My Autumn Heart
It’s been exceptionally stunning here in the alpine region while Autumn continues to dance in splendor. Every turn and every step along a trail has me repeating how amazed I am by the beauty surrounding me. I’m not sure what it is, but I find everything more incredible than ever before. Or, perhaps my heart is just opening wider.
Today, I’m mostly just wanting to share some of these incredible portal vistas with you, so that you can breathe in and receive what ever you need in this moment.
I’m also called to mention the animal messengers that are showing up.
We’ve been continuing to experience an abundance of wildlife encounters. I’m not sure what’s up, but we’re seeing more animals in the few weeks we’ve been back than we do over longer periods – especially bears. We came across three bears on a hike just two days ago with our friend (you might recall the injured momma and cub the week before) and the second they saw us they took off like a flash. The black bears here are very wary of humans out in the wild, which is a good thing.
We also saw a deer – synchronously I’d been thinking/talking about the pair of deer antlers I found in October of last year when we were away in similar surroundings and Autumn bounty. And our friend showed us the most precious little momma and baby bat he found transitioned, before he was going to bury them. They were both so tiny and passed peacefully together. We’re not sure why. Bats have been on my mind as well and when he showed them to us, it was like a huge a-ha. (Side note: No joke…Astrid thumped twice really loudly as I was writing about the bats)
I haven’t been able to capture photos of them all, as they’ve been too quick or it didn’t feel right, but I did manage to capture this sweetheart in the garden, below. I saw him twice in the same day – yesterday. I also think he’s the one I saw across the street when we first arrived home. This cottontail is quite large – one of the largest I’ve seen here. Can you guess who it might be grown up? Oh my heart!
I do also continue finding other messenger treasures like these five Steller’s Jay feathers reflecting the 5 elements that create balance.
There are mythology stories about Steller’s Jay saying he is a messenger of hope in disrepair, strengthens the will to live and teaches adaptability and survival, along with use of personal power and presence.
As we continue to ride many energy streams these days on Earth, I’m reminded that there’s potential for whispers to float across the air, rather than become sharp lashes that sting relentlessly. With the upcoming Scorpio New Moon and Solar Eclipse early morning of the 25th, we have opportunity to plunge into the shadows and discover revelations amidst all that’s been tucked away. Even self-imposed limitations may see the light and the Solar Eclipse supports opportunity taking us in new directions when we realize the core of what we’ve been operating from. Aligning with the truth of our realizations and allowing natural movement of emotions they evoke, can set the tone for break-away potentials and more satisfying outcomes.
As I look out on the landscape before me I’m reminded of the vastness of my heart and it reminds me with each expansive breath, that I can open it a little bit wider than it was the day before.
Experiences in life may harden us, yet I’ve found that the tighter we hold to things, the more they cling back and their tentacles trickle into every nook and cranny of our lives.
It’s hard to open to feeling deeply again because that includes possibility of feeling every kind of emotion.. not just the ones we deem more favorable.
I’ve found that the depths of any emotion are inclusive of the flip side of the coin and the deeper I’ve hurt, the deeper I love.
Emotions are a journey and no one can take that from us.
I only know that for me, when I shift my focus wider, my emotions have the space to flow more freely and move organically as a unit like nature and her cycles, rather than isolate unnaturally in a state of perpetual static or decay.
It makes a difference for me.
P.S. If you missed Thursday’s reblogged heart channeled message and mini update, there’s three crystal friends remaining.