Whispers in Reflection

I truly had no idea how dark this year has felt for me. Oh, I’ve moved along with each crisis, celebration and life event. And yet–I somehow stepped out of a sacred space, immersed more and more into the physical reality that swirled around me. The details don’t matter because my focus here is really the journey back into myself. My beloved soul companion Joss Burnel articulated it perfectly in saying that we each have times in our lives where our lives demand much of us and we exist in a different space. But when we come back into the quiet, the serenity, we feel before us a newness of ourselves and an opportunity in which to determine what pieces of our former life we will take forward. There is an energy of discovery in this new way of being that Life Herself has ushered us into.

DSC01356The whispers are returning, sweet friends. Those heart whispers that allow me to close my eyes and feel the Grace move through–those whispers that indeed allow each one of us to do that in our own unique ways. It’s not that we’ve been disconnected, only that for a period of time our attention and energy were needed elsewhere. It’s the ebb and Flow of our lives, though, isn’t it? It certainly has been for mine. I’m not sure I can recall a period of time in which so much has occurred in such a short space in my life. And I must admit I did find myself feeling it was absurd for all of this to be in MY life!? How on earth did this come to be? I don’t live this way. All those silly, false truths floated their way to the surface. And in reflection I see that I am human as are you–we each have these times in our lives and we are each given the gifts that reveal themselves as the dark veils begin to lift.

Our Sacred Circle gathering today was centered around the following passage from Circle of Stones. Upon reading it, I could sense the relevance to other times in my life, but it wasn’t until I sat in the beautiful, sacred circle of women I love that I really felt the truth of the darkness in my life so recently. It didn’t the look the way one might expect. I remembered to find consciousness through it. But that’s very different from moving into a deeply sacred, soulfully present space. THAT is the space I so love and find myself longing for. And that, my dear friends is the space we share here together. Thank you for bringing your presence into this extraordinary virtual sanctuary that is ours. We revel in the light of Divine Presence, and isn’t that, in truth, the space from which even the darkness originates?

From today’s event:

“How might your life have been different, if, as a young woman, there had been a place for you, a place where you could go to be among women… a place for you when you had feelings of darkness? And, if there had been another woman, somewhat older, to be with you in your darkness, to be with you until you spoke… spoke out your pain and anger and sorrow.

And, if you had spoken until you had understood the sense of your feelings, how they reflected your own nature, your own deepest nature, crying out of the darkness, struggling to be heard.

And, what if, after that, every time you had feelings of darkness, you knew that the woman would come to be with you? And would sit quietly by as you went into your darkness to listen to your feelings and bring them to birth… So that, over the years, companioned by the woman, you learned to no longer fear your darkness, but to trust it… to trust it as the place where you could meet your own deepest nature and give it voice.

How might your life be different if you could trust your darkness… could trust your own darkness?” ~ Circle of Stones by Judith Duerk 

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8 thoughts on “Whispers in Reflection

  1. J xxx Cerulean Blue xxxx
    we all exist everywhere at once my sweet xo xo
    I see you xo 🙂
    We have to exist in our physical state – at least i think so – or we float away – believe me 🙂 lol
    i have – too many a time to count –
    Sacred Circles is so beautiful …….:) ………………….. what Gorgeous Intentions …….i see it every day xxxx ❤
    love you xx and You are always whole / complete ….. xo xo xo xo xo xo
    here is some beauty from Thomas Merton …………….
    Have a beautiful weekend xxx
    Your friend forever xo C
    This touches me each time – when i find myself too MUCH in physical reality – which isn't often – but of course there are times when i tend to forget and need to be reminded of whom i really am – we all are LOVE and Loved – whether we believe it or NOT – we are …..
    anyways – if i feel too rooted – again not often ………
    I listen or read Merton …….
    He shifts me back to being balanced –
    EARTH AIR SOUL BODY HEART HEART HEART XO

    have a beautiful weekend x
    C

    1. I know and feel all of what you say as truth for me too, Cat. Always present, always whole. It’s our own experience, perceptions, illusions that shift that reality. I very much loved listening to this Thomas Merton piece–just the images alone stirred something in the center of my self. Thank you for always *knowing, loving, inspiring, supporting me. Love you very much, my dear heart companion. XOXOX

  2. Sandra

    Oh Jackie, dear one….. I’m so grateful for you! I am so blessed as I walk with you in circle too. Thank you for being YOU! Your sharing so touches me. Love you infinitely!!

    1. It doesn’t escape me that I am blessed to be surrounded by so many women who ‘get it’ and who wish to share in the way we do. Thank you for ever present love and support and for choosing and honoring our circle, our friendship, our soul connection. I love you too my dear friend. XOXO

    1. Barbara, thank you. I’m delighted to be connecting with you, and after reading your bio am amazed at all you have accomplished in your life! What an incredible woman you are – and I love the name of your blog and how it truly reflects YOU. xoxo

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