Inspiration From The Vortex.

Coming your way every Wednesday, join me on a whimsical, informative and at times profound journey into the depths of healing the soul………..mine……..yours………..the whole planet!

 

Surrendering To The Flow Of Synchronicity.

Passionate-embraceMy Beloved emerged with birthing pains as I reached deep into myself and found the Mother in me with roots deep in the ground. So connected to the earth I was able to weather the storm and hold the space until he was safely out of that dangerous threshold between life and death. You do not always have to die in order to discover your deepest fears, call upon the Gods and they will answer you but it may not always be in the way that you might expect.

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I have found my strength in the journey of trust that my Beloved and I have walked hand in hand, it is beginning to go deeper yet. The more that you trust the more that your life will flow along the course of the intention that you have set. The intention is important, to have a vision of what you are creating held before you in some way, shape or form. Of course the flow of synchronicity may go through what seem like ups and downs but it is always heading towards the best possible result.

Big Rainbow

The constant sea of change is in full flow and there is still a great deal of uncertainty but a safe port has been found and the port, no the ports in the storm have been lovely! Confused? Well so am I, feel free to read over the last few posts if you would like to catch up on the shifting sands of my recent existence. Lots of reasons to be very grateful at the amazing life I get to lead and time to go to bed so I can step into a brand new chapter tomorrow!

See you in the dawn light of that new day my friends, hooray!

Positive Currents In The Constant Sea Of Change.

falling apartI’m late again and this time it’s a positive shift in the sea of constant change that has thrown me into an ungrounded state for a time. I discovered the good news late at night when I was getting ready for bed so the timing wasn’t the best. But I did some slow breathing and managed to relax enough to get to sleep soon enough. The next day which is when this post was supposed to be written my Beloved and I moved into our latest lovely house sit. Another positive but I found myself feeling a bit strange and having a bit of a hard time staying in my body.

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It’s obvious that something deep in me was triggered by yet another shift in the wonky sands of my current existence. I don’t know what exactly but methinks it was quite likely something to do with survival, base chakra stuff, and with any luck that particular bit of energy has now moved on. I tried to be in the moment as we packed and moved and when I got the chance I also followed up on the new potential that had emerged and in the end I found peace within myself. So if you are experiencing a lot of change even be it positive, just remember that it is still stress for the body and you need to practice self-care.

My self-care included love-making and having a lovely meal cooked for me, a nice hot curry to chase away the cold that’s been hanging around for a week now. All activities that will help you get back into your body, dancing or physical exercise are also helpful with grounding. Of course connecting with Mother Earth is probably one of the best methods, touching nature with your bare skin will release all kinds of stress out of your system. Our new place is close to town but you would never know it, lots of tall trees and birds and so quiet apart from natural sounds.

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Dear Mother Nature, thank you so much for the unwavering support that you always offer to me, thank you for the peace you bring with your very presence!

Enough Impermanence Already!

This post is a day late, read on to find out why!

in the warsIf you’ve read my recent posts then you know that my experience of life lately has been much like trying to walk on shifting sands. Just when you think you know what is going on something changes, often with very little warning. So I really shouldn’t have been surprised when our new home base fell through four days before we were supposed to move in. I knew this would be a tough week with all the moving but at least there was something permanent at the end of that particular picture. Or at least that’s what I thought, my Guru obviously had other ideas and decided I needed even more shaking up!

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The day we found out my Beloved and I were both stunned, then of course a whole host of other uncomfortable feelings came up as the shock began to wear off.  It wasn’t easy to get motivated to do anything in response but we did manage a ritual before going to bed. We each read out a list of the difficult feelings that were coming up for us and we sat with that for a bit. Then we burnt the paper in the fireplace as a way of letting go of it all. Then we read out a list of what we want to create from this place. There were various mantras interspersed with this and of course it was all done in front of our altar. I could feel the calm that had come into me through performing this ritual, it spoke to a part of me that words alone will never reach.

Since then it has been head down and bum up as we moved out of our latest house sit and then went straight into the big move into temporary accommodation. And for that I am so very grateful, my Beloved and I are blessed by the friendships we share with beautiful fellow souls on the journey. And everyone I speak to reflects my own belief that we are headed towards something even better. I heard a very pertinent quote many years ago that sums up this notion perfectly, “There is no such thing as a mistake, only divine re-direction”. So on to the next part of the adventure, with gratitude and a healthy dollop of ritual to keep us sane and on track.

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This song has been going round and round in my head all day, have a listen and you will soon see why. This is one of the many wonderful local musicians that we are lucky enough to have living here in this part of the world, Jacinta Foale:

Aho!

Re-framing For Inner Peace

Not the state I aspire to!

Not the state I aspire to!

There are lots of creative ways to approach being very busy with major changes occurring on a number of fronts. A very common response and one that most of us would be familiar with is becoming anxious as the big events are looming and the mind wanting to worry about how it will all happen. I felt very overwhelmed last night and decided that I needed to have a meeting with my Beloved to write down and discuss what has to happen over the nest week or two. Synchronicity was on our side as the fellow student who was coming to work with my darling had to cancel, the opportunity opened up and we sat down to get focused.

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We each made a list of what needed to happen over the next few weeks and compared notes with each other and with previous lists from last week. It helped me to manage the feeling of overwhelm and see that there were tasks for each day and that there would be some rather big days but it is doable. I also re-framed my feelings by focusing on the excitement that is a big part of my anticipation of being in a new home base. It is an adventure to be inspired by and also one could say a part of the devotional practices that my Beloved and I follow in our relationship as a spiritual practice. We are after all creating the home space that will be our anchor,the place where we feel grounded and welcome in between our house sit adventures!

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All sounds like fun doesn’t it, and add to that the fact that I live in the Magic Kingdom where the community is loving and supportive  and there is so much creativity and stimulation that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. But the two approaches I talked about above, getting organised in a left brain way and shifting energy in the body via re-framing, are something you can do anywhere. So if you are feeling overwhelmed by your life know that there are a multitude of tools that can help you navigate your way with grace and ease.

So don’t worry, be happy! And here is Bobby McFerrin singing just that!

Dancing The Earth, Dancing Myself!

transparent-bodies-moving1I had the best dance last Sunday! With the theme being ‘Songs for the Earth’ the music was very earthy and tribal and feminine, I felt a huge sense of release and an unfolding of trust. The sprung wooden floor is wonderful to move upon, I spent time on the floor as I explored the various levels possible and I could feel Mother Earth’s support. A wonderful place to dance but at night the bright lights are a bit too much and unfortunately can;t be dimmed. So next time in about a week and a half we will take lamps and fairy lights to create a better atmosphere. A magical space where people can let go into their own personal flow and connect in with the energies of the others present, the earth, the galaxy, the whole of creation!

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And most of all to have a really good dance, to move and stretch the body with joyful abandon so that I feel a bit sore the next day the way one does after a good yoga class. My Beloved and I are hatching a plan so that I can do his chill out yoga class each week, a gentle supported practice that invites deep opening in a place where one can truly let go. Just that simple fact of letting go is a powerful shift of energy that helps me to feel trusting and much clearer in myself. This combined with regular dancing may be my new physical practice, after all dance has always been my medicine.

My Beloved and I all dressed up and dancing! Photo by Antara May.

My Beloved and I all dressed up and dancing! Photo by Antara May.

I am so looking forward to the next Ecstatic Dance and all the future events we will facilitate through the year. I love creating sacred space and that is the strong focus we will bring to these occasions. This first one in the new space ended up being a little unprepared owing to the chaotic life events that my Beloved and I have been swimming in. But we got excellent feedback from those who joined us in the dance and with each experience we will grow and expand.

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Is life not a wondrous dance!

My Body As A Prayer: Let’s Dance!

danceI am a bit sick of this whole impermanence business so there is only one thing left to do! DANCE, DANCE AND DANCE! Moving the body in space is still my favourite medicine and I haven’t been doing nearly enough of that in recent weeks. So our ecstatic dance events are coming back just in time to keep me on track and get my body moving and grooving to an inner flow of transformation. And sharing that flow with other moving enthusiasts as we create an ocean of love over a couple of hours of dance. That sounds very much like heaven to me!

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My Beloved and I did manage some dance while we were away from the Magic Kingdom and I could so feel the difference in my body even just spending an hour or so in a movement practice. So I continue to hold the intention of spending more time in that creative space as I am motivated by the imperative of once again holding space for the dance. Why there often seems like so much resistance to things that are fun and very good for me I really don’t know. But I will be like a dog with a bone and just keep intending until I have worn out all that resistance!

Ecstatic Dance Silhouette

So what is it like to come along to one of our ecstatic dances? There is always a theme and for our return we are finally going to have the opportunity to embody “Songs for the Earth”. Actually the sub-heading could easily be: after the landslide! If you would like to read that story then check out “The Earth Moved As I Expand Into My Infinite Self“. We begin in a circle and invite everyone to bring an intention to the dance, you may want to explore a particular issue in your life or you may simply desire to dance joyfully with an open heart! There is a warm-up for the first 10 minutes or so as you have the opportunity to come fully into your body, then the journey begins.

Here is a song that is a part of the playlist for this Sunday, the song is Gula Gula and the artist is Mari Boine:

We always try to have a variety of music and there are times when it is not what people would normally dance to. I always encourage them to get out of their comfort zone and allow their bodies to find a way of navigating the sonic landscape even when it seems a bit strange. To surrender to the flow of your body and let yourself move from that place, it can be like a moving meditation.

To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy. ~ Gabrielle Roth, Sweat Your Prayers: http://www.5rhythms.com/gabrielle-roths-5rhythms/the-dancing-path/sweat-your-prayers/

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Gabrielle Roth.

So whatever your intention the opportunity is there for transformation as we create the sacred space of the dance. Laughter, tears and sweat, a great recipe on the roads to ecstasy!

Aho!

 

Trusting In Abundance Amidst Great Change.

community cutsWell the desire to curl up in a cosy love nest with my Beloved is just as strong as it was last week when I wrote my post. Seems like a bit of a response from me to sudden huge change and the changes keep rolling in for me. Added now to the search for a new home base is a search for a new source of bread and butter income. My employer lost funding and unfortunately for me my job is amongst those being cut from the service, I have until the end of the financial year for business as usual so not much more than a month. The desire to curl up indicates some kind of fear but it is not overwhelming and underneath that is a sense of trust in the unfolding of my future, now shared with my Beloved.

Us on the day of our workshop!

The Love Bubble!

There was an expectation that I would be devastated but that isn’t what I’ve been feeling at all. Great sadness that such a wonderful job is coming to an end but not truly surprised somehow, as if on some level I knew this was coming. There is a shifting in the energies for all of us in some way shape or form, the best way to experience ease and grace is to respond to each shift as it occurs. I keep checking in to see if I am holding something down but there really isn’t a lot of fear coming up for me at all. And believe me I don’t have anything like what most people would consider basic financial security. Yet I am confident that the next chapter of earning money in the world will be not only prosperous but also very interesting.

In a world with billions of people I found the one that I was looking for, it took forty-nine years and it was worth the wait. If I can experience a miracle like that then there is nothing that can not be created in a fluid energy universe, the quantum cosmic soup. So it will be most interesting to see what comes out of the place of pure potential, how big can I allow my dreams to be!

We shall see, I will keep you posted!