You want to bring up all the stuff that is ready to die off?
AND. . .you want me to set intentions for the new year and trust everything is going to be OK when I let go of all the comfy crap I’ve been holding on to for the last 2-3 years. . .
Hell yes? <insert scared to death unsure voice>
That was basically my experience this week. Actually, it was pretty much my experience this entire year. This year was filled with shedding layers, daring myself to go deeper, surrendering to the contractions, surrendering to the flow, and overall just opening myself up to wherever the universe nudged me to go. You know what the result was? A life I love!
I’m not going to tell you everything is rainbows and unicorns all the time, it certainly isn’t (but when it is it’s SUPER extra fun). I have days where I don’t want to get out of bed or when I’m resentful of all the deep work I’m doing. That’s part of life though. It’s part of death too! Looking at the natural cycles that occur around us, we can see that everything has a life/death/life cycle . The “trick” to loving your life, is being able to acknowledge that even when times are crunchy and you are struggling to get through the day, you have a choice. You can choose to complain or suffer or you can accept that it is what is happening and just witness it. You don’t have to judge it or victimize it. It simply can just. . . be.
One of the gifts of this new moon in Sagittarius is that us Sags love adventure and planning BIG things. We take risks all the time and don’t think anything of it. We are the ones who shoot our arrows and then head in that direction, yet when we decide it’s not the right path, we can shoot another arrow up and reset our course. We do not see the detour as time wasted, but instead as lessons and teachings to help us along the way. This new moon brings with it that energy. Sags also tend to get sort of “up in the clouds” from time to time, which means letting go of our past, comfy places and soaring in uncharted ground. . . er. . . .air. During the next couple of days, I encourage you to look for areas in your life that do not bring you joy or fulfillment. What about it is unsatisfying? How can you identify your desires and then map a course to go after them? What will it take for you to let go of the ground and leap into the unknown of your deepest desires while trusting the universe is ultimately supporting you?
Here are some of the ways I’m asking the universe for support and letting her know I’m ready to further embrace my life from my core-desired feelings: Yesterday I crafted my vision board + intention map for the new year. It is filled with all sorts of magic, desire, and adventure. I’m really looking forward to 2016.
Today I built my new moon/birthday altar.
I invite you to plant your seeds of intention today and remind yourself to honor the endings in your life as much as you celebrate the beginnings. It’s not as hard as you make it out to be, I promise.
For further readings related to this post:
The life/death/life cycle
Women Who Run with the Wolves, Chapter 5, Hunting:When the Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
By: Clarissa Pinkola Estes
By HeatherAsh Amara
The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul
New Moon in Sagittarius
Kate Rose (Elephant Journal)
Until next time. . .
In sweet surrender and epic dreaming,
Sarina the Creative Priestess