listen to the call of your heart
This is a time to listen to the call of your heart.
A time to dig into the fears that lay deep within you….
Beyond the hoarding of supplies. Beyond beliefs of riots. Beyond panic of not enough…
Deeper…deeper into the fear of death.
Then, deeper still…because what lays beneath that fear of death is something more curious for the human soul and psyche.
The fear of not living to our fullest potential.
The realization that stuff doesn’t fill the depths of our heart and soul.
The knowingness that HAVING is not the same as BEING.
That Love truly triumphs over everything else, but not the love of things.
A pure love that only asks us to love our neighbor as our selves.
That is a frightening love when you don’t feel safe.
It’s easy to blame the other who may take a job you want, give you a disease.
What we fail to realize is, we already are living with the horrible symptoms of the most toxic disease known to humanity – fear.
Its symptoms range from hoarding supplies to hating someone who looks, thinks or acts differently than you. Widespread diseases of poverty, illness, starvation, isolation.
The treatment, by societal standards, is nationalism, building walls, taking, racism, ageism, sexism…isms…
The side-effects of these standard approaches to fear only harm you more…slowly eating away at your heart and soul that simply, repeatedly, call you back to Love.
Until and unless we can sit with these fears, the call will be greater and deeper…the pain and panic will continue to rise and our reactions will become more extreme.
Something will snap. A loss will remind us that we have so little control over what’s happening out there with others, while having the ultimate control.
We are both at the whims of the universe and magnificent co-creators.
Still, unless we can see that our fear is creating more things to fear, we are locked in our self-built panic room…full of the supplies we think we need to survive, yet still feeling desperately unprepared.
Wallowing in anxiety that trickles up our spines and shouts in our ears.
THIS is a CALL BACK HOME. To the earth….to her glory, her magnificence, her beauty. To realizing all that bounty she holds for us ALL.
Not a playground for some and a destitute rock for others.
An Eden for those who protect and serve her as the Sacred Mother of all living things, giving birth to the breath of life, the water to soothe our souls and food to nourish our bodies.
THIS is a CALL BACK HOME. To our Hearts…to its power, its magnificence, its beauty. The ability to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
To live from a sense of passionate compassion that serves just “you and yours”, but knows that “yours” is really everyone on this abundant planet.
THIS IS A CALL BACK HOME. To Self…its power, its magnificence, its beauty. To wade, immerse into our shadows (fear, rage, hate, division) and sit with them until we are able to, holding hands, walk forward with a greater understanding of Self.
With some knowledge that how we perceive the world is how the world presents to us on many levels.
And, here is where we find some freedom…in removing the weight of trying, doing, accumulating as the answer and, instead, trying breathing, being, surrendering.
It’s a fracturing of all that we know and believe on the outer layers of Self and life. When we sit here, perhaps in pain, crying or even stillness, the shadows seem less scary.
Perchance we are simply so exhausted that we can’t do it this way anymore.
But, a bit more Light somehow shines as we realize something has to shift…is shifting.
The world is changing and we can be part of it, or hold to something that seems to harm us on some level.
THIS IS A CALL BACK HOME. To our Souls. The earthiest part of You. The most Divine part of You. The most raw, Loving part of You.
It’s the part that KNOWS there is more to Life “than this” and is being tugged, pulled, called, drug into the depths of fear to awaken to Faith.
Not a religious call home. Not a doctrine led call back to faith.
An ethereal call Home to an Energy that permeates all, Is all and still expresses uniquely in every person, plant, animal, grain of sand and stone.
That is the heavens and the earth.
That is YOU. Nature. Magic. Power. Peace. Love.
And, it is calling each of us to lay down the shields of our armor – the stuff that builds walls instead of bridges – around our hearts.
It’s asking us to listen to that Inner Voice that says “do unto others as you would have them do unto” because, dearest soul, we know we ARE the other…and they are us.
It’s asking us to tap into the divine creativity we were born with and change the world.
For all it will be grand discoveries – some on a personal level of healing the heart and our families, for others it will be scientific or humanitarian shifts.
It is not easy, this growth, realization, this Call Home. It comes in waves, stages, spirals up and back down to the pit. It rocks us to the core. Lifts us to the heavens. Leaves us quaking.
The earth knows. She is shouting to us. Humanity knows…others are crying-out for us to join them. We know…if we listen.
For all who are willing to take this path, it is changing the world.
I'm Mary Ann. I am a storyteller using skills, interests, education and experience to help others. Together, we'll explore your story and write a new ending for your journey along the nourished path.