May has arrived bringing with it the festival of Beltane in the northern hemisphere, the celebration of the mid point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. There is a sense of renewal and optimism in the air as we delight in the fresh new greenery and the many blossoms and flowers that are bursting forth everywhere in nature. For those in the southern hemisphere May brings with it the festival of Samhain, the midpoint between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Traditionally this is the beginning of a time of reflection and inner contemplation before spring comes again.
No matter where you are in the world May promises to be an extremely powerful month filled with potent opportunity. We were reflecting on this the other day and recognising just how important it is for each of us to make the most of the opportunities now presenting themselves to find new balance and alignment within ourselves. There is a recognition deep within our hearts that everything that is happening in our lives, no matter how challenging, is all a part of the plan that will eventually lead us successfully through the closing of this 5000 year cycle and into the beginning of the next, provided we are willing to face that which needs completion within ourselves.
The Wesak Full Moon
There is currently an unprecedented amount of help available to us from the Spiritual Hierarchy to help us all with this transformation and the month of May will bring yet another opportunity for us to connect with that help. The Wesak Festival, the second of the three great Spiritual Festivals of the year takes place at the Taurus full moon on May 9th. Like the other two festivals the Wesak Festival marks a time when the connection between the spiritual realms and humanity is enhanced and where we can collectively and individually receive much spiritual guidance and help. This is of course always a two way process and it is important that we place the focus of our attention and intention, upon receiving the out pouring of spiritual energy that is available to us at this time.
Reconnecting with the wisdom of the inner child
The energies this month will particularly support us in reconnecting with the wisdom of our inner child. Deep within our hearts our inner child holds the wisdom of our authentic self, waiting for us to be ready to consciously honour this part of ourselves once more. This inner journey will take us once again through the wounded layers of ourselves deep into the light of the truth of our original creation and connection with Source, bringing us a new resonance and alignment that will ultimately take us forward in a new way. A period of retrograde Mercury beginning on May 7th and lasting until the end of the month will encourage us to go deep within ourselves and to review and re-evaluate. While communications in the outer world can be easily muddled and misunderstood while Mercury is retrograde, our capacity to go within is enhanced so make the most of the opportunity!