To make manifest is to make magic. In the magical process there comes a time when I must step UP, putting my best foot forward and take action. In the northern hemisphere Mother Nature is moving toward summer. The days grow longer and there is expanding light to radiate and energize the work to be done. On my altar, the movement from Ostara (Spring Equinox) to Beltane is symbolized with a small statue of a vintage high top granny boot. It is a left boot to be exact.
As the wheel of the year has turned since December, I have received a spark of Yule’s inspiration, wrapped it in Imbolc’s love, and played with ideas of how it might look through Ostara’s day-dreamy energy. Early May marks the onset of the season of Beltane and I now step into direct action. I am stepping OUT of a receptive phase and moving forward in order to be a co-creative partner with the Divine. Together we will make manifest an expression of that original spark of inspiration received at Yule. I am supported by the expanding light and ever present love and guidance of my Goddess.
One might ask, “Why the LEFT boot?”
I have often described an altar as a physical external sign of a conscious internal intention. In truth, I believe the most powerful altar we will every build is our own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual presence. As I take action in any season, awareness of my motivation and direction is so important. I ask myself if I am stepping UP in alignment with my higher calling. The left boot symbolizes the feminine side and the receptive place I’ve come from, through which I have experienced a deep communion with the Goddess. It reminds me to take steps that are in alignment with the beauty of that connection. The right foot follows in the direction the left foot sets. Ribbons and bells have often been seen and heard tied to this granny’s left boot, flowing and jingling as I walk down the street!
Whether I am making a small change in my life or moving forward with something larger, Mother Nature continually models the cycles and steps for manifestation and personal transformation. Through the seasons there are both active and receptive times, equally important. By studying Her ways I can also be better prepared for changes and experiences that catch me off guard or surprise me. I can check my position and consciously respond with an aligning left foot forward, stepping UP to the opportunity.
The Goddess has delivered a message and my marching orders. Now I am called to take action and make manifest that which was once only a dream. Bells and ribbons on my granny boot remind me who has my back…and my heart! I am ready and stepping UP!