“Sunset Tetons” by Lucinda Abbe www.lucindaabbe.com
Nothing in nature is regressive, all is progressive. All is moving forward like a constantly moving stream or a streaming open unfurling flower. So why would we not choose to align in this divine evolutionary Field of the progression of Life? Why would we not choose align in this divine flow of Life, not choose to be in harmony with heaven and Earth? Why would humanity not choose to progress? Always puzzling to me, that.
This is why I consider myself to be a progressive politically, not aligned with one or the other sometimes polarizing political parties, but progressive like nature is progressive, green like nature is green, ecological like nature is the model of health, vitality, beauty for all. Independent and free, which always encourages an open mind and heart to new ideas, people, solutions.
On this May Day…the holy day that sits halfway between the spring equinox of your new intentions and summer solstice of manifesting that dream into reality….. a day of celebrating the joy, sensuality and beauty of living on Earth, and of inhabiting a physical body, I want to honor the ENTELECHY OF EARTH. Such a lovely word. Entelechy: the vital principle that guides the development and functioning of an organism or other system of organization. Entelechy is the ultimate word of faith….all is perfect, all is unfolding in the exact right moment. THE ENTELECHY OF EARTH. I place my heart*soul*body*mind*hope in the guiding Intelligence of Earth.The ground under our feet, the sustaining, nourishing Planetary Being that has our back, if we will choose to live in harmony with that Wise Intelligence. Trust, too, is an attribute of living an entelechal life (my word). Have patience with your self, your process, your own natural flow. Don’t be pushed by others, listen to your own natural rhythms breathing through you, growing you, guiding you. Trust the ENTELECHY OF YOU.
For me, entelechy is the natural flowering of all of us, each of us, into our own divine form, what we were born to do, born to be. No need to force, struggle, push. Just allow the natural unfoldment of your true essence to erupt/arise/ express itself through you, doing what you love, what brings you joy. The entelechy of your heart’s joy, your true north guiding you toward your happiness. You could call this your Heartline. With each heartbeat and the outpouring of cleansed blood, your lifeforce, all is well, all is pushing you toward your next steps. One this May Day New Moon, may you sense an exciting new unfurling within, leading you forward into an expanded creative field you have been intending for quite a while, like the arrow of your Heartline saying this is where I am going…NOW….you are ready to inhabit this new field of your resonant joy.
My friend Laurel “Bru” Wicks (www.comfortcareandnourishment.com) pointed out an error in my last post about Ravens. Bru had the good fortune to live with her Raven Val, sharing every aspect of a creative, humorous, loving life together for 13 years. She reminded me~~~forgotten from my favorite ornithology class years ago~~~ that Ravens are in fact a flocking bird….and the phenomenon is called “kettling”, a most delightful word, so I looked it up.
Kettling has two definitions. One is based in the HOPE and possibility of communion/community and the other based in FEAR and control of humanity.
Kettling: a method used by police to maintain order during a large demonstration by confining demonstrators to a small area. FEAR.
Kettling: unmated Ravens dancing in the wind while vocalizing. Sort of like teenagers getting to know each other. A celebration of connecting. HOPE.
~~~and so it goes~~~
One definition is about convening in joy, spiraling to a new reality of connection, while the other is about controlling the joy of collaboration, the fear of the mob that has attempted to stop all the great revolutions.
** hope**fear** hope**fear **
and on and on the mind/heart/heart/mind goes
“A Braid in the Snake River” by Lucinda Abbe
In 2010, we could vascillate/oscillate between the two fields, weighing our options, deciding which camp we were in
In 2011, you will make your choice:
HOPE or FEAR.
~~~This is the year each human will decide~~~
I hope we will at last inhabit the emerging Field of compassion
or I live in fear of what is coming
I open into hope
I contract into fear
or I do not….and I regress
I am progressive
I am regressive
I am hopeful, creating the best for humanity…
or I fear the worst and I abnegate my individual responsibility…
I keep whining and complaining
or I contribute
~~This is how the world separates~~
~~how the old skin sheds itself, done, dead, complete~~
The world peels itself away from the old history of fear, a history that has been deriding the majority of the creativity of humanity and stealing its power for its own ends.
~~~This is how the world shifts~~~
One human at a time, one person choosing hope or fear each moment, one being at a time, remembering the power each of us has, must wield now, or abnegate that power, giving it to away to others. The entelechy of you…always your choice..hope or fear…..what is unfolding within you?
Do you believe humans need to be kettled, fearing the power of the individual to live fully in their power of individual choice, or do you embrace the kettling with souls that support you, as you support them, in the EVOLUTIONARY SPIRAL AND DANCE, all empowered, kettling toward our collective awakening?
Will you participate in this miraculous evolutionary spiral and dance…our genetic right, being born human, living the entelechy of you, your birthright? Do you trust the order, justice, the perfection of the unfolding entelechy of the NOW that allows for all of us, each of us, to express our divine-given right to live our joy, not to be usurped or channeled into someone else’s pot of gold?
On my recent journey to Sedona Arizona, three years in the dreaming, I was blessed to visit with an old friend who shared me wholeheartedly with his community. It was a kettling of love, on every level. As I strolled the red sands and sat beneath the Hall of Records (his name for Courthouse Butte, like an Earthian library where one can access memory/history) I heard words, clearly, distinctly, several times… yet I seemed to question what I was hearing, so I went back for more. “Live your joy”. Really? History itself is saying let go of history, meaning your old story, and celebrate in joy***Really?
I remembered, as the Hall of Records reminded me that years ago I wrote this:
Who needs History
When there is Mystery.
On my final trek of listening, these were the words that greeted me, and might speak to you now:
“You have created the new Field, for many years, through all your endeavors, through your suffering and healing from your suffering…through your conscious intention….you have birthed this Field in which all are cared for, all live their joy, all look after the Other….it is here NOW…..trust, have faith this is so.
YOUR JOB NOW is to visit that Field as often as possible, to inhabit this new Field you have birthed, to recreate your lives and livelihood in that Field of Joy. You are a resonant, radiating Field of Joy. Art, and an artful creative life will lead your way. Follow the heartline of your art, your truth north. The entelechy of you is the entelechy of Earth. Both are linked. Trust.”
I trust the words of the Earth, more than any human words, in truth….they are always my true north, my unquestioned guidance. This Entelechy of Earth is demanding we grow fast, expand now, open to the new Field of Earth. Earth is exhausted by our suffering, depleted by our fighting, at a loss as to our conflicts. Earth is shaking off the old mold, the old humanity and supports….completely… the New Earth, the New Humanity. Earth is unfolding in Love and unfolding us in Love.
Resonate, resound and rejoice in your resonant Field of Joy. Remake your life with that as the guiding Star guiding you, protecting you, leading you…your Heartline to the new Field. This is how we progress, this is how we remake the world and, one person at a time, lead the world out of fear through hope into LOVE.