“Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.”
~ Michael Hyatt
Unicorn Guidance Thursday 13 September
Ruling Archangel: Sachiel (Jupiter)
Crystal of the day: Lapis Lazuli
Lunar phase: Waxing Moon in Scorpio
It takes courage to keep growing. It takes the kind of courage that keeps the eyes of old folk glimmering with mischief when most of their peers have gone dim-eyed. It takes the kind of courage that accepts darkness within as well as in the world.
This is why some types of ‘spirituality’ have no growth zones. There is no acceptance of the darkness – no acceptance of the mess and murky emotions that we try so hard to repress. Anything perceived as ‘negative’ is shunned and duly pushed down into the deepest, darkest corners of the psyche. This is as true of some forms of traditional monotheistic religion as it is of some New Age movements, by the way.
These movements attract the kind of people who prefer spiritual bypass and think it is enough to believe that they are perfect – no need for any inner work or the kind of brutal honesty with self that breaks us to the point where we can start the real growth work.
But you’re not like that and when you grow old, your eyes will still be filled with light. You have compassion for all of it and no small amount of humour when it comes to dealing with the mess within your soul. You know how to laugh at yourself when you get back up for the umpteenth time and brush yourself off. You know that it is only by falling over that you can learn how to walk.
What messy emotions are you dealing with today? Well done for dealing with them at all – It means you will grow by leaps and bounds!
What part of you/your life could do with a bit more acceptance today? Listen for that harsh voice of your inner critic to find it and thank your inner critic for pointing your failings out. Then allow your inner nurturer to take the lead to turn the compost over and start planting new seeds in that glorious mess.
Where do you need to show courage today? What is coming at you from the outside? What inner demons are demanding that you face them square on? How is what is happening on the outside acting as a mirror for what is happening within you?
The combination of the 6 of Wands and Medusa is strongly resonant with the waxing Moon in Scorpio. Use the energy of Luna to dive deep today and yes… you will get dirty. This kind of work isn’t for people who are more concerned about how their nails look on Instagram. It’s for people who don’t mind sharing their soul with the world, for the Highest Good.
We all have the face of Medusa at times. And that is OK. I hope you have learned to love your reflection. If not, pluck up the courage and your mirror today… It’s not too late!
Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward – get real with yourself. ~ Bryant McGill Click To Tweet
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Lisa (aka Kallista)