“Wherever you are no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to your like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”
….that is the question! To be or not to be. We struggle to know ourselves throughout our lives not realizing that it is a simple task of being present to what is emerging moment to moment within our being. Not the labels that we have taken on to define us, but instead something much vaster that keeps us yearning for something that seems just out of our reach, yet is right there in our imagination and deeply imprinted in the cells of our body – in our very heart, spirit and soul – coming home to the sacredness of our innate being.
Even for those that don’t get “the lingo” that I just used – you know what I am talking about.. This place of living comes from having engaged the patterns, stories and beliefs that have held us captive within an exterior lived life and that have kept us basing our actions on what is important to those that touch our lives more than what comes from our authentic expression. At some point in time this engagement has kept us alive and surviving – sometimes quite nicely thank you very much.
Now, what the global shift we are undertaking asks from each of us is to heal and clear away those engagements that no longer serve us and to re-engage from a place of deep authentic awareness of who we are and what type of service we are here to offer. This is a far cry from what most of us have lived most of our lives. This wild “soul nature” is directly connected with the natural world. In fact, we are the natural world. So many have long ago forgotten this and given themselves away to a paradigm of mechanistic thinking that now threatens the very planet that we live upon and has impacted every segment of our society.
For me one of the places that I find this engagement with “soul” is on the ecstatic dance and contact improv dance floor. Here there is no leader and no follower. Instead the “dance” is based on what is emerging from and through you in every moment. There is complete freedom here for one to explore what is yearning to be expressed in a safe, loving and playful environment. I have always stated “I desire to live my life in the way in which I dance” – free, natural and from a deep soul expression. Aging has it’s compensations – I am coming closer to this every day!
Another place I find this deep sacred self engagement is within the energy work that I offer to people. Deep listening, trust, heartfelt engagement and embodiment create the knowing where I am to place my hands next. The evolutionary component comes into place as I sense and feel the blueprint of the individuals energy system returning home to harmony and wholeness. This then sparks the transformation of the system to “upgrade”, thus deeply supporting the individuals “coming home to themSelves” in a way that translates into their everyday life.
For the rest of this year I invite each of you to make a real, honest heartfelt invitation to your soul to “turn up the volume” as Sera Beak says in her new book, Red, Hot and Holy: A Heretics Love Story, thus “becoming more present and active in your awareness, body and ordinary life”.
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., an internationally recognized stem cell biologist and leader in bridging science and spirituality proposes that Darwinian evolution theories are not holding up to what quantum scientists are now finding. It is now coming to light that each leap in evolution happened because at some point the membrane of a particular organism was stretched as far as it could go to the point of bursting, thus the evolutionary urge brought the organisms together to form a new collaborative life form to expand the potential of the new organism. They had to expand their container (or cell membrane) in order to continue to live!
With the advent of internet and other forms of connecting we are now recognizing that the very core of life is deeply interconnected and that the fate of ourselves and the planet depends on collaboration, acceptance and coming together in innovative, compassionate and creative ways. This form of new life depends on each person inhabiting more clearly a rooted sense and embodiment of their purpose here and taking actions from that authentic expression and wild Source. This translates to expanding our old containers for they have become too small for our being.
As we move into the holidays I extend this invitation to come into them with as much of YOU on board as possible. By that I mean not succumbing to the mind numbing stress that can happen this time of year and more gracefully relating to family, friends and co-workers from a very grounded and whole sense of yourself.
Our growth and awareness often comes in small increments, but it is in simply saying yes to the sacred journey of life that this expansion becomes rooted.
May your holidays be the best that you have ever experienced!
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