From Grief to Righteousness
Autumn is a time of external loss, but it can also be a time of internal gain. As a result of the pandemic, many of us have been feeling a sense of loss in our lives; however, grief is not unique to COVID-19. We have grieved before, and we will grieve again. But grief does not have to be a doorway into tragedy and illness; it can be a chance to take stock of what really matters most to us, and to bring our lives into alignment with our most deeply-held values.
Whether it is grief now or grief from long ago, all grief is an opportunity to identify clearly what we most value, even in its material absence. Nothing hones our value system like grief—and every year, the energetics of autumn assist us in the Transformation of Virtue from Grief to Righteousness.
Righteousness is not the same as self-righteousness! Righteousness is the capacity to prefer what Heaven values—to align ourselves with its vaster beauty and be fully graced by it—even when this involves personal loss. We are challenged by the Heavens to open and let go of old frames of reference, for the sake of the journey into living under a much bigger sky.
The teaching of autumn is that all things pass, but that what is truly precious is now embodied inside of us. As light and warmth wane, we prepare for the coming of winter. There is a last burst of color, and then the earth is stripped bare of signs of life. That which is transient is now gone forever; the vitality which endures is now held deep inside.
Join Thea for a retreat designed to allow you the breathing space needed to discover yourself, your solitude within community, and your Original Face.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
(8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT)