There is something absolutely magickal that occurs during the spring rebirth season that sets the tone for our entire year. It is no surprise then, that this can also be one of the most difficult times of the year emotionally too. As our bodies and minds come out of the deep slumber of winter, preparing itself for the rigors of summer play and fun, old patterns and negative aspects can clamor for attention and attempt to reestablish a foothold on how you see yourself and the world around you.
On a recent family outing to Defiance Park in Tacoma (images in this post were taken here), this notion was made very real to me. As my family and I were walking through the park noting the new growth on the rose bushes in the rose garden, and commenting on the cool and unique names some of the roses have, I was quietly reflecting on my 5 year journey of spiritual training and healing.
I grew up with a mother who was seeking spiritual truth. She was gung-ho on finding the modality, the experience, the leader that could help her understand and replicate a spiritual experience she had had when early in her sobriety. It felt like every weekend my mom was dragging me to another weekend retreat, week-long intensive, or drum circle, where she would test out what was being taught and juxtapose it against her very real, visceral experience of the divine.
All along, I felt like it was all B-S, and that she was searching for some impossible thing - something we were not meant to experience in physicality. I remember being 14 or 15, after my mom had come home from a workshop where she had learned how to help people meet their totem animal through guided meditation, I said to her "You know this is all B** S**t, right?"
I believed that I could see through the crap when it came to all that New Age, "Shamanic" and other mumbo jumbo, and would enjoy arguing against the existence of Jesus, God or any thing beyond our physical existence, especially as presented by religious organizations. You can imagine how many friends and family members I made uncomfortable during this period of my life.
This hard, crusty, veneer began to crumble five years ago when my children began attending a Waldorf School in Minnesota. We were exposed to the magic that is a Waldorf education, and were allowed to revisit our own childhoods as we participated in our children's education. Further, the ideals of magic and magical beings, wisdom and - yes - God were intertwined in all things Waldorf, and I found myself revisiting my belief system. Interestingly, my children began school 1/2 way through the school year, just before the emergence of spring.
Two years later, and a lot of softening around what I considered mumbo jumbo, I received a Life Activation at a local holistic expo. At the time, I was only agreeing to do it because my mom (yes, again ready to put her time, money and energy into something) paid for it, as I had a suspicion that it was just more New Age hocus-pocus.
My life changed that day, and has been on an entirely different trajectory then I could have ever imagined!
A couple of months later, I was sitting in a class - Empower Thyself - becoming an adept in one of the 7 Ancient Mystery Schools, still not knowing exactly why I was there. I have since learned to trust those moments when I am doing something when I cannot exactly explain why I'm doing it, as these have been the moments in my life where the hierarchy of light is working directly through me.
If you had told me five years ago that I would now have the ability to change people's lives and empower them in ways they could not imagine, including saving their life, I would have told you you were certifiable. I am humbled to be given the authority to teach Empower Thyself & initiate people into the brotherhood and sisterhood of light in the lineage of King Saloman.
The truth is, receiving a Life Activation and taking the Empower Thyself class saved my life, and has given me the ability to fulfill what I always knew I was meant to do - Make a Difference!
So, here I am in the beautiful surroundings of Defiance Park with the people I love most in the world, and I realize that my life is truly blessed. This spring, for me, is about fully standing in my power, releasing old patterns that keep me from the light, and stepping into a whole new way of Service to the planet and to my fellow human beings.
The task is something I take on with Joy in my heart. Every Life Activation I perform, and every person I connect with solidifies for me just how important the work I do is. I cannot imagine doing anything but what I am doing now, and cannot wait to build my community of initiates, friends, and family here in Washington.
I will leave you with this final thought, receiving a Life Activation may just be the best gift you give yourself, and the perfect way to set the tone for your coming year!
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In Love and Light!