And we persevere...
Greetings from Colorado, where we had been experiencing some unseasonably warm and dry weather and now are experiencing what might be considered an excess of moisture. We are well trained in Colorado to never complain about moisture. Even if it comes in the form of floods! The weather extremes we are experiencing make me concerned for our Mother Earth, although I also acknowledge that these are our own polarizing human tendencies showing themselves in the environment. She (Gaia) and all of you beautiful humans have been on my mind and in my heart lately. The astounding racist, bigoted and misogynistic political current that is playing out in this country makes me wonder: How do we heal all of the feminine wounds of this world (and masculine wounds for that matter), so that we can move forward to a more peaceful, humane and cohesive future? I know for me it begins with healing our own personal wounds and our family wounds. If we approach our neighbors with a whole and peaceful heart instead of a wounded heart we have a much better chance of bringing love and compassion into that exchange. Sometimes, as we are witnessing with the US presidency, we have to confront and face our shadows so that we can truly heal them. We as a collective have to acknowledge that these deep seeded beliefs still exist in this country, even though we understand that it isn't that large of a current.
I share with you a POEM and a PHOTOGRAPH that both have been an important part of my healing journey. They speak to our resilience and perseverance. There is tension and anger in the words and the poem, however it is with allowing myself to feel these shadow emotions that I have been able to truly move beyond them. The shadow emotions can't just be swept under the rug. We must pick them up, take a good look to see that we truly understand their purpose in our lives, collected them all, and then diligently throw them into the trash bin. Or better yet the recycling bin! To be transmuted and brought into higher vibration by the cosmic bad asses that are in this transition with us. That are here to inform our actions and cheer us on when we are heading slightly more toward evolution and ascension, and slightly less toward devolution.
Wind, Salt and Stone
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Tawa Ranes has a very curious mind and has always been interested in the nature of consciousness and the workings of the Universe. Since healing has been a big part of her own personal journey, much of her curiosity focuses on understanding how and why healing occurs or fails to take place.