Martyrdom Not Required
There is a dense martyr energy that dwells here. We are experiencing an intensifying commitment to bodhisattva. And it is true, we must choose to be a part of the collective ascension -of the collective healing. Martyrdom, however, is not required. We can find the joyful way of the light worker. We can live from a place of compassion without experiencing "compassion fatigue." We can live in perpetual compassion, and this can only happen if we include ourselves in that spotlight of compassion. If we are always shining the light on others and never turning it upon ourselves we silently and slowly burn out. But literally. Light needs light. It needs light to be coming and going, from us and into us. If it is only ever flowing away from us we aren't being fed by it. We all need to be fed. Not just our bellies, but our hearts and our souls. If you are unable to feed yourself right now, if you aren't able to shine your own light back on yourself, find another light worker who can. Allow yourself to be the recipient of a healing, a blessing, a compassionate conversation with a dear friend. Recharge your light. An incomplete circuit, one that only flows in one direction, is incapable of supplying infinite energy. A full circuit is required for continual renewal.
If you are experiencing a re-run or a recurrence of old or recently resolved issues (health, heart, soul) take heart, this is just a final run through so that you can clean up anything that still needs attention and resolutions. We cannot take those things with us where we are going. We are no longer a vibrational match for them.
With Immense Love and Compassion,
P.S. I have included a YouTube video meditation to help you complete the circuit and actively recruit your spiritual support.
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
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.