This image of the 10 of Wands from the Shadowscapes deck depicts the essence of this moment where I feel incarnation as burden. Sometimes we carry our burdens with strength and resilience and other times we fall down and find that we can not take another step. It is in these times when we have fallen that we just might find there is help to be had by looking up and seeing the Spirit light above us that is waiting for us to ask for help. Allowing Spirit in all its forms to carry the burden of our incarnation with us is how we survive this test of endurance through trials in this dimension. Incarnation as a burden sounds harsh but at times it is this very experience that drives us to the positive vibratory frequency that will bring us what we most want to experience in this lifetime. Sometimes the previous incarnations can feel heavy like a bundle of sticks on our back or like the repetitive rolling of a boulder up the mountain like Sisyphus only to let it go to roll back to the bottom of the mountain waiting to be rolled up and down again and again. A feeling of repetition can be debilitating to our spirits, and yet we repeat the course of actions until we learn the lesson that is there. I think that the theme of the Lord of the Rings where Frodo and his band of Hobbit friends, who seemed the least likely to succeed with the task ahead of them, yet find the strength that the others would not have had to complete the task given them, to return the evil ring to the origin of fire from where it came, an inspiration to continue forward regardless of how hard it may feel to live these lives. When we carry the evil burdens of our world within us and travel to the center of the hell we have created; to descend to this dimension as incarnated souls sometimes only to assist others to find the center of their burden, the extreme pain of lifetimes, and throw the ring of ego and self deprecation into the fire of our/their own Mordor to be reborn into the new image of who we want to be is the stuff of myth and legend, the very hero's tale that might never be told but is relevant none the less. This is the shadow side of our world, the duality in play, the ugly, dark scary images of what is possible when we take our lives for granted, when we abuse our bodies or minds repeatedly, when we constantly tell ourselves we are what we think and not what is true. How do we begin to change the story we tell ourselves, what we tell others about ourselves? I have found less patience lately with those around me who are struggling with simple patterns of saying or doing unkind things to their bodies and spirits, such as "I am so stupid" or "I just have to keep going regardless if my body is crying for sleep, food, etc." or "When will this other person really love me?". My ability to see friends who are working towards healthy ways of being constantly in the presence of others who have such disregard for self is making me crazy! I find that the more I hear of people who have no regard for themselves are the hardest to be around.....and yet they are the very people who need the most help. So how do we, who know the truth, tolerate the ignorant and the stuck, the Golloms of the world who have transformed their beautiful soul selves into the ugly and ego centered albeit self sabotaging and self destructive versions of themselves? I have found that telling them the truth that what is happening is not a healthy way to live. To state for the record that we are amazing Divine lights in these corporeal bodies and that to tolerate practices that do not honor this is not appropriate and the damage is reprehensible. When we knowingly work our bodies to the state of exhaustion or when we constantly tell ourselves we are less than ridiculously beautiful Gods and Goddesses here to transform the planet back to the Eden it began as is to succumb to the illusions of importance that the physical world has imposed on our minds. We are living in an illusion where the only truth that can cut through it is the light of Spirit which lives in and through all of us, where beauty and light are seen by those who see rightly and where patience and love reside. When harmony is restored to all those who are lost and they find their way back to themselves we can all begin to rise into the higher realms of existence, find our wings and fly to the places of imagination and creation. There we can all reside in peace and joy! So if you find yourself doubting your purpose or direction look no further than your own heart and see the truth that resides there. For if you bring your head into the heart of all matters in your life then you will truly feel blessed and happy to be living in this paradise of a world. And if you want to spread that feeling of happiness to others then create a place and a way to share this reality with them so they will find their own version of paradise and the ripple of one pebble in the pond will extend to the very reaches of our solar system and through out the Universe. This is the way of the Bodhisattva, a soul who keeps returning to this dimension to help all souls find truth in realizing their Divinity. We are the God we are seeking....we need look no further than our own hearts and souls for the spark of Divine light. When this truth begins to emerge we can own the very lives we have been given. We can live them in joy and share this with others to discover within themselves. This is the gift of transformation we are undergoing on this planet. When we all know the truth, Eden will return. Keep the faith my fellow travelers I am here with you! And as Krishna Das says "We are all just walking each other home." And home is where the heart is.....
Peace & Love to you all!!
Awakening to Harmony
My mission is to help people become more in tune with their own Soul Spirit plus Spirit Teachers and Angelic Guides resulting in clarity and awareness of the Divine that lives within!