When I first jumped to The Power Path site for Lena Steven's monthly forecast, I was simultaneously met with fear and intrigue. "The Unknown?" I thought. That's can't be good... or can it? I love surprises. I mean, I hate it when people even try to guess the ending to a film. What's the point of watching it?
But at the same time, I realize that fear of the unknown is probably my biggest fear of them all. For me, that manifests itself in a fear of the ocean. If you know me, you know that this is one of my most painful dilemmas because as much as I fear the ocean, I love it more deeply than anything else on this planet. That said, my fear of the ocean comes from a place that is basically the opposite of claustrophobia -- it's a fear of the sheer vastness and abysmal nature of this being. So the reason I chose the image for today is two fold: 1) it's an image that appears to have no limit -- we literally can't see/don't know what is beyond our visibility, and 2) it's the physical representation of my own personal fear of not knowing.
So I've already emailed the forecast out to a small group of my family and friends who I know look forward to it as much (or almost) as I do. And I like to try and preface it with my own takeaways, along with some additional inspiration when appropriate. I came across a quote that worked well with this month's forecast, and today's awareness practice (my favorite app, and HIGHLY recommended) also happened to be in line, so below I've included what I sent to my friends and family this morning, bundled with few things together to remind everyone, and myself, that November's mystery shouldn't evoke trepidation, but it should inspire us to power through...
The monthly forecast is here, and November is THE UNKNOWN. Sounds ominous, I know. But as a continuation from last month, an open heart and open mind approach is key to letting the universe deliver that which is your highest truth. Create your foundation, find your balance, and let our most beautiful qualities, love & faith, lead you through the darkness with an optimistic heart.
Past failures, old beliefs, and stale routines breed only fear, and will prevent you from finding opportunities. Whether in lightness or darkness, there are always stars to guide us, but first we must be awake.
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
- Henry David Thoreau
And if you need a little help shaking off your ways of the past, try today's awareness practice:
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