Greetings Dear Friends.
To initiate is to begin. It is not the act of starting something willy nilly, but rather the choice to strike a match of deep awareness which ignites a powerful process of expansion. To be an initiate is to acknowledge that one is at the beginning of this process. The initiate must consent to the dissolution of the old form, and allow the inner fire of sacred passion to spark an unfurling that flows outward in deep time. To be an initiate is to surrender the desire for certainty that is inherent to the limited mind, and to open to a luminous knowing that exists both deep in the innermost chamber of the self, and outside in the radiance that permeates everything. By participating in “initiation”, we step into a a more profound process of our becoming, a process that arises from our innate wholeness. The initiate and the one who initiates will inevitably encounter obstacles on the path, obstacles that mirror the resistance to change that is part of our inner and outer reality. The obstacles we meet are there to strengthen and purify us. And…there will be luminous breadcrumbs and connections that fortify us and guide us onward. Thank goodness!
This spontaneous writing poured out of me recently. I hope it sings to you.
Your fire awakens
At the watery center of rebirth
All is coming in the shaking of the world
I hurl spirals of adamantine pressure
To crack the old certainty
As sound waves boom
Across a subtle landscape.
Uncovered is a bridge
between the pressure
and the wonder.
Here leaf and scale become one.
What slithers and flies bear one skin
which shines in the glory
Oh Mother Sound, Oh Mother Light
Resounding through time
Your triumphant song shatters as it births
And the Beauty bears with it
the sorrow of loss.
Emergence comes in trickling flows
Beneath the skin
Debunking the myth
of rescue from above .
From within the spiral
reverberations flow outward
Emanations of a center root
at the heart of it all.
The sacred marriage is done
Live it now
Be One and Holy
One and Whole
Birth the Being you are
Unto this plane
No shame, no strain
Open and move
Find the groove and rhythm of Grace.
Oh you who waste precious time in dream,
I am waiting for you to open
to this energy
Already in motion
It is a potion seeping in the blood
Unfurling in cells and platelets
Marry your resistance
with the sweetness of release
Oh sweet peace of letting go
It is underway
Race not forward
For the edge approaches
And the net is being cast as the wings unfurl
In proper time
In proper time
This earthed flight is thine. ~ JB
This month of February, we will explore the many facets of “Initiation”. This is a month where my Celtic Ancestors would celebrate “Imbolc”, the celebration of the midpoint between Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is the observance of Spring’s beginnings deep in the belly of the Mother, unseen perhaps to the outer eye, but felt in the subtle language of vibration and light.
Is there something stirring now within you? A seed of light and deep knowing that was resting, and is now beginning to shake and vibrate deep within the ground of your being? Can you name it, or at least feel it, taste it, see it, hear it? How can you midwife this process already underway, to usher forth what is shining inside you already?
I am feeling this…
Open and Let Flow. Meet resistance with both persistence of presence AND deep surrender.
Something beautiful is underway. This I know.
All My Love.