Pre-Eclipse - Burning Off and Naming Ourselves

On Mondays in the forest many families 'burn off' the dead leaves and autumn debris gathering around their homes. We had enormous branches falling close to our house between 2 trees I call the guardians. It felt like the ending or release of something heavy and not needed for the tree, and nature's symbols are oracles for our own lives. Yesterday smoke moved through the forest and around our home and it felt like a huge smudging, a smoke-cleanse. Purifying. We are in the pre-eclipse period right now and it is Dark Moon. The Swan Blessings this week have been profound - 2 people emerging from the Blessing with a gift of their own Medicine Names. I love that we are now blessing and naming ourselves - no need for an outside authority.
I walked into the forest yesterday and found the most beautiful red glowing glass-like sap pouring from a tree. She bleeds too. Today I read on Mystic Medusa's website that the Sun is also on the 'mysterious Moon's Node' - auspicious times indeed for connection to ancestors, the Dreamer and past life wisdom. Blessings for your own journeys into the Deep this week. And if you are shedding, let it fall, burning off for the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Friday (10.30am exact in Australia). We are all Medicine Carriers, if your Medicine is calling to you, you are not alone, many of us are reclaiming and rediscovering our Wise Gifts in a new, simple and deeper expression. Listen closely at New Moon...your spirit may be whispering a new name for your own wise medicine.