I’ve recently moved, oddly to a place where I grew up.
Once I moved out of home and away from the bayside area, I vowed I would never go back. Yet here I am. Back where I came from, yet in a very different space and in a beautiful home right on Moreton Bay with stunning and gifted views.
I’m on top of a hill and see every island in Moreton Bay. The first thing I do when I awake is go to the balcony and give thanks for where I have landed. The second thing I do, is take note of the tide. Astrologically I have a lot of water in my natal chart – Cancer sun, Pisces moon. I have always been drawn and inextricably linked to water. I’ve always been drawn to the ocean. When I lived in the US the lakes, rivers, snow and blizzards in Colorado filled me spiritually and emotionally.
So now that I am living near water and bearing witness to the tides, I find myself thinking about the ‘water’ and ‘tides’ of life.
The ebb and flow of the tides is a powerful reminder of life’s regeneration. Life is always in motion and things are always changing. We must all let go of bad habits, negative thinking, anything that doesn’t help us move forward and enjoy our lives.
Change can be difficult, but just like the changing tides, our lives are always changing. The Changing Tides bring new life and nourishment while taking away the things in our life that aren’t useful.
The universe around us is constantly moving—the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts.
In 2008 I went to Ethiopia. I had another reminder of about being connected to natural rhythms. With limited electricity and technology, I honored their way of life and went to bed with the sun and rose with the sun. There was no Facebook or text messages or distractions, so the quality and connection of conversations was more authentic, deeper.
In our busy lives we have lost the connection to ebb and flow and cycles. We have lost our connection to nature and each other. Do you honor your body when you are tired and rest or go to bed earlier? If it’s hot are you doing more cooling poses or pushing through a vigorous practice regardless?
Now that I’m near water and feeling connected to the moon and the tides I find myself questioning and inquiring. How are these qualities operating in my life?
How are they operating in yours?