|Healing Herb. Photo by Kyla|
First I acknowledge the gravity of the collective moment. The events in Paris and Beirut on Friday November 13, 2015 are as tragic as any we've seen. My best prayers for peace and for hope are with all involved and especially all hurt in these attacks. I am not going to add my voice to analyses or investigations. I am going to focus on holding that big wound in our world within an embrace of all that remains whole.
There is much that remains whole. I am unwilling to be drawn into the gravitic vortex of terror. Witnessing events from a stance of kindness and neutral affect to the degree possible is always more effective in bringing healing. I leave reactions to others; there is no lack of willing beings taking up that role.
I have been meaning for a while to share here some material from Alex Collier. Likely most readers here won't know that name. Alex is a contactee who from childhood has been in touch with beings who identify themselves as Andromedans. Whatever you may believe about such events, know that Alex himself is a delightful man who offers what he understands and has been informed of with great humility and heart. Not one of those "I know The Way" speakers, at all. I value that attitude of service greatly and always feel supported in my own journey when I connect with Alex Collier's work.
Recently in a video he shared some material that bears contemplation. He prefaced this by saying he had been given this by the A's (his short name for his Andromedan friends) years ago and that it continues to unfold for him. He also said that, within the Universe, regardless of race or type of expression, we souls are really all about the same, inside.
This material, for your thoughts, if you care to consider it, is the A's brief description of The Soul's Journey:
1) Stating One's Intention: Creating and acknowledging your purpose to
2) Initiation: Preparing your soul, your self, purifying, centering your
3) Surrendering: Letting go of control, allowing vulnerability, leaving
behind what is known
4) Embracing the physical form: Walking into the physical form
5) Wandering in time: The soul through experience gathers its tools of
6) Becoming the light or the flame: Consciously connecting with the
spirit, becoming truly responsible in meaningful relationships, and
discovering and becoming empathy
7) Learning to be of Service: Being able to truly see through the illusions
of separateness, being humility and joy, teaching by being
8) Transformation: Observing, listening, being still all in silence.
Creating the being that is one. And changing your vision of self that
alters all perception
-- Alex Collier and the Andromedans
This is verbatim and sent via email at my request from Alex's website: http://www.alexcollier.org/
On Friday, I felt the attacks long before I learned what had happened. My physical body registered pain and my inner (felt-sense) being felt like it was being shoved way out of shape -- kind of like a pillow being crushed by gears into some bizarre asymmetry. Friday night, I dreamed about men with guns who threatened to beat me up. Then Saturday morning I learned what had been happening in the world.
I've been spending the time since bringing myself into balance and anchoring that balance as best I can.
Yesterday, to my delight, a late butterfly (a Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui) showed up in the garden. At first I was not able to get close long enough to get a good picture. Then, she got trapped inside a tent we have set up out there. I photographed her in there and then was able to brush her through the opening.
After that she sat still long enough for a better picture.
May you always find blooms just when you need them.