|Punsxtawney Phil dreaming of Spring|
If you've read my previous Groundhog Day blogs, you know I'm a huge fan of the movie.
Basically, this is the story of how a man gets trapped in the same day, February 2nd, and has to live it over and over and over again. Once he accepts that it is really happening, that he's not dreaming, he begins to experiment with choice and consequences. Like a young adolescent, he first begins to break the rules, break the laws because he thinks he won't have to experience external consequences, like going to jail for years. And this works for him for a while, until he begins to experience internal consequences. He realizes that his behavior is anti-human and that he really doesn't like himself. This awareness is grown as he falls head-over-heels for his colleague. And no matter what form of manipulation he employs to get her to go to bed with him, it always fails. After attempting suicide in many different forms, he finally surrenders to his situation and finally ask himself how he can make the most of his time trapped in a time warp.
What we get to see through the movie is how Phil's final acceptance of being trapped in Punsxtawney, and taking on healing and growing himself, results in his being able to provide many services and contributions to his adopted community. He's even able to save a man's life, and show kindness to a man whose life wasn't supposed to be saved. This is the mystery and magnificence of right timing --to be where we are supposed to be, doing what we are supposed to do, in the time we are supposed to do it. Phil is rewarded for his patient endurance and learning to love himself. If he hadn't honored right timing, his relationship with his Beloved would have been superficial at best!
So the moral of my blog is, let go of judging the remaining six weeks of Winter and embrace what you need to do to improve yourself, your relationships, and your ability to honor right timing.
May the Ancestors guide your every step! Ashe!
(PS -- I changed the name of this blog in order to honor this next phase of Living the 2012 Shift.)