“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi
Today, on Martin Luther King Day and on Inauguration Day in the USA, I would like to begin this article with a beautiful Joseph Campbell quote (from kartika’s great blog) that I feel points me in the direction of a truly healthy relationship to myself and to my fellow Earthlings :
“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
I had an experience while in an altered state of consciousness that gave me a sense of how I want to live my life. The following is an account of that experience:
During a Holotropic Breathwork session at a retreat in the Spring of 2011 I experienced a deep initiation. I was outside the atmosphere of the Earth and experienced the immense synchronized movement of all celestial bodies and forces in this Universe and beyond. It was like a vast clockwork with every gear meshing with everything else. I felt the power and inexorability of this One Movement with myriad parts. I realized how each of us on Earth at this time is being called upon to synchronize our every thought and every movement of our Being to align with this Vastness that is infinite into the largest dimension as well as into the most minuscule imaginable. As Joseph Campbell said: “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe.” From that day onward I intensified the passion that I was already following, which is to share and learn with others how Humanity can evolve into the phase we all are yearning for: PEACE ON EARTH.
This following vision, which inspires me deeply, is re-blogged from patcegan.wordpress.com:
“There is a suspension of time and space. A swell of energy arises in me that is so forceful that no words can describe it. Swirls of color composed of meticulous geometric designs wash over, around and in me, exploding into radiant golden light. A primordial power of love encompasses me. All concepts of life previously held seem absurd.
There is an endless outflow of creation which cycles back in and then out again. I can not die; I can not go away. I can neither add or subtract. There are no empty spaces. I am and I am not. I feel a sense of pure beingness, oneness, ecstasy, a great sense of stillness, of knowing there are no divisions. I am aware of being joined with the supremely powerful, wise, and loving Presence whom I call, “Creator.”
Now a rush of movement so rapid that I seem to be standing still. When we have gone to the furthermost point…beyond the beyond, I see clearly all that we have left behind. Finally I understand that Creator fashioned an illusion of unimaginable proportion for all life forms to experience limitless possibilities. I also understand that the energy that creates and sustains all is pure love energy called “Creator.”
We come from Creator, enter this world in various realities and dimensions, adding again and again our experiences to that of the Creator. Throughout this timeless period, we grow and develop certain aspects while our core remains the pure love energy of Creator. I was not shown how the story ends with all its particulars, but I emerged whole, with a serenity that can never be shaken, nor taken.
Duality exists to give us opportunity to choose, each choice a lesson. Judging the progress of others or even ourselves is pointless, for nothing is “good” or “bad” but rather it “is.”
Each can have many opportunities to experience Creator, some seem mystical, some rather ordinary. No one needs gurus, courses, workshops, CDs, attunements, or any other being to connect us to the Divine. We are of the Divine and all we need to know is available to us now; we need only go within with loving intention. And so it is. Amen.”
Pat’s vision, the transmission she received and passed on to us, when I let it really sink in, shows me how absurd it is to quibble about anything we experience with others. I feel like a small child in a temper tantrum that doesn’t know what it is doing or saying. Put in this perspective, it becomes so overwhelmingly clear to me that only actions, thoughts, feelings and words of love are my choice from this moment onward. When I catch myself in anything less than the love frequency, I turn on a dime, forget that last moment, and in this NOW moment I return to love. No looking back, no examining that which I no longer need. When it is clear, I drop it and move on. In this way I see all of Humanity living in Peace, as John imagined it, and I see it in this Year 2013.
- Light Love (spiritualworldtravelerblog.com)
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés “…Made for this Moment” (themoderatevoice.com)
- Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change (guardian.co.uk)
- The Mirror That is You (kmhubersblog.com)
- Matthew’s Message: January 19, 2013 (2012indyinfo.com)
- Awakening to the Dream (francineinretirement.wordpress.com)
- Action Alert (Blogger4Peace.wordpress.com)