Consciousness, an interesting word that keep coming to mind this past few weeks. I held back speaking of it, somehow feeling a resistance while talks about the end of the world is happening. So many different ideas and beliefs going around alienating us from ourselves and each other it seems.
And I would love to see more relating going on, less alienation. We all have the same source it seem to me, and when we listen more to our own innate, more understanding and truth seem to resonate and more connection happens. Lets have a look at this word; Consciousness: "
[kon-shuh s-nis] Show IPA
Reading the writings of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, I feel full, satisfied, heard, enlightened, inspired and loved. I feel like I am talking to a very good friend that gets it.
I read the chapter about "Vasalisa the wise, Nosing out the Facts". The story of a young girl that retrieves her own knowing and reconnects with her complete and truest nature, where intuition is her guide and she is initiated to know the whole truth and live fearlessly with it.
As I come the the end of the chapter, that took me about a month to read, I feel my heart pound and my core resonate with the words Clarissa Pinkola Estes write. "Another way to strengthen connection to intuition is to refuse to allow anyone to repress your vivid energies...that means your opinions, your thoughts, your ideas, your values, your morals, your ideals. There is very little right/wrong or good/bad in this world. There is, however, useful and not useful. There are also things that are sometimes destructive, as well as things which are engendering. But as you well know, a garden has to be turned in the fall in order to prepare it for spring. It cannot bloom all the time. But let your own innate cycles dictate the upsurges and the down spirals of your life, not another person outside yourself. There are certain constant entropies and creatings which are a part of our inner cycles. It is our task to synchronize with them. Like the chambers of a heart which fill and empty and fill again, we "learn to learn" the rhythm of this Life/Death/Life cycle instead of becoming martyred by it. "
She continues to write and conclude a great lesson and reason for this story to be told to each of us, a lesson that creates a new freedom, a wonderful understanding of our actual freedom to be: "Further, intuition provides options. When you are connected to the instinctual self, you always have at least four choices ... the two opposites and then the middle ground, and 'taken under further contemplation'. If your are not vested in the intuitive, you may think you have only one choice, and often that is an undesirable one. And you feel you should suffer about it. And submit. And force yourself to do it. No, there's a better way. Listen to the inner hearing, the inner seeing, the inner being. Follow it. It knows what to do next. "
I quote only a brief bit from a vast wisdom that erupts from her book, when you are ready and have the urge or the craving to understand, pick it up and read Women Who Run With the Wolves. Consciousness is what the world is ready for from more of the living. There really is nothing to be afraid of when you see its deep rooted beauty.