I have only been back in the training business since April this year and I'm loving it. Not being tied to a desk and working as a personal trainer is the best thing that has happened to me. With summer coming to an end and a new moon happening tomorrow, I only found it apt to reflect on new beginnings and the past few months.
"A New Beginning usually happens at the end of another New Beginning"
On September 5th we will have a Virgo new moon, which is here bringing into alignment and integration all we have been learning and growing into. We have been going through some deep shifts as we birth our new selves into being, shedding our skins in favor of more authentic forms… (see this article on the Mystic Mamma blog).
For the last month or so I have been feeling this shift pretty intensely, After an initial 3 months of excitement, new things, new clients, I reached a plateau, which is good but I'm not quite where I want to be yet. I have more goals for the future, both practically such as finding a great indoor space to work at in the winter as well as where my personal growth is concerned. Part of that personal growth is to embrace patience and impermanence.
Even though I am not always fond of new beginnings/ change, I like new moons, they feel cleansing, powerful, like a clean slate. I have used them in the past to re-evaluate, to get back on track and to listen deep inside me to see if I'm still following my intuition. And with each new moon, usually something happened, sometimes bigger, sometimes subtle but always valuable. So I'm excited to see what happens after tomorrow.
Each new moon that I consciously paid attention to, has also taught me a thing or two. Here are 5 things that I continue to find valuable:
- Change makes us uneasy but since it is happening anyway, embracing it, is the easier path.
- Someone has been in that situation before and has experience but that doesn't mean that the way they dealt with it, has to be my way.
- Patience means resting assured that if it's not the new beginning that we wanted this time, it will still happen in the future.
- Trusting that the best possible outcome for us will happen, is something we can learn from the "Urvertrauen" (basic trust in the goodness of existence) that children have.
- Getting rid of some old stuff, baggage etc. is GOOD and feels even better.
My next four weeks will be dedicated to training for the 5k race that I mentioned recently (see below).