Happy Ostara, friends!
Yesterday was the Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which means we observe Ostara until sundown today. What does that mean?
Well, it’s personal for each of us. I haven’t been here on the blog for a while but I have been busy dreaming up ideas, projects, and solutions…one could say that the Spring Equinox is a time to course-correct, to get more in balance, to feel more tethered and grounded between the worlds of light and dark. That fits for me, although the metaphor I’ve been using lately has been feeling ‘at sea.’ (which also fits the sea’s reputation for emotional work!)
Instead of evenly balanced, I have felt like a lumpy marble: listing to one side, bumping along a path, spinning off course. Since December, I have been working on ways to bring all the different aspects of myself together in a meaningful Work. I thought it was such a breakthrough! Earth Goddess rituals, fiction writing content, facilitating leadership, personal development, small business–all in one!
But what it created was a lopsided marble. Or a plant with too many arms reaching out trying to find sunlight. Without a nourishing source, the plant fails. Without a robust fertilizer, the base sickens. I need something at the center that nourishes, rather than drains (like building up a new audience totally does!). So I thought of a new metaphor yesterday: a house. With many rooms. Which I visit in turn. When I choose to.
I sat under the gorgeous Supermoon last night and drew out this house. There were a lot of rooms, a lot of sides to me, which wanted their own space. And trying to make them all into one effort of a business was just putting too much pressure and expectation on that venture. So I’m letting that breakthrough go. I am making room for other learning.
Like more Marie Kondo!
So you may not see me around here too much, because the new projects that are firing me up are Earth-related, not laptop-chained! An herbal apprenticeship. A patio garden. Vegan cooking. Decluttering (myself and others!) But I do respond to email and comments, so feel free to drop me a line. Gather your courage. <3
PS Also very Ostara was my watching the cliff brambles this morning and spying SIX bunnies frolicking!
PPS Don’t forget you can help support me on this sacred path while you’re waiting for the next book by chipping in for a warm beverage (“I turn tea into stories” is my new motto, thanks to Melia Dicker)
Art by A Sacred Journey, Photo property of Author