Month: July 2014

Storm Walking….

photo by Benjamin Von Wong

STORM WALKING…

I don’t know about any of you in your life experience walk, but there are so many who are suffering through some serious life storms. Whether by conscious choice, friendly or familial connections, or through the connections of chance, we meet and see others with heavy hearts and saddened eyes. This is in part due to what we are collectively are walking through, but also what each of us are reaching for individually.

There is a universal symphony in play that is energetically in motion. Each movement, each crescendo followed by the lull of soft sounds, creates and weaves the newness of what is to come for us all. This also means that those of us, striving for a higher understanding of connection, purpose, and depth of heart and soul, are now an instrument in this great symphony of sound and magic. Those of you who knowingly reach for the stars and planets, are watching the movements and charting the ebb and flow of energies for the rest of us sailing this cosmic sea of life. Some of you are listening to the subtle complex language of the soul. Whether by angelic, galactic or earthly, these sounds, colors and insights are keenly offering guidance in unique ways.  But how do we help those, who don’t have this unique understanding of the stars, elements, and means of magical divination?

This is the heart of my message. I too am walking through a series of storms, of which I am constantly dropping anchor to find focus, and once grounded and aware of my surroundings, I can chart the next choice of action. Whether to lilt along or drum harder, I feel better attuned to what is happening around me and lucky at the same time. But there are others I know who are struggling and in despair. How do you help these people, those who you meet briefly? By being the lantern of hope and focus in your own life.

It is not for us to deny another of their choice consequences. Each storm we weather, each journey we make, offers us valuable lessons for future journeying. For you Shamans out there, I know you understand this metaphor. It hurts to see so much suffering, but unless we are asked for assistance, we are denying them the right to own their experience. This is entirely separate from the support and loving presence one can offer. Much like watching a child playing and knowing the next event is a bump on the head or scraped knee, you allow the opportunity of knowledge to be ‘experienced’, rather than teaching fear of falling or fear of experience.

Does this mean someone physically suffering from an ailment should not be healed? Au contraire’, it means that you can walk with them but not for them. You can hold the umbrella, but not keep them out or away from a storm. It can be heart breaking to watch someone traverse chasms of experience in stormy weather, but they become wizened by their experience and may even offer some unique tips of storm walking.

So, to bring this full circle – this month is about to transition into August, the month of finishing off the pregnancy of the summer, and sidling up to September where harvest is finished and the sap slows going into October. Here we finish a quarter and prepare for the next Equinox. Another ‘super’ moon is coming also (did you get your abundance check written). This is a powerful time and the push and pull of energies is going to increase the level of energetic activity. What doesn’t work will be washed away in preparation for what will work. Those of you who are weathering current storms, batten down the hatches and apply a heavy dose of mirth and all will be well. For those that don’t have the skill sets you do, show them by example the ability to be calm, focused, grounded and why mirth is key to both healing and spiritual sailing. Love and light transcend all boundaries, and it shines forth by example. Be the beacon of light in the storm. A lighthouse doesn’t go out and rescue, but it meets its purpose by remaining steadily focused on being true to itself, shining forth consistently, and offering sighs of relief that there is indeed someone out there besides the vessel weathering the storm. Be the light house in the human lighthouse, mobile, loving, and shining forth from the deepest heart and soul of who you are.  You may change the life of someone by random kindness. I did. I found about it much later, but it was just by being there, not judging, and not saving or healing them. They did it on their own; and it was wonderful.

Be the light you are ~ let it shine forth from all you are.

Ho’pono pono link ~ About purpose, and shining forth your love.

Grace LeFae’

 

 

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photo from DeMilked website

photo from DeMilked website

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Grass

Today I finished reading a short, but wonderful book titled, “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating“, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. I’m not going to retell the story, but I will tell you this, it’s an amazing and honest journey of a woman’s ability to move forward in her life, aided by her observations of the small snail living in a pot of violets at her bedside. It sounds simple, but the most simple things in life can become the most moving and life changing if we truthfully open ourselves to them.

Which brings me to today’s post. Most of us move about the planet under a set of required tasks, expected events and self-imposed routines. And each day we make choices that steer out boats about the cosmic sea according to our whims and wishes. Sometimes, life brings a storm that causes us to stop a moment and re-examine our lives and what we have placed value on and what we have set aside. But most of us have few interruptions that forces us to rewrite our course to stay or change.

The wild snail in the book is very adaptable. It does what it needs to survive with little thought on the why and where of the cause; only that a change is required. Humans on the other hand, we love to expound on the why and share theories of what should have happened, could have happened, and then…what if; but not necessarily to make a change. We do love to advise though. Even if we have nary an understanding of the source of the situation, but we have great imagination and thus, we can create a solution. Which is why it is such a trial and error life. I digress. My point is if a snail can not be worked up over being moved to a new location, with no idea for food and sustenance and yet, and yet, manage to figure it out without drama, why can’t we?
Meditation, praying, retreats and moments of reclusiveness all have one thing in common; a chance to be quiet. To still the mind, to become mind-less. This is what the book brought to my attention. To hear a wild snail eating, can’t happen with the television or radio on. It can’t happen with an iPod or cell phone in use. It happens when we slow down long enough for the outside world to be heard in the subtle layers of sound and movement. It’s amazing when you think about it. So my challenge to you is, if you had a chance to slow down long enough to hear something so subtle as a snail eating, what would you listen for? And how long would you be willing to wait, to let all the chatter cease to be able to hear it? Think about it. I did. ~ Grace