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The Initiation

My child
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.
Walk it.

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.

The Initiation

My child

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.

Walk it.

Here leaf and scale become one.

What slithers and flies bear one skin

which shines in the glory 

of Shekinah.

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

Prickling, pressing 

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 

Be open

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.
Jo

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