For the week of October 21 - 27, 2019
We’re stepping into the Via Combusta this week, the melting pot of alchemical transformation and multidimensional shape shifting. Change is key, and every transition reveals an ending and a beginning, requiring nothing short of complete surrender. If we want to manifest a higher awakened vision, we must be willing to let go of our attachments to the way things currently are.
Those attachments include our perceptions of what we think we’re seeing, the lens we’re currently looking through. Transformation requires changing the lens and the cleaning the filters, in order to see a new possibility emerging that we’ve never considered before. That moment of awakening prompts the newfound belief in unmanifested potential. When we step fully into that new belief, we embody new thoughts, and the alchemical transmutation process begins.
Transformation isn’t about tipping our toe in the water of something a little different, and then inching our way towards newness while still clinging to the familiar for stability. Transformation requires a full letting go, a complete melting down or dissolving of what was, until there’s nothing left. In the nothingness of emptiness, often referred to as the “Dark Night of the Soul”, all possibilities exist. We return to the darkness of the divine feminine void, the rich fertile soil of new growth. When we let go of all we’ve created and all that we’ve become, we can see the newness of divine resurrection, a brand new expression. Not a continuation of the old, but a complete and total new birth.
When the caterpillar transforms into the butterfly, it doesn’t go through stages that resemble the final outcome. It doesn’t keep parts of the old in tact while “trying on” wings to see if it feels good or looks right. The caterpillar completely dissolves unto itself. In relinquishing any attachments to the old identity, the caterpillar steps through a doorway that feels (and even looks) like death…only to be reborn in the most unexpected, miraculous, beautiful new life. The magic of creation, the magic of transformation, the magic of rebirth…this is the dimension we’re stepping into this week.