Sometimes my past self has great ideas. Truth is, I often forget to say thank you.
Back at the end of June I made a trek across the US and visited several friends. On one of her wanderings, my Summer Time Self picked up a bath bomb and some tea from a Witchy shop 3,000 miles from home.
The tea has been sipped but that bath bomb has sat in a drawer in my bathroom for five months.
Some of you may know that California has been in a severe drought. So for me, one of my favorite ways to re-set and renew has been off limits. No baths, only quick showers replete with a bucket to save the grey water in (waste not a drop).
My Summer Time Self knew all about the drought. But she must have felt hopeful or a deep sense of longing that led her to purchase this spa like bath time treat.
On Friday I discovered this bath bomb and decided it was time to get some water medicine.
No, we are not out of the drought. But we have had some much needed rain. And all that fire that resides in my astrological chart was screaming for the solace that only water can provide.
So I drew a bath. And as I slid into that water and began to unwrap that bath bomb the small handwritten label made me laugh outload.
The name of said concoction? Winter Witch.
Apparently my Past Summer Time Self had a plan.
I took the most delicious bath, whispering to the ghosts of Summer and those of Fall, welcoming in my Winter Self until the water turned cold and it was time to let the pieces that were no longer serving circle down the drain.
Why such a long story about a bath bomb?
Because our past selves so often lay the ground work for our future selves. Sometimes this happens unexpectedly, sometimes it is just the way that life plays out. You might be thinking “Emily, of course what we do now paves the way to what happens next.” And you’re right. It does.
But sometimes the synchronicities are profound. Sometimes our Past Self had an intuition whether we knew it at the time or not, and this created a new path, a new possibility that was going to be exactly what our future self needed.
So after reading this story of bath bombs and time travel, I invite you t ask yourself what intuition your present self might be having about what your future self might need.
This is after all the season of dreaming and prophecy. Spend some time with your present self. Get curious about what kind of paths and treasures your past self put into motion for you and dream of what your future self might desire, need or be grateful for.
Time is a curious non linear journey that we as humans have laid out with a beginning middle and end. What happens when you allow all of your selves along this path to get together for a cup of tea? What might you learn about who you are, who you have been and who you will be? What kind of wild unbound dream might you imagine into being?
During our last new moon ceremony, I invited people to write a letter to their future self. Something to be opened at a later date. Perhaps a year from now. Perhaps more.
What do you have to say to your future self Wise One? What do you want them to remember?
As autumn dies and winter nears, make some space to wonder.
And perhaps leave a message for your future self. I bet they would love to hear from you.
Most of you know that the Diving Deeper membership Circle is currently open for enrollment. This will stay open until the 20th and then the doors will close again until Spring.
One of the many benefits of this Circle, are rituals that mark the turning of the year.
(You can learn about all the benefits of membership HERE)
Perhaps you are not yet ready to step into this circle. Perhaps you are curious about what rituals might look like.
Winter Solstice is just over a week away and Erin La Faive and I have crafted a Winter Solstice ceremony together to share with our communities.
We are extending this invitation to you. This is the first time we have collaborated on a ceremony and it is going to be an amazing magical get together.
When you register for the ceremony you will receive all the information you need to prepare for our time together including an invitation to infuse your own magic into the heart of the ritual.
We gather December 19th at 11 am PT.
During the season of long nights and cold weather. As we dream and imagine, I look forward to sharing sacred space with you.
With Love and Blessings,
PS Did you get your Winter Solstice Celebration mini guidebook? It’s a free treat Erin and I co created to get you thinking about and connecting to the energy of the Winter season.
Emily Morrison MA, MFT