We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. -~Carlos Castaneda
Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability. ~Ho Chi Minh
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. ~Alex Karras
It is getting darker everyday; we are entering the deep time of the year when we descend into the shadows and the chill creeps into our bones. Paradoxically as we go into the four months of nature’s yearly death cycle we are also rebirthing ourselves. We are also part of the human ascension process that is repatterning the cells in our hearts and bringing in more Light. In my last blog I wrote that the human collective consciousness was deciding if it wanted to continue this arduous process; this has been the Year of the Spiritually Fittest, a test of spirit and soul to see if we can grow stronger and more resilient, if we are able to find within ourselves that which is important and allows our true self to shine. The longing in our soul is calling to us more each day…many cannot or will not heed this call and are leaving this reality or simply giving up. The grief and anger have been overwhelming, the fear paralyzing and the uncertainty grows more certain. We are floating in the cosmic and karmic soup, neither forwards or backwards – waiting to unfold. We are learning to trust, we are learning to be patient, while the new earth that honours the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine unfolds and weaves our destiny with it.
There has been so much change and October will bring even more…so be prepared to be unprepared and learn to go with the flow. Only that which is in alignment with heart centered purpose and integrity will remain in your life. The world is being brought to its knees and we will be forced to focus on what brings love into our lives, and how to live in harmony and with simplicity. With the changes will come rebellion, new ideas, inspiration and freedom of expression. However we will still be purging the darkness and shadow – so one must be careful not to be pulled downward into the grief and chaos so that one drowns in despair or becomes very ill. We choose whether to suffer or to heal. It will be easy to lose sight of the Light during the dark days in October and we will feel that we are on a wild emotional roller coaster. Personal and world events will continue to reflect that we are in chaos and all is falling apart and being unearthed; but with the escalating destruction will come a change in values, deep healing and new beginnings. This month even more of us will awaken and stand together to create a different world free from the old patriachical paradigm; a wave of heart centered, earth consciousness will be born. We will watch and be amazed at what unfolds when we persevere, find our spiritual back bone and step out of our comfort zone.
Physical and Psycho-spiritual symptoms for October:
Your Truth will set you free – remember this when all seems to be falling apart around you. If your life is in chaos it is because it must fall apart and you need to just let it go. Know that you can survive by living from your heart’s center. Cry, grieve, shake your fist at the sky if you must, but let it go with grace and trust in a greater plan for your destiny. Yes, you may have not gotten what you wanted, but you will get what you need – something much more sacred and meaningful. However if there is something worth fighting for that ignites the new co-creative world then by all means use your truth and draw your sword. Rest, love yourself, let go of judgment, rest some more, take walks in nature and keep your life as simple as you can as life will seem to speed up and new awareness will roll in. If you need to cull out more dead wood in and around you then do so…release, release, release. Take time to process the emotions that arise, slow down and integrate them with your body. You will return to yourself slowly and by the end of Mercury Retrograde come up for air in new surroundings. You will view your world, your relationships and your purpose in an expansive way.
The Sacred Feminine now has a foothold in the collective consciousness and will not be deterred – she is in full warrior mode and will ride through the October storm to victory. There is nothing more frightening to the partriachical consciousness then the feminine coming into her full power and it will fight until its last decaying breath to destroy her. But there is too much momentum now and the seeds of co-creation are sprouting in your life and around the world!
Personal Transmutation is the gift of October which will bring in new consciousness with two eclipses on the full and new moons. There may even be a solar flare to seal the deal. This will be the most arduous but most illuminating month of the year…so be prepared. You cannot lie to yourself anymore. Physical symptoms will include periods of depression, despair, wanting to give up, low immunity (flu, strep and pneumonia will abound), deep exhaustion (protect your adrenals and thyroid), digestive disturbance, heart palpitations and pain, excessive dreaming and sleep loss as we shed and let go. Drink lots of water, keep your bowel moving – it will help to move life through you. Dig into your reserves of courage, resilience and perseverance as you journey toward being Whole as the new LOVE.
Senses of the Soul products: The Lover Elixir (to stay heart centered, opening the heart to loving wisdom, keeps heart and solar plexus circulation flowing, calms palpitations and pain), Goddess Tonic Tea (to stay rooted in the Sacred Feminine), Feel No Fear Tea (eases fear and calms the nervous system), Release the Anger Tea, Thrive Immune Tea, The Spiritual Warrior Elixir or Essence (for resilience, endurance and the courage to live one’s truth at all cost, use the Elixir to warm the digestive tract and help digestion due to stress and poor eating habits), The Magical Child Elixir( for easing darkness to bring light to the soul – it contains Elderberry and Rose Hip, both excellent for viral protection), The Mystic Elixir ( ignites the creative energy of the second chakra in resolute faith of a higher calling, also facilitates Sacred Union of the feminine and masculine within to allow a spiritual life with soulful earthly purpose, contains Echinacea for immune support).
Important cosmic events for October & November:
Full Moons – October 8, November 6
New Moons – October 23, November 22
Partial Solar Eclipse – October 23 (with the new moon)
Full Lunar Eclipse – October 8 (with the full moon)
Mercury Retrograde – October 4-26
Samhain (Hallowmas, Halloween), October 31
Pictured: Aspen and Poplar trees during September at the Senses of the Soul Botanical Sanctuary and Farm. These “Standing People” remain tall and strong even as their leaves shake and quiver in the autumn storms.