Despite what they may tell you…the Devil you know is rarely better than the one you don’t.
You can love something that gives you black eyes and broken feelings.
The hardest is when that damage comes from someone or something that should be protecting you.
I think, sometimes, we know our abusers better than we know our friends.
Regardless of the credentials they may boast, they cannot do what they’re doing to you. You have every right to stop them. You have every right to escape them, even if it is somewhat more complicated than just leaving. You have the right to begin the process of becoming free, at any time you choose, for any reason.
Begin your liberation.
I'm overdue to comment on the madness. Apologies, darlings. Forgive me.
The seasons changed, and so did everything.
Midnight came on the equinox, and for some, brought a deep sense of dread. Those who get sad in winter felt that little twinge in their stomach, the nervousness regarding things to come, wondering how bad it’s going to be this year. For others, midnight was an unbelievable relief, bringing the change we’d been waiting for. The air turned crisp and the world came into focus. Things were suddenly more manageable.
If you are a person who fears what’s coming, I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. Be kind. Mind the words you speak about yourself and make sure they are not negative, even if you mean them in a joking fashion. Sometimes the sensitive heart doesn’t understand a difference in tone or phrasing and just hears criticism. Be sure to treat yourself as well as you treat your favorite person. Do not be embarrassed if you need to find a safe person you can check in with if you become imbalanced or start to feel out of sorts -- it's good to have someone close to you who is aware of what's going on in your head. It can be difficult to open up to people, but I assure you someone will be happy to help, and will be glad that you spoke up. You are loved. Let others help you.
If you are a person who is joyful to feel things shift, who is able to embrace the harvest and dive headlong into shadow work and Dark Nights of the Soul, then I welcome you to autumn and humbly invite you to join me in making this a memorable season, both personally and spiritually. Be fearless, for this is your time of power, and to squander that with fear, hesitation, or procrastination is foolish.
Use your surge of energy to help others as well as yourself, and please remember that kind words are never wasted.
We’ve crossed over into the dark time, now. Good or bad, a new leg of the journey has begin.
Live well, and be happy.
-- Sister Scarlett