Its time.. time to begin getting ready to leave for my next sojourn in India. And tonight the moon is full and my friend the Cosmic Queen in her infinitely precise words for the astrological times advised: “Call in the vision of your best possible life, situation – outcome – write!” So I did – at first considering it was time to write my vision yet again.. to write my goals, my purpose – my real reason for being. Oh such a huge task.
But hiding in the back of my mind, just out of sight, lay some advice I had received earlier today from Alberto Villoldo – and when I looked again there it was: “The shaman doesn’t look for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. She stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter.”
Ah.. and so like the beautiful night cactus the vision unfolds. What is vision but the ability to see – the depth of the vision – the width – the far seeing vision – all are dependent on the place of quietness in the being.
And when the being is very quiet – the vision reaches far.
So quietly – I allow the pencil to slip over the page of my journal – allow the words to flow as they will. “What do I do to bring meaning to every situation?” Does that mean I stop seeking the big ‘why‘? Perhaps that is the ‘why’ – to create the sacred in each act. To bring that which is holy to the smallest thing, being or doing.
So as I go this time to India – it is to meet each person on the way with love and respect. As it is also here – in this time as each day we have been standing together protecting and protesting against the imminent destruction of our beloved Beeliar wetlands for an unnecessary and ugly highway.
It is about creating miracles with non violence – with forgiveness – calmness and peace. But first the peace must be within each of us.
I have been worried: “Will it all work out .. why am I going, why not just stay here – where life appears to be relatively easy.” And now comes the answer: Do you think you instigated this? Do you really think you are in control? You are not! Let it go. Control is no where. Let go and let God. And yes – plan – let the plan unfold .. vision – allow the words to flow – the information to arrive – but you are not the controller.
You are simply the instrument of the Divine. Be that. There is no need to be anything else.
So this then is the vision. To let go and integrate the Divine fully into my Being – so that I can live that which is my purpose. To create the sacred in each and every moment of this life I am so very privileged to live.
The mind may still become disturbed as it does.. it may ‘worry’ it may become caught in the whirlpools of loneliness – fear, alienation, concern for small things – but I can return now to this that I know – the mind is not me – for I am of the Divine.