Yesterday at noon, I sat in group meditation at the most magnificent Onedoorland Synergenius Stew to honor World Peace Day (during it's Saturn Return!). There, I found myself looking down on the Earth and remembered something new about our orbit around the Sun.
Virgo teaches us much about Libra. Our Virgo devotion to our sacred work empowers us with the independence necessary for right relationship. We might think independence is poison to relationship, but it is actually the medicine, for when we lose ourselves to relationship, surely the relationship is lost. Independence found through devotion to our sacred work ensures that we will not rush in and commit this folly again and again. Balanced relationship exists between two (or 9 billion) who stand strong individually. Together, two independent Lovers create a harmony that will never be heard when the strings are muted by need.
Today, on this Autumnal Equinox day of Balance in every way, let us set the intention to leave behind any restraints of need within that have kept us from truly honoring ourselves so that we may dive deep into the expansion of further honoring others and allowing others to honor us. Today, on this day of balance, let us choose Love. And so, before I head into the forest to celebrate this evening's amazing axial alignment, I leave you with this poem that found itself to me once again yesterday within the wise walls of the Make Love to the Mystery School:
The True Love by David Whyte
There’s a faith in loving fiercely the one who is rightfully yours
especially if you have waited years and especially if part of you never
believed you could deserve this loved and beckoning hand held
out to you this way.
I am thinking of faith now and the testaments of loneliness
and what we feel we are worthy of in this world.
Years ago in the Hebrides I remember an old man
who would walk every morning on the gray stones
to the shore of baying seals, who would press his
hat to his chest in the blustering salt wind and say his
prayer to the turbulent Jesus hidden in the waters.
And I think of the story of the storm and the people
waking and seeing the distant, yet familiar figure,
far across the water calling to them.
And how we are all preparing for that abrupt waking
and that calling and that moment when we have to say yes!
Except it will not come so grandly, so biblically,
but more subtly, and intimately in the face
of the one you know you have to love.
So that when we finally step out of the boat
toward them we find, everything holds us,
and everything confirms our courage.
And if you wanted to drown, you could,
But you don’t, because finally, after all
this struggle and all these years,
you don’t want to anymore.
You’ve simply had enough of drowning
and you want to live, and you want to love.
And you’ll walk across any territory,
and any darkness, however fluid,
and however dangerous to take the one
hand and the one life, you know belongs in yours.
Love, Planets, and Harmony,