A Phoenix Rising

Artist: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

 

Lightning flashes down through the center turning you into a mound of feathers.⠀
Like the Phoenix, you rise out of your own ashes. A force of insight. New and found.⠀
This momentum carries you into the next phase. You are transformed. You are witness. You are broken open, again.

You are the guardian to your own unfolding⠀


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With this eclipse season there is a lot of energy opening and closing. A thousand cycles per day exchanging preference with perspective. There are choices to be made. Everything is available yet nothing is given. You must choose. The action you take will state everything.

In a small window of time you are being asked to look directly inside yourself and align with the highest directives of your heart. As you move forward you want to feel connected to what is true for you. This is a time of re-evaluating your priorities and sitting with what Is.

Letting go of past hopes is, right now, a steady means for maturing the movement towards your aspirations, those that call to you from inside. There is urgency around this phase of growth and a regenerative quality to this expansion. All of it pressurized by the solar eclipse.

The future is opening a portal on the past unveiling a gateway for you. A new direction is being offered. All you have to do is choose it. Move ahead with the least amount of attachment to the outcome. Notice tendencies that arise around old suffering. Patterns like these can keep you feeling stuck, in pain and disempowered simply because they are no longer relevant.

Amidst this transition come important questions around what it means to be in relationship with what you want. The invitation here is to feel your own radical self-acceptance. This is a time of alignment. The future you are building is always a reflection of the choices you are making now. You are piercing through illusion and holding ground for something more withstanding.

Be gentle with yourself. Create the space to see yourself. Hold what is dear. Contemplate the directions available. Honor all the feelings. Tether yourself to a daily practice. Commit to your deepest heart.

Athena's Moon

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

As you shed the old skin

allow this new moon to touch you

Remind you

You are light floating in time and space

 Illuminated and buoyant

Creation created

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As we turn the soil this season become aware of what has been and what is becoming. Note to Self what needs changing. Let it go. In these fluctuating times and with the world handing out flippant truths it is imperative for you to remain honest with yourself, heart centered and authentic. 

As we move through this next phase of the new moon you will want to harness the power of subtlety. Be intentional. Utilize your intuitive and creative abilities for seeing a situation beyond the surface and feeling into it more deeply. This will ask you to look at aspects of your reality in varying degrees and reassess the relationships that have held you in limbo. 

Release any energies that distract you. Continue on. Focus on cultivating the firmly rooted contracts that keep you tethered to a sense of purpose. 

By the time you realize what needs to happen, you will have naturally journeyed beyond the physical form of this question and into the soul essence of its meaning. You will know your answer clearly and it be easy for you to let the issue go. In its place, and with hindsight, you will be able to see how all along a new course of action has been building for you. 

Remember, as you continue on, to make ample space within your body to receive, stay open and available to inspiration. With heartfelt gratitude any thing is possible. Even the forms of divine guidance will suddenly seem obvious. 

This is a time of understanding what is really going on at a layer deeper than before and through this process recognizing how well you listen to yourself. When the significant reference point of You is clear it becomes effortless to align with the principles that support what you want. As you move through this fluctuating period and shift in perspective remember that any emotional upheaval is there to redirect you back home within yourself. Even if this seems like something you have had to heal in the past, the time is now to make peace with it, let it rest, so that you can move on. Making yourself whole again.

As the foundation of your inner knowing is strengthened and revitalized you will move quickly beyond old, familiar patterns and into a new way of becoming you all over again. 

 ♡ 

The Hue

Artwork by  HHEININGE

Artwork by HHEININGE

close your eyes dear one,

feel the soft subtle glow

 of the light that touches your brow,

this is the solace

this is the touch 

the source 

that will guide you, 

home.

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To let go means to adapt. Disillusionment is usually the messenger when change is on the rise and we are on the other side of order. Disorientation is just another leg of the journey, a facet of our own transformation.

At this time, we are being asked to relate to role of chaos within the grander architecture of change. As we move through the disorderly conduct of the world we eventually arrive at a point of recognition. This insight offers us an entirely new lens through which to see. And we begin to notice, what the structure of the world once was to us, is now beginning to render itself obsolete.

We begin to see through the false promise of reason and step into the next phase. Living by the values we stand by, embodying the wisdom we believe in and establishing a slow, far greater, common ground for us all.

In the context of unpredictability we may feel the urge to fight and hold onto what we once knew to be true, but this comes with a price. With a field of changing facts it is necessary to navigate the unknown. To move with exacting decisiveness, develop new skills and act without the hope of guarantees.  

Looking from the wider scope we can recognize uncertainty is pushing us, appealing to our innovative nature, beckoning us to a grow a new appendage.

This new direction requires us to look inward. This is not to suggest we ignore the circumstances around us, but rather instead prepare the ground of our intellect for what is to come. The answers for the change you seek will rarely come from a source outside of yourself. 

Give yourself the time to reflect upon what holds the world there for you? What holds it all together? What is the common thread that moves you from disillusionment to truth, from disharmony into balance, from dissolution to creation? What singular ingredient moves you beyond words into action?

As you receive guidance through daily meditation and practice take the focus back into your vision and let it all settle gently within you. When the core vision is crystalline all parts of you move in unison.

Explore the space between awareness, observation and understanding. Know that the key to insight is always available. Trust in the grounding power of your body. Create the space for breath and intention. Move the details into the next phase of possibility.

As you connect with your heart it opens. It opens and reveals an awe-inspiring power. In whatever form it may appear to you in that moment, take note of it, express your gratitude for its presence and let it embolden you. 

As you surrender into the greater flow you will feel the pull, the draw, the necessary currents of life that will guide you on your way. Remember to listen. Remain awake. Be patient and generous.

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

 

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

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We each have a path to travel. Every soul delicately shaped by the vibrant flame that ignites into Being. And though the how and the why may seem concealed to us, life simply continues to nudge us in the direction of consciousness from which we came.

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In this deeply fractured time it is vital to acknowledge the damage done by divisiveness while remaining aware of and connected to the principles for healing. 

This strong presence of fear that pervades our culture is, to say the least, deeply troubling. Our biological systems are laden with anxiety and judgment, which can block our collective access to clear seeing, information and insight. When a mind is plagued with illusion it manifests a reality that is out of touch with the wisdom of Life.

As we receive the spaces of who we are, we begin to map the subtle blueprint for wisdom and action to move in tandem through the world. This integration of inner wisdom and outer conduct is, without question, extremely necessary at this time. 

When we respond with a genuine responsibility to upholding ourselves and others in the light of truth we become available to weaving the paradoxes of life with solutions. 

One breath at a time, we arrive, at the tender footprint our soul has long held there for us to find.

The architecture that keeps things there for us is our capacity to hold a space open for inspiration. The inherent design to all of life. The seed of everything. As we transition through uncertainty the full range of emotion is to be expected. The final remedy will be your readiness to be centered and move forward with an empowered stance. 

Kindly notice when you feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Remember the ways in which grace, gratitude and generosity speak for you. Stand firmly within your heart to tap the rich and vibrant, powerful goodness that life offers through you. Authorize within yourself the natural bond you have to becoming free, in body, mind and soul. Listen for the wind, the breath, the currents, that bring the fire back to you. Guiding you back home.

MOON WISDOM

Source Unknown

Source Unknown

 

What a brutal facade protects on the surface masks a deeper frailty underneath. Bullies are a dying breed.

To ask of you to have compassion for brutal forces may seem like an impossible task, but the time and the asking of you will come. What is marked on the outside as “other” is a reflection of the healing needed on the inside. You must and you will find the courage to stand in your heart for what is free. Your conviction will encourage compassion. And as you look your demons in the eyes you will notice a tear is shed, just to the side. 

It is a time for you to grow. In the face of adversity your armor always will be the symbol of your soul bearing grace form your heart. Mourn not your personal losses, but of the common loss of innocence. 

It is precisely these moments of destruction that deliver who you are, define who you will become and reveal who you will serve. Invite your heart to speak for you. What is hopeful is also rugged. 

The energy forming around you is there as if to carry you all the way down stream on an adventure you may not have initially chosen for yourself. Part of the lesson here is to let go and pay attention. Unpredictability is the form of Grace reminding you of the bigger mystery, the cosmic order of things. Sometimes there is nothing to prepare you for the phases to come. 

Having a central practice to keep you grounded and focused is essential. In times of great change you must own your center, acknowledge when your wounds are speaking for you and authorize a new voice to be heard. 

Listen to your heart. This takes commitment. This voice is there for you. It is small and it is loud. She speaks volumes of wisdom, but comes only when you fully respect her truest desire. There is a flame, a spark, a fire in you anew that can be seen by nightfall. When all others have returned home you will have chosen to stay. initiated into the folds of what you needed to hear. By the fireside of your transformation the wise one will rise, whispering to you about the journey ahead. Only you will know the unfolding, an essential seed, and like a star she will make you shine.

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MOON WISDOM is a collection of Akashic Readings that I publish weekly in alignment with the lunar cycles.

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PISCEAN MOON

Artwork by MYSTICMAMMA

Artwork by MYSTICMAMMA

 

 Please know this is a remodeling, a shape-shifting of perspective, and as a result the ways in which you are beginning to see the world are disorienting as they are newly forming. 

There is a matrix of information and energy swirling around you at this time. In other words, you may feel especially busy just now with all that is coming at you. At times this could feel as if your world is falling apart. The false structures, that have contributed to levels of understanding thus far, are being revealed to you. You have outgrown their usefulness. In this space of dissolution we are invited into the rapid momentum of change. This element of flux asks you: “How will you move forward? How will you repurpose your beliefs into new paradigms of personal growth and possibility? How will you create?

The steps ahead may not always appear as quickly as you would like and that is because you are building from foundation that is new. Connecting in with your intuition is vital and will be designated for you. Take time out of your day to remember your personal intention for work and play. Create daily reminders for focus that will help you feel more grounded while in the midst of process. Carve at least 1-3 minutes out of your day for simplicity and spaciousness, even if this takes place while in a bath or shortly before sleep. Delight in the luxury of knowing how to breathe into your heart space. Check in, ask yourself how am I feeling in this moment? Become sensitive to the needs of your body and mind and make the time to tend to them. Evaluate whether or not you are on track with what you want to be experiencing. Be honest and gentle with yourself. Truly commit to the invaluable opportunity you have, in any moment, to connect in. 

You are the architect, the invisible hand and the blueprint. You are the pyramid being built. You are the legacy. 

Spiritual practice is nothing more (or less) than listening to your Self, with devotion.

The question this week is: “How are you establishing the ways in which you inspire your life awake?” 

Listen carefully, delicately, to the silent (yet often too loud) voice that nudges you from deep within. You know the one, the subtle yet firm orator that sends you love letters in the form of affirmations that float to the surface of your awareness when you allow them to. These powerful inner truths are your pathway of knowing. The highest form of guidance available to you is your own. Make the space to receive it.

Clear the way for your mind to hear the messages your heart wants to deliver. Honor what genuinely wants to come into the frame for focus and keep a steady eye on your dreams. The intimate details of your plan do not go unnoticed, they are felt by everyone. Listen to the offering the space of patience has for you. Become deliberate for the sake of desire. Hold yourself sweetly in the arms of creation. And swim on, lovingly, in the Piscean waters of this creatrix womb.

Many Moons

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

“…with an open palm she began to listen, and when it all started to happen

she said yes.”

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A new leaf has turned. There is no teacher, other than you, for where you are headed. With only an inner compass to guide you, do you now walk the path that has been laid at your feet. 

Your words listen to themselves as the echo resounds through the tunnel of change. You are the scribe that deems the terms and conditions of your heart. A new work is in progress, and on its way.

For this phase of the waxing moon it is important for you to recognize the pacing that has come into play for progress. There is much excitement that comes with the New Year. A new plan with new ideas pulls you forward. And while this is what we have all wanted it is also necessary to honor the phases of you that have come and gone. Blessing each one with a sense of gratitude. 

As you move forward it is wise to consider how to optimize these past experiences into new forms of energy for the next steps ahead. The duty of this time, the substance that holds it all together, is your commitment. Though you may feel vulnerable in the beginning, the position you take within your heart is the crucial ingredient for success. 

Gently remember how you have gotten stuck in the past, how a certain frame of mind set limits to what you thought was possible. Bring a soothing light to those situations/relationships and let them go with forgiveness. The effort you will need now is to shift less optimal patterns for newly identified roles that in the end will benefit you and serve the desired outcome. Supporting you at the level of your highest gifts.

Trust the process. Trust your-Self.

Sometimes when we are still making the transition we can miss the value of nuance. Notice the details that capture your imagination within the phases less familiar (or unknown) to you. Instead of dismissing your courage, move from what is all too familiar towards your own newborn state of curiosity.

When moving into the next forthcoming dimension of ourselves we must be willing, to some degree, to shed the rigidity of our pre-conceived ideas and travel the distance of what we do not (already) know.

In this way we innocently become our own truest ally and most dear companion. Loving ourselves through the missteps while cheering ourselves on as we bravely take the next step into the slightly varied and newly invigorated unknown.

FERTILE MOON

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As you Open

you feel your body ascend

there is a natural light that pours through you

keep this light aflame

for all may need it now

to see

more than ever

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There are celebrations on the way and so there should be. Take the time now in these next few weeks to connect with those you love. The dear ones that you keep close to your heart. Remember the joy and delight that rests at the core of you.

 Though you feel immensely drawn to sincerely solving the world’s problems through every means  available to you, there is a time for that and a time for recouping your perspective.

Touch into the warm fluidity of compassion and grace, allow the lightness to flow from you. For when we are able to breathe a little deeper we console others by simply giving our presence and resolving the search for connection and forgiveness. 

This is a time of reconciliation. Above all an integration of the ways in which the forces of light and dark co-mingle within you. It is a time for self-discovery and deep learning. You are laying down the stones for a new path. One by one, slowly and with patience. 

There is a faint newness about you. One in which you understand and one that is true beyond what you have known. Follow the way of your heart with delicacy and precision. Allow this time of transformation to turn from within you. Anchor into the real knowing of your body with sweetness and care. Welcome with an open palm this new energy coming in.

Collectively there is a re-prioritizing going on. A re-ordering of the human imagination. This is happening on both the physical level and on the level of spiritual understanding. In other words there is a longing present within the human mind. A divine discontent leading the upheaval in various states of consciousness.  What is needed now is a steady, strong voice of centering and belief from within, one that embodies both logical navigation and energetic alignment.

There is no rulebook as it pertains to us in the universe, even though we hope at every turn there will be one. The universe is random - powerful - yet random. We make our choices and we do not have command over their outcome. Not everything is up to us. We don't always have the ability to determine what the ultimate value of a particular experience is, was or might be. In a very clever way life presents us with these gaps in knowing and invites us to see our separateness as the birthplace for interconnection. 

It is precisely here in these spaces of (mis)understanding where creativity dwells and calls upon us. It is in this gap of knowing where the seat of the world is made.

It is here, in the silence and noise of our lives, where we recognize ourselves as the authors of this world awakened. In these delicate moments of perception we begin to see our selves more for who we really are. In our most vulnerable moments, tender like dew turning to ice, is when creation's inception is present. There is a kind of accuracy too. The heart Opens. And we willingly place ourselves upon the subtle untouched beginning.

When we clear the debris of what we think should be and move into the space of what IS we harness the power of what needs to happen. We become relevant to the flow of life that will carry us into the next stages of growth, understanding and compassion.

Calm. Steady. Clear. Intention. This is the direction you are headed. 

Close your eyes. Hear the sound of your beating heart. This is how a new world begins. In the dark fluid consciousness aware of its own becoming. 

One breath at a time My Dear.

Honor the delicate unfolding that is You right now in this moment.

 ♡ 

 

 

The Dark Moon

A Moth  -  Gigantic Wings  -  Winds of Change

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The archer has her aim on something higher. There is a twinkle in her eye and as she looks above she hears a cacophony of sounds, not her own, but of angels. As their wings flap, incredible gusts of wind settle overhead, full of power, blowing her hair wild. 

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This new moon energy holds the same amount of intensity as the cyclone in the Wizard of Oz. “We’re not in Kansas anymore”, Dorothy says. And so you could say that, yes, there has been an erie settling into a poignant phenomenon we might call a paradigm shift. (Look up cyclone clip from the Wizard of Oz.)

In these last weeks you have been preparing for this. Letting go of thoughts that at one time or another might have sufficed. Yet, by now, it may already be clear to you that those ideas were attached to certain way of thinking. That thinking you were used to has now been dismissed. No matter whether you are caught up with the current events or still hiding under the covers, some part of you recognizes that your old ways of thinking cannot solve these new problems. A definitive shift in thinking (and even feeling) has arrived. 

So what to do now? …

Though it may seem counterintuitive, one of the most pro-active choices you have right now is to sit still and create the space within you for guidance to flow in and for rage to flow out. Understandably, it has been a terribly difficult time and remember its not over yet. 

This dark moon is a time for purging. Allowing for old hopes to pass, to honor the losses and admit the space gained for reflection and for change. This is a time for R E L E A S E and (in some part) to let go of your rage. To nod at the part in of all of us that is saying: “This shouldn’t be happening”.  Transmute your anger, string your bow for something higher. Transform the extra chaos in your mind into a space that will birth Y O U anew. 

Take time to soak your newly born skin in a hot sea salt bath, cleanse and open. Allow for toxins to be released. Allow is the key word here. Do not force this process. This is a powerful surrendering of what hasn’t been working for you into a direct acknowledgment of what is working and is powerful. For you and everyone connected to you.

What is happening on a very intimate level is also happening on a very wide-open scale. As an example you have the corporate greed openly displayed in the case of DAPL pouring out like a river of crude oil challenging the rage within each one of us who stands in defense of the  sacredness of land and water. This is a tussle of delicate balance. Pay attention here too. If the fire within us burns too hot it becomes just as poisonous as the Black Snake itself. Remember this is a phase of purification and of re-direction. Creating an opening for illumination and new ways of thinking to flood the human consciousness. No one can hear anything if we’re only running around yelling at everyone else for the wrong doing. Stillness and listening yield the treasures of wisdom. PEACEFUL protest, yes, is the only way. Even if, at times, to our human eye this equation looks unbalanced, it has a power all unto its own. 

The  more unified the force of human presence is the more universal power can get behind it. 

Miracles happen when we believe in people.

You must hold sacred ground in times like these. The old arguments of rationalizing it away, won't work. You must remain realistic and ever more attentive. While you fight together for these causes - clean water and basic human rights (among others) - you must you must you must continue to defend the sacred from within you. The principles of the 13 grandmothers will help guide you. Gratitude, Integrity, Wisdom, Balance, Family, Peace, Compassion, Diversity, Unity, Tenderness, Wonder, Justice, Co-Operation, Expression, Vision, Beauty, Creativity. 

Remember your source 

Remember your source 

Remember your source

Your ancestry calls to you now into a future unknown for the preservation of all. To unify, to stand together, to sing the songs of holy waters, holy land and holy people. Hold the boundary strong so that the life-force-energy can SURGE. 

Remember: when one is wounded the whole is weak, when one is sick the whole is affected, when one is injured the whole will suffer. What is in the One, is in the Many. Compassion must rise to reconcile violence so that love may hold up the mirror to the face hatred, revealing a shattering wound. To HEAL one must turn to truth and clear-seeing, embodying a stalwart presence of faith to persevere. 

Stand your sacred ground

Stand your sacred ground 

Stand your sacred ground

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And so it is 

Amen 

Aho

Blessed Be

 ♡ 

Moon Wisdom

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You are connected both far and wide. Your heart beats a gigantic rhythm.

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Be delicate with yourself through this time of new found love, inspiration and creativity.

For some this time of awakening will still be a difficult phase, reckoning with the shadow side and rearranging the details of whats to come.

 

The Aries Moon leaves no one untouched by her courage to open the authentic life, the very core from which we wish to love.

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You hear the call clearly.

There is no doubt when you give yourself time for listening. 

A flood of consciousness awaits your attention and poise.

Be kind. Listen wisely.

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It is a pivotal time to see how sides can become polarized, both in ourselves and in the other.

This awareness, however, is in service of maximizing our capacity for discernment. 

To judge what is optimal, most wise, valuable and appropriate in each situation? 

 

Self-love reigns here.

 

Notice your perspective on this. 

How do you see yourself in the grand web of your relations?

Consider the bigger picture here, the more expanded view of what you need and what you want.

When you get close, pay attention to what you fear about speaking your truth. 

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Uphold your personal integrity, and even more your humanity, in the face of adversity. 

“Stay the course”, says Aries.  “Find balance”, Libra says.

The magic is in-between the two.

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Trust that this is a time for you to feel, to know, and to judge.

To become sage in your wisdom.

Acknowledge what you know and let the rest fall into place around you.

Feel into the circumstances that come up for you.

Notice how your relationships reflect back the process of uncovering your own self-love.

See the world as a mirror of the journey, the one you travel to touch the sweetest truths of your heart.

To live that deep innermost longing and fulfill upon the promise of who you already are.

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Remember 

You are the secret,

the mystery, 

You hold the love you seek.

Only you may grant yourself this knowledge

No one else can give you the key

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You are the wizard, the seer, the magician, the empress all wrapped into one.

You are the World. You are the gift.

You are the revelation.

 

♡ 

Wisdom for the New Moon

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This month you have gone through much change. It may have been a tiresome journey to arrive at this new place of perspective, nonetheless there has been fruitful knowledge gained. Observe the grief of what was there and acknowledge what you have given away for a new beginning.

For now seek the refuge that you need and reflect upon what compassion means to you. Find within your self the empty spaces, sit with the openness and clarity. Find comfort in simplicity and derive solace in the reemergence of you.

You have built the temple of understanding and are now sitting on the very tall throne of your wisdom.

Because you were willing to search the depths of your soul for meaning and allow uncertainty be your guide, you had to truly feel your way forward and by way of alignment to reconnect with who you really are.

Stay mindful for the momentum isn't over yet. Trust that you are being carried by waves of support onto your next rightful journey.

Take the time to quietly replenish your resources, release what no longer serves you, and revel in the intimacy of what you now know to be true for you.

You are a magnificent creature, filled with magic, no one has the right to deny or shut that down, not even you. You have learned to navigate unstable terrain in the face of adversity and come out the other end illuminated, reborn, new.

Follow the flow. During this time of transition remain aware of what you allow, take gentle strides through the forest of your mind and pause to notice the delicate moments of life shifting that awaken you.

Find ease while resting within the home of your soul, take root in the fertile ground of yourself, move your body, breathe it all awake.

The fervent desire of your heart is calling to you, let your longing for more lead the way.  What has been fading is now welcoming the next phase of you.