DearHeart, Welcome to August! We gather on SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2023! Below are the details for your calendar … Read past these details for the inspirations that underscore the potency of these times.
Please reserve this date and time for replenishing self-nourishment, creative inspirations, and experiencing a safe space to play in fields of deep rest and surrender. *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Details for Your Calendar — now on Saturday! SATURDAY 5 AUGUST 2023 12 noon MT – 1:30 pm (90 minutes) Via Zoom Time in your world? Check here: https://time.is/ Link to Sign Up via PayPal for ALL the remaining 2023 Seasonal Gatherings:
Please go to the following link if you choose to register for the 4 remaining 2023 circles, (including Lughnasadh)
… it’s $105. The per circle cost is a few pennies more than the suggested single circle cost in 2022. Please use this link to register for the remaining 4 gatherings for 2023: https://www.paypal.me/bobbyemiddendorf/105
If you want to propose something else as sacred exchange, please reach out to me. You can also send payment to me via Zelle.
Please see the P.S. for details about signing up in sacred exchange for this Lughnasadh/Lammas gathering by itself.
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* At this potent moment, absolutely everything is moving. What I’ve noticed and experienced: Surrendering to the flow, an inner feminine practice, greatly reduces drag and resistance. By getting ourselves “out of the way,” we can actually experience this swimming-in the-mystery … as a blossoming and unfurling of great magnitude. (As it happens, the practices that we share during these Seasonal Circles completely support each of us “getting out of our own way,” and into the flowing river of the One Life.) Welcome to the full super moon (closest to the Earth) in Aquarius at 9 degrees Tuesday 8-1-23. (Plus August has a second full moon, blue moon, super moon –even closer to the Earth — at the end of this month.) Plus … Welcome to a potent Venus retrograde in Leo. For a total of 40 days — from 23 July, through all of August and a couple of days into September — Venus traverses an underworld journey to remake herself. Venus’ initiatory journey invites each one of us to feel into our heart’s desires deeply, then actively connect with what is called for so that we can thrive in our new becoming… Because we are all becoming new, like it or not. As suggested above, consciously surrendering allows Life to move through us — because it’s going to anyway. We may as well cooperate and allow for a smoother flow. (And also, as it happens, the practices that we share during these Seasonal Circles completely support each of us in coming into deep resonance with our hearts’ truest desires … all while flowing with the river of the One Life.) I’m not an astrologer, yet the potent archetypal energies and frequencies are running so high in support of massive cosmic shifts that we are being called into — that I want to call out some of the ways that our gatherings offer powerful practices to see us through the turbulence of our times (and the re-making of our BEings…). > The Seasonal Circle itself is a sacred safe space, supportive and amplifying your own inner connections. > Centering practices, meditations, vision journeys all take you to inner spaces. > Here you can explore a deeper level of surrender in tandem with your own inner wisdom. > Making your journey notes through the prompting questions allows you to harvest your own inner frequency flows. > Your notes reveal what is yours to receive in divine timing. > (Plus you are held in the angelic Belvaspata field… see the P.P.S. on this.) Amidst the high-rising whitewater of the collective, the magical way forward is through and within. That’s what we do together — with the Seasonal Circle amplifying all the potency! I hope you will join us, either live on Zoom or asynchronously, in your own divine timing and present-moment-of-now. It would be hugely helpful & deeply appreciated — if you choose to join and are able — to register before midnight on Friday — or no later than 9 AM MT on Saturday, 8-5-23. I plan that our follow-up message, with recording and notes, will go out shortly after our gathering. Love and blessings, Bobbye P.S. Sign up for this one by itself … Lughnasadh/Lammas Aug 5 gathering Link to Sign Up via PayPal & In Sacred Exchange for Lughnasadh Gathering:
Please go to this link with your from-the-heart sacred exchange. $28 is suggested for 2023, if that is doable without hardship. … Or more or less as works for you. https://www.paypal.me/bobbyemiddendorf If you want to propose something else as sacred exchange, please reach out to me. You can also send payment to me via Zelle.
P.P.S. You are held in the priceless and magical alchemical Belvaspata field of angelic-supported radiant wholeness — before, during, and for 6 months after our circle … The Belvaspata Song of Self Practice is what supports me in holding the circle as sacred — what happens ahead of the gathering & in the background. The radiant angelic heart-wholeness practice of Belvaspata not only supports us all in holding the circle space, but it’s a practice I renew every day. You are held in my daily Belvaspata maintenance practice for an additional 6 months (for each event…) The Belvaspata field, as it intersects with your field, offers you layers of support … available as you open to receive these gifts of ongoing presence, grace, blessings — all toward your unique Song of Self of your being coming into its fullest flowering. (We can also talk about 1-on-1 Belvaspata sessions. Send me an email to set up a time to talk about it.) Bobbye Middendorf Inner Wisdom Keeper Spoken Word Alchemist * Dream Mentor Vision Midwife * Yin Arising Catalyst Mystic. Healer. Creator. Poet. Dreamer. BJMiddendorf@gmail.com BEACON…for CoCreators Dreaming in the New Earth Reality Where All Life Flourishes http://www.BobbyeMiddendorf.com EnJOY! Meditation … Opening the Portal to Possibilities https://youtu.be/wskzxmXX6rM
28 Day PlayGroup Includes First Harvest Cross-Quarter Seasonal Circle
You are invited, Beloved, to nourish deeply and rest into Infinite’s arms
28 Day PlayGroup: Rest into Infinite’s Arms … Give yourself the gift of self-nurturance as you integrate, deepen, and open to the next evolutionary arc that awaits you…as you rest into Infinite’s arms.
Putting my practices as a central focus, while really committing to being, doing, and tracking these, has been the source of an extraordinary shift in my being over the past few years. (As I consider, it’s been a far longer process than just the time I’ve tracked these practices …)
I want you to experience a similar burst of unfolding, emergence, and organic evolution! Because what this focus on my practices has brought into my life is a regular and ongoing connection to, an ability to relax into, and rest in, the arms of the Infinite.
Beloved, We are the creatress-co-creators we have been waiting for. We are the imaginal cells gathering to co-create the butterfly’s wings of a new reality. We are this, walking evolution’s arc.
Our practices become the lift, the wind under the (butterfly) wings of a flourishing new reality to lift off. It may seem counter-intuitive, but co-creation in this time starts from within each of us and ripples outward.
Gathering and sharing a play-field of intent over 28 days, anchoring the beginning and (almost) end of the 28 days via Zoom gathering, plus celebrating together the cross-quarter day, Lughnasadh, amplifies the ripples that emanate beyond us.
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Start Date: Friday, 23 July 2021 Honoring the full moon, your daily emailed inspirations start here.
First PlayGroup-only Gathering: Saturday, 24 July 2021 Noon Mountain Daylight Time for 60-75 minutes Opening circle, honoring and anchoring Intent.
Lughnasadh Seasonal Circle: Saturday 7 August 2021 Noon Mountain Daylight Time for 90 minutes Celebrating first harvest; open to others as well.
Second PlayGroup-only Gathering: Sunday 15 August 2021 Noon Mountain Daylight Time for 60-75 minutes Closing circle to honor the continual flow and fluidity of the field of our practices.
End Date: Friday 19 August 2021 Concluding of 28-Day PlayGroup and final Daily Email Missive
In the Background: Belvaspata Throughout the 28 days, you are invited to open to receive the blessings and radiant wholeness from my daily practice of Belvaspata.
Registration: $122 for this intensive deep dive into your own practices in a shared field of resonance and radiant support from many levels. Link to register: Https://www.paypal.me/BobbyeMiddendorf/122 ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=
How often do we deepen into what we “know” to do, but don’t always manage to do?
This is what I call â€¦ #PracticeYourPractices â€¦ And now, #PlayYourPractices, since it’s time to lighten up! We each carry unique medicines or what one teacher calls your “Song of Self,” so each one’s practices will be different.
By gathering, committing and devoting ourselves, and practicing together, we become a personal and community magnified field, one that emerges from each of us, from our collaborative co-creation circle, and out into the world. (It’s the source of new reality co-creation.)
What if … together … we could immerse in a field of support, gentle and accessible, in our own perfect timing, yet have touch-ins of community and invisible, invincible ongoing support for a span of eternal Now (in this case, for 28 days) under the blessing cycle of Mother Moon?
Why Me, Why Now: Things unfurled for me differently these past couple of years by putting my Self and my personal practices into the center of the spiral “map” of life and work — while trusting and allowing the organic growth (and Infinite Intent) to “work me” and “work with me.”
What has become a regular occurrence: Resting in the arms of the Infinite is becoming an embodied experience for me. I’ve not yet achieved this “always,” but I do feel it regularly almost every day, even if it’s not every moment of every day. 😉
I want to share with you the pure potentialities that can unfold when you lean into your practices, and experience them within this shared field of hope and blessings, our PlayGroup community.
Call such an experience connected support, transcendent being or intuitive knowing state — whatever it might be to you …
Would you like more of this?
Would you like a space to practice, amplify, refine, upgrade your practices?
Would you benefit from the strengthened inner connection that results?
Would you so love to experience an embodied sense of resting in Infinite’s arms?
What if … Listening to /for /with your inner guidance, being with it, paying attention to it … what if THIS is what all those daily practices are “about?” And then those practices become the “lift” to this outer emergence of co-creation? (Hint: there’s a bigger picture to the “practices” that sometimes gets forgotten.)
What if … it doesn’t make a difference what your “practices” are? … and yet your personal practices can be refined or refreshed as YOU grow, develop, and become more of who you are, expressing more of that Essence of You, what I and one of my teachers sometimes call “expressing your Song of Self.”
In my experience, I’ve become convinced there are multiple paths “up the mountain” of awareness, increased consciousness, mindfulness, reverence, wonder, awe, oneness, transcendence, evolution, the emerging future, or whatever name you give it … And yet doing these practices, sparked by inspiration, and gathering together within community, amplifies the personal, circle, and results to the whole in ways beyond our reckoning.
While I will share my practices and perspectives about them in a PDF “menu” that’s included in this 28-day PlayGroup, it’s not about the particulars of what I do. I offer these as inspiration.
Rather, this is a space for you to practice, refine, upgrade, fill your own well, and see where you land right now within your unique template of “practices.” Is it time for an upgrade? Are you in a “clean slate” place — starting at a zero point?
How does this 28-Day PlayGroup Work? + What might you experience?
In an experimental engagement between July 23-August 19, I am inviting you to play in this field, to #PracticeYourPractices and #PlayYourPractices, to explore, inquire, and then note down what you notice, observing what shifts by engaging within this alchemical chamber.
There will also be opportunities to ask questions, share practices, report on any results and refinements/upgrades via a private Facebook group.
28 Day PlayGroup: Rest into Infinite’s Arms — from 23 July – 19 August — also encompasses Lughnasadh, the early August cross-quarter day of “first harvest.”
Each day over the next month, you will receive a boost of the “practical mystic” for growing and replenishing your Self from deep within. Daily email missives may include one of the following: * Audio centering/grounding meditation * Audio visualization journey with prompts * Divination card or rune reading, drawn with the intent to serve individuals within the whole * Inspired image with message * Trends and tidbits from archetypal influences, including moon & astrology wisdom * Possibilities for refreshing or evolving your own daily practices * Playing Lightning Dreamwork with dream incubation suggestions (And know that all these love-missives will be archived and available to you, in your most perfect timing…)
Getting Together in our collaborative Co-Creation PlayGroup Community: We will gather in the circle together. Recording will be available if these days/times are not optimal for you. Also recommended for re-listening and re-connecting with the energies and frequencies of our group, as well as with the shared centering.
NOON Mountain Daylight Time on …
* Saturday 24 July — Opening gathering to invoke and evoke our sacred space, honor our intent, and set out together
* Saturday 7 August — Lughnasadh Cross-quarter day in the wheel of the year, halfway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox This is included in the seasonal circle series and offers journeys and “sacred journaling” to become aware of your “first harvest.” What are you harvesting now? What seeds are you planting for your next harvest?) This session will be available and open also to those not on this 28 day journey.
* Sunday, 15 August — We gather to honor and bless our journey — no matter where we are with “completion,” since there isn’t really a finish line. Rather, we explore at this juncture the fluidity of time, of gathering, and of possibilities and activities that open the next portal, next evolution, next iteration as we stand at the liminal edge of the emerging future.
In the background: Belvaspata
The modality and field of radiant angelic wholeness, Belvaspata, received and expressed through the Seer Almine, is a daily practice for me. All those in the circle are held in this field of radiance for our time together — and beyond. I will hold at least three sessions of Belvaspata of the Song of the Self during the course of our 28 days. (These are done asynchronously and offline, so there’s nothing you need to do but receive; no event you need to “show up for.”)
In addition to this, I do a Belvaspata daily maintenance practice each day, encompassing those in the circle during our time together and for an additional 6 months of support. (Think: Wind under your wings.)
Plus: The newly updated #PlayYourPractices Menu, a brief PDF where I share the backstory about my practices, how I think about practices by day, week, month, plus space to develop your own template/menu that feeds, nourishes, and sustains you at your most optimal.
These are 28 days to self-nourish and engage with doing what you know to do … but don’t always manage to do … in sacred and intimate community, infused with self-compassion and enlivened through a powerful field of shared intent. … All so that we can let go and rest into the arms of the Infinite. And this, even as we, together, co-create a new reality where all life flourishes.
(It’s a both-and, my friends.)
With infinite flows of compassion, love, and appreciation,
P.S. If this sounds delicious, please know that it’s a unique flavor, what a friend has dubbed “Bobbyelicious.”
This 28 Day PlayGroup: Rest into Infinite’s Arms is an experiment, and encompasses the seasonal circle Lughnasadh. This registration link includes the 28 day PlayGroup, as described above. Https://www.paypal.me/BobbyeMiddendorf/122
P.P.S. If you are called to engage with this deep work, yet this sacred exchange is not doable, please contact me directly so we can work something out.
Bobbye Middendorf, MA, is an Inner Wisdom Guide, Dream Mentor, Spoken Word Alchemist, & Yin Arising Catalyst. Her work invites Evolutionaries, WayMakers, and Visionaries into sacred spaces for co-birthing new realities. She dances this evolutionary arc into manifestation with Conscious Creators, Change Catalysts, and Dreamers as dreamer-mystic-poet-healer-collagist. Her synergistic process-work alchemizes what is in the way, so the radiant beings in her community can BE home-for-self. With that, new potentialities emerge, and each radiant Song of Self comes through in fullest expression. Together we are the imaginal cells gathering, co-creating new realities where all life flourishes.
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At the Solstice, hinge point of the year, our trajectory of dark turns to light in the Northern hemisphere.
Amidst our â€œreturn to lightâ€ is the Moon shining full on, on 22 December.
From our friends at the Power Path:
Solstice is Friday, December 21 at 3:22 PM MST
Full Moon is Saturday, December 22 at 10:48 AM MST.
In my final “moon message” (on 7 Dec), I said that was the last email to focus
as a â€œmoon message.â€
What will emerge from here forward, I do not yet know.
I did, however, promise a gift, and so I come to you in celebration of
December’s Solstice and Full Moon.
Let us honor the diversity and beauty,
all the many ways we return ourselves
to light with ceremony and tradition.
No matter what you celebrate, our honouring
this season-turn offers a chance to reflect on blessings of myriad
It is also a spectacular time to focus on bringing yourself home
to- for- and with- yourself.
On Solstice, Friday evening, 12-21-18, I joined a group of poets in
We read our poems by the light of a single candle.
For everyone, I have made an audio
reading of this poem,
“Whispers of Winter, Dance in Infinite,” as my
gift to you. If you wish to use this as part of your own solstice ceremony, I
invite you to do so. Light a candle, enjoy a cup of tea, and
remember to breathe!
Newness is emerging for me in 2019, so stay tuned. I will be back in touch
once whatever it is, is ready to make itself known. I have been allowing
the organic growth to unfold at its own pace, yet even now I feel a
May you follow and appreciate your own organic growth process
whatever it is and wherever it leads.
Through it all, please know that I am here for you.
Please reach out, send me an email or connect here or via social media if
you have a question or would like to explore
options for getting support for the projects and creations
closest to your heart. An energetic opening of support
is buoying us up and propelling us forward in these times,
ripe for those of us walking the-spiritual-intuitive-evolutionary-path.
Now is the time.
Warmest wishes and bright blessings of love, light, and gratitude on all levels,
Bobbye Middendorf, MA, award-winning writer and editor, gives voice to Yin Arising as poet, inner wisdom guide, collage artist, and sovereignty alchemist for creators and evolving souls. Connect with Bobbye where Write Synergies intersects with the perspectives of Yin Arising at:
Wishing you bright blessings of a happy Solstice! Greetings and warm wishes at the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and for the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere.
Whether your days are growing shorter or longer, may you inhabit each present moment with heart-filled engagement.
Although the blossoms of spring have passed, Yin Arising’s potent rising continues to baffle and astound us. At this time of light shining brightly, all of our deepest darkest shadows and assumptions are getting revealed in their heinous toxicity. We each have a role to play, so it really is aÂ best practice not to make assumptions about others based on surface appearances.
There are hidden synergies at work for clearing, clearing, clearing right now. There’s plenty for each of us to clear — from within first. With that willingness to clear, to become the clear channel for Infinite to work through you (and as you), you become a vessel for change at potent new levels.
With such a commitment, “Synergies” will happen when you show up, whether or not you are aware of them. That said, the more conscious awareness you can bring to this process, the more potent will be your actions in the world. What this world of shadow is calling for more than anything is our pure beingness aligned with love and put into sacred action in the world.
For many years, “Synergies” has been one of my key expressions and concepts for what happens when I show up, creating and doing my work in the world and within. #Synergies, with a focus on “wholes greater than the sum of the parts,” expresses the essential flavor of my approach even before I had a name for it.
#YinArising is a new container that encompasses this work of growing the deep roots of Synergies while being willing to keep the channels cleared — all so that creations of our highest and fullest expression can come forth, the embodiment of pure potentiality.
You have many choices and ways to share the Great Work you are here to do. I love supporting people to apprentice to their own wisdom and then bring it forth. At its essence, we are called to bring #SpiritIntoForm. It’s what I’ve done every time I show up with people and teams. Let’s talk if this guest post of mine resonates! http://allowlovein.com/bringing-love-into-form/
The unseen. The invisible world. The Qi field. The Force.
If you are searching for your own Pole Star outside, stop. You are looking where it will never be found.
Do you deal with what is invisible? Powerful, foundational, yet invisible? The formless and energetic precede form, yet are also within the form. Weâ€™ve been taught to hunt far and wide in the outer world for hidden treasure. You are one who guides your people to find it within.
Let me ask: If you do this kind of work for and with others, who helps you hold the space for your own deeper dives?Â The deeper you go, the more challenging it can be to do for yourself and by yourself. You canâ€™t hear what you canâ€™t hear, nor see what you canâ€™t see.
None of us are supposed to travel on this energetic upleveling journey alone.
The energetic shifts in our world are palpable, at least to those of us with heightened sensitivity and cultivated presence of deep empathy. The seemingly irreconcilable polarities are being played out with startling regularity, with the space between the poles seeming to exponentially expand, the time between polarizing events now ever shorter.
What has looked like the â€œway we do thingsâ€ is breaking down. Itâ€™s easy to want to follow a model, especially when things are breaking down. And thatâ€™s exactly the time that the model no longer works, especially if you are looking to rebirth a world that works for all.
From this confusion and crumbling, I want to help wise women like you to connect â€” and stay connected â€” to your own North Star, your own inner blueprint â€” the one that is urging you forward. Itâ€™s the core essence of your Great Work, the new story that you are compelled to give birth to in our complex and convoluted world.
The emerging new paradigm in business is calling all of us to show up and partner with it and all the disparate parts in a wholly different way. It calls us to live in a way that regenerates ourselves (in body, mind, and spirit). I sense that this is part of what you are doing, or aiming to do. The work calls to be done in a different way, and in so doing, we become apprentices to this new work, this new way of working, and to ourselves as the Co-Creator.
It, the work, shapes us as instruments for its highest expression and most potent unfolding. That’s not how things have been done in the past. We are walking at the leading edge of new ways of working, including this partnering collaboration and co-creation, all of which is coming forth in unimagined ways.
And the new story that you want to shape and share also includes embracing your people while raising them up– your Divine Audience, your soul tribe. These are the people who will appreciate and resonate with the â€œhoningâ€ that has been done on you through your lifetime(s).
[A Sidebar: Today’s #Quest2016 with Jeffrey Davis’ Tracking Wonder Community features Jennifer Louden with this question to unfurl your 2016:
Your Quest2016 Prompt today:
Whatâ€™s the story you most desire to bring to life in 2016? Â Â
What’s the story your just-right client most desires to bring to life in 2016?
I regularly inquire into these two stories, even creating Venn Diagrams to visually map the overlaps.
Your Shero’s Journey
We are hospicing an entire way of life,Â we who are the midwives of new visions, Way-Showers to many who are taking up the Sheroâ€™s Journey (a concept I learned initially from Tamora Pierce and then also via Jen Louden).
Light-Bringers, Path-Seers, Wisdom-Sharers: We are unveiling the new in a way that shares its foundational roots with ancient, long-forgotten paths.
Put your dreams and visions to work, for now is the time. We are being asked to collaborate and co-create in resonant and regenerative community. Are you ready to articulate the song deep in your heart? To tell the new story?
Let us together bring forth from the heart of co-creation YOUR truest inherent value to be of service in creating a world that works for all beings and all life.
Happy Solstice, following the path of the return of the light. Merry Christmas, where the Light of Divine Love is reborn within your soul. Happy New Year as the path unfolds under your feet for another trip around the sun.
In whatever ways you celebrate at this sacred time, I wish you many blessings as you journey.
Kali’s days, in the festival of the Great Mother, Durga Puja, Navratri, are optimal times for clearing. Like Pele’s fierce fiery burning and purification in traditions of Hawai’i,Â what is available right now is a palpable energy of release. (Here’s the calendar from Kashi Ashram, giving dates for Pujas dedicated to the different Mothers.)
If it no longer serves your highest expression and the highest good for all life, now is a time for letting go. It is releasing the old story so that the burning ground can become the seedbed for the new and emerging stories that we are collectively birthing.
In honor of Pele and Kali, I share this image honoring Volcano, on the Big Island, a memento from my visit in 2011.
That 11-11-11 portal was another time of monumental energetic shifts on the planet. From what I’ve been hearing, even more potent shifts are in process for all of us, those who are awake, as well as those who are awakening.
You and I were born for these times. We are the instruments for changeÂ forged and honed in the fires of the present moment. The billions of small circles of light, who we are now, illuminate and give shape to an emerging new paradigm.
We are in the lineages of the Mother — across the globe, across space and time, across lifetimes and Universes. The Divine Feminine awakens in men and in women, as the council fires are being reconnected.
We are being invited to Walk the Talk of the emerging Divine Feminine Spirit, in business and elsewhere, as a New Paradigm awakens and comes into being. As us. Through us. With our partnership and conscious intent for regeneration for body, mind, and spirit, across the generations, it emerges in person and networked across the globe, filaments of love connecting the like-hearted everywhere.
We are the co-creators of regenerative projects, unfolding with spacious structures in the rooted and organic rich soil of the tears and blood of generations of silenced, dismissed, destroyed. We arise!
We are invoking the wisdom in the sacred resonance of Silence, herself a face of the Mother.
Timing is everything, and yes, here we are. We are awakened and awakening on this planet right now in a project of awakening togetherÂ — the likes of which have never before been experienced. So many circles of many-flavored Divine Feminine Wisdom! I am grateful to know you, sisters and brothers connected in our Heart Essence.
Yes, we are the ones who don’t quite know what to make of our fierce gifts, so diverse, so deep, so embodied that words cannot capture the blossoming and luminous radiance never seen before. And because all was not in place before, because it has never been welcome, our conundrum at this time is to offer fearlessly, fully surrendered, with vulnerability and within the perfection of our imperfections — and yes, in sacred exchange.
It is you and me. Together our project is to walk clear-eyed with patience and serenity through the dissolution, then surrender to our becoming numinous, beyond what anyone thought was possible in the human form.
Blessings of the Mother for all who are born of a mother. Together we are awakening the fires of radical transformation.
These are the challenges of our time, to find home, to define home as shared endeavor in service to the life force of our planet. … When so many are struggling to land in a place that can become â€œhomeâ€ in the world, how can we, all together, redefine home in a spacious a joy-filled way? How can we stretch the boundaries and definitions of â€œhomeâ€ so that it encompasses life and a regenerative place for all? How can we make home a place where no one and no being is â€œother?â€
I was shaken awake this morning to the noise, vibration and quaking of our house. No earthquake, just the demolishing of a house two doors away, something that has been in process for several weeks, though it seems forever. Up next in the queue: street repaving. So construction season is in high gear, up close and personal.
In the midst of the destruction, the death rattle of what has been, we, too, are working our way out of the rootbound pot. Changes in the air, replantings of monumental proportions. We are not yet in the garden of our becoming. Between there and here, much territory still to traverse.
And always it comes back to trying to make sense of things that donâ€™t make sense. Unplanned new acts. Moving from enchantment to enchantment. Pulling up roots, then sinking them deep. All in the midst of human migrations and flows of refugees from fire, war, scales of disasters that boggle the understanding even as our hearts break for the children and families and beloved animals who are fleeing what once was home. They too are between.
At the summer solstice in mid-2010, a different kind of shaking awake happened when I was on retreat. My friend and teacher, Paul, asked, â€œWeâ€™ve been in Shangri-La during this week together. What happens after? What happens when you go home? How can you take Shangri-La with you?â€
At its most basic level, frequently many of us find ourselves in the conundrum, the re-entry process from the sacred container of retreat or circle back into everyday life. Family. Work. Taking care of things, rather than being taken care of. Attending to others and putting our dreams away with the name tag and the program.
And beyond just the re-entry issues, almost all of us grapple with the slipping away of the numinous, what we have just co-created and experienced in the circle. The sacred most often vanishes when faced with the continuum of complexities and â€œeveryday-nessâ€ of everyday life.
But I did something different when I awakened under the leafy canopy at Lake Geneva. I made a phone call from the beautiful retreat. As I talked to my Beloved of many years, I allowed myself to be utterly gobsmacked by the rain of blessings that was my life, our home, what was awaiting me on my return.
It was a blinding flash of the obvious, and maybe as close to a burning bush as Iâ€™m likely to experience: realizing what a sacred, blessed, and grace-filled life that has convened itself around me. I couldnâ€™t begin to control nor even take credit for all the goodness. I breathed in. I allowed a geyser of joy and appreciation to flow through me, to express itself through the phone.
Like Hemingway, only writing of Paris once he was no longer there, this realization came when I was away from the garden, the Beloved, children, pet, kitchen, the photos, artworks, all the booksâ€¦I was away.
While the stories of othersâ€™ uproot-ment, by choice or not, plays across our screens daily, the whole idea of home is coming into sharp relief. Like so many ideas, this one is up for re-imagining.
My friend and MasterHeart partner, Dawn, suggested we delve into Home as an archetype. Is now the time of its ripening, readying itself for redefinition, another look-see? Delving into â€œhomeâ€ in all its permutations, being in a dialogue with the Archetype of Home, these are the next steps, conditions for moving forward.
These are the new challenges of our time, to find home, to define home as shared endeavor in service to the life force of our planet. And from there, to discover and reconnect with the inner home, the Shangri-La within.
When so many are struggling to land in a place that can become â€œhomeâ€ in the world, how can we, all together, redefine home in a spacious a joy-filled way? How can we stretch the boundaries and definitions of â€œhomeâ€ so that it encompasses life and a regenerative place for all? How can we make home a place where no one and no being is â€œother?â€
This all unfolds for me in the particularity of considering rootedness just in time to release the rootbound life of a long-time home.
Still, something called our name just now. And I am learning slow and fast on a continuum of letting go, releasing, that Shangri-La resides within, is ever-present, all-encompassing, and divinely inspired.
I realize that those of us with the ability to choose have not only blessings, but also are called to give back. For many, there are plenty of more basic issues at stake — like when people donâ€™t have enough to eat, when their children are killed, when there isnâ€™t water to drink, when homes have been destroyed in whatever way the destruction plays out. All are called to home that will look rather different from what went before.
We need to feed the hungry and give shelter to those who donâ€™t have it. And we also need to share the space for a dream for all, and a dream that encompasses us, the plants, animals, and all the sacred interconnections of life on and with the planet, Mother Gaia. We are partners and co-creators together. This is the secret, and love is the key. Love dissolves fear. How and where can you step into love, allowing the fear to dissolve?
What if Shangri-La is portable, like the Paris of Hemingway, and a Moveable Feast?
What if the sacred portals and roots everyone is seeking out there, are really ever-present and available within?
What ifâ€¦ between there and here, we connect in with the deepest part of us, to discover the malleability of the home inside each of us?
In early 2012, I joined a course at En*Theos with Jennifer Louden called Shero’s Journey. It was a powerful path to walk. This piece of writing emerged from that time.
A shero journeys across the universe,
her footprints among the stars, opening realms before lunch and back to concoct a dinner for her beloveds.
Fully inhabiting all the corners of her life and befriending all her inner selves, she radiates like the heart of a star, staying grounded in her own power like the Iron Crystal Heart of Mother Earth**.
She rides the waves and nurtures the garden, cultivates the inner wisdom and shares with all on her path the vital energies of co-creation.
She unfurls Divine Love like a magic carpet at the hearth, its glow and warmth are sparks and candle flames freely shared.
Every element, at need, answers her call of pure spirit — the flow of the waters, the spark of Divine Fire, the grounded knowledge of Mother Earth, Gaia, the messages of wisdom from the animal kingdoms, the lessons of interdependence whispered by the plants and played on the wind at the top of the trees.
And grounding it all in Pure Being, growing infinity loops in a garden of grace and reweaving tender and brilliant threads with healing warp and woof on the loom of Divine Expression.
Claiming your Shero on her own heroine’s quest:Â Yes, it is true that it will not necessarily look like the Hero’s Journey. That is not for you to concern yourself with. Instead, put on your boots and be willing to walk the walk … that
you are willing toÂ claim your true power as a Divine Co-Creatrix*.