When We Step into Our Authenticity, Suffering Falls Away
A student sat week after week in the presence of his teacher, thinking; “my word if only I could take her home and make love with her, wow what a body.” Week after week he sat utterly transfixed until that was and to his utter astonishment too. The teacher asked him to sit with her. She then asked him: “so what is it that you seek in your secret and deep inner dialogue?”. The student replied; “I seek to take you home with me and to make love to you.” The teacher then asked; “is that a noble quest or simply a quest driven by your ego? However and before you answer that question let me ask you to ponder this. Let’s say I were to agree to you making love to me I would of course require you to prove your worth first.” The student then replied; “yes, yes I’d agree to that just tell me what I need to do and I will and would agree to do anything you asked of me.” The teacher then looked deep into the student eyes and said only this; “go out into the world and create something that will impress me.” The student in great excitement agreed and in a great hurry set out upon his quest. Some months later the student sort out the teacher and asked her to come look at what he’d created, taking her to a great tower of stones that one could see from miles around. “Asking what do you think teacher is that not impressive what I’ve created and would you agree to lay with me now?” The teacher smiled and said; “indeed your labours have been impressive, however there’s no evidence of any thought gone into what you’ve created, therein; you’ve simply built a pointless symbol with no practical use or application. As such I will not lay with you until I’m impressed with what you’ve created.” The student with head held low and all thoughts of anticipation quashed kicked out at his pile of stones in dismay and began throwing them far and wide in all his anger. And all amidst a searing thought that screamed and screamed deep within his chattering mind that it’s all been a complete waste of time, “give it some thought, just what is she on about, no thought, I never stop thinking, in fact; thinking is all I seem to do.”
After much throwing of stones the student began to sense that where his stones had fallen he’d inadvertently began building walls. Eureka he thought, I will build the most impressive castle anyone’s ever built and for sure when my teacher gazes upon it she will fall headlong into my arms and bed. Many years did the student labour on his castle and it was a most impressive castle indeed, running water and central heating were all considered in his great scheme. At the point he’d decorated the last room he once again sort out his teacher and asked her to come look at what he’d created, taking her to his great castle that one could see from miles around. “Asking what do you think teacher is that not impressive and would you agree to lay with me now?” The teacher smiled and said; “indeed your labours have been impressive, however there’s no evidence of any soul within your building and as such this is a hollow, dark and barren place. Therein; I will not lay with you until I’m impressed with what you’ve created.” The student with head held low and all thoughts of anticipation quashed yet again kicked out at his castle labours and began pulling his castle down stone by stone, each ripping the skin clean from his hands. Indeed pain that danced through; every vibration of his being.
Many years did the student toil in pulling his castle down until he found himself sitting completely exhausted and all alone on the ground where the castle once stood. Then one day wolf came along and said; “hey you look like you could do with a friend, allow me to live with you and I will be loyal and do my very best to keep us both fed and safe.” By now the student was no longer a vibrant young man and was wise enough to realise that he did crave some form of companionship, so he agreed and the wolf and the man set up home together and their bond became and was most unshakable. Over time lion shared his courage with the student, owl shared his wisdom, Mother Earth shared her abundance, bear shared his power and resilience, eagle shared his vision, heron shared the art of seeing through distortion. Honey bee shared how to express his sexuality, horse showed him how to move swiftly, crow shared with him life’s mysteries and the arts of magic, buffalo shared with him the need to honour his sacred path and snake shared with him how best to evolve and leave the past behind. In fact the student lived in harmony with all things and all beings, and became accomplished and at ease with many things, indeed such was his inner peace that the only constant in his life was the unrelenting grace that is continual unfolding of deep inner change. Such that as the seasons came and went he remained grateful at all times that he was blessed enough to be a witness of and to such impressive and abundant spectacles. So much so that as the years rolled by and he effortlessly merged into his greying years, he completely forgot about his teacher and all his former labours.
Year upon year the student learned more about himself, more about his animal friends, more elemental knowledge and more earth mother and father sky wisdoms. Then one clear winters night as wolf howled in delight at the bright full moon, the students teacher arose from the flames of the fire before them and walked towards the student with not a stitch of clothing upon her body. Smiling she walked towards the student and said only this; “hello student, it’s been some time since we last met and had a chat, do you like what you see and would you like to lay with me?” The student arose from the earth and walked silently towards his teacher and covering her naked body with a blanket said only this; “good to see you teacher, please come and sit with us.” And sit they did amidst the crackling flames and balancing melody of wolfs ancient song, indeed they sat all through the night and not a word was exchanged. As dawn began to break the teacher turned back towards the student and drawing in deeply and gently breathing out said only this; “isn’t it majestic all the splendour you’ve created?” Before letting slip her blanket and upon rising revealing her true energetic form in that she was the embodiment of a myriad of stars and unfathomable galaxies and in essence the source of exponential potential. She then held out her hands and the student rose to his feet too and as they merged into the; “one that is wholeness”, all time stood still and not a sound could be heard. Save only for a whisper on the wind twinkling, tickling and gently caressing the sun kissed dazzling pearls of crystalline dew that graced the morning reverie. Each vibrating eloquently with angelic acclaim; “it’s time, it’s time, it’s time beacon of light for you to teach the wisdom you’ve learned, for you have reconnected with the art of muchness.”
The Gift in All Journeys is the Wisdom Gained in Understanding
This post whilst brewing for many, many months was crystallised in the moment the result of a generous and unsolicited email that I received as I was reintegrating myself after a highly draining and intensive healing and clearing retreat. Therein I unreservedly thank the senders of that email for their generosity of soul and wish them well too on all their own personal; healing, learning and wisdom distillation journeys. That said and for sure I’m no longer the man who started writing this blog many years ago, for heavens I’ve really changed and I am most grateful for those changes. Because; I’ve been told many times in this my current mortality that; “I can’t do this and I shouldn’t do that and above all things there’s nothing that “they” can do to help me”. Nevertheless and time after time amidst my unrelenting darkness I ignored such complete and utter nonsense, for not to do so would have resulted in my stagnation and premature expiry. Therein; its important to note that we alone ultimately choose just how we will live out our mortality. We can choose to stay asleep and grub around in the darkness, or we can reach for the light and evolve. Well hard though it’s often been I’ve always reached for the light, for my soul craved healing and the grace in vibrational alignment, for alignment is the god force within all. Therein; moving back into vibrational alignment is the process of healing ones body, clearing ones mind and freeing ones soul. A sublimely eloquent and synergistic coming together, with one central goal; “to remove from ones being all forms of dis-ease”. In essence a simple, yet timeless alchemistic process, that really has no beginnings and certainly no endings, for we are eternal, we are one and anything and everything. That said; there is a critical point in all our awakening journeys when all things change and forever and it’s what I myself call the cross over point. Indeed the point where nothing really matters anymore. Birthdays come and go, major sporting events come and go, festivals, festive seasons and festivities come ago and their significance has no significance in our lives anymore. It’s that place where we become as the great Stuart Wilde coined “fringe dwellers”. A place free of all the nonsense of our former domestications and a place that pays no attention to the demands of the puerile or indeed fast asleep tick tock mentality. Indeed a place that as we fall into its vortex of endless possibilities, that’s the very point that we’re able to realise anything and everything. No preconditions or anything at all, simply self love and universal love in all their majesty and deep, deep understanding.
In Giving, Oneness & Destiny, “I Am That, I Am”
I am whole, I am light, I am peace, I am love, I am loved, I am health, I am healthy, I am wealth, I am wealthy, I am abundant, I am abundance, I am joy, I am joyous, I am happy, I am happiness, I am oneness, I am an author, I am a teacher, I am a healer, I am a shaman, I am a sage, I am a medicine man, “I am that, I am”. Namaste
Authors Guide Notes In Relation to Contacting Him
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My Hard Copy Self Help Books & e-Books – Summer Discounts
As I’ve reached another journeys end I thought I’d mark that auspicious event by discounting all of my self help books, therein to visit my authors spotlight and online book store simply click [ here ] alternatively and for ease of access I’ve also included five sample e-book links too, therein and to purchase an e-book version of my first self help book Raphael’s Legacy click [ here ] to purchase Stress at Close Quarters click [ here ] to purchase Anxiety at Close Quarters click [ here ] to purchase Depression at Close Quarters click [ here ] to purchase Surviving The Great Medical Care Swindle click [ here ]
Links To My Own Exercises in Shamanic Self Healing
As part of my own healing process I worked through a number of clearing exercise, here are some links to the same. Explore my exercise in pain and soul growth by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in personal acknowledgement by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in crisis, laughter and change by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in offering collective peace by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in greater understanding by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in closure and remembering by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in healing my divine feminine by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in embracing self liberation by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in self love and self acceptance by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in working through deep hurt by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in mortal separation by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in serendipity and synchronicity by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in surreal inner alchemy by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in healing soul and power loss by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in meeting guardian angels by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in healing my inner child block by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in wanting absolutely nothing by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in the seven soul rays by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in self awareness dear soul by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in embracing my own personal breakthrough by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in stimulating resistance free introspection click [ here ] explore my exercise in distilling my own shamanic alchemy by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in energy medicine all and wholeness by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in releasing deep energetic blocks by clicking [ here ] explore my exercise in personal power and energy conservation by clicking [ here ]
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