It’s Father’s Day in the U.S. as I write this, a day when we celebrate our relationship with our fathers. Some of us don’t have a lot to celebrate, our fathers may have been absent, unknown, or so emotionally distant that we cannot find a reason to celebrate our relationship with them.
Have you ever met someone and felt magnetically attracted to them, all the while feeling like you have known them before? They become your best friend, or your soul mate and it feels like heaven on earth because there is such familiarity. And other times the relationship ends in total disaster and you ask yourself how you could have ever felt so comfortable with them!
As we approach Wednesday’s Scorpio Full Moon and distance ourselves from the recent Sun/Saturn opposition we can best use this time to consider where in life we are skimming the surface in order to avoid the apparent darkness of depths we would prefer were not there.
I met a man who is the love of my life, we connected in a profound way on every level and feel like we have known each other forever. We share the same interests, can talk for hours, and feel so comfortable with each other that we have already talked about a long term connection, although we haven’t known each other that long.
How do you convince yourself, when you are already so tired, that you need to stop and rest? Especially in these moments, your thinking is irrational, and you can't see how you could possibly stop before your finish everything that you believe needs to be done.
This is a message about disappointment, forgiveness, redemption, and healing. It’s about my father and what he taught me, not by being the model of the father everyone wishes they had, but by being himself.
Yesterday, during a break from the nonstop snowstorms here in the Northeast, I strapped on snowshoes and went outside for a walk. As I trudged through the powdery, fresh snow, I made a spontaneous decision to dedicate my walk to forgiveness.