According to many of our astrologically inspired friends, 2023 is ushering in a time of evolutionary choice, reflective self-awareness and a time of releasing ourselves from the binds that we’ve outgrown. Although we are only a few weeks into the year, we can honestly say we are feeling it!
The paradigm is shifting. Our team is redefining, rebuilding, restructuring and renewing; a natural process in the evolution of meeting our personal growth, our organizational needs and this ever-changing environment.
John Donohue’s poem, For a New Beginning, spoke to us as we reflect on the journey, we all walk when embracing the new.
In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.
For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.
It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.
Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.
We all know the feeling of staying in the familiar. Of containing our hopes, dreams and desires within the boundaries of our conditioned sense of safety. It seems the energies supporting us this year invite us to check ourselves; to question our motivations and reasons behind the choices we make.
No doubt this will challenge and confront our ways of living, being, relating, consuming, surviving; and at the end of the day, we have two options. Repeat or evolve.
As we meet our growing edge, we wonder if you too are ready to venture towards the unknown with curiosity? To awaken your spirit of adventure and learn to find ease in taking risks?
Let go of your list of things-to-do, and need to care for any one other than yourself. This is a long weekend for serious self love and self care
It seems opportunistic to do it together. We have some amazing retreats and workshops coming up that might help to hold the space for the changes happening within you and around you. Like our Easter Come Home to Yourself Retreat 7-10 April and our regular Open Floor Dance classes happening most weeks. We invite you to check out our schedule for more info on what is coming up manaretreat.com
May we rise toward healthful change together!
Written by Jade Ferriere.