The water element has been around me now, cleansing, washing, healing. It is both raining outside and inside. My intuition tells me to get my watercolors and paint, get wet, soak, wash away. Get my feelings out and be cleansed. I need to clean out the old so the new can enter. Use soul art medicine, that’s my healing!
I have applied the fire recently, both in ceremony and burning old notes, old diaries, old sketches. I even got symbols and synchronicity when driving in the traffic the other day. A car with the number 999 drove suddenly before me and had a washing liquid advertisement on it that spelled “Finish”. Just in my face, it said; wash away, clear away, finish it up! The universe had spoken! Go girl! The tides are turning, wake up and close that door! Begin anew, and suddenly I realize that 999 turns into new beginning 111. I got it. I say yes to the new and I embrace my calling and my cleansing. Not sure what the road looks like in long turn, and where its path will take me. Nevertheless I can take one step at time and I know I will be guided. The only thing I have to do is to Tune In and Listen. Listen to my heart and intuition, the synchronicity; my passion and my dream.
It takes courage to leave the old comforting cycle, that is predictable and safe. It is uncertain to move and shake things up, fear comes up, doubt, insecurity. What if ?
Yes it takes breath of courage to leave the secure road in life. But once we step into the unknown something magical happens! If we trust and follow through. The archetype of the Fool rushes forward with childlike excitement, fully trusting that he will be taken care of. He walks off the cliff and a magical path appears. What he beliefs becomes his truth. He follows his heart and doors open by magic! Will that happen to us? Can we trust that?
Lets look at Courage. The word courage derives from the Latin root cor, which means heart, so to be courageous is to live with the heart.
I am inspired by what Osho wrote in his book; Courage – The joy of living dangerously. I highly recommend that book.
“The way of the heart is the way of courage. It is to live in insecurity; it is to live in love, and trust; it is to move in the unknown. It is leaving the past and allowing the future to be. Courage is to move on dangerous paths. Life is dangerous, and only cowards can avoid the danger but then, they are already dead. A person who is alive, really alive, vitally alive, will always move into the unknown. There is danger there, but he will take the risk. The heart is always ready to take the risk, the heart is a gambler. The head is businessman. The head always calculates, it is cunning. The heart is non calculating.”
This is truly inspiring. Just listen to your heart, live a little dangerously, move out of the comfort zone. We do not have to always know the next step. And of course change does not have to be drastic although it often does, when the universe really pushes our buttons and wakes us after deep slumber. But sometimes we need a wake up call!
I am going to follow this wisdom, face the fears inside and embrace the unknown and my heart wisdom. I am ready to die the old and be reborn into my power. Whatever that means, little death or small death, shedding of the old. I do not know exactly but that is a shaman´s passage of transformation. I am soon graduating as a shamanic practitioner and healer after four years of intense transformation. I am still peeling the layers of the old. Transmutation. I will continue moving through cycles of transformation, still learning every day of this earth walk, humble, I will keep on dreaming, healing, shedding the old, never really graduating life´s school but I promise myself I will walk my authentic path and let my heart be my guiding light.
Hope we can all move into our power and passion and follow our hearts.