This is the first post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression. Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation! Keep reading Day 2 by clicking here.
Life is filled with cycles.
From the cycle of the seasons to birth, growth, and death which we all experience. There’s no escaping the highs, lows, and cyclical nature of life.
The return of Fall is a time when these cycles become especially apparent around us. Tree people stretch their long yellow arms toward the heavens, and Earth’s natural energy slowly starts to recede back into her deepest of souls.
As life’s energy begins to become less busy, and more subtle, it’s easy to start feeling a bit lost. Fall is a time of big, meaningful questions, authentic reflections, and of letting go. It’s a time when, rather than run away from the impending darkness, it could be of value to lean deeper into this discomfort.
We tend to guard our hearts against the ever present cold by cozying up in our safe spots. If only we can sit closer to the fire….perhaps the cold nipping at our backs won’t leave frostbite there.
What if we opened up instead?
What if we too recognized our cyclical nature, and rather than run from the cold, we broke open to embrace it with our warmest of hearts? What if we invited the cold in and asked it to stay for tea? Would it find a cozy nest in our warm space or would it travel through like a wandering gypsy…grateful to be given space for the night?
In this time of transition, I invite you to break open with me.
I invite you to recognize the dark, to hold space for this deep mystery and through it all to find your North Star.
There is always a light in the darkness – we need only look for it along the way.
Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a small piece of my soul’s journey with you. I’ll also share a free pattern with each of these moments of self actualization.
My goal is to break open…like the seed that must surrender to the winter before blooming in the spring. To sit with the darkness and to watch a slow, cyclical transformation occur. To recognize that there is always a North Star…and to share this deep sense of connection with you.
Will you join me?
Let’s start the adventure with one free pattern, no $ limits, from my shop. After all, this promises to be quite the journey….we could use a really strong start. Thank you for joining me in this really important discussion!
Can you please help?
Depression, suicidal thoughts, and other big life topics can be really hard to talk about. Often times we end up struggling through these normal situations in a very lonely way…simply because we’re too ashamed to talk about them openly.
Through my own struggles, I’ve seen first hand how having a connection to someone in the same situation can be the difference between giving in and going on.
My goal is to bring more awareness to these topics and to helpful resources available in the battle.
Can you please share this post and help spread the word?
In Order to Get the Free Pattern:
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