| 10 Apr 2008 @ 19:54, by David Bartholomew|
[excerpted from DoingIt!, April, 2007]
As winter is yielding to spring I bear witness that a number of people in my sphere, myself included, seem to be somewhere in the middle of a bout of 40 days in the desert, a visionquest, a sundance… whatever equivalent of a time of immense purification and cleansing of all resistance standing between one and their deeper connection to their peace in the world. The committed ones really seem to be laying themselves bare, and having every unnecessary, unwanted thought and bit of resistance stripped from them. The hounds are barking, whispers of doubt are swirling. A time of being tested seems to be at hand, and somehow at a level of intensity beyond “the curve” of what we have becoming used to of-late.
In a more unspoken way than sometimes occurs with Harmonic Convergences and various significant alignments of the stars, it feels like an opening is present that is allowing much interior movement and change for the positive… albeit the kind that is stretching those standing in the fire to their max. No one has put a name on this time of trial and reward that I have yet seen or heard. And I feel it might offer a bit of relief to those going through their particular distress… to know that there are a lot of us in this space wrestling right alongside of you. We truly are in it together.
All I have witnessed are bearing up admirably. And immense grace seems to be the soup du jour.
Every bit of the being, the way of being, the roles, the fears and illusions of each of us… are being laid upon the table. Everything is being offered up for amendment and correction. And piece by piece, inch by inch, sweat-soaked night after night each of us is showing up to reclaim more and more of our authentic selves.
Friends of mine have put their relationships into the hopper and have been rewarded for their dedication and hard work, with richer levels of connection and commitment on the other side of that trust and commitment. Some of us have put fear and hope, money and intimacy issues on the line… and are feeling more openings being breathed into these formerly tight situations.
I don’t feel it a coincidence that this time has us bearing down upon Easter and the season of resurrection myths and archetypes across numerous traditions; and as plants, trees, flowers, the Earth herself are being reborn across at least one hemisphere.
As the collective consciousness is embracing more quantum thought, more of the Law of Attraction and self-as-co-creator lines of thought, I feel we are beginning to move well along the way to new possibilities. But I also believe as so many are in the infancy of their time playing with these new theories, the lag between voicing and authentically believing in the prospects they are affirming… is sending small bits of intentionally veiled fear rippling into being as well.
Fear not. For as the first wobbly outings on a two-wheeled bicycle transition into a lifetime mastery and years of smooth riding… so shall these affirmations and resonations with higher frequencies and limitless outcomes come as naturally in short order.
Continue along your path. Continue doing what you are doing, which is only, and always… your best.
Allow this walk through the desert to be as pleasant as possible. Feel the sun on your face. Rest as things get too hot, and then continue the journey by the light of the moon. Allow the mind to trick itself into respites and spates of relief in the form of the occasional oasis. Use whatever of these tricks you need, until you achieve their incorporation and mastery on the other side, and are able to drink and quench from waters beyond illusion.
Feel each footstep as it gently pads the ground and know that one never covers the same ground twice. You are no longer who you were. And you are that much closer to who you are becoming.