Expectation is the subject of many spiritual conversations.
Buddhists believe that having no expectations is the key to a joyful life. Some new age paths state that in order to manifest, we need to visualize how it's going to be.
I've always been the type of person who puts energy and effort into what I want.
If i desire it, you bet I'm going to go after it. If it's something that is worthwhile, I put my time, my energetic and financial resources into it. Makes sense right? That's what we've been taught; we get what we put in, go after what you want, early bird gets the worm.
The Winter Solstice beckons us deeper into the shadows.
As the year draws to a close, we are called into the darkness, both in the external world as the days grow shorter, and within as we look towards all that was in the past year.
I've never been very good at arguments.
My Aries heart flares passionately, my Virgo Moon screams "build up the walls", and my Libra rising coaxes me into talking it out, attempting to find a solution. Warrior, armed guard, and diplomat rolled into one. I get pulled in a million different directions all at once, my words falter and nothing makes any sense. It's usually a mess.
Where I grew up, Witch was a bad word.
Within the deeply rooted traditions of the church, it was not a word one should associate themselves with. From the reactions of most of the people in my family, the clergy or those I became romantically entangled, it seemed distasteful, like the F word or swallowing something bitter.
What is gaslighting?
Gaslighting at its center focus is emotional abuse that erodes the ability to make decisions, feel self esteem or self worth, feel confident or capable. It shifts the balance of power in a relationship to the one doing the gaslighting. This emotional manipulation can make you question your sanity.
Autumn is a time for celebrating abundance.
Waves of amber grain flow freely in the fields awaiting harvest. Ripe fruit hangs heavy on tree branches. The hot Summer sunlight fades and the warm days turn cool as Fall creeps in. The days grow shorter and magic fills the air, spiced with the transformation that Autumn always brings.
What we believe is a potent spell that becomes our reality.
We are powerful creators in the world that surrounds us and what we know as truth shapes things profoundly. We are constantly adding fuel to these spells with out thoughts, our words and our choices. Everything feeds their flames.
We have been in the midst of very intense energy over the last few months.
During this powerful time of great change, we are looking to the areas of our conditioning and belief that continue to hold us back and shape what we envision for the future. This is calling to what we have been taught from our family and society in a big way.