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The Heart Never Gives Up…

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Don’t bend;

don’t water it down;

don’t try to make it logical;

don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion.

Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
Franz Kafka

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TODAY: Slow to wake, fresh, soft, the day quietly breathing…gently shrouded in veiled mists, soft rain, cold and mellow.

IN ONE WORD: Compassion

COLOUR OF THE DAY: Pale Pink

HOW I FEEL:

“What in your life is calling you?

When all the noise is silenced,

the meetings adjourned,

the lists laid aside,

and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest,

what still pulls on your soul?

In the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons,

do you hear it?

Name it, if you must,

or leave it forever nameless,

but why pretend it is not there?”

The Terma Collective

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Melancholy, listless, processing and releasing all that no longer serves. Reaching in deep…feeling, aching, knowing. Puzzled, yet finally understanding…who I AM and who I am yet to be…

Reliving the past and often sensing the future, then back into the past…finally letting go! Over and over and over! Always forgiving, always understanding, always embracing all that is new…

INSIGHTS:

“How did it get so late so soon?” 

― Dr. Seuss

In countless subtle ways the concept of Evolution has been weaving its web around us…With a new structure and a new direction. A flow of communication opens a brilliant new understanding.

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THE COLLECTIVE: Today we are nudged to look more carefully at the bigger picture…Lift yourself up and out of the darker places, and see how connected you are to it All. Time to take responsibility for our own Awakening.

All discords and mis-qualified energy shall be laid to rest. Anything that does not serve your greatest and highest purpose shall be released.

AFFIRMATION: “ I AM perfect, just the way I AM…”

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The heart never gives up,

never settles for anything less than

the consummation of the deepest longings of the soul.

Oriah


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Stirred by the Sacred…

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In the highest moments of human intensity, words become silent…


John O’donohue

TODAY: After a stormy wet start to the weekend, the days vacillated between sun and dark cloud…light and dark…Yet, today, I woke to glorious summer sunshine…a delight!

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IN ONE WORD: Humble

COLOUR OF THE DAY: I can smell wonderful Green herbs from my little Courtyard garden…Thyme, Rosemary, Mint, Basil and more…

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HOW I FEEL: I woke early then enjoyed reading the last 2 chapters of my book – the Biography of Fr. Bebe Griffiths…I found the end deeply moving, which set the tone for my day…reverent, silent, reflective – gently aware of inner changes taking place, appreciating all of life and its lessons. Learning, growing, blossoming. Opening to new ideas, ideals, ways of ‘being’ and realising that all of life’s possibilities are before me…

PHYSICALLY: Settled – moving slowly and gently into my day.

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INSIGHTS: Trust and know that your Soul understands, there is excitement and anticipation deep inside you. Stay safe, balanced and aware. This next phase is going to be the ride of our lives!

THE COLLECTIVE: ‘Move forward we say, with a new ease, an ease that allows surrender towards joy and happiness…Keep your mind positive, work with forgiveness for this will take you further towards a new freedom. Expect days of heartfelt emotions – allowing time for self forgiveness and release.’

AFFIRMATION: “I let go of the control of my mental mind. I connect to the love and wisdom of my heart.”

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To be kissed by the Mystery. . . stirred by the sacred. . .touched by that Presence that is within us & yet larger than ourselves. 

This has always been my desire, the place where all things begin and where I arrive after each journey. 

For this hunger, I am grateful. 

For the grace that responds, I am in awe.

Oriah

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Take Gentle Time…

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“What we forget is that at the centre of it all

there waits for us a sacred emptiness,

a spaciousness,

a stillness that renews and lets us remember

who and what we are.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer

DAY: Clear, hot, summery, floaty, ethereal…

WORD: Evolving

COLOUR: White

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FEELING: Reverent. The Solstice energies were powerful here in Glastonbury and as yet, I am unable to put into words my own experience of it. I felt abundant, blessed and rich in so many ways…I felt the Earth shift – the opening – the movement and the Love…

BODY: Recalibrating – During these shifts you may need more minerals, vitamins, herbs and plant medicine. Talk to your body or consult someone with expertise in these areas. Use energy medicine, cleansing, crystal elixirs, crystals, flower and plant essences, aromatherapy, sound and music therapy. Get rest and spend gentle time alone.

THE COLLECTIVE: Doing the very best we can at this point in time, with what we know and understand to be True. Beginning to ‘understand…’

INSIGHTS: The more we rush and push for change or results in our lives, the less we achieve this. The more we push, the further we are from our center and from our higher connection with Soul and with God/dess…Bring yourself back to yourself in a way that allows for that connection, that depth of feeling, that calm and reverent softness….that fills the gap without action.

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“My heart was trembling

with an emotion that embraced everything in the World”

Teilhard de Chardin


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I Want to Know…

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The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming
from the book The Invitation