I hope that this note finds you enjoying a beautiful Spring Equinox. New life arising in my garden always makes me smile and as I daily watch the daffodil stems and tulip leafs rise out of the earth, my smiles get bigger and my eyes sparkle as I see them. I spied some buds on the daffodils the other day and energy rose in up in chest as I happily anticipated their blooms.
It feels like the same process is happening in the Spirals. Just as we craved the new growth of Spring, we craved a new reality coming for ourselves. We created creation exercises to define what our personal ‘spring and summer’ would be like. We listened to calls to deepen our comprehension of all that was occurring. Now we are in the arrival of physical Spring and we are in the arrival of that which we craved.
When I picture my flowers blooming, I know exactly what they will look like. I even can anticipate their heads nodding along with the breeze. It’s not so clear about how this future I craved will look like or feel like. Many of us are experiencing something different, some stillness, some non-thinking presence. I am not able to language it all. So I think that we are more like the bulb in the ground right now than we are the bloom. Other powers have taken over the unfolding of our craved futures and they know the timing what will have our futures unfold. We are in what is our ‘sustain and maintain’ mode, so the higher powers of the new paradigm are taking care of us, putting in place what will be used and needed. For the first time in our human lives, we are experiencing what it is like to be cared for by larger powers.
Being humans who like to know what is occurring, wanting instead to ‘know’ what is coming and to create our own to do list. Well, this is a time of trust and waiting. It’s also a time that necessitates greater intimacy with first our self and then others. This reminds me of my experience in Hawaii when I was in my 20s. I oversaw seven Head Start classes in one district and I had three local women as my community aides. Well, coming from the east coast, I was used to running meeting where we said hello and got down to business. That is NOT the way of Hawaii. Literally my staff would not discuss any work matters until ‘talk story’ was fully finished. Talk story was all about updating each other about our personal lives and what was occurring around us. To be honest, I was forced to patiently wait until they had completed this ‘talk story’ time. There was no limit to the time, it was more noted thru a certain level of satiety that meant it was fulfilled. Yes, I too learned to share where I was personally. That became the norm for me during those years in Hawaii. In conversations lately I discovered that I had returned to my old ‘business first’ model. What does that mean to us now? Well, first it means being more intimate with ourselves. Just writing observings every day on ‘what you are present to’ is talking story with yourself. Observings help us note what we are tracking about ourselves and others. They help us become more present and more open to our own inner workings.
Then there is talk story with others. When do we spend time just sharing stories with others, sharing what is happening in our lives? For the past three days, Ronna (of the Minders) has been visiting us here in Denver. We have spent three days talking story and it has been delightful. (We being myself, Sahere and Kea). I know that we are a virtual community and wouldn’t be wonderful if we started talking story with one another? Maybe we write more about what we are present to in our lives on Facebook. Maybe we call our Bond Partners. Maybe we share our Observings on the Generating Realities FB page or on our Spiral page. How can we be present to ourselves and to others?
It reminds me too of being in the swimming pool when I was young. Just standing in the water with friends or treading water together and just talking. No aim, no purpose, just relaxing enjoying being with each other. I remember the same experience when I was an adult at the ocean. How can we get that talking story back in our lives?
One of the ways to start could be doing the same activities and then sharing what we heard, what we understand about that movie, book, or call. Tantra has suggested three movies as important for us to view again as they carry messages about this time that we are in: The Never Ending Story, The Matrix and What Dreams May Come. Why not each person view the movie and then share what came up for you with another person on the Spiral? Share the title of a book that you are reading and ask your Bond Partner if they want to talk/share their experience of reading the book. Take time to share about what you are present to, opened up to after a call. Share it with your Bond Partner. Share it on FaceBook.
The Spirals are a field that holds us strong. The Bond Partners was created to hold us even stronger. The 90 Day Creation Project creates yet another level of protection and support for us. You know I have been part of these 90 Day Projects for a year now. I certainly go thru days of not writing and days of writing multiple exercises. The project is about connection within a field and connection to ourselves and our dreams. My first suggestion would be that you commit to being part of the 90 Day Creation Project. Then write as often as you can. Write Observings for the first month – to kick off the intimacy with self. To practice being with yourself awaiting the future coming, just like the bulb waits thru the winter and thru the early spring, awaiting the growth of its new leaves and blooms as they unfold from it through processes it does not control.
Another great common activity this week could be listening to the Tools to Thrive call on Wednesday March 21st. It’s free. Three of the architects (Sahere, Kea, Elektra) are leading a discussion on ‘Unpacking the Principles of Unity’. We are all learning to unpack so many historic interpretations of concepts and ideas. Please join us as we begin unpacking what Unity is.
I love you all and want everyone held close so that we can support one another. Register for the 90 Day Creation Project and Tools to Thrive at http://iuwcinstitute.com/events-5//