Today is the New Moon for this month. It brings in the Wind of the Shaman. This Wind is rare and may come only every 3 or more years.
I struggle with the Shaman Wind that is coming in. It holds all 8 Winds and can be confusing, overwhelming and complicated. It is important to be focused, so I am clearing my work space, my arts and crafts table and sorting through and throwing out old journals and excess of any kind. I noticed that I have bought a lot of new clothes this summer as I had to adapt to the hot and humid conditions here in Ontario. My old wardrobe from Alberta doesn't work here and it is time to give some of them away. Blue Jeans are way too hot in this humidity, as are synthetic materials of any kind. We are becoming a tropical climate.
But now the heat wave has ended and again we must adapt and change, put on warmer clothes and more blankets at night. I notice that as I get older, change is more difficult. Even writing has become an issue, with my eyes getting worse and the arthritis in my hands limiting my time on computer. The abrupt changes in temperature don't help any.
It is good to appreciate your youth and to prepare for old age. We don't think about it until it happens to us. It is a time for life review and reflection, if I can just stop being so busy.
The body ages as the soul expands. Looking back at my life, I see how amazing my journey has been, how blessed I have been with love, growth, healing and adventures that some people envy. Iu certainly did not lead a conventional life.
It is time for me to bring it all together in one neat package. In order to do that, I need to reduce my excess activity, conserve my energy and make the most of the time I have left, to stay focused on what is important.
This Wind in particular will challenge all of us to stay focused... because it combines all 8 winds in one. It can feel overwhelming and confusing if we are not clear on what we are doing and where we are going. It is hard enough for us Butterfly Clan people to stick to one flower at a time, now we must double our efforts to be aware and not scattered by the Winds, literally!
Everyone will feel the effects of this Wind this month, I pray the you find your way through the turbulence, stay on your path and find what works for your Soul's journey.