"Like the sun's rays that cause the seed to stir within its husk, love's radiant energy penetrates the facade of the false self, calling forth resources hidden deep within us. Its warmth wakes up the life inside us, making us want to uncurl, to give birth, to grow and reach for the light. It calls on us to break out of our shell, the personality-husk surrounding the seed potential of all that we could be. The purpose of a seed husk is to protect the tender life within until the time and conditions are right for it to burst forth. Our personality structure serves a similar function. It provides a semblance of security, as a kind of compensation for the loss of our larger being. But when love's warming rays start to wake us up, our ego-shell becomes a barrier restricting our expansion. As the germ of life swells within us, we feel our imprisonment more acutely.....The brighter love's radiance, the darker the shadows we encounter; the more we feel life stirring within us, the more we also feel our dead spots; the more conscious we become, the more clearly we see where we remain unconscious. None of this need dishearten us. For in facing our darkness, we bring to light forgotten parts of our being. In recognizing exactly where we have been unconscious, we become more conscious. And in seeing and feeling the ways we've gone dead, we start to revive and kindle our desire to live more expansively."
We are only days away from what many consider to be a historical time in humanity - the coming of 2012 and unification as we enter the "Age of Aquarius". Here we experience a paradigm shift, and a new reality, one which honors revival, recovery and restoration for all humankind, animals, plants and the Earth.
For so long, humanity has been living from an awareness of duality, and now we are at a "tipping point". This tipping point is shifting the way we see and live in the world. It is forcing us to see less from duality and more from a quiet, contemplative and necessary center. Within this center, we are better able to embrace that all must co-exist for there to be balance and ultimately, world peace and prosperity. The reality is that night must exist for there to be day. The fact that there is hot and cold, up and down, in and out ... all of these are accepted without much judgement or discrimination.
So why is it that we must be so discriminating against ourselves? Why is it so difficult to embrace that within each of us there are opportunities to express ourselves as our highest potential as well as our most fear-based, chaotic selves? Does not taking time to look at the fears that keep us hiding and minimizing our potential give us the greatest opportunity to grow?
Does not exploring the potential of our inner chaos offer us the greatest potential for shifting, reconstructing, redefining, organizing, adapting, developing and resurrecting ourselves? Personally, I am a great supporter of finding the courage to explore those aspects of myself that hold dormant potential once explored and excavated. Within these "shadow" aspects of myself, I have discovered that I am much stronger, aware, confident, trusting, all-knowing and taken care of then I thought or believed. There is something magnificently potent about resurrecting yourself from deep-seated and debilitating beliefs.
So, as the New Year approaches, what if taking time to explore the beliefs that are no longer true, and maybe haven't ever been, was where you began to create space for the magick and beauty of this new reality to seed? Why not consider setting up a sacred space for you to make peace with your "shadows" and denied aspects of Self? Light a candle, burn some incense or sacred smudge-medicine (cedar, sweetgrass, sage and tobacco) and write out what you do not wish for others to know about you. Ask for gentle guidance and support from your ancestors, teacher and guides ... they will lovingly support this important process of going-within.
When we become "real" with ourselves, we open up to the possibility of being "real" with ourselves and others on a daily basis, and in this way we begin to live a new reality from a Truth that resonates and resides deeply within each of us. And then, it's beauty radiates outwards and makes one much more attractive to similar energies to come forth. Then, when more similar energies come forth, your potential increases and the likelihood of your succeeding and achieving is increased exponentially! Remember, we are the microcosm of the macrocosm, and we have access to everything imaginable and unimaginable!
If you would really like to bring some "attractive energies" into your life, make yourself more attractive by getting real and authentic with your own Self. Then watch how the Universe orchestrates the most dynamic, sacred, beautiful and abundant dance just for you. You will witness your health and state of wellness begin to shift as you are more attracted to living more holistically, choosing foods and movement that supports, inspires and empowers you. Your work life will shift, and opportunities to express your purpose in this world will present themselves. Your relationships will begin to evolve and become more love-centered, gentle, compassionate, beautiful and enriching. Every need that you have will be taken care of, with ease and a Trust that all that is needed is to ask. If living from attraction appeals to you, then take the time required to make space within your Self. Carve out the time to sit with you and ask the important questions about how you hide from you. Make peace with this, honor it, and lovingly release it into written words on paper, and then burn it. Burning your written words will not make you less aware of what you discovered, but it is a gesture of letting go and releasing what was holding you back.
Now, within the space of the ashes, you have fertile soil to plant your vision of how you wish to see yourself in the new reality. What would you love to align with? How do you wish to feel in your body each day ... emotionally feel ... mentally be thinking about and imagining? Whatever you ask for will come to you, so feel into this from a fertile place and trust the seeds will be planted. And then, get out of your way of negative, dualistic thinking and allow the natural, perfect flow of things to happen. You don't need to know the "how's", just establish the "what's" and this is best done from a "good feeling" state.
So, with that being said, I wish for each of you a most incredible time creating your own magical, alchemical blend of sacred inner-space, feelings, thoughts and intentions that will manifest for you a sensational and beautiful 2012!
p.s. If you find that you are wishing to understand more of the depth and layers of your Self, exploring who and what you are from the symbolic perspective of your chakras and senses, you would be interested in reading more about my Holistic Living Chakra Program which runs January 28/29 and February 4/5th.
Check out www.LanaBoyuk.com (Programs & Services page) for more details.
And, if your journey back to your Self would be best supported by nurturing nature energies, March 31st -April 7th, I will be leading a glorious healing retreat in Costa Rica.
This retreat combines chakra-inspired flow yoga with Holistic Living teachings at the beautiful Anamaya Retreat Center in Costa Rica. You will practice daily morning yoga to cleanse, detoxify and awaken the body. Followed by daily afternoon Holistic Living seminars which teach and inspire you to live authentically and adopt best living practices for your body, mind and soul. This seven day retreat is designed as a full-body rejuvenation which will provide a new outlook on your life practices and who you are as an individual.
Check out www.LanaBoyuk.com (Programs & Services page) for more details.