Category: Wisdom Rx Bits

Sharing: A Cosmic Interruption

This is a remarkable posting from our beloved friend and evolutionary college Shayla Wright of WideAwakeHeart

It is a powerful invitation for us all to be loved into awake-ness by the roots of our Humanness.

It is a way forward we can all use so that unbounded Love, Grace and Liberated joy can prevail in our lives.

Thanks for Shayla and her courage to be called into greater aliveness, greater Love.

It’s one of life’s paradoxes, or jokes on us, that intense spiritual practice, which is aimed at dissolving our solid, separate sense of self, can often do the opposite. Our years of passionate and devoted practice can build up a powerful, hidden egoic identity. We might not notice this when things are going more or less our way. But when they don’t, when chaos and confusion and grief and heartbreak knock on our door, we can find it very difficult to maintain our spacious, radiant and accepting state of mind. We find ourselves longing for higher ground, scrambling to regain what appears to have been lost, instead of opening to what is here. We wonder how this could be happening to us, after so many years devoted to meditation, inquiry, healing, prayer, asana…Life begins to feel less and less like a blessing, more and more like an insult.

We feel the whole house of cards crashing down around us. We are left naked, awkward, vulnerable, lost. It usually doesn’t occur to us until later on, that this catastrophe is not what we think it is. It’s actually what love asks of us. To strip away, once again, everything we have built up on the spiritual path. To bow down in utter nakedness to what we do not know. To open our heart to all of the terrible uncertainty of life. This is the sound, the taste, the fragrance of love itself, unravelling and dissolving our armour and our carefully crafted defences.

I married a beautiful young man and woman on a Gulf Island last weekend. Both of them are living deeply creative lives, and both of them are strong Buddhist practitioners on the Vajrayana path, the path of tantra. The beauty and magic of the tantric path is that it emphasizes, over and over again, that the obstacles we encounter are the path itself. There is something in this view that set my heart on fire, and threw me, at a certain point in my life, into my own tantric practice, where I was relentlessly drawn into becoming more and more human. Far more human than I ever wanted to be, at the beginning of my spiritual path, when I was young and full of fiery dreams.

These two young practitioners wrote their own vows for their wedding ceremony. Here are two of them, which they spoke to each other in front of us all:

• I, Marley, choose you Jesse to be my beloved, my primary companion, and the cosmic interruption to my raging egomania.

• I, Jesse, choose you Marley to be my beloved, my primary companion, and the cosmic interruption to my unbounded narcissism.

Working with them both in the days leading up to the ceremony, these vows came alive in me, and were chewing me up from inside. The brilliant clean lucidity of the language kept breaking through my mind, like bolts of light. These vows would wake me up in the middle of the night, like a wild visitor banging on my door. Deep in my heart, I could feel the truth of these vows, crashing into me like waves.

“Listen,” the waves roared, “this is what love asks of you. Let love be a cosmic interruption to all the ways you try and hide, all the ways you hope to escape from being completely here.  Let your partner, let your daughter, let your friends, let your colleagues, let your clients all be a part of this divine interruption. Stop trying to prevent it, as if it’s some kind of disaster you need to get insurance for. There’s another kind of life, full of courage, full of light, that only emerges when this one is well and truly interrupted.”

And so I wait here, as this other life, which I do not yet know, emerges,
so it can teach me
how to invent
my own disappearance
so it can lie down at the end
and show me,
even against my will,
how to undo myself,
how to surpass myself:
how to find
a way
to die
of generosity.
– David Whyte

with love and gratitude to Marley and Jesse.

You can find out more about them at jessethom.com
and marleydaemon.ca

Shayla

The Courage to Know

Tools for Thriving 2016

The Courage to Know

Knowing what’s true for you, what’s right for you takes courage. We are surrounded by demands that want us to surrender our sacred self and our integrity to the requirements of others. These demands can be from our society, our community, family and friends.

We have become so accustomed to being pushed on, called on or demanded on that we can forget who we are.

You can reclaim the heart and soul of your integrity by feeling the pull that’s around you that separates us from the holiness of our self-empowerment.

When you feel pushed into a choice, one you’re not really clear on STOP. Ask yourself this question:

“Is this really for my highest good and the highest good of what I really love?”

Now is the time for each of us to stand up in sovereignty and clarity from a place of love and power and choose to honor our own knowing. Yes it takes courage but we’re worth it.

Love,

Susan and David

Please share your moment of courage in the comments section below.

Who are YOU when you follow your knowing?

Independence- The Achy Dark Side

Tools for Thriving 2016

The Achy Dark Side of Independence

We’re trained to think of ourselves as independent maybe even “rugged individuals”. We can do it on our own.

The positive aspect of our independence is that we can empower choices to break free from situations, people and environments that are binding us into a smallness that’s hard on our hearts. In millions of ways, the dominant culture all around us encourages the idea of our independent separateness.

Think of the models of heroines and heroes that you know. They all chose to bring forth change from a position of independent knowing. They acted on what they felt they must for the benefit of many. This is the upside of choices made from a place of individual, independent being. After all, no one wants to be a slave to anything.

And yet, what is the actual source of their heroic energy?

The source is their sacred union with the vast divine (or God, Yahweh, Spirit, the Sacred, Oneness, the Christ, the Quantum Field, you pick) that we are and surrounds us right now.

The achy dark side of independence is when we think we can do it on our own and separate ourselves from Source. It points to a greater wisdom that keeps calling us to sacred unity and wholeness.

…And yet we resist.

Resistance comes from the conflict inside us between the knowing we are part of something more vast and our conditioned ideas of “I am a strong independent person who can choose on their own.”

How do we eradicate this separation from source?

We first admit our willful separateness.  This begins the instantaneous alteration of our habits of thinking embedded in our minds and the miles of nervous system that run through our bodies.

Once you become conscious of this achy dark side of independence, you can be welcomed like the prodigal son or daughter coming to the home we all long to find and experience again.

Why is this so important?

When we live from a place of independence- “My Will” not “Thy Will” we cut ourselves off from a treasure chest of dynamic wisdom that can revolutionize every moment of our lives.

Reunion with our wholeness, our sacred union with the vast divine is required for transformative healing. The choice to reunite, to give up independent willfulness, produces an atomic delightful alteration of our total body.

Do not look away from the need to surrender your sense of independence. By Nature we are interdependent with one another and all of the life that surrounds us.

You can allow greater access, greater love too flow towards you by bringing down your boundaries of individualism. Every human builds boundaries. It is part of the history of false independence. And no human makes it on their own.

Look back in your life and cross-reference everything you’ve planned or visioned in contrast to what the pure serendipity your life has brought you. Like us, you will find that choices made outside of all your “good plans” are what have brought joy, passion and an abundance of life. That history can remind you of a greater love that calls you to sacred reunion and that it’s okay to let go of independent and will-full behavior and thinking.

You know there is a home fire burning for you. The door is open and embracing love awaits your surrender and joyful reunion.

Love,

Susan and David

We’d love to hear your comments below.

How to Allow Miracles

Tools for Thriving 2016

How to Allow Miracles

How to allow Miracles? Right now, this moment you are surrounded by a collection of miracles tailor made for you just waiting to unpack themselves in your life.

Oh yeah sure, great idea sounds kind of fanciful, maybe even crazy.

Nope- it’s the truth of who and what we really are.

We live in this world conditioned to believe that miracles come from another time, or are maybe just fanciful reflections, hopes, desires that maybe happen to other people who were somehow “special”. Or that if a miracle occurs, it’s a rare occasion.

We are finding on a daily basis the miraculous abounds as an every day occurrence.

How did we open up to start receiving the every day miracles that make life flow, allowing passion and creativity to bloom?

We realized it was our normal state not something unusual and stopped believing it wasn’t possible. We are surrounded by aliveness. The same is true for you. In fact we are all enlivened by a symphony of energies within us and around us that want to deliver the miraculous on a daily basis.

There is a quicksand of uncertainty that sits waiting if you try to figure out why the miraculous stopped being ordinary. It’s simple. It’s an old way of thinking and being whose time has come to an end.

We can open to the deliverance of the miraculous and sacred without having to understand why or know anything about it.

It starts by saying yes to the Holy of Holies, what you are, and then noticing that miracles, of all sizes, just start happening. It is our normal, not the other way around.

Noticing is the key to the flow of the miraculous.

Here’s an invocation you can use as a touchstone to continue to open yourself to receive the living sacred gift of the miraculous on a daily basis. This comes form our sacred ally who supports us in claiming our miraculous events and helping us serve you.

Invocation

(an invocation uses words to open you to the true sacredness you are.)

You were created from the miraculous. The body you are within is in fact an ongoing gloriously complex miracle. Science in all it’s forms cannot understand the life you really are.

Notice this truth.

Rest the part of your mind that wants to always understand everything. The miraculous because of its nature will always go beyond what you understand. Your mind after a while will relax and allow you to notice the pulse of the ever present miraculous.

The pulse in your body that comes from your heart, the spark within that pulse is the ever present reminder of the delicious truth of your own miracle.

Rest your mind. Know that you cannot understand with your mind what you have not experienced.

The miraculous around you will bring you a gift if you allow it. Diamonds are small but they have great value. Sometimes the smallest miracle is like the most precious diamond.

Take a moment now using your memory- have you not been surprised by goodness at times in your life. Remember now those pulses of the miraculous. Just notice the truth.

Now in this moment as you are reading these words, open your awareness beyond what you are accustomed to and you will be met by a generous present moment that loves you and wants nothing but the best for you.

You may feel uncertain. This is natural. It is a habit of your mind. Trust the knowing with in you that says- You are a receiver of the miraculous, the Holy, now. It is the foundation of every breath you take and every beat your heart makes.

Receive the gift of this delicious uncertainty and a new song of love will sing itself within you and you will feel the tickle of joy dance in your body. This is the miraculous.

Thanks for journeying with us.
Please share your comments below.

Love,

Susan and David

 

There Is a Switch Within You- Tools for Thriving

Tools for Thriving

There Is A Switch Within You

Do you feel pregnant?

It doesn’t matter what gender you are. Spring is a time when Life wants to pop out. There is a switch with you to let out the life inside that is just waiting to burst forth.

It doesn’t matter what gender you are. Spring is a time when Life wants to pop out. It’s just waiting to burst forth.

What would you like to deliver for yourself into the world?

Much has been written about how to intend and manifest. A lot of which is really about demanding in contrast to allowing what needs to be.

Here’s a blessing to help you open to allowing what needs to be and trusting that you will be attended to in love, by love itself.

Blessing

You are alive today in this timeline so that you may claim as never before sovereignty and pure creative empowerment. You are surrounded by a cacophony, a noise barrage of information that tells you that you are a cog in a great machine in which you have no power.

That is not true. You can within your lifetime know directly that you are present to and alive within the current of life and love that goes beyond everything you have ever been trained into.

Flip the switch

There is a switch within you that you have laid your hand upon but been uncertain to throw. Be assured that your beloved allies and the love that truly surrounds you is just waiting for that tiny movement from your hand to throw the switch and break free from what has shackled you and held you trapped in ever looping time-warping storms from the past or predictable future that you don’t want to really live.

Your destiny can change to possibility RIGHT NOW by throwing the switch that will begin to break you free, to launch you away from what you know is dead and no longer enlivening you.

Your switch may be located in your solar plexus or perhaps on the back side of your heart. But it is there.

What are the magic words that will help your inner hand flip the switch?

They are “I will”.

That means you are willing to go beyond what you have believed yourself to be. To go beyond every single projection ever placed upon you. Those histories only exist within you in a tiny collection of brain cells and nerve endings.

Remember these old patterns will defend themselves and try to tell you that what you long for is impossible to achieve. None of that is true.

You are born to overcome any form of limitation that lives within you. When you say “I will” it is a form of invitation to your sacred nature to activate liberty that is mouth watering, soul tickling and fun.

Practice saying “I Will” as an invitation.

And know that you have thrown the switch so that your inner illumination can cancel the old dark memories that are but a tiny veil pretending to be Mt. Everest. And then see what glorious light filled life you give birth to in the world.

Thanks for journeying with us.

Please share with us your comments below.

Love David and Susan

Our Bodies Contain Miracles Every Moment

miracles every moment

This very second you’re living in a miracle.

Our bodies contain miracles every moment. Your body is performing functions, creating cells, letting cells die and giving you a home to live in while you are here.

We’ve been studying the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza so that we can understand how to help ourselves and our clients truly reprogram their consciousness, their nervous systems and the patterns in their bodies and minds.