Happy Equinox! Today marks the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and the first day of fall in the southern hemisphere. No matter where you live, this is the time of equal day and equal night, when we have an opportunity to explore how we can bring more balance into our lives.
And a cool science fact about the Equinoxes: the balance of this day can be seen in the sky as today the sun rises exactly in the east and sets exactly in the west.
One way to find inner balance is to listen to what you are longing for; what is the ache in your heart? Instead of ignoring or burying that inner desire beneath distractions and rationalization, listen deeply. Ask your heart what it most craves, and then open to the messages around how you can bring that quality more into your life.
Below is a 13-minute audio meditation I created to help you to discover the wisdom of your heart and celebrate the turning of the seasons (and the full moon!)
And today I’m happy to announce the upcoming birth of my newest (and oldest) book!
A Little Book of Big Freedom comes out on April 9th, so you can pre-order now. Yay, another book to share with you! And is the perfect book for finding inner balance, moving through change gracefully, and discovering your authentic expression.
This book is a revamp of the first book I wrote which was originally called The Four Elements of Change and was most recently published as The Toltec Path of Transformation. This foundational book has been updated, honed, and simplified to make it a super-potent bundle of freedom for anyone looking to create change in their lives.
Click the button below to order, or to get a free download of the first chapter.
What is A Little Book of Big Freedom? Here is the description:
Air | Fire | Water | Earth
The four primordial elements not only inform our physical lives, but they are also potent symbols for aspects of our inner selves. When we learn to harness their power correctly, they can lead us toward radical personal transformation, or what best-selling author HeatherAsh Amara refers to as Big Freedom.
Drawing on her extensive background in European and Toltec shamanism, Amara deftly explores each of the four elements and explains how they relate to your inner world:
- Air: The art of seeing yourself and the world with clarity
- Fire: The art of cleansing what no longer serves you
- Water: The art of being open and creating space for change
- Earth: The art of nourishment and self-care
Packed with exercises and meditations at the end of each chapter, this book offers a clear path to finding your own Big Freedom, one that involves tearing down any inner walls made of fear, judgment, or regret, and building a profound friendship with your truest self.
Many blessings to you on the turning of the seasons; may your Spring (or Fall) bring expansion, insight, and joy.
Notes: A couple of changes are coming up in social media… we are in the midst of spring cleaning and consolidating our many different Facebook pages and groups. In the next week or so I’ll be renaming the Inner Fire Tribe to the Warrior Heart Tribe to get ready for the birth of my next book in January, The Warrior Heart Practice, and I’ll be merging my page “Warrior Goddess Women” with my HeatherAsh Amara public author page.
And as I’ve written about in previous newsletters, last June I was blessed to buy 180-acres of gorgeous raw land outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico which will become a place for personal and group retreats and workshops. Our first work-party is at the end of May, and I’ll be starting a Kickstarter campaign soon to ask for your help in raising funds to break ground on this incredible property. This will be a sort of community barn-raising where I’ll be offering gifts in exchange for financial support to do the basics like bringing in electricity, creating and rebuilding the roads, and getting water. You can be part of the birth of a healing and teaching center that will be a sacred haven many people (including you!) More info coming soon.