In this month of the DESCENDER Archetype, I’ve just had a wonderful Descender Moment. As I was walking out from my institutional Cave (the university building I have an office within) I was thinking about my upcoming sabbatical and retirement one year later.
I was thinking about stepping OUT from the enclosed mental space of Academia into a more open, liberated way of life. Just as I was musing about that liberation (I call my upcoming retirement “my graduation” as it begins my next Life Chapter as an Author), I looked down to the floor in the space between the inside of the building and the outer glass door. As I was opening the door, I watched as a Little Ladybug saw the opening and scurried Across the Threshold from the interior space (where she would starve if she stayed there too long) and the Light and Nourishment outside, to the air and grass.
Fly Away HOME!”
This childhood nursery rhyme came to me as I watched Little Ladybug soar up into the open, fresh air.
You know the old adage: “The (darkest) Night is always just before the Dawn.” This may refer to how it is in the proverbial (and often literal!) Night that we dream, take stock, and envision our plans for the future or for the Daytime of vital expression.
Our DESCENDER works through the Night to deliver us into a greater Tomorrow.
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