While reading, enjoy my rendition of Stormy Weather, written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler in 1933.
I’ve always enjoyed Stormy Weather, especially as performed by Lena Horne. It seems apropo for the times, not because it laments the loss of a man in our life, but because it’s a metaphor for the sense of loss in our life, as we let go of everything of the old energy. For some, it’s the dark night of the soul….feeling like we don’t have the support we want. But as we are learning, the love and support will only come as we begin to embrace our own divine self. And the support is always there from our spiritual family, which is vast.
Another metaphor of the song is how we’ve been separated from our male energy, both as men and women. The male energy being that part of us that sets boundaries with others and with the inner critic. The part that protects the sacred, nurturing, intuitive feminine part of us. Now the two aspects of us are coming back together, re-uniting in a celebration of both qualities, both masculine and feminine. And once we embrace both, which is well under way, then if we choose, we can have that relationship with that ‘siginificant other’ in a much more balanced way. Or, we may choose not to have a mate. Either way, we will feel whole and complete within ourselves, first.
The masculine in us isn’t cold, angry, controlling, destructive. No, it’s fair, yet discerning, and speaks up on your behalf. The masculine aspect has been feared and revered. Neither are correct. It’s all about balance. One can’t work with out the other. Both masculine and feminine aspects were split off simply to be experienced as separate energies. But now we’re evolving into a unified consciousness, in which one won’t overshadow the other. We will still display male and female characteristics, both physically and emotionally, but we will be so much more balanced, more androgynous, self-contained.
No matter what is happening in our lives, the challanges, the physical, emotional, spiritual issues….it’s all designed to bring us back into the whole and complete, or rather, to remind us of the fact that we are already whole and complete….as we and gaia continue in the ascension process, the integration of all of our consciousness continues. No sense fighting it, we are undergoing a total recalibration of our human selves. We’re learning not to take things too personally now, because we recognize that our personal issues are universal issues. We’ve taken on these temporary roles as humans to experience what it’s like to separate ourselves from ourselves. Now, as we come back together into wholeness, we begin to recognize the game for what it is. The game of life on earth.
So, after every storm there is sunshine. In fact, storms are designed to clear out old, stuck energies. Just take some deep breaths, allow all the feelings to come through, try not to judge them, relax, and remember that life is just a game. But, If you’re not ready to call ‘game over’ then hang on, for the ride of your life!
Until next time, go well my friend!