175: In Service Of Love

We’re brought into this world by it, we sing countless songs about it, and yet it’s the only thing we haven’t got enough of in this world. Love, the mysterious force that holds all things together. Some have called it “gravity” or “attraction” or even “spooky action at a distance” but I know the truth. The truthiest truth is actually what we all know but most of us don’t know we know: love is the answer. The first moment I let the truth melt my heart, I was in an indignant rage over some kind of comment or tone that had rubbed my ego the wrong way. I looked at the person who was the target of my anger and a wave of helplessness washed over me; I had no idea what to do. I could leave the discussion in tears and hope that he gave in, but to what end? I saw myself in him. That was the key. I didn’t want him to suffer because my self-conscious ego needed stroking. In that moment I chose not just to love the separate part of me, I chose to serve the uniting force that keeps societies and families together. In service of love I laid down my ego and chose togetherness.

Choose love and there are no cons, only pros. The best part? It gets easier every time.

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147: Poem – You’re Fire and Water

I was born eight hours before the sun moved from Cancer into Leo. When I discovered this as a young girl, it brought me no surprise because I already knew that I had a pretty evenly split personality. The archetypes observers of the stars have whittled down into twelve astrological signs over the years only confirmed to me what I already knew from experience: that I have a sensitive, introspective, watery timid Veronica coexisting within me alongside an outgoing, social, fiery loud Veronica.

Truthfully, I think we are all microcosms of the cosmos meaning that everything outside of us can be found within; materials, processes and reactions we study outside our bodies occur within us physically and energetically. I’m sure you have felt moments of flow and moments of fiery passion in your life as well as sensed the feeling of a soaring heart or grounded stillness. These are archetypes — basic patterns recognizable across time and space — and they represent particular strengths which we can all call upon in moments of particular need.

Today I was reflecting on this duality and how it manifests directly in my life. After a few exercises in free writing and listing this poem came out. I hope you enjoy it.

 

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You are FIRE:

Everything fuels your transformative blaze.
You rush through obstacles,
defying gravity and leaving in your wake
offerings of destruction.
Your actions create by subtraction
the potential to begin anew.

Your power is a burst of simplification.
You care not for blockages and erase them,
shining enlightenment outwards where
it falls upon all those in your path.

You are the one who manifests change,
the one who initiates alchemical reactions
and generates newness and growth
by the nature and force of your will.

You are WATER:

Your patient and gentle persistance
transforms the most ancient of obstacles,
revealing what is long-hidden and
polishing imperfections with your eternal flow.

You are the bringer of life,
the kindest lover who nurtures indiscriminately,
integrating and assimilating
everything in your path.

Your power is passive,
deceptively receptive yet nothing can stop you.
All of life thirsts for your inspiration and
your life-giving substance gathers at the lowest points on Earth
where you gather as the one great body
which ebbs and pulses with the graceful union
of the womb from which life first sprang.

 

P.S. I tagged this “Yoga” because yoga means union and we can bring our selves to union by naming the parts that make up our whole. What parts create the sum that is your whole being? How do you manage your personalities? Ever found the mood swings a bit of a challenge? Tell us!

134: A MUST WATCH With Russell Brand

The common theme is love…

I would also like to remark at how lovely it is to have 200 of you along for this 365 Day Creativity Challenge. I am continuing on my daily work of aligning with the flow of Universe’s energy through me as I come to experience and control my own creative power more adeptly with each passing moment. Thanks for being the silent (and sometimes vocal) encouragement that what I am doing has purpose. I hope you can feel the deep love I have for each and every person reading this and how it unites us all. NAMASTE