Tuesday, March 21, 2017

No matter what happens: LOVE IS


Many of us are Quietly (and not-so quietly) Desperate...
- WHY aren't I fulfilled in my Life & my Relationships?
- HOW can I find a stable place to stand?
- WHO will Really be there for me, when I NEED Love? NOW!

Most of us have been trained - programmed - to search-for love, meaning, our ok-ness from "out-there", from a lover, etc.

It took me a few decades, but I have found
this is putting the cart before the horse.

It turns out, putting the cart behind the horse works better
(glad I got that figured out ; )

But, Really, this works SO much better:
First Love, THEN sharing love with others.

When we let our Source love us, Tasting True Love;
when we are Abiding IN ONEness, Surrounded-by LOVE, Filled-with the Presence of Our Beloved;
when we start Actually, Spiritually EXPERIENCING that we ARE Love...

Our Deep Need is supplied.
We are Whole and Complete.

We Can have our cake and eat it too!
And if others add some ice cream on top - well yahoo!
But, no matter what, we are Already IN Deliciousness...
(I think it's been called Life, Abundantly ; )

From here we are FREE!
we can Give and Receive in the world
- just as We are and just as We are not,
- just as They are and just They are not.

We no longer have to chase-after people or places or things or money or achievements...
We no longer have to fret about how we look, or what to do to fit-in...
We no longer have to worry about tomorrow, what we might lose and how we might gain...

No matter what happens:
LOVE IS.

This is spiritual reality.
And we can expereince this, ever more deeply - in our human journey.

Blessings on your Unique Journey, Wendy


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Friday, March 10, 2017

Treat The Body - Expand The Soul -> Retreat 1st weekend of June 2017, in Methow Valley, WA

LynnB and I are offering a retreat, first weekend in June
in Methow Valley, east of North Cascades National Park (North of Seattle, East of Cascade Mountains)

We have offered several retreats in this place, and it is always a WOW!

It is beautiful country, should be great weather, and we are attracting a wonderful small group of friends and friends-to-be.

The focus of this workshop is body & spirit relationship - self love and care, AND caring for others as well - on our path to Opening to the Light…

You can see more here:
- I will be posting some more sharing around our body relationship here, so even if unsure, consider marking yourself as interested, if you wanna read my posts ;)

or if no Facebook:

Please come, and bring friends, 
always more fun with a buddy!

: ) Wendy

PS 
This is my overarching vision for this retreat: what is the heart of this experience
(BTW, most of this post is not part of the weekend overtly, but it is the background conversation of the event, for me)

Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul:
Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice

Everyone resonating for 3 days in: 
- easeful, fun & graceful 
- community, meditation, learning & practicing sessions, private healing sessions, melting into nature, private-time, connection-time...



Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul: Part 1 of Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice


Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water;
After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.
–Wu Li

Jesus keeps showing me, over and over, in the last months:


the most necessary thing for 
  • Living IN, 
  • being more FILLED-WITH, 
  • Dancing more AS 
the Light, Love, Truth, Way… Spirit - in this world;

is nurturing care of the body - physically and spiritually.

... Which, BTW, directly leads to nurturing engagement with this world physically and spiritually.


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Jesus’ words to me, about this:
Before enlightenment, nurture the body:  After enlightenment, nurture the body.



Why?  
Why does caring for our body matter SO much? 

  • Because for our body to hold SO much Light, ever more Light (there is no end to this practice! ; )
  • Our body Must be strong, have integrity... be healed, supported, nurtured, beloved, coordinated-with /co-created-with /communicated-with (and there is no end to this practice! ;)


The body-spirit relationship IS the dance of our Soul in this Universe. 
It IS the game - neither body nor spirit can be left behind. 

IF we want to play, 
IF we want to win, 
IF we want to Master this incredible opportunity of Life on this planet (which affects us and all realities throughout and beyond time);
We must fully engage body and spirit to partner in this world, together.

In life!
Wendy

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(Want more? you just read part 1 : )

Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice
Part 1 - Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul
Part 2 - Engagement with our World 
Part 3 - Radical care for our Bodies
Part 4 - Amazing Gifts of Living IN the body, in this Reality 

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BTW:
This is great stuff all on its own

but it just so happens to be my overarching vision for a retreat I am offering this spring:

Everyone resonating for 3 days in:
- easeful, fun & graceful
- community, meditation, learning & practicing sessions, private healing sessions, melting into nature, private-time, connection-time...
Please check it out!


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Engagement with our World : Part 2 of Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice

If you haven't already, please see Part 1

Basically, it says:

It is essential, as we learn to BE the Light in this world, 
that we invest-in
Radical care for our bodies
and
Engagement with our World,
AS our an integral part of our spiritual practice.

so let's talk more about...

Engagement with our World

Some are called to be a monastic  - but less and less of us. 
More and more of us (this means You : ) who would have been monastics, 
instead we are learning to find a different soul balance:

Jesus called this IN the world, but not OF the world 
- to be Living Identified as Spirit, 
Fully Engaged IN the world, 
but not Identified WITH this world.

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Our spiritual need is supplied within, IN our soul - not from outside ourselves, in the world; 
AS (and then) we meet the physical aspect of our needs IN the Physical World.

SO, for example:

We can be filled with love, spiritually, filled up, and overflowing with love - to all around us - spiritually.
Spiritually, our need for love is met - we are filled with Love, we ARE love.

Meanwhile, we BE love in the world, we DO love in the world.
Naturally/then we dance love IN this world, with all our relations - in ways that are real in the world.

    SO - what does this Mean?  What does it look-like when our Body & Spirit Team gets it together?
    basically:
    • Showing up - Present and engaged, here and now, with what is, with all our cylinders firing.
    • Being Captain of our Life - Taking the Helm, in charge of ourselves and our space (our body and our energy system), and Acting into the world as we chose (instead of reacting)
    • Playing to WIN - Kicking Ass - playing our Own Game, full-out (our Calling, our Unique Path: the Game we are Here to Play, that only we can play!)

    And this is SO Good, such a Blessing when we as spirit fully engage with our world!
    - the more we own-it, the more and more of a blessing it is to be here on this earth.
    - the less we own it, it can feel like a curse to walk this earth (nasty, brutish, short...)
    So, Let's Own it!

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    Blessings on your Unique Path,
    Wendy

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    (Want more? you just read part 2 : )

    Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice
    Part 1 - Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul
    Part 2 - Engagement with our World 
    Part 3 - Radical care for our Bodies
    Part 4 - Amazing Gifts of Living IN the body, in this Reality 

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    BTW:
    This is great stuff all on its own

    but it just so happens to be my overarching vision for a retreat I am offering this spring:

    Everyone resonating for 3 days in:
    - easeful, fun & graceful
    - community, meditation, learning sessions, private healing sessions, melting into nature, private-time, connection-time...
    Please check it out!

    Radical care for our Bodies : Part 3 of Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice

    If you haven't already, please see Part 1

    It is essential, as we learn to BE the Light in this world, 
    that we invest-in
    Radical care for our bodies
    and
    Engagement with our World,
    AS our an integral part of our spiritual practice.

    so let's talk more about what makes all this possible...

    Radical care for our bodies 

    No matter if our path draws us to be engaged in the world a little or a lot,
    If we want to behold and reflect the Light, and realize that we ARE the Light,
    we Must care-for, heal, support, balance, strengthen… our body, and how our body relates to this reality.

    Spiritually, we must repair our relationship with our body and with this reality.
    The layers of this healing go deep and wide, and often take a long time heal.

    It is vital, as we bring In the Light into the world:
    • Spiritually, allowing our bodies to be cleansed, held, nurtured, validated, transformed… and 
    • Physically, doing what the body needs to be cleansed, held, nurtured, validated, transformed…

    The higher and more we want to BE the Light, and SHINE the Light, 
    the More support the physical body needs.

    Of course we know, spiritually, we are already ONE with Spirit, with ALL - we are already Light (Love, Truth, Life…)
    But here on the physical, it is our joy and our challenge to:
    • Enjoy Life, Abundantly WITH the world of dichotomies - life/death, love/hate, truth/lie, light/dark, I/Thou…
    • Engage Life, Abundantly ON sandbox earth - playing, investing our energy, time and resources INTO this world: creating, creating, creating… destroying, destroying, destroying... repeat.
    • Learn Life, Abundantly WITHIN schoolhouse earth - practicing, falling and rising, iterating, maturing, becoming who we ARE INTO the World...
    • Dance Life, Abundantly IN the Change Game - healing, growing, transforming, evolving... in a world (collectively and individually) that is doing the same.

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    Blessings on your Unique Path,
    Wendy

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    (Want more? you just read part 3 : )

    Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice
    Part 1 - Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul
    Part 2 - Engagement with our World 
    Part 3 - Radical care for our Bodies
    Part 4 - Amazing Gifts of Living IN the body, in this Reality 

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    BTW:
    This is great stuff all on its own

    but it just so happens to be my overarching vision for a retreat I am offering this spring:

    Everyone resonating for 3 days in:
    - easeful, fun & graceful
    - community, meditation, learning sessions, private healing sessions, melting into nature, private-time, connection-time...
    Please check it out!

    Amazing Gifts of Living IN the body, in this Reality : Part 4 of Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice

    If you haven't already, please see Part 1

    It is essential, as we learn to BE the Light in this world, 
    that we invest-in
    Radical care for our bodies
    and
    Engagement with our World,
    AS our an integral part of our spiritual practice.

    so let's talk more about the Amazing gifts of this process:

    BEing the Light in this world

    SO, again - 
    Our spiritual need is supplied within, IN our soul - not from outside ourselves, in the world; 
    AS (and then) we meet the physical aspect of our needs IN the Physical World.

    This shows up in every aspect of our lives, including how we Experience, BE, and ACT in:
    • Belonging, fitting into our tribe, survival, work/career, finances, self-care;
    • Body relationship & needs, emotional balance & wellness - comfortable communication with the body, sex, desire, senses, sensuality, savoring art & culture;
    • Empowerment, boundaries, regaining our free-will and learning how to apply it;
    • Loving, experiencing the Oneness that is always our spiritual reality, connection with this reality and All our Relations;
    • Saying our Truth & hearing others, Creating our Life, Art & Healing into the world, living-in efficacious stories - mental wellbeing;
    • Seeing what IS and being seen in this world, resting in the driver's seat of our body/life;
    • Being with the Holy One, Knowing how to bring Spirit... Wisdom, Truth, Light, Life, Love into the Body... Knowing what is, and being known in this world.

    Living IN the body, in this Reality is a HUGE GIFT

    With respect, those who do not grok this are missing the joy of this existence

    - some miss it because so body-focused, physical reality-bound, they do not experience themselves as spirit embodied, or this world as a mystical arena.
    - some miss it because so ethereal, they want to be so 'spiritual', they are not fully here in their time/space, they pay no attention to the body, have no deep engagement with this reality,  they do not experience themselves as spirit embodied.
    - some are doing both, at the same time - which is Really No Fun ; )

    What a sad, sad situation, 
    because most of us are missing the Point of life, and 
    missing the GLORY and DELIGHT of life.
    • To be enlightened, is to be actively Light (Love, Truth, Life... Spirit) IN the Body
    • To be a spiritual Master in this Earth Game, is to learn to enjoy manifesting Life (Love, Truth, Light... Spirit) IN the Body, IN this reality (on earth as it is in heaven ; )

    We ARE Already, and we have all of eternity to BE Light. 
    We only have our time in the Body, to treasure the delicious experience of Life -> Light, Love, Truth... Spirit - IN the Body! IN this World!

    To live life turned-on, ALIVE and in the game…
    To do this comfortably, our bodies need validation, attention, intention, time, energy, and resources.

    We must Invest in the temple, the vessel, the body - if we want to bring in more Light.
    Light into our bodies, and into this world (Beholding and Reflecting as in a mirror the Glory)

    This is the beauty of this Life,
    for us to consciously engage at a soul-level:
    to know spirit and body, to weave spirit ON earth.

    And this is So Good!
    All of this (Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World)
    is as important as arms outstretched on the mountaintop,
    or sitting in meditation/prayer, experiencing the ONEness.

    Such a Blessing is this life in the body! 
    - the more we own-it, the more of a blessing it is, to engage this body and this reality.

    I pray each one of us engages Life, as deeply as we can each day - increasing our capacity, iterating our experience, and sharing of the Light in our world.

    Amen

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    Blessings on your Unique Path,
    Wendy

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    (Want more? you just read part 4 - miss anything? : )

    Radical care for our Bodies and Engagement with our World, as our spiritual practice
    Part 1 - Chop Wood, Carry Water: the Body/Spirit Light-filled Dance of the Soul
    Part 2 - Engagement with our World 
    Part 3 - Radical care for our Bodies
    Part 4 - Amazing Gifts of Living IN the body, in this Reality 

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    BTW:
    This is great stuff all on its own

    but it just so happens to be my overarching vision for a retreat I am offering this spring:

    Everyone resonating for 3 days in:
    - easeful, fun & graceful
    - community, meditation, learning sessions, private healing sessions, melting into nature, private-time, connection-time...
    Please check it out!

    Sunday, March 5, 2017

    I’m enough

    Yesterday was March 4th 
    - my friend Gretchen celebrates this day: March Forth

    Yesterday I received a great blessing, a turning more fully into the Light.
    I woke up this morning so blessed.

    I am experiencing that I am enough in a whole new way
    and therefore, so many lies are falling-away.



    I’m enough

    I don’t need to figure out how to be/look less saggy and baggy.
    I don’t have to be stronger, faster, more graceful.

    I don’t need to be smarter, more well-read, more eloquent.
    i don’t need to figure out how to be less boring and more interesting.
    I don’t need more charisma.

    I don’t need to figure out how to fit-in better, be more normal, or be more cool.
    I don’t need to be more accommodating, more liked or respected by people.
    I don’t need a ton of cool friends and all the right connections.

    I don’t need the right house, the right car, the right clothes, the right manners and mannerisms.
    I don’t need a bigger mailing list, a bigger cash reserve or a retirement account to last until I am 101. 
    I don’t need to have the right structure in my business, in my web presence, in my daily practice.

    I don’t need more discipline.
    I don’t need more time.
    I don’t need more energy.

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    I don’t need more stuff or to purge like crazy.
    I don’t need to be more radiantly beautiful or to try to disappear.
    I don’t need to be younger or more fit & healthy.

    I don’t need to wait to be more healed on every level.
    I don't need to sign-up to be broken more, either.

    I don’t need more friends or less friends.
    I don’t need more support or less support.
    I don’t need more people to see me and understand me, and I don't need to get rid of the people in my life that are already there for me.

    I don’t need more clients or less clients.
    I don’t need more influence in the world or less engagement with the world.
    I don’t need to strive to grow my business, or to eschew it.
    I don’t need more security, money, respect... the amount I have is fine.

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    I am Just Right, and what I have is Just Right.
    I don’t need to add or subtract anything to be ENOUGH - whole and complete spiritually.

    And you know what this leads to?
    … it Has to also occur that:

    You are alright, too.
    All you are being and not being is all right.
    All you are doing and not doing is all right.
    I don’t have to fight you, judge you, help you, educate you, fix you - you are already whole and complete, spiritually.

    And, of course
    The world and everything beyond it, this whole soul game we are playing is alright too - whole and complete spiritually.

    All is well, and all manner of things shall be well.
    Yes, yes -  this is the spiritual reality.

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    Meanwhile,
    from a physical consciousness this is ridiculous, right?
    Yes, I agree from a physical respective, all is not well - very very not well.

    And this whole conversation is just plain ridiculous!
    Yes, ridiculous, until... as our soul matures, our spirit unveils, our body shifts... 
    this wellness, wholeness, enough-ness...becomes our experiential reality.

    And, this is not just theory - which is why I am sharing with you my experience.

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    Physically,
    we can be better and we can be worse… and we will be, no worries.
    We will continue to fight and make peace, judge and be judged, learn and forget, heal and break, on and on.

    This is the world we live-in: 
    sandbox earth, 
    a world of constant change, 
    learning, growth, transformation…

    Tikkun Olam - is the dance we are honored and blessed to participate-in:
    repairing the world, establishing the reign of the ONE in all of this reality. 
    - allowing ourselves and supporting each other to heal, to grow, to shine, to bloom.
    all of creation coming to our fruitionTeleios - spiritually and physically, in our beautiful soul dance

    It is a blessing to be continually co-creating wholeness manifested in our world, this produces very sweet fruit.
    But completion - coming to our full Potential in this world, personally or corporately,  
    can not be a precondition for our fundamental enough-ness; for us to spiritually be IN Rest & Ease, NOW.

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    So, deep within, 
    THIS experience of being ENOUGH really, really matters in my soul experience (and perhaps in yours).
    I am Being enough - NOW; Doing enough - NOW.
    This is what matters - NOW.

    I AM ok now.
    Halleluia.

    and so are you, 
    can you feel it?  
    do you want to? 
    : )

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    I used to feel like I would be enough... SOON.
    I would have my act a bit more together... SOON.
    I would get where I need to be, I would be well, i would experience that I was whole and complete... SOON.

    Feeling safe in my body,
    beautiful in my body,
    powerful in my body,
    able to communicate well in my body,
    making enough difference in the world,
    able to shine in the world,
    really being worthy of allowing goodness in my life…. soon.
    … hopefully tomorrow or next week, next month, next year… better, good enough... 

    But it turns out, of course,
    Today is the only day I have (and you too ; )

    And I am very grateful that today, I am enough.
    I don’t have to strive and try and chase and work-hard,
    and cover-up the not-enough,
    and hope to feel good-enough to exist, to be seen, to be known... soon.

    I’m enough - Now.

    I am sure this experience will vary by day for me.
    But today I’m enough - and I don't believe I will ever be the same.

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    What is your experience?

    Are you enough, now?
    If not, what is in the way?


    Blessings on your Unique Journey!
    Wendy

    PS
    I believe our path in this world
    is to bring the Perfection we already spiritually Are - our true selves: Light, Love, Truth...
    fully and uniquely manifested into this reality - this world, this body, this life

    Want to read more? Here are some posts on: Teleios? Coming to our Perfection
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