It is a beautiful spring morning here in Cincinnati and I arrive in your inbox filled with joy, excitement and anticipation for all that lies ahead! Naturally then, the word for this week is Adventure.
Adventure - "Daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm..."
A couple nights ago I was helping one of my best friends move and we took a break from packing to tune into what was present for each of us in that moment. The Zen Tarot Card that I pulled was Adventure and the description that Osho offers perfectly matches the place I find myself in emotionally right now.
"Zen says truth has nothing to do with authority, truth has nothing to do with tradition, truth has nothing to do with the past - truth is a radical, personal realization. You have to come to it.
Knowledge is certain; the search for personal knowing is very, very hazardous. Nobody can guarantee it. If you ask me if I can guarantee anything, I say I cannot guarantee you anything. I can only guarantee danger, that much is certain. I can only guarantee you a long adventure with every possibility of going astray and never reaching the goal. But one thing is certain: the very search will help you to grow.
I can guarantee only growth. Danger will be there; sacrifice will be there; you will be moving every day into the unknown, into the uncharted, and there will be no map to follow, no guide to follow. Yes, there are millions of dangers and you can go astray and you can get lost, but that is the only way one grows. Insecurity is the only way to grow, to face danger is the only way to grow, to accept the challenge of the unknown is the only way to grow.
When we are truly in a spirit of adventure, we are moving just like this child. Full of trust, out of the darkness of the forest into the rainbow of the light, we go step by step, drawn by our sense of wonder into the unknown. Adventure really has nothing to do with plans and maps and programs and organization.
The Page of Rainbows represents a quality that can come to us anywhere - at home or in the office, in the wilderness or in the city, in a creative project or in our relationships with others. Whenever we move into the new and unknown with the trusting spirit of a child, innocent and open and vulnerable, even the smallest things of life can become the grandest adventures."
This week has offered an interesting energetic shift for so many people that I have spent time with or talked to - in all areas of their lives. My belief is that the collective energy of our planet is expanding and allowing in more Light, which is creating ripples throughout Humanity. We can choose to respond to those ripples with the familiar sense of fear and anxiety about the future or we can simply Pause... Pull all of our awareness and energy into our physical bodies... and Feel what is True for us individually.
For me... this week... I am certain of my gifts and my work here in this lifetime's journey. I am excited to be sharing what I know in newer and wider ways with the world. And I am filled with hope and optimism that many, many others, including you... hopefully you... are doing the same in your own ways. My sense is that the future of our planet and Humanity is brighter and bolder and more joyous than ever before. We just need to get out of our own way and allow the fun and play to expand!
In that spirit, I am delighted to introduce my dear friend and fellow Adventurer, Vanessa Bassett, to you in this week's Healing Our Souls episode (yes, Healing Our Souls is back!). Vanessa's vulnerability and determination to figure out the connection between her body and her spirit is beautiful and inspiring and I trust you will connect with her immediately as you listen to her share her journey. You can watch our video at the link below. And then come share your reflections with both of us over in the Facebook Soul Shine Tribe!
We are gathering on Sunday for another joyous Viben hour where our Souls can play between Earth and Source. I invite you to join us live or listen to the recording later. This week, I celebrated the one year anniversary of the first Soul Shine / Viben meditation call - wow, that went by quickly! I am offering the replay here (password is 040416) as a gift for you to listen to if you have not yet experienced the pleasure of this space. Enjoy!
Have a beautiful weekend and I hope you find time to get your feet out on the Earth and dig your toes into the spring grass!
"Divine Teacher, Beloved Friend, I bow to you Again and Again
Lotus sitting on the water, beyond all time and space, this is your way, this is your grace." ~ Ong Namo
Vivienne Gerard - Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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