From September 27th to October 18th we are entering our last Mercury retrograde for 2021 and it’s all about relationships, and being peaceful and harmonious. It starts today, but in reality it’s been here all along. Peace has settled into my own corner of being, and I have shifted towards harmony, towards acceptance and towards letting go. I have reevaluated a few things and I have come to terms with a few things. Subject matters, big undertakings, letting go of dreams that were never mine, and even relationships and people. It’s done and yes I’m still standing and yes I am ok with it all. To not resist, to choose your battles, to accept and most of all to allow it all, without the need to justify and explain yourself is one of the greatest freedoms you will ever come to know, regardless of what painful injustice you’ve experienced.
This retrograde asks us to recalibrate our closest relationships and how we relate and communicate with each other. We are reviewing, rethinking, and we are revising our matters for improved balance. We are finding the fairness where it is required and we are lessening the grip of the past. It no longer has a hold on us. This is a time to expose what hasn’t worked for us. Here we decide whether we want to reshape and renew, or cut our ties and move on. How has our communication been! Productive, fair, respectful, efficient? Coming face to face with these questions is something we have seen all through the month of September as Armadillo Spirit suggests once more that we set Healthy Boundaries. We have first seen this message in April.
It seems that these cycles are repeating themselves now, coming to us in various ways and shapes as we peel away the layers and continue to shed what is no longer needed. Some intense conversations could be in store for us from the 5th-10th of October. We must be careful about what we say and most of all how we say it. Words can feel like a weapon when said in frustration and anger, something we might regret down the road. So a word of advice is to “Zip it” or at least think before you speak. At least consider how you would feel if your own sentence was told to you by someone else.
This is a time to continue our work, but it’s also a time to go inward and listen to our intuition. Don’t get so caught up on the goal that you are missing the process and the journey in getting there. And don’t get there by any and all means. The right way and unconditional love is the key, for its the only thing that will set us free in the end, with a peaceful mind.
Inspiration is all around us and can be found in the simplest of places. Once again the Minds Journal has nailed it with a paragraph that speaks to my current now. I feel spoken to as if someone looked inside of my heart and took note. One of the things that is ever changing for me is that time has become very important and has taken on a new meaning. I always knew not to take it for granted, but these days it holds even more significance. Perhaps we feel our mortality as we get older. Perhaps we become pickier and life teaches us not to take anything for granted. It’s a little like “Don’t sweat the small stuff” and it’s surprising how many of the once big things have turned into small stuff, no longer holding the same value.
Another thing that has changed is how, and with whom I want to share this most precious commodity and gift. How I fill my space and my time, whether it holds importance and meaning. Every moment is vital, meant to be felt and enjoyed. To be nourished, regardless in which way it appears. Of course we will always look for the moments that restore and fill the cracks of our breaking heart. Spent in solitude or with special people, these moments can only be shared with souls that truly get us. The Minds journal reminds us of our feelings and what’s going on right now. Take a peek.
“One of the changes you may be feeling right now is that you want to be with people who SEE you – the real you, all of you, those who get your FULLNESS.
It’s no longer about hangin’ with peeps you know just because you know them or have been in their lives for years; it’s being with those who understand all of your layers and dimensions.
They SEE your journey with deeper eyes,”
And I believe this is the point. To be seen with deeper eyes. To be embraced and accepted. No questions asked, no explanations, no judgements. Just pure love and comfort.
Frida Kahlo told her husband, “I’m not asking you to kiss me, nor apologize to me when I think you’re wrong. I won’t even ask you to hug me when I need it most. I don’t ask you to tell me how beautiful I am, even if it’s a lie, nor write me anything beautiful. I won’t even ask you to call me to tell me how your day went, nor tell me you miss me. I won’t ask you to thank me for everything I do for you, nor to care about me when my soul is down, and of course, I won’t ask you to listen to me when I have a thousand stories to tell you. I won’t ask you to do anything, not even be by my side forever. Because if I have to ask you, I don’t want it anymore.”