Looking West

May the Angel of Wildness disturb the places

Where your life is domesticated and safe,

Take you to the territories of true otherness.

– John O’Donohue

In this time of Autumn and harvest, as we continue our yearly cycle around the Medicine Wheel, we reside, once again, in a place of honoring our feminine intuition. This time of year renders a gathering of our physical and spiritual harvest, taking all that we have learned on a personal inward journey. In this direction, we associate with the Divine Feminine principle – a soulful nurturing, inner knowing, and that of conceiving new goals as recent achievements are being assimilated. Similar to the harvest, this inner meditation illuminates us with the payoff of our conscious work.

By sitting in the west, we sit in the stillness of our hearts; we travel our inner landscape. We are reminded of the bear who resides in the west for it’s her nature to travel into her cave at this time. Resting here is like going into where the sun sets, as nighttime begins. The west is where the veil is thinnest between the seen and the unseen. It is where intuition is most keen and accessible – where we can tune into our inner, heart wisdom. It is a time of letting go, of surrendering. Creativity is often conceived in the west, and our surrender into the stillness opens our hearts to the limitless possibilities that lie before us.

It takes us going within in order to recognize our personal truths; who we are; and that of which we are made. During this fall season, remind yourself of these important wonderings by connecting with the season – take walks in nature, enjoy evening fires, meditate with the fire, gather in meaningful communities and spiritual circles, watch the leaves change and fall, be silent, be still, journal. Connect with the west by delving deep within, and allowing your feminine intuition to further guide you along this beautiful path.

I am grateful for the ease of going within and knowing the gifts I bring to the world.

To further remind yourself of connecting with your intuition and listening to your heart, revisit the February newsletter here: http://enlightenyourheart.com/?p=206

 

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