“The Heat of Eros is born, the Heart May Catch Fire.”

By Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

February 6, 2020

“The heat of Eros is born; the heart may catch fire.”
~ Vicki Noble, Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Through Myth, Art & Tarot

In the northern hemisphere, the sun is slowly but surely gaining strength, stirring sparks of new life. However, they remain contained and in need of protection as the snows are yet to melt, the rains are still falling, and the temperatures are too low to fully support new sprouts.

This is a great time to gather ideas and inspirations for projects you would like to see happen this year.

It can be helpful to align your timeline with the building solar energies– perhaps sending things fully-formed out into the world around summer solstice, which falls this year on June 20th.

However, right now is currently the time to catch the sparks, carefully nourish & tend them, and keep them safe so they don’t fade away.

Watch them grow stronger and more fully ignite from now until the spring equinox on March 19th. After the equinox things will start taking more solid form.

And for my friends in the southern hemisphere, this is the time of first harvest. What effects can you make out from actions that began last August? For you, the energies are beginning to recede, and it is the time to enjoy the first fruits of your hard labor before slowly retreating within for another ending/beginning cycle.

When we align with the natural rhythms of the planet, our efforts are supported in a more organic way. It then becomes easier to know when to push and be active and when to rest and relax.

Things fall into place with greater ease and less burnout when we honor the larger outer rhythms by consciously arranging our smaller inner rhythms accordingly.

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Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.

I am an independent scholar and transpersonal consultant, specializing in embodying and implementing transpersonal and feminist values in real-world, practical situations. I believe academic pursuits are best if made widely accessible and when applied in ways which promote sustainability, contribute to increased awareness, and engender holistic sensitivity to both the outer environment and one's inner workings. I work with INDIVIDUALS in one-on-one sessions so they may empower themselves through deepening spiritual practice, accessing creativity, and attuning to self-understanding. Additionally, I work within GROUP contexts with people who endeavor to co-create social change through community action projects that honor the depth of subjective individuality while anchoring action within a more transpersonal, environmentally-minded context. I enjoy being a Hermit when I can and becoming more deeply familiar with this place we call home, beautiful Mother Earth.

This blog is a place to cover topics such as consciousness, spirituality, psychospiritual process, creativity, Grofian theory, Jungian thought, expanded states of consciousness, holistic health, dreamwork, symbolism, archetypes, synchronicity, and much more. I believe (and have experienced) that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm; as above, so below; as within, so without.

I may be reached at dr.amberbalk@gmail.com.

many blessings~
Amber R. Balk, Ph.D.