At this point in history, the masculine needs to learn that its trajectory away from earth is not its sole function. The masculine does transcend limitations to acquire vision. But it must then “come back” to earth with its vision, and re-seed earth with it.
Conversations with the Goddess, Dorothy Atalla
This is the season of darkness in the Northern Hemisphere. The time before the celebration of the return of the light. Colors are denser. The bright red and greens of summer have become the deep, rich, berry and spruce of winter. Here in central California you can hear the honking of geese overhead, passing winter in the valley. The air is crisp and damp.
It is the annual time of turning inward. Slowing down. Taking stock. And asking ourselves how we want to move forward in the next cycle of growth. How do we want to transcend last years manifestations? What is the next step in our personal evolving? This is the masculine energy. The energy of vision. Our vision brings the seeds of change, of moving forward, and embeds these seeds into the dark ground of the fertile feminine. It is the feminine that nurtures and sustains these seeds of change.
In my awareness of the simmering compost of possibilities deep within, I am thinking of Abraham’s distinction between inspiration and motivation. Inspiration is the energy of moving toward something, being inspired. Motivation is the energy of moving away from something. I am asking myself to plant seeds that are grounded in inspiration. This keeps me connected to my heart.
Any new growth cycle needs the right environment to sustain momentum. This is the feminine aspect. I am noting if I have the support I need in place to nurture the changes I am desiring. It is a process of discovery. Sitting quietly, allowing my needs to surface. Learning what I need to move forward. Not expecting myself to get it right the first time or every time.
Sometimes embracing change is as simple as giving myself enough time to introduce familiarity into something that feels too foreign. So I move slowly, in small doses, until I have a sense of familiarity. I have learned that too much newness will overwhelm me, sabotage my momentum.
Also, I am finding that in order to move forward, I have to deepen my relationship with myself. Every step involves releasing fears and limiting thoughts. The more expansion I envision, the more I need to ground my energy into the feminine matrix. Grounding into the feminine asks me to be present, engage fully, and trust myself.
So I am trusting in the abundance of the fertile feminine and in my ability to attract the resources, the people, the practices I need to sustain the coming cycle of growth. And as I prepare to welcome in the new annual cycle I am still celebrating the fullness of last years growth. I am appreciating everyone who I was able to play with this past year, and the unknowing role you played in my evolving. And I am looking forward to more. From my heart, peace, love and joy to all of you. . .
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