Swimming in the Mystery

 Finding right nourishment for your soul.

 

The heart of the discipline of the personality is threefold.

One, know yourself

Two, accept yourself

Three, become the creator  

 

If you make friends with yourself, you”ll never be alone. - Maxwell Maltz

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Meditation - sitting quietly with yourself, making friends with your mind. 

So many thoughts arise, so many are anything but friendly. When we sit with feeling uncomfortable,  

when we let that energy of whatever is taking place move through us we might experience some clarity around what comes up. 

If we can be still any anxieties or fears can be given space. With concentrated attention we can observe these  energies and calm any feeling of internal conflict.

Being still, even for a few moments can be an antidote for chaos. Finding a reflective response to the world we live in and how to integrate our lives into it.

It is difficult to remain in a constant state of fear and society at large promotes this flight ,fight or freeze response.

This conditioning over many years has taken its toll, where we feel it’s safer to play small rather than risk harsh criticism of speaking out. 

It promotes a landscape where identifying with something outside ourselves appears to provide a solution.

Inate wisdom , expresses  compassion and when we learn to give this to ourselves we enact a ripple effect of right action.

Choosing not to engage in group fear we are moved to explore different traits of being .

By coming to terms with what it means to take responsibility for what we believe as individuals and how we make choices based on those beliefs is a journey into self. These choices are made on a sense of groundedness of what feels right for you. 

This might be surprising and even alarming when we find that the choices we make go against the status quo.

We are in an age of transformation which requires letting go of the known and embracing something new. 

Leaving behind the normalization of pathology, moving into gnosis-the true knowledge that leads to a lighter felt sense of being.-engaged, respectful, sacred.

A place that is nurtured and flourishes.

The seeds sewn here, can and will bring about radical transformation on how we perceive the world and act in it.

 

One day you finally knew  

What you had to do, and began

Though the voices around you

Kept shouting

Their bad advice- 

Though the whole house

Began to tremble

And you felt the old tug

At your ankles,

”Mend my Life” 

Each voice cried. 

But you didn’t stop

You knew what you had to do

Though the wind pried

With its stiff fingers

At the very foundations.

Though their melancholy  

was terrible,

It was already late

Enough, and a wild night

And the road full of fallen

Branches and stones. 

But little by little, 

As you left those voices behind, 

the stars began to burn

Through the sheets of clouds.

And their was a new voice

Which you slowly

Recognized as your own

That kept you company

As you strode deeper and deeper

Into the world, 

Determined to do

The only thing you could do- 

Determined to save

The only life you could save.

 

The Journey - Mary Oliver

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I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.- Louisa May Alcott