As life unfolds for me this year I feel so much truth and connection in every moment. I am truly blown away. The dream time, my visions, messages, intuition and profound expression are vastly expanding my world view. I sense the great mother goddess revealing herself as she gently taps me on the shoulder to get my attention. Compelled to share what I've learned I realize when one discovers universal intelligence on their own, directly, what is received is what is right for the one perceiving. My goal is not to sound preachy, my goal is to inspire others to find what is inside of them.
What is realized from personal and direct experience surmounts the part of the brain that has learned or memorized from any outside sources. The creative insights born from our innate wisdom revealed from the deep bellows of our bone marrow, from our own blood waters, from the fire of our own heart and from the light of our own mind is exponential. The space between our breath reveals more in a flash than a lifetime spent learning from any of our modern day institutions. Our bodies, our minds our spirituality are the true technology. This and more is possible for everyone on earth who is fearless, shameless, open and aware. The density of the egoic trance must be lifted in order to see through the expanded eyes and pierce the veils of the five outward expressing senses to discover one’s full potential.
Faith in our own self knowing must be cultivated along with compassion and unconditional love. Take a vision quest, do a cleanse, purge the baggage. Meditate, go off in nature alone, jump into cold water, sit with someone who is dying, sit with someone truly living, push your comfort zone. Renounce the density surrounding news headlines, renounce insecurity and self doubt, renounce toxins, invite death, invite birth, invite change.
In finding my voice and creative expression I encourage anyone reading this to find their voice, create something new, move your body, become more of who you truly are. Stop withholding! Swallow life with love rather than be swallowed by it. Express what you 'Can' do rather than what you Can’t do. Find your song, do something difficult, forgive someone. Embrace the paradox of life and live in the “I don’t know”. Go inward and take the heroe’s journey. Transformation isn’t easy but it is the true magic in life. Join forces with the Creator, in love.
Nature is not perfect yet when we look at it it’s beautiful. The same is true for us. We seek the perfect body, the perfect job, the perfect partner yet in nature it is not like that. We are distraught when things don’t go according to expectations, when loved ones die or when people fail to behave toward us the way we want. Nature is not like that. Leaves die branches break animals eat each other. We impose so much on what it means to be human yet the Forest is not like this. The forest doesn’t expect anything. The trees, the bugs, the plants don’t plan their next victory or cry over there losses. There is no micromanaging, there is no shame or doubt in the jack rabbit. It just is.
It occurred to me that it would be wise to be more like nature. In my View of myself, in my job, in my relationships and in my view of people. There is no duality but the one we choose to experience. Really things just are. Who would I be if I wasn’t so critical of myself. Who would my husband be if I wasn’t so critical of him. What would my job become if I wasn’t so focused on what it lacks. This is what occurred to me today.
What would it be like to be more like nature? Without vices or chronic disillusionment, doubt? What would it be like to be more accepting of myself. To forgive those who I feel have wronged me. To just be. To Be natural.
Karen Barbarick-Collins is a Certified Ayurvedic Technician and Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is the founder of Bending Blade Healing Arts.