Hello everyone! I had a beautiful post written about today's Fall Equinox and wouldn't you know it! Mercury in Retrograde taught me a big lesson in non-attachment. The post was overwritten somehow and is not recoverable. In fact, several of my recent life events have tested my ability to release what is beyond my control. Mercury the trickster wants to make extra sure that I am walking my talk at the Cycle Keeper, letting go of expectations and not attaching to outcomes.
From what I remember about what I wrote yesterday, I laid out the dynamic between the first part of a solar cycle - that burst of initial creativity and action - and the second half which begins at the Fall Equinox and takes us on an inward journey. For most of us the stretch and stress of hard work (spring/summer), challenging as it is, feels more comfortable than the intensity of self-inquiry (fall/winter). This shows up when we would rather pull a week of all-night productivity fests and feel accomplished than be with ourselves when we feel useless or discouraged. We may prefer a slew of exhausting social engagements over confronting a deeper loneliness. We can devour a handful of self-help books but might not want to get curious about why we feel we need fixing.
Take a moment on the Fall Equinox today or even tomorrow to appreciate your accomplishments and growth since the spring. Sink into some well earned satisfaction and feel out a few priorities that you wish to sustain and nurture through the coming seasons. Everything else, just let it go with a thank-you and a good-bye. One of the main reasons that stuff gets clingy in our system is that we crave external and tangible resolution. If we do not feel sufficiently validated, acknowledged or seen in our experience it can be difficult to release those threads. Let your awareness be enough and make formal amends with anything you know you no longer need to carry. Recapture loose energy and channel it towards your priorities, recommitting to yourself through winter and beyond!
Have a Happy Fall Equinox, everyone!
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