- Erin Love's Monthly Reading
April: Wake up Call from the Earth
Ancestors in Nature near Water. We are no longer at the threshold of transformation. We are in it and are being asked to allow the Great Transformation to nudge us toward peace and a more peaceful existence. The Ancestors and Allies guide us in the direction of peace. This peace will require our grief and our authenticity. This peace will require that we flow with the old ways of wisdom and slow down to meet them. If we can do this, we can meet ourselves in a new way. We cannot live at a pace that is faster than Life.
What we will find within the peace - if we choose to embrace this - is a deeper wisdom that allows for innovation and spiritual alertness, but honors our animal natures and instinctual selves, too. In this we can find the path to clarity that helps us to shine our light broadly, peacefully, unapologetically.
In this time of community retreat, we are being asked to mother ourselves, to mother and nurture our physical bodies and take time for personal healing and growth. Develop yourself and take care of yourself. We can support each other to do this by respecting each other and this sacred space of personal healing and self mothering.
Do practices that help the mind to flow as well. Do not allow the busy mind to get stuck or to fixate. If you feel this, get up and move, let if flow. Shift your state.
We are learning how to surrender to the changes brought about by Nature.
Most importantly: We must address the shadow. It is clearly in the center of everything now. The shadow hovers over our relationship with the Earth and therefore clouds our own sense of identity and belonging. We are lost. We must understand that our belonging is tied to the Earth, our home. It is a core wound, a deep shadow, to think otherwise.
It is important to use our relationship with the Ancestors and Allies and to use magic to create new structures for living in both of our homes - the Earth as Home and our physical home. This shadow of forgetting our identity has sounded a loud wake up call that has shaken our foundations and caused our work and life to be upended and rearranged.
We don't know what happens next. But it must be done with Love. Our platform of power is wobbly now, as it should be. There is change and peace needed to make things well.
The key will come through our clarity. The word clarity comes from Middle English and refers to divine splendor. Please consider the divine splendor that lives in you. Please bring the qualities of your divine splendor to the task at hand.
Finally, we are encouraged to find our voice and use it to become visible and strong. The Ancestors and Allies are nudging us from behind to find our voice to bring about a change of season for our own sake and for the sake of the Earth.
April ritual suggestion: Invite in the wise Ancestors and Allies to bring their blessing as you face the shadow. I invite you to make two pictures or drawings. The first to illustrate your shadow and/or our collective shadow, so you can "see" it. Allow yourself to find Love for it, and ask for help in transforming it. The second is to illustrate a vision for a transformation, one that you can hold for your own peace and our collective peace. Ask for this vision to be blessed. Thank the Ancestors and Allies for their support.
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