October Reflection and Meditation
The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground, the air turns more crisp, the nights become longer than the days, and you are left in the midst of all this transformation. October is the month of powerful change, deep transformative magic, and this month in particular it is amplified by Jupiter entering Scorpio on the 10th, strongly aiding in this personal change toward empowerment and betterment. So, this month, immerse yourself deeply into your inner workings, ask— how am I ready to transform?
This meditation will be a powerful one, so make yourself comfortable. You may want to lay down or prop your back up with some pillows. Create a space that will be undisturbed, turn off your phone and the lights, light some candles, and take a deep breath. Inhale richly and exhale deeply. Do this until you feel present and grounded, and if your mind begins to wander, come back to your breath, inhale, exhale…
Now, ask yourself the question, how am I ready to transform? Remember transformation can appear like a burden, a feeling of resentment or sadness, or a constant tugging on your sleeve until you take action. Think about the parts of yourself you don’t necessarily want to have anyone else see — your shadow self. Honor yourself fully — look fearlessly at the parts of yourself that are maybe jealous, manipulative, scared, self-serving, or angry. Now, get ready to transform those feelings.
Being deeply honest with yourself is freedom. Once you look at your shadow self, your shadow doesn’t seem that big. To become truly, divinely, and authentically you is to fully accept your humanity. You are human, you are not perfect, and you have adopted coping mechanisms to get through life. Life is all about understanding what your truth is, and what you are willing to transform. No one else on this planet can do what you’re here to do, and everything you have picked up, experienced, and healed is a part of who you are. By you accepting your personal transformation, willing to face the dark and living your purpose, you empower others to do the same. Together, we can journey and heal.
This meditation is a tangible way to free yourself of what no longer serves you. Now, fully integrated, whole, and empowered, you can heal and love more deeply than before. Becoming aware is not always easy, so this step is all about being patient with yourself from here on. When you notice a part of your shadow coming up, embrace it, acknowledge it, and own it.
When you journey into the curiosities of your own consciousness, your relationship with yourself grows stronger and you stand in your power. Allowing yourself to begin this journey is an act of self-love. Many people are holding the same intention during this meditation, making it a powerful reminder that we are all connected and in this together.