November 24, 2016

Honour the Realm of the Unknown

Photo by Kelly Lawrence.

Falling or flying. It's hard to tell sometimes, isn't it? We claim to want to feel alive, but shrink at the vulnerability it requires of us.

There is a price to be paid for your freedom. People don't often speak of this. The old must be grieved. Even when letting go of something that no longer serves us, we must grieve.

In these times, we search for certainty. We doubt our steps forward and the woods ahead of us seem too dark. We want to turn around and be embraced by the familiar. That is a mistake.

This is not the time to be left alone in our heads without adult supervision. When ruled by the head, we can feel a self-righteous strength. We can lay down the sword and cut through the chaos, but it only produces more. When ruled by the head, the heart is not invited to the table. Knee-jerk reactions can feel so powerful, but it is simply an attempt to control. It is all an illusion.

In Tarot, this is The Death Card.

Inspiring fear in the hearts of many who pull this card, it should actually be praised for the blessing it is. Death is a transition. It's the signal that we are walking through the veil and developing a closer relationship to spirit. Parts of us need to die to be reborn.

When we allow our transition and transformation, we are granted a miracle: the mistakable experience of a higher benevolent power. It's is not philosophical realization. It's something felt within the body. You feel a shift from tension, worry and pain, towards the calm. You hold within you a deep knowing. Sometimes this shift is dramatic, sometimes is dawns slowly and builds upon other experiences exponentially. 

But when you have this feeling, it's like waking up from a lucid dream. It's remembering that in some realm that feels more real than this one, we can fly. And we can fly, we've only forgotten.

The last few weeks have been a difficult mirror to look through. How many times have I uttered, I have no idea what's going on here. I want to know my destiny. I want to understand, to make sense, to make decisions and charge forward while the universe continues to whisper, bitch chill.

So many souls around me are feeling the pressure. We're having our buttons pushed. We're being nudged off the diving board before we're ready. Pain is surfacing. Loose ends are being tied. The new is calling us. And yes, it is scary. It can be a time of feeling great overwhelm.

So lay the fuck down for a minute and be still. Be like the fainting goats. Take your time.

You will remember who you really are.

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I want to say thank you to my Tribe, to all the souls who share with me and remind me that we are in this together, never alone. xoxo


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