"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust -
What project are you ready to (re)initiate? What inspired action can you take to make your vision a reality?
Each season is characterized by a unique energy signature that supports us in distinctive ways. This month, we are asked to renew our focus on projects laid to rest during the celebratory summer months.
To engage the (re)initiatory spirit of October, we must first undergo an energetic reboot. In doing so, it is helpful to take a critical look at how we spend our energy and then use that information to eliminate energetic drains.
We may also use this information to ensure that we are making sufficient time to rest and refill our energetic wells. If our current practices do not support our overall wellbeing, now is the time to (re)initiate constructive resting practices such as: spending time in nature, reflecting silently, and enjoying connection, creativity, and collaboration with our peers.
Once our reboot is complete, we can look at our projects with new eyes and identify clear actions that will allow us to realize them with ease. Rather than push to get every task done ourselves, our work is to hold the vision, take excellent care of ourselves, and trust that all necessary components always come together perfectly in the flow of life.
Photo credit: Matt Bulger
October Haʻawina Hawaiʻi | Pouli - Eclipse; darkness
Pouli is the Hawaiian word for eclipse. With both a total lunar and a partial solar eclipse this month, we will experience the obfuscation of our luminaries - a temporary darkening of the bodies that illuminate our day and night.
We each experience the darkness differently. For some it triggers fear and unease, while for others, the dark symbolizes deep rest and regeneration.
As we work to rebalance our energetic systems, we may take refuge in a few moments of darkness - by shutting off the lights, the smart phone, the computer screen, or even allowing time to still our minds. We may find that, in the quiet darkness, we create space for new inspiration to strike.
Photo credit: CC BY-SA Thomas Tunsch
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