Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Our Brightest Day Mandala
source image: succulent flowers
What is needed now, what evolution is demanding, is that we experience the self-transcending power of the soul. We do not have to change the world. We need only reclaim the fullness of our beings that is ever present and always seeking to awaken in us. In so doing, we become transmitters of a profound faith in life, and the world begins to change.
~Richard Moss, The Mandala of Being
Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of the day the tumor on my carotid artery was first detected. I don't talk about it much anymore; but the time leading up to my surgery in November of '06 was filled with spiritual blessings and a knowing that everything was going to be OK. After surgery, other medical concerns needed to be addressed that had the potential for being life threatening. Last summer I started to lose weight; I've taken it slowly, and over the last year have lost 30 pounds. When I saw my doc yesterday all of my other health concerns were within normal limits, and I've been released from my doctor's medical care until my next annual exam.
The journey right now is about getting to the person I really am, about allowing my light to shine in the ways that we are all meant to shine. I know that part of my calling is about assisting others reclaim, as Richard Moss says above, the fullness of our beings, and I am preparing the ways to help that happen.
Today what I most want to share is the unbelievable gratitude and appreciation I feel for those who have assisted me along the way. I've had the blues for about a week; but yesterday, when the magnitude of my day finally hit me, I could feel the slump lift and the radiance that wanted to come through actually shine. I do think that contrast is necessary to recognize the Then and to see the Now.
May We All Shine Bright!
Sacred Circle Mandalas