- Erin Love's Monthly Reading
June: Bring your Brilliance to Community
This month was a difficult divination for me. I've sat with it for days. It's impossible not to acknowledge in some way the embedded racism that exists in America that is being unearthed through the murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (and others) and the protests that have ensued. I mention them here because they are on my heart and mind, and need naming, even if you don't hear me speak directly to them in the words below.
Ancestors aligned in Fire. The way to understand our soul map this month and resource ourselves amidst the chaos around us is to feel the presence of the Ancestors and Allies
as a primary support structure. They offer relationship with us to fortify us. We are never without them and they can help us to be agents of change. We have "back up" for what we want to bring to the world, and they are it.
This month it is vital to organize around our communities! We have an inseparable connection with one another. Strong communities can be formed when we bring our brightest and most steady light, our unique expression of capacity and contribution. This is our brilliance, which means "intense brightness of light" and "exceptional talent or intelligence." We all have something of brilliance to offer.
Don't be shy. Now is the time to build bridges with your neighbors. Converse. Make eye contact. Transmit light. When we do this - with the help of our Ancestors and Allies - we begin to build a platform for cleansing, peace and reconciliation that can flow over time into our relationships, our homes and to the earth.
The path to wisdom is found in using our genius to contribute to anchoring peace and creating a safe home for all.
Let us do the work of transforming the heart. This is our assignment. Here is a formula to consider: The virus has initiated great transformation. There has been a retreat into work and home and a challenge to our collective narrative was begun. Now, it is time to climb to the top of the "mountain" of our own strength to erect and proclaim a radical new way. We need a new vantage point that will unify and we need the heart of love. What do you see when you look out from a higher perspective?
Our wisdom, authenticity and finding our voice are the ingredients needed to lead us along the path of clarity toward a surrender to Peace. In this peace we will find the upright expression of our personal medicine, which is our innate gift to all of Life.
Meditation is also a crucial ally for us on the path to peace. Make time for this and surrender to the stillness.
Do not give the shadow much attention. Of course it is there and we are aware of it, but let's not let it take root in any of the important areas of our lives. This is not where to focus. See that our resources this month are gathered around community, brightness, peace, change and safe home for all.
June ritual suggestion: Please find a way in your community to express yourself and your desire for peace. I'd love to hear about any peace rituals you create!
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