Here we are.
We’re poised at a gateway that happens every day, every month, and every year.
And each time we’re here, we’re greeted by the same archetype.
It doesn’t matter what virus is going around, or what the stock market does.
It is consistent, insulated, and immune from things like that.
I’m talking about the gateway from dark to light.
And not the “dark” a lot of folks like to throw around as an unjust synonym for “bad or “evil” (ugh, can you tell I’m over it?)
I mean the sweet dark of night that cradles us when we rest & dream, of subterranean realms where seeds germinate; the privacy of a new moon.
This gateway happens every morning when the sun comes up, every month when the light of the moon tips toward fullness.
And it happens tomorrow, when we say goodbye to the dream world and hello to the light.
We also say hello to The Girl Child, the archetype of sacred imagination, curiosity, wonder, and play, who greets us at this gateway.
That’s not who we need at a time like this! We need a serious archetype with big, powerful magic! you might be thinking.
The Girl Child is exactly who we need right now.
She will problem solve with curiosity instead of fear and urgency.
She will find delight in the newness of this situation, instead of focusing what’s missing.
She will show you “what’s next” for your future with a well-placed trail of breadcrumbs.
We’re struggling to be present right now.
We’re worried about places we traveled or people we hugged, if we shoulda bought one more can of Pringles at the store (just me?).
Or, we’re far into the future, wondering what will happen with COVID-19, wondering when things will get back to normal, when we can hug each other again.
The Girl Child and Spring Equinox brings us here, to the present.
She holds her hand out to you, Come on! We’re gonna miss it!, she insists.
So you pause. You close your laptop and put your phone down.
You hold her hand and face east in the rosy glow of dawn, and when the sun’s first ray shoots across the sky, it is her giggle, her squeal and delight, that greet it.
This is so cool! she trumpets.
You look down at this creature, this underestimated source of wisdom, and think I woulda missed this if it weren’t for her.
You look around as the world lights up, brightening with each second.
She squeezes your hand again, and says Follow me!
Following The Girl Child, you step into the Light half of the year.
love & ya know, Light,
PS: this was taken 9 years ago. It’s my fav Girl Child picture of all time!