Updated: Sep 24
All day long, Life has been riffing on a theme, spontaneously filling my mind with quotes that I've heard so. many. times. that they've just become background static, you know? eg: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results." Or "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." Or Lao Tzu's gem, "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
But today these quotes and maxims really landed for me! I really heard them. I felt a rush of excitement at the possibility of who I could become, and where my life could be by this time next year, if only I was able to get out of the deep grooves of my own habitual making; if only I was able to embrace the changes necessary in my daily life. Small, daily changes can lead to some extraordinary, magnificent places given enough time! It felt empowering! Liberating! Hopeful! So exciting! And then I thought to myself, "Jupiter's gone Direct!" Indeed, He has ...
Can you feel it, too? A sense of renewed hope and optimism for the future? A sense of possibility, and the renewal of flow, where before things seemed stuck, frozen, or impossible? Jupiter is ready to begin the process of expansion again. He's asking us to recognise that in order to accomplish the goals and Dreams that we recently seeded at Imbolc, we'll need to become the person who's capable of fulfilling these Dreams. Ultimately, this will include shifting our priorities; and changing the way we show up in the world. Our success lays in changing something we do on a daily basis.
Of course, change (5) is never easy. We're creatures of habit (4). We form our habits, and then our habits form us and our lives. We'll need to re-think how we focus our time, energy, and resources on a daily basis, if we're wanting substantial change. Otherwise, 12 months from now our lives will look pretty much the same way they do now. And come Imbolc 2020, we'll be making the same, worn-out, New Year Resolutions, yet again. *Shudder*
As Martha Beck once said, "Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis." Yes, this!!
Between Imbolc, Jupiter turning Direct, Uranus turning Retrograde, and Mercury activating the Eclipse Point from 21 January (for the third time), we're at a pivotal point in our lives.
Can you get really honest with yourself about your Dreams and what they'll require from you in order to come to fruition? Imagine how you'll feel in 12 months time, if you've successfully attained these goals and visions! Dream into the potential excitement and success of your Future Self .... and then allow your Future Self to call your Present Self forward. Realise that to reach that idealised Future Self you'll need to change at least one thing that you do on a daily basis. Change something.
And so it is. Blessings for the path, beautiful people! xo