Love is the Circle

I write this as part of my meditation on comments from my students in Path of the Heart workshops, who say that we can’t be only loving (and implied, nice) all the time because there are other emotions that are valid and must be experienced. I think this concern comes out of a lack of understanding of the kind of love I wish to communicate. 
LOVE is not an emotion or an action.Perhaps it could be described as a circle around the emotions, which holds all of them. It is different qualitative level than emotions in that it is not opposite of, or similar to, or in contrast to any of them within the circle. LOVE is present no matter what emotion is being experienced. For example, one can hold higher Love for another and yet be enraged with that person’s harmful behavior. 
LOVE isn’t an action or an attitude, like “being nice”.  It is the energy of Creator and creation – the energetic matrix of which we are made. In contrast, emotions come from a small part of our brain – the mid or mammalian brain. Yes, there are certainly emotions and physical feelings which arise with focus on Loving, but they are not the Love itself. A simple emotion cannot possibly have the healing and transforming power of the essence force of life; and Love does, precisely because it is that.
Maybe a way of alluding to it is that Love creates a deep and abiding JOY, different from feeling good which gives us happiness ,and feeling bad which makes us sad.  It comes from something deeper than the daily experience of life – it is the essence of life beyond time and space. It is present whether or not we are conscious of it, because Creator is pouring it into us without limit at every moment.
So Love is not a choice, since we are made of it and continually filled with it. The choice comes in whether or not we acknowledge it and awaken to its power as we consciously use it for ourself and others. Just like we have a hand whether we think about it or not, it becomes powerful only as we awaken it’s capacity by using it. So Love is a power meant to be used to transform and uplift our lives and all of creation around us.   Aho, midtak oyasin, All My Relations! 
 
~~ Brooke Medicine Eagle, Rennes le Baines, southern France 2016

Rising Feminine / Love Action

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We are in the time of the Rising Feminine. Male elders from primary traditions around the world have in the past few decades handed the wands of power to females. Those seers among us observe the uplifting energy of NURTURING and RENEWING from where it has been resting deep in the Earth – pushing up before it all energies of a different or contrary nature, and thus we see more hatred, anger, prejudice, misogeny, greed and other destructive energies right now than have been evident for a very long time. And yet even the Dalai Lama has reminded us that Western women will be “the saving of the world”. My friend Vicki Noble and her colleagues suggest that a matri-focal (mother and child centered) way is the only thing that can save humanity and turn around the social, economic, ecological and political crises we find ourselves in.

And, in reference to the negative and dark energy we now see so evident, high guidance tells me that we have all agreed to go through this time in order that these hidden, unworkable energies can be seen in the light of day and cleared. My prayers are directed to supporting the rising positive Feminine energies, and toward clearing and releasing the negative – rather than engaging with them in anger or depression.

It’s important to acknowledge the reality of what is happening and take positive, loving action when possible, yet not be dragged into the downward vortex of the negative. Long have spiritual traditions asked us to pray for those who would do harm – bless their hearts and souls in order to invite loving, caring energy to come forth. We all know that wrestling with demons only makes them stronger; yet perceiving their soul essence without judgement and asking for their upliftment into the light can bring positive vibration to both them and you.

An “action” to take, every moment of the day you can remember, is to find a loving feeling in your heart and send it forth into your world. The charge of the Piscean Age in which we are living is learning to “walk the path with heart” – to let all the energy that comes to us from Father Spirit and Mother Earth be distributed through the heart.

This is not as difficult as we have been told. Simply take time in your quiet moments to remember a moment when you felt truly loved or loving – whether with your baby child, a friend, a partner, a pet, a beautiful sunset  – and notice (track) how your body knows it is feeling love – it’s not just an idea or emotion, but also a bodily feeling; and the latter is what you want to learn to bring into yourself with ease. Then as you walk through your day, do your work, interact with people intimately or on the street, bring that feeling of love into your body and send it out to everything and everyone in your world through your heart. It not only helps your own brain and body to feel and function better, it also gives each person or thing around you a kind of vital energy for living well. It feels good and it doesn’t cost you a thing, so be grandly generous with it. Creator and Mother Earth are pouring love and support into your body at all times, and the more you give away, the more pours in.

This love is a baseline for the answer to many of our challenges. It gives us courage to care for others – ‘courage’ meaning to be full-hearted and strong. Love is something given you as the essence of yourself; it can never be taken from you if you consciously find in in yourself and share it with others. Give it a try, and be a beacon of caring in this challenging moment in history.

Everything is Connected…

P1010040.JPGThis morning I’m attempting to create separate categories for this journal, and I find it difficult since everything is in fact connected. When I look at a scene like this, how can I not feel that there is a immense and magnificent Spirit in all things Earthly?  A profound aspect of what i want to share here is the wholeness, the interconnectedness, the Holiness of everything – Spirit ALIVE in Mother Earth, in All Our Relations, in YOU.

We must learn that our strength and the answers to our most challenging questions lie in our sensitivity to all that is around us. White Buffalo Calf Woman reminded us that “whatever we do to any other thing or being, we do to ourselves, for we are One”. Now quantum physics has caught up with that ancient understanding and speaks of the unified field that not only connects and enlivens everything, but as well, allows communication without regard to time and space. So stand solid on the ground today and feel yourself connected. Sense what my elders called Mother’s Mind – the “Earth” center just below your naval, where luminous fibers connect you (and everything else on this amazing home planet) directly to the heart of the Mother Gaia. Walk into your day grounded in the unifying sensitivity that joins you with everything else that is connected there, as well as the profound wisdom that is available.  

Another day in Paradise!! 

Welcome!

This journal tracks what I am exploring and learning, and of course, wanting to share. I know that as more of us awaken, arise and act in a felt experience of Love and Lightness, we will allow Mother Earth to be uplifted into her role as Lady Gaia – home for harmony, peace, abundance and the richness of shared life-fulfillment with All Our Relations.
You’ll find wide-ranging topics from Earth-based spirituality to cutting-edge brain research; sustainable-living skills to health practices; and more.  Plus, I’ll give you exercises and experiences when I can. Always included will be lots of photos of the places on this sweet planet that I am touching in my exploration of world citizenship and sharing….
MY INTENTION IS TO INFORM, INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE AND ACTIVATE YOU! Won’t you join me on this amazing journey?