I wanted to write today about living in the mystery. I thought after all the prescriptive here’s-a-translation-of-what-Mercury–could-mean, here’s-a-translation-of-what-Fire-could-mean, that reminding myself (and my readers!) the importance of simple living in the today might be right on time.
So, with that in mind, turns out I also get to write today about how soul-work: living from the heart and core of who we are instead of from the tapes in our head; leads to serendipity, or synchronicity. Synchronicity, according to the online site The Free Dictionary, means “coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.”
Let me explain.
Yesterday I woke up at 11:42. 11:42!!!! In the morning! I had school this weekend, which means 25 hours or so of being in class, over three days. At the very end of the session on Sunday my friend Krissy mentioned how important sleep is for self-care. This is a basic needs thing, right? I love to stay up late and can’t think of a week that I have averaged more than 6 and a half hours of sleep a night.
So I slept late! Wayyy late and then didn’t even get out of bed til 1. Then, I lazed around and talked on the phone until 8pm!! It was awesome. But it did mean I had to choose to put this blog off til today. The reason I went with that choice is because yesterday, blogging felt the exact opposite of the great, cushy way my body and brain was unwinding after crawling out of bed to cuddle on the phone in my pj’s.
So today, I wake up thinking, I will blog about living in the day, moment to moment, how it gives us freedom to appreciate the Mystery of Life. That choosing to be present to whatever the day has in store empowers us with vitality, a “life on life’s terms” kind of exchange.
I sit up, roll over, light the candle on my bedside alter. Breathe and quiet my mind. Open my morning meditation. Here’s what I read, from Melody Beattie:
“Timing can be frustrating. We can wait and wait for something to happen, and it seems to be forever until it comes to pass. Or, suddenly, an event or circumstance is thrust upon us, catching us by surprise. Believing that things happen too slowly or too quickly is an illusion. Timing is perfect. Today, I will trust and work with Divine Order. I will accept the timing in my life today and in my past as being perfect.”
I’m so happy with this peaceful reminder that I check out her website when I log on to here today. Of course, what is the title of her site? Living in the Mystery.
Life is good when we let it be~good to me anyway for the simple, small, life-on-life’s terms exchanges such as this.
Yesterday was the New Moon. When the moon is dark she is not reflecting the sun. She is merely of her own, quiet, innate power. This power is lightless–no? The new moon is dark. It is the time that we check in, revel in the quiet, the solitude that comes from within. As one might do should she allow her body 13 hours of sleep….;)
It is the time the earth reminds us to revere solitude, quiet, reflection.
The New Moon marks the crossing of a tide. This means that as the moons moves in her cycle from dark, to full reflection of the sun, there is now a quickening happening. We really, really feel this one though because between now and when the moon goes full, the Spring Equinox will also happen.
A quickening feels like a stirring or speeding up, and it happens inside our bodies as much as it is happening in the sap in the trees, the chlorophyll in the leaves, and the little strings that will now start to poke out of seeds.
Also, the time change, which adds more light to our physical systems, will really focus this quickening energy so that we feel suddenly wide awake. This is a biological thing.
Just remember, Merc is still in retro, so this combination of energies could make you feel suddenly sort of fawn-like, tripping over your own feet.
Be slow, sweet with this waking.
Honor Time, the great Mystery of how we rhythm through our life~