Three years ago November became my freedom month and it absolutely still is, today is the third annual freedom celebration with friends at Renn Fest here in Charlotte.
In times of transformation I tend to not sleep and be awake at odd times. Certainly true as I type this and listen to music on my phone at 4:25 am.
November is apparently a season of transformation and I’m learning to soften and allow myself to lean into that rather than pushing against it as I have so often in the past.
The warrior journey isn’t about combat but rather about surrender. I don’t love that. At least not initially. Ok, maybe not ever.
But if I’m really honest, witnessing the magnificent unfolding that I can’t control or predict is pretty fucking amazing.
November (at least the early part) is Scorpio season and it tends to hit me in ways I didn’t anticipate with transformations I didn’t see coming. It is intense to put it VERY mildly.
My rational response is always to resist but I’m working on progress with breathing, allowing and embracing the wildly unpredictable unknown. Progress, not perfection. Or maybe progress is perfection in its own way.
One of the songs on my current playlist is an old favorite, Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. It seems to sum up my relationship with November so perfectly.
“Can the child within my heart rise above, can I sail through the changing ocean tides, can I handle the seasons of my life?”
I may have built my former life around a lot of things that no longer work for me. Right now, in this moment I can choose to embrace, allow, and surrender to magic that I can’t quite explain but feels right and true.
Alright November, let’s do this dance together once again and see how it unfolds. Life, death, life. This messy human experience is both brutal and beautiful. At the same damn time.
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