Cosmic Insights for April 2019

 Life is a heady and bewildering mix of seemingly incongruent and random moments, often colliding into one another like the waves crashing in on the rocky headland or bypassing each other completely like two ships that pass in the night. Yet, whilst many of these moments appear separate and disconnected, none of them happen in isolation. Whilst we can single out individual moments, it’s hard to make sense of them until we step back to see the bigger picture as it’s the larger perspective that inspires us to try to stitch them together into something more cohesive and comprehensible in order to try to make sense of why things are the way they are.

The desire to make sense of life is the force that drives us towards the quest for wisdom as it helps us to understand how we fit into the world. And ‘fitting’, in this instance, isn’t so much about fitting into society or becoming one of the flock, it’s more of an existential understanding as to the meaning of existence and life. Whilst this doesn’t really help when it comes to paying the bills and dealing with life’s many hiccups, it can help us to step back enough to stop being tossed about in those stormy seas quite so intensely. Of course, this won’t stop the inevitable up’s and down’s of life, but it can help us to find some equilibrium.

Equilibrium is the middle ground, it’s the ‘safe space’ we retreat to within in order to find calm, perspective and inspiration. It’s all too easy to forget about the nooks and crannies within where true peace resides because we can get so lost in the business of getting on with life. Yet, without access to these oases within, life can become stagnant and without meaning because we become isolated and disconnected from our lifeforce.

April looks set to be a month for each of us to take some time in order to reconnect to the stillness and tranquillity within. Even when life is chaotic and tumultuous there are always ways to connect to the stillness as it never leaves us. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking some big deep breaths, other times we need to go somewhere truly peaceful or soulful, and sometimes we can go on a journey within through meditation to access the true gifts that reside within our heart and soul. Life may be busy and it may be uncertain, but when we take a moment to re-centre, our ability to manage this grows as we learn how to thrive in the mêlée of it all.

At the same time, April looks set to be a time of letting go. A time to cut away inessential clutter and distractions. We are all very good at getting lost in things to do, people to see and places to go when we need to as it’s often a way to avoid dealing with the really big stuff within. The more clutter we let go, the more freely we can breathe and the more wholeheartedly we can start living. Yes, this takes courage as it can mean letting go of the safety blankets we cling to out of comfort and familiarity, but it’s time now to believe in ourselves and to have the courage to truly embrace the essence of empowerment…

For now, I wish you all kinds of wonderful.

With love,