Dear wanderers, if you’ve been wondering, I’ve been taking a creative hiatus or perhaps a creative hiatus has been taking me for a swirl, right after teaching ‘Make Space for Joy,’ a deeply transformative experience of letting go and making space for joy in a feminine approach to self & space renewal.
Oh, Universe, divine trickster! Yesterday, I was invited to let go and surrender ever more deeply to prepare the soil of my being for new life. I am feeling naked, lighter & discovering new life in the once again empty, fertile space of my heart. So much to love and learn from this poetic line by the mystic Tagore:
“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” ~ Tagore
Letting go is a constant practice of love
Ah, to flow like dew on the tip of a leaf. I am reminded again and again that letting go is not a one-time affair; it is an art-form, a life-long practice of love. What happens when we grasp, hoard, and hold onto something long gone, however beautiful, flawed, and filled with love? What happens when we finally let go of something that was taking precious space in our life? What happens when we set it free?
Letting go—Making Space for the Sacred
There is an air of renewal and regeneration in the air, a fiesta of sorts in the inner workings of life. Spring signals rebirth, new growth, life force awakening with a sense of enthusiasm, curiosity and adventure. Are you feeling it?
We might feel the calling to tune in with nature and feel part of the natural landscape of life renewing herself. So, how do we get ready to align with springtime and welcome nature’s wake up call? One way to prepare for new growth is to get our spaces ready, after all, they are the stage sets for the unfolding of our life, sacred mirrors that reflect our evolving souls.
We can bring our attention to the spaces we inhabit and gently prepare them by letting go on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. We release from a place of trust and love and a sense of sufficiency. We let go and purge so we can make space for new life ready to burst open and flow. Thus, we engage in a more sustainable lifestyle, a way of living that keeps the flow of nature going.
“Breathing in, I see myself as space. Breathing out, I feel free.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
What to let go? This will vary from person to person. But there are some thoughts, beliefs, patterns that we can begin to release on a collective level for the healing of our local and global community.
As conscious co-creators, we find ourselves awakening to deeper currents of voice, song, and purpose. We notice new life emerging from the depths of our being and nurture this new life with reverence. This rebirth is a manifestation of the sacred. Perhaps it isn’t new; perhaps it is ancient life force awakening, growing with the new found confidence of a river that finds joy in the free unfolding of its path.
How are your preparing the soil of your life? What new life is stirring/awakening in your heart? May you nurture it with care, attention, and reverence. In the spirit of creative, sacred flow..
Guest post for Sunday’s #spiritchat
Dear ones, “Letting go. Making Space for the Sacred” is my guest post for #spiritchat, conversations on twitter about spirituality, freedom, meditation, silence, stillness and the meaning and purpose of life, hosted by Kumud Ajmani (@AjmaniK), an Aerospace Engineer who works with Nasa. In his words: “ It doesn’t take a rocket scientist – but sometimes it helps! Learning to Fly.”
Please join us if you are feeling called to participate this Sunday, February 24th at 9am EST. I feel ecstatic to play with Kumud and his community and would love to see some of you in the stream! (@Sacredflow)
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