This week, we’re abandoning ship.
We’re clearing off the altars, pausing the anointing practices, and kissing The Priestess archetype goodbye.
Why? Did something happen? Are we mad? Did this mystical shit stop working?
In The Mystical Year, we have a practice that is a bit revolutionary.
I’d even go so far as to say it’s a game changer!
Yep, for about a week each season we cease our practices, stop focusing on a single archetype, and rest.
This rest period is everything.
It’s when we digest and integrate the transformation that happened during Imbolc & The Priestess season.
We let in settle. Sink in.
We empty out and make room for a brand new season with a brand new archetype instead of the way grocery stores go straight from Halloween displays to Christmas.
Wanna rest with us?
Wanna give yourself a chance to reflect, process, digest, and integrate?
Or do you wanna stomp on the accelerator and get through this life pronto! No time! Now now now! Panic! Demand certainty! Get shit handled!
I mean, whatever. It’s your call.
But we’re chillin’.
As we rest, our immune systems get room to breathe, our psyches air out, and our emotional bodies settle into full-on satvic bliss, a parasympathetic lullaby.
Rest brings us to a place of serious well-being.
When we rest, our systems get nice and efficient at telling things like viruses to fuck off.
Often, we rest only once we’re sick.
But why not rest preventatively?
You’re not gonna outrun a virus.
But you can let your immune system and your well-being do their thang.
So, relax. Watch this glorious planet shift us from winter to spring.
Don’t miss even a second of it.
There will never be another week like this one.
Go be with it. Out in it.
Breathe in the leaves unfurling, the buds pushing up through the long-frozen dirt, the birds newly arrived from southern climes.
Be with the hillsides covered in budding trees, the creeks thawing and running loud, the rain inviting the seedlings up into the sun.
Slow down and watch the sun reach places it hasn’t touched in 6 months.
Align with what keeps you well.
love & that-time-I-went-to-Puerto Rico!