Welcome to the Change of Seasons
As November Offers New Possibilities of Deep Inner Movement
In the movement of heart and soul, allow self to lean into this inquiry. To consider all movement is to deepen your own heart’s strength. Your heart invites you to deepen by taking hold of all the ways life reflects back to you.
Life often moves quickly. Inner movement will have cycles of growth; inviting thresholds that will have you move deeper into self. This movement is not a forced action, but a natural, organic way of being through willingness. Thresholds bring to awareness the possibility of the forward motion and the evolution of humanity.
To remember your humanity is to live with an open heart and an open mind; staying connected to all that makes you human. Moving from the pain body and contraction of life into the higher heart; the resting place of compassion, grace, unity, joy, acceptance and fulfillment. To rise from the depths of pain birthing into love is humanity’s invitation to know self. This is not the self that was created through effort or by navigating within the world and its systems, but to know the god-self that lies in wait for a heart ready and willing to open. The divine space within the core of our being that communicates constantly with the inner and outer realms of existence since before the beginning of time.
Many of you, during a retreat or during a session, have experienced thresholds of awareness while working with Bill and myself. You have witnessed powerful movements in other men and women who are on the steep path of opening their hearts. Thresholds embrace and hold you from one movement to the next. They invite you to expand beyond the mind, and to fall into your own souls awakening.
You may ask the question “Why go deeper?” In order to hear the answer, one must understand that the root of the question comes from the mind. It comes from a place that fully strives to control and manipulate the path of the soul’s evolution. It pushes against the space where there is total inner freedom and the possibility of infinite love. The natural movement towards this invitation is often terrifying to the mind. To be in full acceptance of self, is so vast, that even moving towards it or into such profound inner experiences seem unattainable and as something to fear. During our times of sitting with self and others, we have been shown the importance, and organic nature of thresholds, and the divine nature of the invitation in order to recognize what is moving, and what is possible within your being.
Along the path of your hearts opening, as illusions from the ego mind break away, as your heart unwinds and your innermost self brightens, and shines; as you get to know your true self intimately, thresholds will be your gateway to letting go. In the letting go, you will often experience inner deaths of your old ways of being, while birthing into all that is wanting to open in your soul. The cracking away of all that is not the true you and of all, that no longer supports your being.
What we think of the evolutionary movement is really not important. What we feel about it, whether we like the movement itself or not, or how we perceive these invitations of thresholds does not stop or change evolution. The movement is happening anyway.
We would like to share some writings that were shared with us. Lucinda Herring is the writer of “Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom for Home Funerals and Green Burials.” She speaks into new ways of embracing and considering death and celebrating loved ones after their death. We are so grateful and touched that another’s writing describes what we have witnessed and experienced for years.
“Thresholds are an opportunity for us to grow and expand our awareness; to become more alive; more connected to something greater than ourselves. They are doorways into the Sacred and are a way to reconnect with our deepest capacities of wholeness. Yet, when we find ourselves on the shores of change, and when the foundation and moorings we thought were steady and secure fray and unravel around us, we often tend to batten down the hatches and simply endure the ordeal until it’s over. Sadly, however, such a response means we can end up inhabiting a more limited and diminished state of being, sometimes permanently.
If we can learn how to “resource” ourselves, then our threshold experience can often be less traumatic, more resilient and generative in the end. We can breathe, and find ways to relax, ways to be more spacious and steady in the face of change. Hopefully we can inhibit a more open, curious stance rather than retreat; try to go with what is happening, rather than resist and fight the inevitable, and sink into depression or despair. This can make all the difference in whether our minds and hearts become more wounded and defended, or whether we can eventually transform and find new, more healing, expansive ways to be.”– Lucinda Herring “Reimagining Death”
We encourage you to stay on the path. To embrace movements of change. To remember your heart. To open to resourcing your own self by devoting to practices that support your heart best.