Why are you here - what has brought you to this page and these reflections?
I sit here, drum in my lap, sage burning heartily in my cauldron censer to my left. The shade is open to the room, but the windows are shut and the lights are out. "Catfish Muse" plays in the background, serving as a gentle backdrop to this peaceful time.
I will be honest with you. I am feeling called, called and pulled to share my thoughts with you and hope that in our sharing something can be learned by us both.
If you will it, it will come. But that's a mighty big "if" now isn't it. Think to my first question, nay, the first part of it. Why are you here? It is my belief that ultimately and in the end we are all here to learn. To gain some experience through our physical incarnations that we will take back with us at our rest. It will not be just one lesson, and it may not be complex either. With each soul it will be something different.
In my cosmology, we choose our one "great truth" to learn for each lifetime. We will learn others along the way, for life is too varied and full for us not to get more than one thing out of it - if we are wise. But in the learning of the "great truth" we've set for ourselves, our lives will end. (Or if in ending we will finally learn it.)
To get anything out of something you must first put into it. We must nurture ourselves and others if we are to grow. And nurturing does not come with harsh words or criticism. When we nurture ourselves (and others) we are aware, we are kind, and observing. We know when to step forward and when to step back. With any healing sometimes the need for healing is the healing in and of itself. Sometimes our pain and discomfort is the All trying to show us what is really going on in our lives, and that we need to change. Whereas we may rush to "fix" what is wrong, it is often done without considering what is so "wrong" in our eyes. It is my belief that this is part of what is going on when we seem to seek help and the help does nothing for us. The other part of that equation comes solely from us. Sometimes we tell ourselves we want something, but the reality is that we "want" it because we feel we should, so unbeknownst to even ourselves we cling to that which we really just need to let go. The guise of familiarity is a persuasive voice. It goads us to come back and chides us if we try to break free. It disguises itself as our own selves, attempting to cloak it's slippery words in reason. It is the Ego, ever trying to keep us in the same place. What we must do is make demands of ourself to go above and beyond our physical selves. Make a commitment to the higher good of our souls and move forward with purpose.
We may not always understand the journey, but the road is always there - even when we cannot see it. Trust and you will see the way through.