Mabon ~ Balance Between Light and Dark

It has been a while since I’ve written anything spiritual or to honor the cycles of life, so here I am. Mabon aka the Autumn equinox is a day in which there is a balance between light and dark. It is a day to look within and reflect on what we’ve accomplished over the previous months, and to examine whether there is anything in our lives which no longer fits. Before we turn inward over the Winter, it is the perfect time to give that last push toward what we wish to manifest.

I’ve always enjoyed this time of year a great deal, and this year things really kicked into high gear in my own life in terms of letting go and looking ahead. Just a few days ago, I was finally able to let go of a very toxic situation in my life after months of confusion and not honoring myself. The amount of relief that I felt, and the almost immediate shift toward embracing what makes me feel happy and fulfilled has been nothing short of drop dead gorgeous!

Over the past year, I entered into a situation which was in direct opposition to my deepest desires, what I stand for, and what I believe in. As the months wore on, I found that I was turning into someone barely recognizable to myself. Yet, I soldiered on and continued to wander through what rapidly turned into an emotional, mental, and spiritual wasteland. I pushed myself beyond my limits of acceptability in order to give someone the benefit of the doubt…and it cost me greatly (not gonna happen again). There’s no need to go into further detail because I’ve left all of that behind me.

Looking forward, not only can I see what I do not want, but I have more clarity about what I don’t. There will definitely be more caution about what I allow into my life, and I’m gaining a broader picture of the types of activities and things which suit who I am at my core. It feels so good to have the stress gone, and to be able to rebuild my life. To reclaim my life and power has been a feeling like no other. I’ll be working through the anger for some time, but that’s okay. Sometimes you just need to be pissed, sometimes anger is appropriate and can be used to bolster us as we learn how to thrive.

Throughout the day, I’ve spent a great deal of time envisioning my life as I wish it to be and in clearing out traces of the heavy energy which had gathered around me. Am I exhausted? You betcha! Is it worth it? Undoubtedly. Thankfully I have a month to heal and rest before seeing my best friend since the 5th grade in person for the first time in…well, a very long time. I’m diving more deeply into my art and working through more rounds of submission for my novel. I’ll be putting a lot more energy into my other work too…my writing, my coaching practice, my work in constructively helping others to embrace themselves…so many things.

Even though I’ve only been out of the situation for a few days, I’ve been very proactive…making contacts and gathering information. I am being a little tight lipped about some of my plans, because I have a lot to do over the upcoming months. As things continue to take shape, I’ll reveal more. For now though, I’ll say that things are about to get a lot more creative and busy around here. One other thing I’d like to share here today is that in November, I’ll possibly be adding a feline friend to my household. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but have held back on for various reasons. I may throw caution to the wind and allow myself the joy of having a cat again.

In closing, I’d like to encourage anyone reading this to reach for what you want in life. Don’t be afraid to truly live and actively seek your joy. In that process there may be some painful truths and releases which need to happen, but don’t we all owe it to ourselves to work toward the fullest realization of ourselves which we possibly can?

Happy Mabon everyone!






A Note from Me to You

Hello lovelies,

The energies of this week have been pretty intense. Mercury went retrograde again back on the 17th, the Autumn equinox took place on the 21st, and we are now building up to a super full moon and lunar eclipse on the 27th. People, myself included, are finding themselves finally facing off with old patterns and being given a boost in letting go of things which need to go, and gaining the courage to step into new ways of being.

The forward movement potential, as well as the releasing can feel a little scary for some (because change is a shake up of the expected and normal), as they finally stand up for who they are and give themselves permission to pursue their dreams. Trust me, I understand how unsettling it can be. I find myself fluctuating between happy dancing and wishing to pull my head back into my shell. The changes that we’re being afforded now are not minor…they have the potential of being life altering.

This is going to be a very short post compared to some of the past. I just wanted to come here and let you know that you aren’t alone if you’re feeling a little jangly or even freaked out right now. More importantly, I want to encourage you to keep breathing deeply and reminding yourselves that once everything settles, you’ll be on the road to a life which satisfies you more than ever if you should choose to let go of the old stuff and embrace moving ahead and doing new things in new ways. There may be some casualties when it comes to relationships or old ways of approaching your professional life, but that’s okay. Letting go, closing the door, or walking away makes room for what you’ve been desiring. You may very well decide that you aren’t ready to make such drastic moves, and that’s okay. No matter what, you will be learning something.

If you aren’t feeling anything at all…that’s okay too. This sort of thing isn’t for everyone. Not everyone believes in stuff like this, and I’m not asking you to. No matter what you may be feeling or what your personal viewpoints are, my intention and message for you are the same. I wish you a weekend as stress free as possible, and the strength to be able to handle things with relative ease if and when stress pops up. It just felt right to come here today and let all of you know what was on my mind, how much you matter, and how much I always appreciate your being here.