photo by Bryan Goff
Referred to as the “Ring of Fire”, tomorrow marks the powerful triple alignment of the Summer Solstice , Solar Eclipse and the New Moon in Cancer.
As the longest day of the year, the summer solstice represents the brightest day of the year, the most light filled and life giving. The new moon is the dark womb space, a time for introspection, deep imagining of new directions and planting seeds of intention.
In the archetypal sign of the mother, cancer rules our emotions and invites us to feel everything. This new moon may bring old wounds and deep hidden traumas to the surface, in order to be seen, felt and integrated.
As the saying goes “to feel is to heal”, so allow yourself to cry, grieve, laugh, be angry, rejoice, forgive; welcome and love all of your emotions as a mother compassionately comforting her divine children. Every part of you wants to be seen, loved by light of your awareness like the warmth of the sun.
Being alive during these shifting times is intense. And hard. Transformation is not an easy process. Neither is childbirth. But we know that the outcome is worth the work.
With all the changes we’re experiencing, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Some would even say that we are experiencing collective trauma as a result.
Trauma happens anytime something overwhelms the physiology of the body and inhibits our ability to stay connected to ourself or others. We’ve all heard of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, and it’s become a modern day epidemic.
Stress is a normal part of everyday life. New research in the field of epigenetics is finding that it’s not so much the amount or kind of stress we experience in our life, but how we respond to the stressful stimulus, that determines the difference between surviving and truly thriving.
Less well known, is a response to stressful events known as post-traumatic growth. PTG...