It is my goal to live with intention. This means that I move slow enough to feel the flow of energy around me…and within me…like it were waves lapping the shore. Because I am full of ideas that are either mine to birth or mine to pass on. If I am not careful I can find myself quite busy and feeling like the drastic shift between the rough transition of the changing tide and the barrenness of the tide has rolled all the way out with nothing more to give the shore.
I have chosen to mark this week with an intentional nighttime television fast where meditation and serene music are what fill me and not the news of the day. This has been a difficult transition but I have come to realize three things I truly want to acknowledge:
The End is Also the Beginning
Just as tides transition, so do seasons. Today marks summer solstice where I am, which means that spring has sprung and summer is sailing in. This also marks one year since I graduated from my ecopsychology studies at Antioch University Seattle. While my assigned coursework has been completed, my journey has just begun. Look back on this year I have found that the intentional combination of story, people, and place – narrative ecopsychology – helps me to stay afloat on the current of awareness.
Change Can Be Subtle
What is also important about this week is that it marks summer solstice which means I will be bathed in about 16 hours of sunlight. This is also a reminder to me that it has been two years since I quested for my life vision and realized, in part, that I am called to be a light in dark places. To honor that time – what I call my SOULstice – I will reflect on my desire to help others also balance when they find themselves off their celestial center.
One thing I am aware of on this day of transition is that change can be subtle, which means if you do not stop to mark your Soulstice you just might miss the subtle shifts of darkness to light.
What are you graduating from? What journey are you beginning? And if you did not stop to mark this occasion what might you have missed?
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