Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

ANAÏS NIN

The new moon energy is upon me.  Testing, begging, to release the past and embrace what is to come.  It is a time to be introspective and I am feeling that deeply as of late.  Finding my shadow side, exploring it, accepting the darkness while still recognizing the abundance of LIGHT required to cast such deep shadows.  Finding those aspects of myself that no longer serve me and flushing them out.  It has been a time of creativity, playing with watercolors, drawings, collages etc.  Lots of MUSIC.  Lots of sage burning.  Some tarot cards.  Pulling cards that are so clear: all about growth, personal strength, undoing self-doubt, letting the LIGHT shine BRIGHT .

Growth is hard work.  Learning to face my weaknesses, to see OPPORTUNITIES rather than defeat – ooph, it can be exhausting!  But I think worth it ultimately.  I have faith that I can do it, out here in strange lands, floating on my own…I can do it.