I love this part with emphasis on embracing not knowing with openness and curiosity - 'As I acknowledged that I didn’t know and embraced that not knowing, my attitude transformed from defensiveness into openness and curiosity. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that moment was my first genuine experience of humility.'
It feels much needed coming upto the solar eclipse, an invitation for new beginnings. To be able to wish and welcome the new with openness and curiosity feels sublime. Thank you
This morning on waking up, I was able to realise, through some grace, that my first thoughts were about doing, about what has not been done. In that moment of perhaps being able to observe my thoughts, gratitude came, gratitude for being alive, for being able to wake up, gratitude for this day. And gratitude helps me connect with the wisdom of the heart to be able to welcome the new in the present moment.
To wake up to this, and then read this article, makes me marvel at the connections in the collective consciousness. I love such synchronicities.
I struggle to talk in a way that is valued in the society. I used to judge myself for it wishing I could talk like I see others do. Hearing this is incredibly liberating for me. Thanks
And the words - There are many voices besides ours - are very expansive.
Such a beautiful story. Perfect for these times where our focus is on material things. To value emptiness as a reminder of our desires feels invaluable.
This is reminding me of the zen koan of the Enzo, the circle. Is it empty or whole!
This reminds me of Leonard Cohen song - anthem. The lyrics - cracks is where light comes in.
Beautifully uplifting piece, helps with acceptance of what is and trusting that it can be transmuted. Laughter is indeed light!
I am deeply touched by this gem in the article - 'I write for anyone who has found themselves, as I have, needing to make sense of what is ending'. This is so timely, with the transformation happening with the eclipses we have just had. With the changes/transformations come endings. I had started to wonder, what am I doing wrong! In this moment I realised, somethings are coming to an end, just as they need to - in perfect alignment with the universal flow. Thank you for this sharing.
With pluto (symbolising transformation) in the sign of Aquarius (symbolising community) being reminded of 'interbeing' feels profound. Thank you for this beautiful reminder.
I am not alone, I am always accompanied :) I do not have to struggle alone seems very uplifting in this moment.
I have been wondering about the gift of cold weather and hibernation, going within seems like an obvious answer. Yet I need to be in the world too. So how can I live with this paradox! Yesterday I found myself with my hands on the trunk of an old majestic oak tree, asking it to teach me how to go within and be in the world at this time of the year. To me paradox is an opening for light to come through. The intelligence to move between polarities is inbuilt in us, we do this all the time with our breath, inhaling and exhaling, moving between the inner and outer....
This resonates deeply. Thank you Carrie. I have had the experience of water gushing from a pipe in the past. Turning off the mains helped. Right now I am going through the experience of a leak coming through neighbours new build adjacent to my wall, this is rain water, that can't be turned off. Still trying to find a solution, spiritual and physical, within and without.
Wow. This is powerful. This is helping me with something I had been grappling with. This is helping me realise that I am part of the world, I am not separate from it. Perhaps the world is part of me too. If I resist or fear being in the world, I fear myself. This gives me hope. This helps me feel it is easier to heal the separation between heart and mind, self and the world than I could imagine. The power of paradoxes is amazing. Thank you for sharing this.
I love the thought of sweeping/cleaning being really about finding where the heart is blocked. Till recently I didn't like cleaning. And then a thought came, this is my purifying instinct in action. I am not just cleaning the external, my inner being is being cleansed too. Now as I clean, I can keep some awareness of my inner body too and I am beginning to learn to enjoy cleaning.
I am learning to love the world. It is not easy when people are ill and dying..., when the body-clothes are falling apart. Being in nature, being still helps. Gratitude for the present moment, for having the breath, the body in the present moment, for the time we have been here together, can also help. But I am still learning to remember this in the moments when life is testing me.
Having struggled with decision making/choices most of my life, this makes a lot of sense. Having experienced consensus recently in a team I work with, gives me hope that what is happening around me, is happening within as well. Thanks for sharing.
Since the beginning of lockdown, this image of caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly has sustained me. When the lockdown first started to be lifted, I did not feel ready. I felt that the metamorphosis is not complete yet. At this time I am suffering from eczema like symptoms, where my body seems to be doing something that is unexpected. Reading this gives me hope that the deeper innate intelligence of the body, of the Universe, knows what is needed. I, and we, will get there. Thank you for sharing this at this time.
There is no one truth. The truth, as you say keeps changing. Perhaps the call of this time of so much uncertainty is to be flexible. Keep listening, and trust the guidance that arises in that moment. The source of this guidance may keep changing. But that is okay. At this time of so much uncertainty and change, it feels as if something new is coming through about trust. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and helping me realise this. Trust has not been easy for me either. The relationship is getting better each day, with each breath.
Thank you for this beautiful sharing. Helps me to make friends with time. I feel this is one of the vital ingredients for peace. I had never thought about time like this before. I had been wishing to be more present - but of course present moment is a slice of time. Something seems to be clicking into place deep inside me through your sharing.
Wow! Amazing words! They help me to see myself in everyone and everything - not just the aspects of life I like to be part of, but also inspire me to not avert my eyes from aspects of life that are difficult to look at or to be with - and use them to help me see and accept parts of myself that may be hidden.
Very inspiring to help accept all that is.
Helps me to understand the word interbeing much better. Thank you.
I have heard that Masaru Emoto used to teach that the water we consume, the water that flows out through our drains - if we bless it, express gratitude for it, this water that goes around the planet, through the water cycle raises the vibration of all the water. More of us who do this, better place the world we live in will be. It felt wonderful to be reminded that I can do this with money too.