"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu
Are you ready to March forth? What has been unfolding beneath the surface of your life that is now ready for expression?
This month's powerful Spring Equinox is punctuated by a rare celestial event: a supermoon solar eclipse. A potent planetary alignment, the equinox supermoon eclipse heralds the arrival of a great burst of energy: the power necessary for new life to emerge from the (seemingly) dormant winter earth. If this winter season has felt particularly challenging, we can allow this supermoon eclipse to represent the shift to a completely new chapter in our lives.
During a solar eclipse, the moon, traditionally associated with our inner emotional being, temporarily blocks the light of the sun, representing our conscious awareness. While the light of consciousness is "off," - creating a disruption in ongoing mental processes like interpretation, classification, and judgment - we may open greater access to profound intuitive and emotional clarity.
With emotional clarity, it becomes possible to move "stuck" energy out of the way so that new emotional landscapes can emerge. When the light of consciousness comes back "on," we are receptive to new insights into what we must give up, change, or transform to manifest the highest possible outcome for our next chapter.
Fortunately, we need not "do" anything to harness the energy of this great shift. Rather, our simply being here on the planet at this auspicious time of awakening facilitates the alchemical process of transformation to unfold naturally, as all things do.
March Ha‘awina Hawai‘i | Mālamalama - Patience
Mālamalama means "the light of knowledge," and is also associated with English words including clarity, clear perception, and enlightenment.
Hawaiian creation myths refer to mālamalama as the light of creation that follows a period of darkness (po), as well as to the light of the moon (mahina), when it shines brightly against the night sky. From a mythological standpoint, mālamalama invokes the light of the sun as illuminator and life-giving deity in the sky.
Mālamalama also carries the meaning of spiritual enlightenment. In Hawaiian cultural teachings, mālamalama is described as the inner feeling of joy that arises when one becomes fully present in the task or interaction at hand. This joy compounds when one considers the collective as an extension of the self, and acts accordingly.
As we prepare for the Spring Equinox, we may contemplate mālamalama - the light - as the counterbalance to the dark. In doing so, we can help align ourselves and our loved ones with the inner light of clarity that inevitably follows the darkness.
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