Practicing the art
of the conscious awareness
of spirit in our everyday lives.
Definition: (n) Silver cord is, in metaphysical literature, a term referring to the connection between
We thought ... "A Silver Cord" ...
the thread that connects spirit and the physical being,
the connection twixt heaven and earth
or, consider perhaps, a path to inner awareness?
As the winding path leads us from the outer edge of the labyrinth ultimately to the inner or core, there
are no wrong turns, no bad directions, no dead ends. The path of the labyrinth always leads to center. The metaphore,
reflection, mirror that the labyrinth offers us is that of the seeker, the human be-ing seeking understanding and connection
we engage and focus on our journey, each new experience (or turn on the path), invites us to entertain a different perspective,
an alternative point of view... whether it is simply the view as we make our way around the labyrinth, or a new understanding
or awareness relative to a question, challenge or issue at hand.
We are all invited on this journey to the center of our sacred selves. We are all invited to become
inspired by our lives, to change our perspectives, to seek balance, understanding, awareness and connection to our inner selves.
We are invited to expand our awareness of the multi-dimensionality of our real lives.
Welcome.... to the journey of your life... to the path of seeker...
A silver cord leads you to the source of all that is...
Connecting Heaven & Earth...
We invite you to visit our blog.
There you may download a full color copy of our Open Heart Labyrinth.
fyi... it's at the end of the blog, after all the older posts....
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Abundance... floods and taxes... oh my!
1:10 pm edt
Thank you for the rain. Today I am really grateful that there is no reason for me to have to drive my car anywhere! I have
a warm home, a solid roof and plenty of wood for my stove. I know this is not everyone's reality... So, I sit here at my desk
and organize the rest of my tax info. I am, also grateful that I earned enough to have to pay taxes this year!!! There
have been many years when that was certainly NOT my reality!
As more than significant amounts of water are currently
washing thru New England and other parts of the world, many opportunities for us to review all that we are grateful for
are being created. I am grateful that I live on a bit of a hill, that almost all the rain flows downhill eventually, but I
know that it ends up in the river, the marshes, the streets and in my neighbors yards and basements... It is easier for me,
than someone with 3 feet of water in their family room, to appreciate the rain.
Still, I am grateful that all
this rain seems to be just falling from the sky, tho' often in downpours, and that the wind gods are less present than
in previous storms. I am grateful that we are being given lots of time and information about necessary evacuations. And even
in the light of devestating damage to homes along flooding rivers & low places, I am grateful that in most places
it isn't coming in with hurrican force winds or as a 30 foot wave, clearing away thousands people, lifetimes of culture,
homes and history.
Yesterday's Abraham 'message' suggested that "anything you do to overcome or prevent,
causes a spotlight on the very thing you are wanting to overcome and prevent. You cannot take enough action to compensate
for the Energy that you're flowing.' http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php Wow! how many times have I heard folks this spring complain about all the rain... Someone said... 'Worrying, it's
like praying for what you don't want!"
So, I'm giving thanks, in spite of it all... intending abundance
in all things... is that balance? acknowledging gratitude for all that is... and I'm 'tappin' when I feel that charge
around something I don't like, don't want, can't stand. I'm standing up, clearing out, transforming my resistance and giving
thanks for the opportunities to see where I still can get knocked over, pushed off balance. It takes more these days for me
to get out of balance... and it is easier and quicker for me to regain my sense of center when that does happen... an
unexpected tax bill, 3 feet of water in my little old basement could do that...
In the passed, crisis &
chaos & conflict seemed huge to me... and may were! Today, looking back, I learned just how strong I could
be, just how creative & innovative and smart I could get when faced with a challenge... What is the worst that could happen,
I've come to ask myself... (And in the face of giving up a home in the late 1970's and again in the early 1990's) I figured
it would be unlikely I'd ever have to live in my car, given the support I had, my health, family, etc.... Several weeks later,
I unexpectedly found myself sleeping in the front seat of an old Dodge Ram pick up truck... however, it was my choice,
a week long outdoor antique show... street food, portajohns, etc... admittedly I had had a different plan... but there
I was! Metaphore Mary!)
My mother passed away in September, 2007, after a year long struggle; a significant
friend, mentor unexpectedly & tragically died in December 2008; another, a girl friend, younger than I, passed in
January, 2010. When I think of these women, and others, I am grateful for their presence in my life; I appreciate, often
beyond words, that we were so connected. And yet, I am profoundly sad and sometimes even angry that they are gone. (and,yes,
I know only the physical has changed, they are still with me, available for conferencing, etc....) but it's not same... and
I miss the way it was... or do I? The last few years were not easy for any of these great women, there was struggle, fear,
sadness & frustration for all of us. Can I appreciate that we have moved thru much of that? Can I appreciate that I am
still here and know I have some choice about my own struggle, frustration & fear? Aaahhh... I also have to
choose to appreciate that I have a choice? Yikes!
K often suggested that it was in the struggle, in the give
& take, that we accomplish, learn, evolve... Perhaps it is in the comparison of light & dark (as our ego-y human minds
like to define it), in the polarity that identifies what we want and what we don't, that we begin to understand that
it is sometimes how we perceive and respond that creates the conflict, the chaos.
My Mom used to say "D**m!
I hate it when you kids spring things on me!" and then there would be the requisite harangue before we could get
down to the business of figuring out just how we were going to get a dozen cookies ready for the next day's school birthday
party, or what to do about missing homework, or too many places to be with only one car! And it always worked out! Even
though it's taken years for me to realize I often do the same thing when presented with something I didn't expect and even
though I know it always 'works out' I still can overreact... it just doesn't take me so long to come back to center,
to take a breath, look at it clearly and step into it... with intention for resolution and appreciation for the experience...
now that, for me, is abundance... and, for this moment, I am grateful for knowing I have choice...
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