Today is Beltane in the northern hemisphere.
Celebrate the dance of Life!
All around us, yin and yang, male and female
Dance and merge to create the new life that is springing forth all around us.
In the beginning of this time, there was a void filled with the potent memory of all that had come before. Eternal Spirit moved through the void, speaking and the sound of Spirit’s voice created the first forms from the formless. Light separated from dark, and heaven from earth. And the horizon came into being, holding the edge between what is here now and what is possible beyond this moment.
Spirit danced with elemental earth, air, fire, and water; loving each one for its unique gifts, and playing with what was now possible within the duality of heaven and earth. Spirit danced and sang, creating suns, planets and many other wonders from fire and breath, dust and ice. And eventually our earth coalesced in the light of its sun, seeded with the infinite potential of new life.
One day, as Spirit moved in love across the earth, a simple single celled plant burst forth out of the mysterious alchemy of sun and air, earth and water. And then more and more intricate plant forms formed and joined the dance. Animal life came next, perfectly designed to sustain itself on the oxygen and plant life that arose before it.
Over time, a web of seething, breathing, giving and receiving life arose on Earth, weaving itself into existence, allowing Spirit to dance and love in many forms on our planet.
And the miracle of Life continues its elemental creation dance with Spirit to this day, shifting and creating anew in every moment. Until one day you and I decided to be born and join the dance.
And what will happen next? What is possible now that we have joined the dance?
“There is a deep intelligence intrinsic to all of us that we call Shakti: a creative life force pressing through all things. It wants to grow, to become. It is powerful beyond comprehension. It moves the planets; it erupts volcanoes; it allows the butterfly to burst out of the cocoon.
This same Shakti is what awakens you and brings awareness into the frozen, rigid places. It is the longing that presses through you, telling you some of your old ways of being are too small for you, like old clothes that don’t fit anymore.”
“Love should be like breathing. It should be just a quality in you, where ever you are, with whom so ever you are, or even if you are alone.. Love goes on overflowing from you. It is not a question of being in Love with someone, it is a question of being Love.”
I have found that one of the most effective ways to shift and change my state of mind is actually quite simple. This method is simple enough that I can remember it even when I am feeling less than perfect, upset or off-balance:
Step 1: Pause and Get Still. Breathe. And breathe again.
Step 2: Offer Up a Simple Prayer to the Universe, “I don’t know Spirit / God / Source. I don’t have the answer here. Please show me.”
Step 3: Open Your Heart to Yourself. Open to the flow of love that is within you in this very moment. It’s not about calling or pulling in love from outside of you – because, at the core, you are light, love and grace already! Allow yourself to feel your pure loving essence. Breathe deep and open up to the essence of love that is within you in every single moment. If this is difficult, just ask for help from Spirit.
Step 4: Allow Your Love to Flow. Your essence is pure light and love. You were birthed from an ocean of love. Pure unconditional love is the foundation of our Universe. And your cells flow with that same light and love now.
Can you open your heart and accept how truly amazing you are? You do not need to move mountains, create more success or perform miracles – you already ARE a miracle, a walking talking miracle! Allow the miraculous love that is your true essence to flow in you and through you now.