Thursday, February 11, 2016

There are Many Right Ways For Us to Behave . . .

There are Many Right Ways For Us to Behave

Thought for Thursday. . .  

It is possible to live upon this planet with large numbers of other Beings--who believe and behave in a variety of ways--in peace. . . . When you are able to focus in such a way as to allow your alignment with Source even though others are choosing to behave differently than you are choosing, then you will truly be free from the bondage of attempting the impossible task of getting everyone to agree on one right way. One right way would lead to endedness. Many "right" ways allow Eternal expansion. 

Taken from ~ Getting into the Vortex Cards, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Teachings of Abraham

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seeking the Experience of Being Rapturously Alive

"People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." - Joseph Campbell
STAR WARS' Luke as the Hero

The wisdom of the ages has been bequeathed to us by our ancestors in the form of myths, truth tellings, and because this wisdom is filtered through metaphor it provides guidance without the imposition of dogma. The Hero's Journey, the mono-myth illuminated by Joseph Campbell's work and writings, can be used as a template for living Life.

Viewing our personal stories laid against the backdrop of the Hero's Journey template can help us find clarity and meaning for the events and relationships within our life experience. Patterns of belief and disbelief emerge to be examined -demons to be overcome. We recognize our teachers and the gifts we have been given -tools needed for future battles. We begin to recognize where distractions have misdirected our steps -sirens luring us away from our intended destinations and goals.

More importantly, when we are able to recognize aspects of the mythic journey within our personal stories, we gain insights which allow us to direct our own path forward and which imbue deeper meaning and value to each step, each experience along the way.

Where will following the path of this epic journey lead us . . ? Some would say to empowerment . . . emancipation . . . to the experience of being fully, rapturously alive.

First, let us look for our hero self in the places where we live, the ordinary world, where all heroic journeys begin. . .

Spend time this week observing your life and taking stock of your world. Before you go anywhere you first have to know where you are starting from.

Later in our exploration of The Hero's Journey we will offer a guided meditation. . . Finding the Hero Within.