As an apology for my recent lack of posting, for which I have no excuse, I offer up this wonderful post from Nicole Cody, of Cauldrons and Cupcakes. I read it a few weeks ago, but for some reason I was too self-conscious to re-blog then. Because this post hasn’t a thing to do with beans or cooking. Instead, it’s about connecting with the elements, and energy, offering solid, practical advice about what to do when you find yourself taking on other people’s energies. Which is something I’ve done all my life. In the past year or so I’ve made great efforts to stop. To create and maintain clear energetic boundaries between myself and all others. Which is a good idea. But lately I’ve begun to realize that as necessary as boundaries are, love requires a certain level of porosity. That sometimes we can’t help but take on the energy of those we love, to help them carry their burdens. To share the weight. This is the great risk of love, the requirement of vulnerability that comes with opening oneself up to the other. Today is Valentine’s Day, the hallmark holiday on which we’re supposed to celebrate love. There’s much to dislike about this holiday. However, a celebration of love is a very good idea. So. Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, may you feel the love of “two mothers, Mother Earth and dat good Sun.” Happy Valentine’s Day.
Malcolm Jagamara – “Inapaku dreaming”
“The deeper we look into nature, the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret and that we are united with all life that is in nature.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious–the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~ Albert Einstein
The next installment of my Kimberley Story…
One of the most nurturing and empowering meditations I know is the practice I call ‘Eating the Sun’. I use it for energetic cleansing. I use it for physical healing. I use it for emotional and spiritual healing. I use it to recharge my batteries. I use it when I’m burdened and my soul aches.
It was taught to me during my time in the Kimberley by Little…
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