Since I have been home with the Shelter in Place directive, I have been re-reading some of my favorite books. Recently I pulled T. Thorn Coyle‘s book Kissing the Limitless, off the shelf and as always when I read her writings I begin to think more deeply about my own practice. More specifically, thinking of my response to the posed questions of:
“What has set me on this Path? Why am I choosing to do this work?”
Neither of these questions has easy answers and the very nature of their query is one that should change and evolve in accord with the practice we are called to at any given time. But, there is also a certain clarity of purpose that reveals itself through answering the call to service.
If I look beyond the superficial answer, there is no one thing that pulled me in this spiritual direction versus another. I have always been a seeker and have taken many diverse roads; all respectively at some point interweaving with one another and then moving away from their centers of commonality creating new paths to be explored.
The analogy of feeling a “coming home” having affirmed my steps along this path is both true and vague, for this is not a place I have ever left. From a greater perspective, I feel that the collective energies of humanity propel those who choose to listen to the wisdom of the quiet places of inner guidance and stir within a deep longing to contribute positively and effectively.
And, because of this longing, it is no longer a point of “why” I do this work. It is the natural outcome~ and is as organic as breathing. Once connected to this flow and breath of humanity and conscious thought and action, opportunities abound to integrate the practice you have established, the flowers or spiritual wisdom you have collected along the way and the ever-changing quality of service you may offer.
The more intention and focus that is spent in deepening your personal connection to your Divine Self and striving towards a place of balance and union between your human and Divine natures, the more clearly you can see along the Path.
So, in harmony with the energies of Beltane’s recent celebration, I am feeling the longing to consummate the union of these energies within myself. I am filled with yearning to quicken the twin flames of passion and quintessential LIFE and enliven the seeds of renewed dedication in walking my spiritual Path.
May your life be blessed by the Spirit and longing of youth. May it be vibrant with the Fires of Life. And, may you always be open to the expression of Love and ripe with potential for growth.
Kissing the Limitless can be found on Amazon: