Last article I shared about harnessing the energy that’s present now to rebalance inside and out with the forces of Equinox.
It’s still relevant with the energy of Easter. And with May Day (Beltane, Mary Day…) just ahead.
Spring is really here, so in our recent Temple Sophia gathering last week, 20 women (yes!!) sat in our red tent circle. We explored new life bursting forth, and shared the beginnings of something new emerging in their lives.
I had a profound sense of arriving on a long path to share this moment together. I felt confirmation on so many levels of my being. It was, quite frankly, hugely validating.
It’s interesting, given how much reticence (read: fear!) I had at offering this event. It pushed my boundaries of what seemed possible and flew the doors of my heart open. Check.
Has this happened to you? The things you think you “should” do/be, don’t really work (or not so well) and the things that really call you to do/be–when you finally muster up the courage—really fly?
Like, why did I worry or wait so long?
As we sat together in Temple Sophia, I was in awe of who showed up. Deep, strong, creative, resourceful women and what they shared. Hungry for self-care, connection with like-minded sisters, tired of being frustrated, exhausted and overwhelmed, looking for a deeper connection with other women, with Sacred Mystery and Goddess. Soul Home.
We explored these questions, still relevant:
What’s being released in your life from this winter?
What wants to emerge in you this Spring?
Lately I’m having powerful experiences of loss and release while HUGE emergences are happening too. (note: not “emergencies” but emergences—see how similar yet different those 2 words are?)
And I had not put those two—release and emergence—in the same picture until today when I received this guidance, so I wanted to share them with you.
Release to Receive
During morning meditation, Magdalene whispered into my heart/mind, “Yes, darling it is time to release. Past due. You’re ready and the forces of the universes are lining up at your back with wings to support this move, this necessary loss. And there is not much more for us to say, except go and do this in love and light of the goddess for which you are an emissary. Be in love and trust of the process that will unfold, releasing any gripping lightly as you go forth.
I replied, “There is something comforting knowing the loss is necessary. Some things (people, experiences, belongings) can’t be added without some things being released. That feels like a helpful shift. Anything else?
I heard from Magdalene, “Trust that you can and will get it all done. Relax and enjoy this process. Don’t grip it so tightly that you miss the beauty of the longing. Surrender.
Practice, my love. All of life—the true beauty and grace within it—is about surrender and loss. As much as we have come to desire and define life by our manifestation, what really makes you the being you are, is how you manage loss and surrender. Forgiveness and gratitude hold the key. Settle into the petals of the rose within your heart, beloved, and allow those mysteries—the true Rosa Mystica—to be a balm and guide.
Breathing in, spiraling, surrender. Breathing out, exhale, spiraling, release. Gratitude and/or forgiveness, breath by breath. Where you can, use sacred oils: Rose and Spikenard as part of your practice, to anoint yourself with Love and support.”
I hope this helps you on your path this Spring. Scroll down for a few other goodies you might find supportive.
Bright Blessings of Emerging (& Releasing) Spring!
P.S. Since this gathering was such a big hit, I’ve just decided to offer a virtual Temple Sophia for all you sisters from afar and abroad. April 13: 10 am PT. $22. Register here. If you can’t attend live, yes, there will be a recording.
Maybe you need a deeper dive than an evening reconnect. Well & Being Retreat is May 4-6. I’ve extended the Early Bird Discount to April 4. See details below or HERE.
And if you’re inspired to attend the next in-person Temple Sophia, it’s Wednesday May 16 at the Balch Hotel. Register early! Seats are limited and this last one sold out! If you’re attending for the first time, there’s a 2 for 1 offer to bring a sister for free. See details below.