Soul Musings/Day 25: The Other Side of Giving

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Many of us are raised in the belief that to give is more important than to receive. It took me the longest time to realize that like the inhale and exhale one was not better than the other.

In fact without being able to fully receive there would be no place for giving at all. An inhale must be partnered with an exhale for life to continue.

Just the other day I was given a gift of money that was unexpected. Though it took me by surprise I was able to open my heart and receive this gift with deep gratitude.

The person that gave this gift to me was able to tell me that she had gone through a inner process before deciding to gift me with the money and that very process opened up a space of possibility within her that was not there prior to the giving.

Receiving, a gift we offer to the one who is giving.

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Soul Musings/Day 24: Birth of the Breath

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Once upon a time there was an element called Air

Born from the merging of powers

Collaborating on behalf of a lonely planet

Deemed ready to birth life in a myriad of forms

As the spirit of the Universe

Breathed Air softly upon this Earth

Something awakened called Life

The Divine alchemy of elemental Soul…. manifested as You

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Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 23: Sharing the Breath

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“What a marvelous cooperative arrangement – plants and animals each inhaling each other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.”–Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”

The act of “inspiration” supports our embodied aliveness. The word carrying with it many meanings, layers and nuances.

In the simple act of drawing air into the lungs there exists a reflective relationship with the spirit of air. A partnership which is shared with all that are living.

Diving deeper into distinction inspiration is also an act of receiving and communicating sacred revelation.

When we consider the air that we breathe a quantum connector and shaman of inspiration why wouldn’t we want to breathe fully.

Filling our lungs with the exhalations of Life breathing.

Living life as sacred with every breath.

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Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 21: Offering

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Solstice – the day with the least physical light. Darkness holding untold gifts that we have yet to unwrap.

Using this time of diminished light to explore the passages where breath moves. Reflecting our unique expression and offering to the world.

This darkness is a reminder of so often holding on to our fullness of Being, hiding it where no one can see. Yet serving as a gestational womb where it is the hand maiden of possibilities to birth.

Rest here and breathe as the inhale is brought forth from outside light submerging itself into the dark passages within….. and held for a moment on the sacred altar of a pause, until the exhale is birthed from the dark in ultimate surrender.

Aware there is no guarantee that breath will once again be taken in from the light we offer our life from the darkness….

“Too Sacred”
There is a private chamber in the soul
That knows the secret of which no tongue can speak
Your existence, Oh love…my dear, has been sealed and marked
“Too sacred, too sacred,” by the Beloved, to ever end!
Indeed, God has written a thousand promises
All over your heart that say
Life, life, life is far
Too sacred
To ever
End

~Hafiz

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Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 20: Love’s Greatest Gift

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Breathing love onto the Earth

Inspired growing things to rise up from rich, dark soil

Feeding the human that gave their labor

Who then share their food with the family nearby

An offering is left on the altar that evening

Found by the fox in the nearby glen

Who drops some along the way

Enriching the earth where it came from

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Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Soul of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time

Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 19: The Breathing Space of Stability

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Much to our dismay we recognize in our aware moments that there is no stability in life.

The “certainty” that we would like to hang on to simply does not exist.

Even our breathing is supported by many factors such as changes in our activities/or lack of, our overall health at any given moment, the aging process and stimulus from many domains.

Pinning anything down is virtually impossible in this constantly creating, energetically evolving Universe.

 We can institute some stability by taking effective action in our lives like supporting an unstable knee with strengthening exercises, the correct shoes,and body movement awareness which supports stability – however like the stones above one small shift will cause them to come cascading down into yet another formation.

The key is that there is constant shift as we live life as it really is from our biology, and when that shift occurs it is simply evolution into another expression that is being called for versus bad/good or right/wrong.

A dance for certain and one which leaves us as the curious, resilient, and at times startled and confused Choreographer.

With Source as Director.

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Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Soul Musings/Day 16: The Pause

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We too should make ourselves empty, that the great Soul of the Universe may fill us with its breath”. Laurence Binyon

It is within the stillness and emptiness of the pause that all life unfolds. This is the space that is ripe with possibility uniquely structured for each body.

It is obvious to many that life in “civilized” culture distracts constantly and attempts to fill the spaces. We didn’t have this kind of “noise” for most of our human evolution, but instead had our intuition, instincts, senses, innate skills, memories of other seasons and times, nature….and our tribe of others to rely on.

Underneath, and beyond this civilized noise is a space to rest in. The space between the inhale and exhale.

 Accepting this space by emptying out in those precious moments is the alchemy that brings us back to full breath. The great heart and Soul of our Being. 

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Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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