side of my house. It moved slowly, drawing its body up and forward, one tiny step at a time. It did not stop or falter, did not look around, it just kept moving slowly, ignoring everything but the side of the house and its destination. Now my house is tall and I am not sure what the inchworm was going to do when it got to the roof but it kept moving.
The more the energy shifts open our hearts to the divinity of who we are, the more we become aware of the darker, denser energies we carry. And we see the connections those energies have to our limitations, unhappiness and frustration. Some of these are easy to let go of because we can detach from the experiences that come with them. Learning to not take others’ behavior personally makes it easier to release betrayal and disappointment.