Welcome to 2009 friends!
This blog, while not dormant (way to keep those comments coming!), hasn’t been active for far too long. And while it is NOT my New Year’s resolution to get it going again, regular updating falls under my larger intention to turn my face back to the world, the realization of the need for which just happened to come right around our annual shifting of digits. Wow, that’s some tortured grammar.
I never want this blog to be too personal. This is a place to talk about theosophy. However, it is more particularly, and arguably more powerfully, about the personal realization of theosophy, so there is no need to avoid being personal either.
Those of us who invite Spirit to work through our being open ourselves to unceasing transformation. Rather than being determined by our unconscious and trained reactions to the world, we admit the paucity of our own self in the face of Self and become partners in a dance whose complex rhythms quicken just as we learn the steps.
Since my last post, I’ve been open to major shifts in my work, home and relationships, each bringing their own joys and the challenges I eagerly court. I’ve been powerfully reminded of a truth I learned many years ago: it isn’t a matter of struggle or not struggle, it is struggle on one level or struggle on another. You get the job you dream of, and then face obstacles you never imagined precisely because of the very factors that prompted the dream. Finally meet the partner you know you want to spend the rest of your life with, and then realize that such a meeting doesn’t make your own fears, insecurities and issues disappear, but rather forces them into the open, right when you desperately want to look your best.
Personally, I repeatedly forget and then remember that my life isn’t complete without consciousness of spirit, that without mindfully focusing on spiritual truths, without some form of practice, without community, I run the risk of failing to see the transformative potential of such shifts.
Our society as a whole is also undergoing difficult shifts, and none of us will be untouched by the economic crisis. Now more than ever, we need each other. We need to start talking again about theosophy, about divine wisdom, about our interdependence and the narrative we all here share.
I invite you all to take up our conversation again.