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Saturday, December 21, 2013

On The Threshold of a "New" Journey...


Here we are again, at the turning of yet another wheel! J B started a new job in November - just 3 days before Thanksgiving!  Woo-Hoo!J  We were/are relieved and grateful, with a tinge of tentativeness; despite which I was doing my happy dance.  I *wanted* to share it here immediately, but felt it was too soon to announce it publicly, although I have already told some of you privately.  Of course we know that nothing is permanent, that life is always in flux, ebbing and flowing continually, but – he was hired as a “permanent” employee, not a “contract-to-hire” position.  So we breathe now with a little more “certainty” – knowing that even that is illusive.   And even though it still feels a little “new”, I felt that the Winter Solstice was an excellent time to bring it to Light… J  …the Solstice being symbolic of Light “returning” out of darkness, of new beginnings, and the turning of the wheel once again… 

As B embarks on this new stage in his career with confidence, passion and enthusiasm, we sense that we are on a threshold of a “new” journey…   After only 4 weeks he feels he has found his “dream job”, where he can shine and feel fulfilled.  Good thing at almost 62. J  And so we are settling into his work schedule, and I have been trying to use the last few weeks to find the internal Rhythm with Life once again, and gain some clarity on my life direction.  That is partly why such a deep need for solitude and silence – to get clear, to simplify internally, to become single-minded, although that is not quite working out as I intended, as there are still so many distractions pulling at me. But, I am managing each week to carve out blocks of time in silence and solitude, and beginning to feel The Rhythm of Silence within again, as I have been writing about recently.

I have known for a long time now that there is something innate within that compels me to explore and discover deeper layers of Truth, and Intimacy with the “Divine Nature” within - however one defines that for themselves.  And with that there is a sense of being at a threshold spiritually.  In many ways I feel like I am on the threshold of a “new” Light of Awareness, a “new” way of seeing and being; coming out of the *illusion* of separation *from* this “Infinite Nature” that we are.   These are only words, and they cannot accurately convey what I’m really experiencing.  All I can say is that it is profound.  And sometimes the less said the better - for the time being. J

I feel this new threshold calling me into even more solitude, and deeper layers of Silence, like the Christian “Desert Fathers”, or Buddhist Monks who went to live in the forests, and Hindu Sadhus who went to live in caves.  Except that I would need lots of windows in that cave! Lol…  It is in the metaphorical sense that I use these terms and images.  In reality it is more a turning inward, and entering the cave of the Spiritual Heart, withdrawing the mind from the world’s rhythms – not as an escape, but to become more deeply *Aware* of the Voice of “The Infinite” – that’s what Mystics do. J  I am neither a renunciate nor an ascetic.  I am still very much engaged in the requirements of daily living and family.  I simply want more time to sit in Infinite Silence – listening - finding the intuitive Rhythm of the Heart again – dropping the false veil of separation from the Ultimate Reality that we are.   It’s not really even about seeking “enlightenment” anymore, but a deep recognition that we are already lit from within.  Liberation…

At this new threshold, and after 4 1/2 years of blogging, I have no idea what direction this blog may take, or how often I will be blogging, as that too will be part of the new Flow.  The “blogging” experience has been an ever-evolving process reflecting my own spiritual unfolding.  I have lost some readers along the way, and gained some friends as well; the ebb and flow of relationships, touching each others lives – even momentarily.  For those who are still with me I have enjoyed your loving, supportive, and encouraging company on the road…  And if you are unknown to me out there reading this in cyberspace somewhere J I appreciate your silent Presence as well.  The invitation is always open to come along on this next phase of Life’s journey with me and see where I land.   I enjoy the company of Friends who help light the way… J

~♥~


“A baby pigeon on the edge of the nest hears the call
and begins her flight…
How can the soul/Heart
not fly
when a message arrives saying,
’…come, come back to me!’

What is the secret that opens the door?

The key is the flutter of the hearts wings
and its endless longing.

When the door opens,
walk on the path…
where everything old becomes new,
and never look back…”

Rumi

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A warm and Light-filled Yuletide Season
to all…

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Photo: Sunset from B’s building




14 comments:

  1. Dear Christine, I am so very happy for you and your love. To think you are now experiencing some relief from the last year's uncertainty job wise is comforting to me too! So as the wheel of life continues, I'm wishing you all the silent times you wish for yourself, for you to get comfy and cozy in your well-lit cave to experience your own bliss!

    Heart Hugs x

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    1. Thank you Sue! :) Heart Hugs across the pond ~

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  2. Beautiful post and beautifully written. you have a talent for saying things that are so hard to express. May the year ahead bring you peace and the silence and sanctuary you long for. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images with us all in 2013. Blessings, Suki

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    1. Thank you Suki :) And may your Yule/Solstice be warm and light-filled and bring you the magic of the "White Raven" who always found her way "home."

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  3. That is great news, Happy Christmas to you both!
    Maggie x

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    1. Thank you Maggie! And to you! Yes, we are relaxing into it more now - finding the Flow... :)

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  4. Happy Solstice. Thank you for your peaceful tidings, patience and sharing. We are all on this journey together.

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  5. Yea - we are on a new threshold - I can finally publish a comment - lol. All the best to you always, Andrea!

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    1. Thank you Dear Andrea :) Yeay! Yes, we all share the journey, and lovely to have you here :)

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  6. Christine, you're writing is beautiful, from your heart, inspiring. Looking forward to learning from you as you make discoveries along the path. Cheers for mirthfulfilling holidays.

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  7. Christine, your writing is beautiful, from the heart, inspiring. Looking forward to learning from your discoveries along the path. Cheers for mirthfulfilling holidays.

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    1. Thank you Susan. Glad to have you along... You must be discovering many things in your travels. What an interesting website you have!

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  8. Thank you for shining your light upon this little realm of the blogosphere so that I have been able to find my way here. I wish you well on your journey, wherever it leads.

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    1. You are so sweet Lynne :) Am glad to have you here, wayfaring with me. I have enjoyed you sharing your light through the lens of your camera in your beautiful photos! And your humor :) Hope you are enjoying your travels!

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