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Helm of the Heart

We are the ones we've been waiting for

by Andy Warhol

Venus- Andy Warhol

I’ve been on a bit of a technology detox for the last few days. I was sick with the flu over the weekend, and feeling drained of all of my vital energy. I had planned to write a post about the Venus transit before it happened, but life interfered.

The transit of Venus is a rare event that occurs in 8 year pairs (June 2004/June 2012) every 121 or so years.  Venus represents the divine feminine, love and harmony, and its presence in front of our sun is thought to activate and shine light on the divine feminine energy within our earth and ourselves. This integrates with our masculine energy (which is dominant on our earth, currently) and brings about a great balance between masculine and feminine, yin and yang.

There is also a surge of creativity and communication taking place between transits. I think about the previous transit in 2004, which I knew nothing about. I was just graduating high school and although the internet was definitely up and running, it was nothing like it is today. Since 2004, there have been many strides in our ability to communicate as a whole, as a human race. Alternate news sites are readily available to anyone with internet access. I think about Wikileaks and other organizations that have used our technology to expose great injustices and increase awareness among people.

I awoke this morning, feeling reborn. I do not know if it has anything to do with the Venus transit, but I know that I awoke to lightness, calm, and a strange feeling that something inside me has changed. While I was sick and shunning the demands of the outside world, I kept trying to reassure myself that I needed time to allow for healing and integration, and that I was not suffering needlessly.

Lately, when I am feeling heavy or sad, I go outside and surround myself in the beauty that is this planet. I walk barefoot, look around and think about how fortunate I am to be here, at this time.  I try my best not to feel guilty about taking time for myself, to heal myself. I am the most effective when I am well-rested and rejuvenated, and I want to be as helpful as possible to the people in my life.

School is out for summer on Friday, and I am SO ready. I can’t believe I’ve been a teacher at Sheppard for four years. To think how much I have changed and grown in that period of time, and then thinking back to the transit in 2004- it is amazing to see and feel how much has changed. I’d like to think that Amanda circa 2004 would be proud of Amanda 2012 🙂

♥ /☼

Amanda

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