From Michael Neill's latest newsletter:
I sometimes compare the choice between the path of control and the path of transformation as the difference between climbing stairs and taking the elevator. When you see your own actions, thoughts, and intentions as the primary motive force in creating change, you will do your best to soldier on up the infinite stairwell of consciousness, climbing ten stairs today and slipping back down eight tomorrow.
When you see that consciousness itself is the greatest transformative force we have available to us, you simply step into the elevator of insight, characterized by a quiet, reflective mind and a beautiful feeling, and you look deeper into the mystery of being alive. While you don't control the timing, each time the doors of perception open you emerge from the elevator on a higher floor with a new, clearer view of life.
While many things have been written about the path of transformation, what very few people seem to point out is that if you can get past your own insecure thinking, hanging out in the unknown is fun. The kind of new thinking that emerges into the empty spaces in an open mind is invigorating.
Just wanted to share that. That's where I am right now. Hanging out in the unknown. It is fun.
More later, my honies....xxx
I have just come through a weird viral meningitis attack that had both Jude and I in bed for a week. Haven't been that ill since my twenties! For some strange, needing-to-get-my-brain-unfuzzy reason, I had decided the day before I got ill, to go on a 10 day Green Juice Fast. Interesting.... The result has been a huge change in me in a way I didn't expect AT ALL. I feel like I have re-birthed my brain with extra youth cells and reconnected with an earlier, more exuberant version of myself. In some odd ways. I feel a huge release of an ever increasing inhibition, that had slowly crept over me like sludge, rendering my happy carefree heart inert and hardened. And, I thought, forever to be that way... Not so! I have left the shadows of self-doubt and self judgement. My creativity is at an all-time high. I am curious to see how this is going to pan out...hey! at least i wake up excited these mornings : )
What is changing for you these days? Are you also looking back and reclaiming something you thought you'd lost? I know that these things tend to happen to a circle of us around the same time. So what's the buzz, darl?
Anyway, this was just a quick note to pass on a lovely blog by a guy who does website building AND art...and sounds so cool about it. His name is Daniel Sroka and his photography is too exquisite for words. Read here: How Coding My Website Improves My Art
Right up my alley at the moment as I work on my Natural History Collection. I am curating my collections of natural and man-made found objects from beach, forest and old dumping sites around South Africa...and some of them are getting my fingers itching to pen their lovely lines and ink-ify their washed out colours...