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Emerging from the Cocoon (of Winter)

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In the Sacred Circle, we’ve been talking about the frustration of having one foot in Winter and one in Spring as we prepare for the seasonal change next week (Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere; Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere). On the one hand, we are ready to Spring into action; on the other hand, we know that we are close, but not quite there yet. The message we keep getting is, “Soon.”

As frustrating as this might be, what Universe is telling us right now is this:

I spent the last week of 2016 on a beautiful beach in Belize, where it was sunny and 80 degrees – very unlike the negative temperatures and two feet of snow back home. While I was there, I planned my 2017, as I usually do at the end of December. However, an interesting thing happened. In previous Decembers, ideas have flown out of me as I put pen to paper and mapped out my year ahead. This time was quite different. My plans for January and February came easily, but when I got to March, I got the message, “Wait until March and the rest of the year will be revealed.” The detail-oriented Virgo planner in me revolted. What do you mean I have to wait until March to plan the rest of 2017? I need to have a full picture of the year ahead right now. Nope. Not happening. Instead I was told that I had to wait for Spring.

Then a sense of peacefulness came over me. It was as if I knew that any plans I made for 2017 in December of 2016 wouldn’t come to fruition. I couldn’t force this. I had to surrender, trust, and wait.

I was reminded of a scene from one of my favorite Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In the scene, Indiana Jones (played by actor Harrison Ford) is faced with a tough decision. On the brink of a precipice, holding nothing but a crude map, he faces certain death. Yet, according to the map, if he just takes a step, a bridge leading to the other side will emerge. But only after he takes that first step into the abyss.

So is the energy of March, and of the Equinox. It’s time to let go of what is holding you back, believe and take a leap of faith, trusting in Universe and in yourself that everything will work out just as it should. It may not look like what you had envisioned, but it will be perfect.

“Give yourself space to let it be done differently; don’t expect it to unfold the way you’ve been planning.” ~ Lori A. Andrus

Yes, that’s it. As we move into this time of seasonal change, you may find yourself re-assessing your plans and priorities, including the goals you may have set for yourself two short months ago in January. That’s okay. Trust and take a leap of faith.

But what if your old stories about what you can and can’t do (or should and shouldn’t do) are holding you back? What if you’re afraid to take that leap of faith? Today’s video should help give you some perspective and a few reflection questions to help you make this transition into Spring/Fall a bit smoother.