Tag Archives: the path of the heart

Open To Spirit And You Will Be Transformed.

koala-lazing-aboutLiving in a bush sanctuary you get many opportunities to connect with the animal kingdom, horses, spiders, wallabies, birds with all kinds of wonderful plumage, parrots, ducks and owl. My Beloved spotted some movement over in the bush outside the garden as we sat on the back verandah above the water hole, it turned out to be a koala! It was quite big and moving much faster than one usually sees them going, not that one sees them very often in the wild, those that are managing to survive in the changing environment spend about 20 hours a day sleeping up in a tree. No wonder we don’t see them much!

http://www.shamanicjourney.com/article/6156/koala-power-animal-symbol-of-deep-relaxation-and-concentration

I looked up the meaning of koala and wasn’t quite sure how it might apply to my Beloved and I, seemed to me that we were pretty relaxed already and very focused on the things that truly matter to us. It took a few days and a medicine journey, and a day of celebration with my Beloved of our six month anniversary to understand the message that was coming through. It is a message of doing without doing, being in the world but not of it, of following the path of the heart and the body’s desire for bliss, the soul connection to everything that is.

And that happens when you find the still point within you, the dark womb of creation where a field of energy is rippling with potential. It is the ultimate paradox, both still and moving, filled with light and the dark, the polarity of the masculine and the feminine, Shiva and Shakti. There are many paths towards ecstasy but for me they all come through my body sense even if my physical self is not moving. So it is fitting that the first event my Beloved and I facilitate together should be an ecstatic dance night, the night before the shortest day of the year, leading us into the energies of the Winter Solstice.

Gabrielle Roth.

Gabrielle Roth.

Gabrielle Roth has this to say about moving the body:

“If you put the body in motion, you will change. You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyric and back into the stillness from which all movement comes………..The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving us through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.”

Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth, Nataraj Publ., Novato, CA, 1989.

 

Reframing The Moment: Creating Your Own Mythology.

brain imagesPerception is everything, two people can have exactly the same experience and come away with a completely different story, without either of them being right or wrong. Most of the time this isn’t a particularly conscious process but if you bring in your observer so that you can actually see how your thoughts are creating your experience then you can see how changing your mindset can change what you are perceiving. The world around you remains the same and yet completely different, this is how you can change the past as well as creating the future that you desire.

It can also be a wonderful tool for relieving stress, I have used it on numerous occasions when I am feeling worried or apprehensive about something. A couple of days ago when the horses got out of the gate and we were having to come up with ways of getting in and out without it happening again I was feeling really, really stressed. I knew on some level that it would be alright but it was hard to stop the thoughts going round and round in my head as I lay resting in the early evening before heading off to my overnight shift. So I decided to see the whole situation as an adventure or mythic tale with me as the heroine, my Beloved at my side as we met the challenge of outwitting the horses. It didn’t take away all my worry but made a perceptible difference to how I was feeling.

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When I was going through my dark night of the soul some years ago I was really freaking out and feeling overwhelmed by the energies that were moving in me. I navigated through those times in lots of different ways, but there was one time when I was being assailed by negative thoughts and so I sat down and wrote my story as a mythic tale starting from when I was born. I kept writing and continued the story from the moment I was in into the future, the tale became more and more positive and by the time I finished I was feeling wonderful.

Remember there is nothing that you cannot change with this approach, however bad things look you can shift the view with just a small tweak in consciousness. You can move from fear to love, anger to bliss, from ignorance to joyful embrace of the great mystery that is this earthly existence.

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So go forth and change the world into what you would like to see and experience, the more of us who do this the closer we all come to a new way of being, the path of the heart.

Ohm shanti, shanti, shanti…………………..