THE MISTS OF TRAVEL-ON
What an amazing time.
It feels as though this creeping "mist" of
transformative energy is moving through the land. It reminds me very
much of that scene in "The Ten Commandments," when the first-born of
every house in the land was being slain, by the power of Pharoah's
Curse............and the green mist was moving through and killing everyone,
except those who had the blood smeared on the doorposts of their house.
This "mist" is also, I am sure.........that
same mist that surrounds AVALON.........the repository for our magic(k)al
As it moves through our land and our world, it deeply
affects those parts of us that seem most rigid, most "set" in their
definition of who and what we are. On the phone, this morning, I
described it like a FLU that hits the body in its most vulnerable places.
The only difference is........this "flu" hits us in our least
vulnerable places, the things we are protecting, or which we feel most define
us as humans.
As is their usual course of activity, the Guides are
bringing people past me who are discussing issues and changes in their lives,
and they ask me to comment on them. When I do, the words that come out
of my mouth (as an honest part of making a fitting response)
just happen to form a powerful admonition to me as well--dealing with
some part of my life.
To one friend, I found myself saying:
"It feels that the perfection of the DESIRE
to make this leap is almost more important than taking the leap.
Pure desire has a way of birthing itself, but the labor pains can be very intense.
It seems that one of the mistakes people make is to push the river, and
force a decision......... rather than staying with the
contractions.......breathing.........and letting happen what needs/wants
to happen. It's like the day that I left the fundamentalist church
and told my wife we were getting a divorce. Up to a certain point, my
departure was all about pondering and wondering.................and
I struggled with it, this way and that way............and then, one day,
it was all clear. I *knew* what I had to do..........and it seemed
as though I couldn't *not do it*........even if I wanted to.
Consequences were no longer the issue. In a sense, *I* had become the
consequence, an escape pod................product of a long, hard labor...........and
everyone in the picture had climbed aboard me..........as we all left the
"old world" together." That "old world"
has been a WOMB.........with a "view," and now I must give up the
safety and comfort of that "view" for an entirely new thing.
This is such an admonition to me about my current
business involvements at the new office. As is often the case, one
of my associates has "taken on" the energy of my/our collective
resistance or blockage for achievement of some "process" that
is underway. On Friday, we confronted the issues (somewhat),
but there was no resolution. Just pain and blockage. When
this happens, I need to take things to the ethers...........and pray for
the building of Astral Bridges between the parts of the ONE which we all
are. But now........ I also allow my polarized "self"
to experience all the feelings/emotions/actions that make me a player in the
Grand Game. I don't have to be the "fixer" or the
I find that I am getting to the point where I no
longer have to be an "icon" for Oneness in my world.
It is not ME, Daniel, who is the "sales representative" for
this Return to Oneness. I am not "this," while other people
are something else. We are ALL OF IT, and it isn't just about
ME............it's about THE ONESELF, WE.........which is why an ESCAPE from any
situation would, of necessity, involve a climbing aboard the pod........and
taking ALL who are involved in the dance. We each carry the
other(s), within us, wherever we go.
And so......they're here. The Mists of
Travel-On. And many of us have stated the desire to load up the car,
pack up our donkey, herd our sheep and our many goats, and get the hell outta
dodge! But where to go? Where to run, and
hide...........or is that HYDE ........from our alternative
selves? This is the heckle that is paining Dr. Jekyll!
My quote for today:
Robert Green Ingalls
said: "in nature there are neither rewards nor punishments--there are
consequences." We aren't being singled out for punishment, we are merely
experiencing the consequences of our own rigidity. If we choose security over
change, we have to suffer the consequences. As Gail Sheehy summarizes
succinctly: "If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are
not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
We can learn how to
recognize our own rigidity and how to correct it. It takes honesty and
courage, but the rewards are immense. First, the suffering stops. This is the
surest sign that we have chosen the right path again: the unnecessary
suffering stops. More importantly, new possibilities open up everywhere in our
life. Where everything seemed sterile and barren, and there seemed no possible
answers, now everything seems possible. The possibilities may be scary,
because each offers a path that we have never taken before, but it's a good
kind of fear, like the fear that a fine pianist experiences before a concert.
Dancing" by Robin Robertson.
Surf's up, everyone. Enjoy the ride!!!
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