A path of heart is the only path worth taking. A path of heart is focused on love, on compassion, on kindness. A path of heart is all-encompassing, intent upon love as the guiding light and the guiding principle. A path of heart is a path that never ends nor loses energy, for it is an infinite path full of infinite energy. Your own path of heart may take you in many directions and teach you many different things, but it will always be a path of love. Let that be the way you take, the path of love.
Stir up the possibility of love, first within the self, tapping into the natural ability to feel and express love. Stir up the desire to be loving and kind, to be compassionate and caring so that all may benefit from the bounty of love within you. For you are a creation of all that is good and loving, though you keep this a secret. Break the vows of silence and let your true loving self come forth now and live your life as it should be lived, from a heart-centered place that longs for expression. Be loving in all you do and indeed all will be well.
Instead of our usual Soulbyte we offer this song, I’m an Optimist, sung by Jan’s brother, John Hughes, of the band Dog on Fleas. I’m an Optimist, the album of which this is the title song, has just been nominated for a Grammy for Best Album of the Year in the Children’s category. Stay optimistic!
Proceed with cautious optimism, aware of the trickery and deceit that are sure to follow a loss. Do not blame or scorn another but look inward to rectify and straighten out your own inner house, knowing that that which unfolds outside of you is merely a mirror of your own inner world. Do what needs doing within and soon things will come to a calm peacefulness without as well. As within, so without.
I spent last night in dreams of renovation. I awoke several times in the night, my body feeling the physical download of great effort. The house is an older home, with good bones, purchased from people of positive intent, who never got to the renovation of the back half of the house. Under their care it remained a potentiality, dark and unexplored.
The project is huge, the materials are modest and the effort is great. There is no sense of inflated expansion, but the expansion is solid and will serve the needs of all who will inhabit it.
Awakening to the headlines of today, legitimacy is being granted, despite reservation. The momentum of change is fully apparent. The country has spoken and chosen a new dream. The dream we have been living challenged us to take responsibility for our future dream. It truly became necessary to consent to the reality we would live in.
Consciousness, as expressed through the collective ego, has risen beyond the stage of pure narcissism to address the true needs of the whole. This has been a developmental process of necessity.
First, the purely self-serving ego needed to be lived and given full rein, so that the impact upon world survival could be felt and consciously assessed. All of the ego’s manipulative machinations had to be fully lived and experienced before it could acquiesce to a higher cause, the welfare of the greater whole. Though leaders mirror this ego, they merely reflect the internal process of us all.
We have all encountered the impact of allowing the desire body to rule the ego. The thrill of that ride, the bliss of excess, is a legitimate dream, but it burns out quickly through its unbridled appetite, leaving us all exhausted. We have now chosen continuance and evolution over the fascination of Armageddon. We know now that we can indeed go out in a blaze of glory that we have caused, but we have chosen not to exercise that option.
We have learned, as well, that the repressed in all of us can emerge with a self-destructive vengeance. We’ve all witnessed it acting out. To regain balance, we must responsibly find a life for all that we desire.
The Earth teaches us to move away from exploiting her bounty. We must follow her example. The future of desire is to turn this human spirit of manifest destiny to exploration of the energy body, away from rampant ego desires to the world of spirit and out-of-body travel and all that it offers. At this subtle level of the Soul, thought alone is the fuel. How’s that for clean energy!
As my dream portends, the dark unknown half of the house is ready for discovery and renovation. Despite the labor involved, it promises to solidly house all that we are. We must all begin with the self.
Take up the challenge of the repressed and the desired within the self. Bring light into the darkness. Be conservative yet daring. The time of transition has arrived.