These are not mantras for the fainthearted. They take into account that sometimes life is a bed of nails blanketed over by chocolate-covered rose petals.
At first, I tried to get back up and get going again, to soldier on, to get better soon, but it didn’t help. I needed to stay down.
The path of creation can become a path back home. The artist's process of creation can have the power of alchemy -- the power of magical transformation.
The third and final act of this operatic month comes as a solar eclipse that will make its appearance on August 21 in the grandiose sign of Leo.
Transformation isn’t something you choose, it chooses you. Considering what’s involved, no caterpillar in its right mind would ever choose to become a butterfly.
The alchemy of transformation is only possible with total surrender. Release all you know to be true to discover the magic of connection and wholeness.
We do this sort of heavy-lifting, soul-level excavating, deep-diving inner work to consciously disassemble, sever, re-member, and over time, integrate long-lost but reclaimed pieces of who we are -- to fully ensoul our self/Self.
You don’t have to go through a brain injury to experience death and rebirth. Break-ups, divorces, even getting fired from a job, are like little deaths that pull the rug out from beneath us.