This isn’t going to be one of my usual posts.. I ran across this picture uploaded from a friend who lives in Fairbanks Alaska. This is an image of what she was blessed to see on her trip to work this morning.
She stated that she felt like she was driving straight into fire. That got me to thinking.. There’s more than just fire in this photo. All of the Elements are represented here, and it really drove home the point of how much we really take for granted. These things are all around us, at all times. Even if they seem to have taken a minor vacation, they are there. This picture is a perfect representation of that very fact.. Air as sky. Fire as sun. Water as snow. Earth as the forest around you. While it’s true that manmade things such as cars and asphalt are also present, these are all things you can see, regardless of where you live.. the city, the desert. Some people feel they aren’t as connected to the Elements or to Nature itself if they don’t live IN that particular environment, that’s just not the case. As I’ve come to learn, Magick exists everywhere, if only we take the time to look.
While I was initially looking forward to Earth, as we near the transition back to Air, I can honestly say I’m GLAD it’s almost over. The grass is starting to come back, things are starting to bloom, it’s getting warmer out, and really, it’s just time. Winter months being what they are.. one long arduous pain in the ass, I embrace the return of Air with open arms. (No, not a Journey reference).
Speaking of Journey, I have had this song in my head all day.
Now, ya’ll know I love me some Journey. But for some reason, I can’t help but feel a particular draw to this song. Especially lately. Let’s look at some of the lyrics:
“Winter is here again oh lord,
Haven’t been home in a year or more”
Sure, its probably more metaphorical than literal. But as we come out of Earth into Air, it HAS been a year since I’ve been “home”. Air is where I started, as a Libra it is my element, and although I have really come to love what the other elements have to offer, Air is where I thrive. There are a few elemental references throughout the song, and despite whatever true meaning the song has, it isn’t hard to find the references to the different seasons/quarters of the year. “I’m stranded in the sleet and rain, Don’t think I’m ever gonna make it home again, the mornin’ sun is risin, it’s kissin the day” Sounds very much like someone waiting in the midst of the Earth quarter, in the dark of winter, for Air and morning, to return.
So this is where I am. Everything is a journey, and it really is about living each year, or even each week or day, like you’re starting over. The more you hold onto the baggage of the past, the heavier they will get until you simply can’t keep going. Just so long as you keep your eyes in front of you rather than behind, breathe a little and we’ll get through it just fine. I haven’t managed to make a few of the changes in my life that I wanted to make, but overall I can’t complain, and I’m looking forward to what my 3rd year on this path will bring. Stay tuned! This should be an interesting year!
**Edit: I just realized NONE of us posted during February. I hereby deem February did not exist. Thank you, that is all. XD
I could start this out similar to an AA meeting “Hi I’m Laury/Morgana, and I am a geek”. But geek does not even begin to cover it. I’ve been forced over the past months to accept that I am, in fact, a nerd. And I’m ok with it, I’m embracing it. Its just one of the things that makes me “me”. I’ve traveled a long path to find where I belong in this world, “the meaning of it all”. Whether I’ll ever reach that point is a mystery. In the meantime, I play the following roles: mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, geek, nerd, gamer girl, over-thinker. There are reasons I am referred to as So-Crates and Padawan. While there are things I am knowledgeable about, there are things that I have yet to learn. In the end, that’s all life is about..