All tagged heart centric path
One of the biggest existential questions we all ask at one point or another, isn't it? How to live a life of meaning, of greatness, of rich human experiences that expand body, mind & Soul? When I asked this very question in one of my contemplative moments, here is what came out.
"We love this earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it. Care for it, as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you receive it. Preserve the land for all children, and love it, as God loves us."
Ironically, to Campbell the end of the hero’s journey is not the aggrandizement of the hero. It’s not to identify oneself with any of the figures or powers experienced. The Indian yogi, striving for release, identifies himself with the Light and never returns. But no one with a will to the service of others...
Gosh those beautiful eyes, grace, power, and intelligence behind them, Spirit starring at you in the face. When I took a look at these two images of Cecil the Lion, the iconic collared Lion from Zimbabwe's National Park...
Soul’s path, a bit intimidating discussion to delve into… but oh well, let’s try! ;-)
How does one discover the Soul’s path; follow that inner knowing, and integrate it within the physical expression? I’ve pondered this question countless times and I’m still figuring out/discovering steps as I go along; one little step at a time… really! There is no particular structure I follow. However, I imagine soul's path to be authentic; filed with integrity, infused with cosmic dynamism and a type of exuberance that makes you high; as well as give a sense of peace, and clarity that you’re on the right path.
A few weeks ago I went to Home Depot to pick up a couple of things. It wasn’t the most ideal time to visit such a behemoth of a store, because it was the weekend of the Black Friday shopping spree people tend to go on. The deafening noise of a big crowd, constant beeping of some crazy machines, left me in a zombie like state. As I shuffled between the aisles, it felt as if most of the energy got sapped out of me. It felt like I was stuck in molasses.
Having been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer for over a decade and half of that as a massage therapist, I’ve grown to see and appreciate the need for a holistic way of taking care of the human body, an approach integrating Body, Mind and Spirit. Since the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, it makes sense to give equal attention to all the components, instead of just one. We have placed such big emphasis on optimal functioning of the physical body, as if that’s all there was to it.
The field of energy medicine is inundated with many different modalities to choose from. I explored and personally experienced quite a few of them. However, there was this one most memorable healing that blew my mind away. It was the simplest modality of them all. Never have I felt such palpable, swirling motions of energy surging throughout my body: heat, cold, tingly sensations, vibrations. I was high on energy! ;-) It was absolutely remarkable and simply rendered me speechless.
Empowering one's own space...you may be pondering what it actually means...? “To empower one’s space”… Well, I’m referring here to "giving power to"/ "taking control of" one’s closest environment, physical body and the immediate space surrounding it. Empowering my own space, taking power back into my own hands, reclaiming that which I had unconsciously given away, was one of the very first and fundamental steps taken my own journey within.
Would it be an overstatement to say majority of us, if not all of us, have a deep, heartfelt desire to creatively express ourselves, even if unbeknownst to us at times…? Our own very creation, if you will, whatever it might be.
For a long time, I've tried to tap into that elusive "source of creativity" that would allow the process of creating "whatever" to flow naturally. Somehow all those attempts didn't feel right, genuine or sincere for that matter.