Arriving, as if by magic. That and a life's hard work of empowering my Sacred to learn how to be magical ~Riding the New Year's Full Moon's currents, unbeknownst in my designs, the higher power I've long given my personal will to, choosing to consciously embody my Higher Self's will, continues to carry me along, magnificently.
Backstory: Having been introduced to formal meditation in the early 70s, I'd found my way to a Vedanta Temple in my neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The seeds long planted ... Somehow taking to this very exotic yet, strikingly familiar setting, I was pleasantly though not too surprised to come upon a Temple last year, near where I lived in Portland.
To date: as my recent sub-lease ran out at year's end, five days before having to leave, the next place I'd lined up turned another way and was rented out from under me. From low and behold to high-on-the-updraft, the Temple here has a 125 acre retreat facility in the country 45mins out of town. With a work/trade vacancy open. For moi.
For over 20yrs I've wanted to go on retreat around my birthday. To get away, to get quiet, centered and clear - to take in where I've come from and envision where I want to go. Kinda like a life review and intention preview. Now having just left a major watershed year of change, this one ahead promises to be so much ... MORE!
No doubt we'll all find out, won't we? And yet assuredly, more it will be on all fronts, that's for sure. Of course the tricky part for all people on Earth now, is to keep from going more and more nuts, as 2018 barrels along. If last year is any indication. Oh my ...
Thus, the utter perfection of being fortuitously guided here to decompress, go inside and chill amongst acres of stillness, deep quiet and trees. Lots and lots of trees. And a general absence of humans. Which after the year I've had, where including this one, I've moved 8 FRIKKIN TIMES jumping into unknowns, I could use a little rest.
And chopping wood, cutting trails and along with general winter maintenance stuff for a guy like me, is a sweet slice of Heaven. It's because I've always loved working hard, finding it an empowering, moving meditation.
After all, my Hero's Quest to embody my Sacred Masculine, is largely this evolving dance between the Spiritual and the physical. I've been trying to get these two joined together in a graceful embrace for like, eternity.
And now I have. Which brings me to this wondrously immense threshold of a Soul mission fruition, as I lock into launching on-line The Initiatory Journey To Awaken Your Sacred Masculine For Men & Women, in one weeks time. Oh my indeed ~