Last Friday morning at sunrise we stepped through a gateway.
When the sun rose that morning, we entered the Light half of the year; six months with more day than night.
And we didn’t do it alone.
The Girl Child archetype greets us every year at Spring Equinox, reminding us to pay attention to the themes of springtime and apply them to our lives.
She invites you to go outside and look around. She wants you to see yourself reflected in nature.
Here in Asheville, the mountains are veiled in an ethereal haze. It’s not the pastels of flowers, or even the light-green of fresh leaves.
The palette is strangely autumnal; shades of russet, red, and brown.
You know what’s causing that?
The trees are covered in buds right now, and the buds have a look all their own.
Buds announce transition. They say, something is coming. Things are about to change.
Buds are vulnerable & tender. A freeze or a big wind could knock them out, affecting the future or even the life of the tree.
Buds are potential. But they are also things in their own right.
They’re not a botanical purgatory, they aren’t a less-than version of a leaf or flower.
Buds are the archetype of becoming, a phase unto itself.
Like buds, becoming is a thing too, not just something you wait out until you’ve become.
OK, lemme ask you this, how silly would it feel to march up to a tree and ask how it plans to pivot?
Like, hey tree, it’s better to get this “becoming” stage over with and settle into something stable, secure, predictable.
Sounding a little familiar?
The Girl Child archetype wants you to look at nature and feel inspired.
What is nature doing with this extra light?
What are you doing with this extra light and this “new normal”?
The Girl Child archetype reminds you of the sacredness and necessity of this stage.
Give yourself time to become.
Embrace transition as a thing unto itself. Revel in the process.
That’s Girl Child medicine.
The Girl Child has a question for you:
Wanna be buddies?
(get it? Buds, buddies?)
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
But really, The Girl Child archetype helps you celebrate becoming; a transition where change is guaranteed, but the outcome is unknown.
Celebrate the mystery, celebrate the movement.
Celebrate, but don’t rush, your own unfurling.
love & new adventures,