When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you see? If you’re anything like me you’ll see a changed version of yourself every time.
So often it depends on how I wake up and the mood I’m in. There are days I feel accepting and even beautiful and there are days when I feel critical and plain ordinary.
Sometimes I look and see:
A woman who’s struggling
A heart that’s hurting
A soul that’s lost
And a spirit that’s weakened.
But then there are days that I see
A woman who’s strong
A heart that loves fiercely
A soul that’s pure and true
And a spirit that’s evolving.
Aren’t we all such a massive mirrored contradiction?
We’re like the moods of Mother Nature, like skies that change from hues of turbulence and grey to hope and magnificence.
There are days when the greyness and sadness is so overwhelming it feels like it’s stripped all the color and joy from my moments.
And then there are days when I wake to skies that reflect so much hope and wonder that it feels like anything is possible. And usually it is, when we believe in ourselves.
I’m going through such a period of introspection. There are days the intensity of my thoughts does my head in. What I’d really like is to find balance.
Like these salt lake waters and the mirrored clouds in the sky on the road to South Australia I’m forever seeking that elusive balance in life.
A few nights ago I steeped outside to watch the full moon.
I’d like to say I was enlightened and that I meditated but in reality Lamby woke up and bleated, the guinea pigs started chattering and our resident possum up the tree rustled and roamed in the shadows of the branches.
Still, despite the unexpected company which broke the stillness of the night, I felt the absolute beauty of the moment. And the peaceful feeling of being grounded.
It was nearly midnight and the cloud cover that surrounded the moon was so beautiful, so intense, it was like a monochrome canvas in the sky.
A little bit like my thoughts at times. Not clear but with a silver lining, and always hopeful for the year that lies ahead.
It’s Sunday morning here in Melbourne and coincidentally (or maybe not) when I opened my Gratitude Journal to write in it, this is what I read:
Full moon in Leo and Lunar Eclipse: “Healing energies that ground you and bring you out of your head and back into your body will be beneficial in this intense moon phase. Spread the love.
So that’s what I’m doing.
May we all love fiercely and not be afraid to show our true beauty to the world.
May we all travel serenely, accepting ourselves for who we are and not being afraid of all our light and dark shadows.
Loving not just our reflection but seeing the beauty within.
Wishing you peace, light and love as we journey on together.