Hello, my loves! May is upon us, finally, after a couple of rather intense months. But to us, the arrival of May brings newness. And with this comes a need to reassess and create a new alignment, allowing us to welcome the newness into our lives so we may find balance once again.
|Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci|
Upon initial contemplation of the word "alignment," my first thought was the alignment of the physical body. But obviously this month is about much more than that. As I read The Power Path's May Forecast and Lena Stevens' explanation of THE NEW ALIGNMENT, I began thinking about how the physical body was, in some way, connected to the bigger picture. And then I landed on da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
Leonardo da Vinci spent much of his career observing, dissecting, and recreating the human body through studies and drawings. But why such a focus on the human body? As stated in the Encyclopedia Britannica, "Leonardo envisaged the great picture chart of the human body he had produced through his anatomical drawings and Vitruvian Man as a cosmografia del minor mondo ('cosmography of the microcosm'). He believed the workings of the human body to be an analogy, in microcosm, for the workings of the universe."
With this belief in mind, when the universe shifts or realigns, then so too do our environments and surroundings, and so too do we -- mentally, emotionally and physically. We can either ignore this and exist in misalignment, or we can accept the shifting of the universe and seek to be in alignment with it; to be in harmony with it. As such, if we seek to create new alignment within our bodies, our minds, and our surroundings, we should find that we can again be in a harmonious balance with the universe.
While the changes that universe delivers at this time may not always be positive or expected, we have the opportunity to accept them into our lives as such and reach a higher state of existence through them. Take note of Lena's Helpful Hints as you soak up this May, and remember that where you are now is only a temporary stop on the way to where you can go...
These times are amazing, unsettled, a bit overwhelming and confusing, scary but awesome at the same time, and full of new opportunities. What is needed now is integration and assimilation that will help create a new alignment serving as a new platform from which we can move forward.*c
- Lena Stevens