Awakening and deepening
By Marcia Wolff
There is a basket of fresh bread on your head
And yet you go door to door asking for crusts;
Knock on your own inner door, no other.
Awakening and deepening into your true nature may be foreign to you or it may be familiar to you. It can be like listening to the still small voice of knowing as in your intuition rather than the loud often anxiety-producing voice in your head. We are so conditioned to this louder voice. How do we switch channels? How do we find our intuition? Descartes said, “I think, therefore, I am.” However, wisdom, creativity and meaning come from another source, our whole being, not just the thinking mind. I am has always been there, thinking does not make it so. Thinking, while it has given us great technology has also created wars that disturb, destroy, divide and detour our attentions to now more important meaningful development. Many inventors and creative people have experienced this other knowing. As if there was a flowing river running deep within us, that knows expansively more than we could ever think.
Are you your roles, your beliefs, or are you your place of birth, your degrees, or the people you know? What if there was more to you than that? How will you uncover him or her? The unknown is quite rich in exploratory value. “Let go off the shore and let the rush of rapids carry you” is a portion of a Hopi prayer asking you to go into the unknown.
So, how can you begin this inquiry beyond your edge? When you look into the evening sky and see the depth and expanse of the starry night, could you, too, have that within you? What is in the stillness of you that arises from the ground of your being? Are you curious at all? Will you accept all that you are? Will you embrace more of you, and then more of others?
Listening within can guide you to your next step. Often when tapped, it moves beyond the louder voice. You have entered the flow and you are experiencing Oneness. While using movement, meditation, and stillness, practicing spontaneous writing with prompts as well as exploring with art/collage; you may begin to tap into this flow. You don’t need to be Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci or Shakespeare. You have what you need now.
Awakening and Deepening through Writing and Collage Making, four weeks beginning March 19 and March 21, The Lab upstairs from Café Contento across from Bellas Artes on Hernández Macías, Tuesdays, 11am-1pm Writing and Thursdays 11-1pm Collage, US$100 or pesos equivalent per class includes art supplies.
Marcia Wolff, M.A. is a poet/author of Friction Becoming Pearl: a Slow Awakening, and Soul Connections, columnist for The Puerto Vallarta Tribune, a collage artist and painter. For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org 415-154-6683; 044-415-149-7366.