MABON - FALL EQUINOX
The season of transformation and thanksgiving.
The season of death and sorrow.
The season of sacrifice of all that is no longer necessary, of letting go, of freedom from limitation.
A time to travel into the underworld of our own being.
A time to look at our shadow - that which shows us our limitations.
In the shadow we look for those beliefs within ourselves that need to be transformed into the seeds of our flourishing and of our thriving.
This is the period of releasing/sacrificing all the restrictions that keep us playing false roles in life.
That sacrifice leads to the death of the old way of being.
In nature, we can use the chrysalis state of a butterfly to describe this season.
The caterpillar transforms into the chrysalis and creates a 'seedpod' for itself, by completely changing it's being, it's activity, it's association with the reality of being a caterpillar.
It goes within to develop the seed being of a butterfly, integrating the new frequency of a completely new creature - a Butterfly, with the ability to fly and feed on the nectar of flowers.
No longer is it's life dependent on the destructive lifestyle of chewing on leaves. It will as a butterfly, celebrate life as a creature of air, feeding on the pure 'sattvic' food from flowers, the highest, purest, unmodified form of energy as a food source.
This season is our opportunity to do exactly that. The external situations in the world at this time, is a reflection of our process of becoming. We have been closed in by external events and we are forced to build the '6 foot shell' of our cocoon state.
Esoterically we are being pushed to occupy our personal space, slow down activity and distraction in order to shift into a state of becoming. This state is also known as the quickening, a process of transformation on a very deep level.
It is time to make peace with the ways of being that was not life supporting for us.
This process also allows us, like the caterpillar, to change associations - with ourselves, with people and with reality.
Mabon's blessing is the opening of the time to go deeper within ourselves and clean up, clear out unnecessary baggage, attitudes and activities, in order to make the space within our inner cocoon, for our transformation into a lighter, more expansive consciousness.
This new operational consciousness, will be our Butterfly State. But, before we get there, we have to transform every aspect of the caterpillar identity.
- Donna Maria Camps
for Sacred Tree Traditions