Let’s look at ego, the storyteller within us that tells the stories of our lives. It also tells the tales of our fears, dreams, of our collective consciousness as beings, as a community, as a nation A healthy ego is the most important transit point between the heart and the mind. But it can also be a destructive force.
We have our own personal ego, we also have a collective ego. As a community or nation or religion or group, the collective ego makes up the story of what we are about. And in so many ways, these stories are ego dreams, based on emotional needs rather than heart, and they can quickly spin out of control. This ego creates a destructive force and undoes any good the person is trying to do because it’s all about the dreamer and not the dream. So many of our own desires and plans and ideas come about because the ego storyteller is activated. This is a wonderful thing – what would we do without ego to paint the picture of possibility for us? It’s not about going egoless. When ego, the storyteller, is in service to the heart, you get a whole other way of looking at life, the things you do. Because the heart is connected to the spirt. To not be guided by ego dreams means to connect your mind and your heart together, to feel inside yourself a sense of calling, to find that very still, small voice within you that is calling you open to something bigger than yourself.
Let’s look at our capacity for love, the way we love. Over the past decades we have become absorbed in our own self-development, oriented to our own experience of life. Often what gets sacrificed in this self-orientation is an outflowing generosity of heart. We’ve been conditioned to watch ourselves living life so much that we’ve forgotten how to turn the camera around and just look straight out at the world, at each other, without watching ourselves doing it.
Reopening that chamber of our hearts is about really listening, appreciating, receiving. It is in this chamber that we find our ability to genuinely love another being, to truly have a partnership where we can give and receive love in equal measure. In that chamber of the heart is kindness, letting go of our own perceived needs, and we do the spiritual and life work that it takes to be able to resource in ourselves that which we think we need to receive from others. This is a beautiful way to live, a beautiful thing to teach our children. And the light that shines out from our generous hearts is a transformative energy that is desperately needed at this time.
It is time for a transfer of power. There is a transition underway now, and it’s not just a change in America’s presidency. While all eyes are on the not-so-peaceful transfer of power nationally, collectively people around the world are feeling all kinds of spiritual, mental and emotional upheavals. For some there’s a long-awaited exhale and hope for a saner era. For others there’s a deep sense of loss, anger and belief that something has been stolen from them. What we all have in common is a knowing that things are changing, and the emotions that have been repressed and contained over the past five years, and especially during the COVID-19 experience, are bubbling to the surface to be processed and alchemized into a new direction and consciousness. Here we join together for an exploration and healing journey into presence and engagement with this transitionary moment.
A Guided Meditation Journey: This is the second in a series of video meditations (see also Lifting the Veils on this page) created in a collaboration between myself and Entheo. These are unscripted, spontaneous meditations that have occurred during my workshops and then set to music by Entheo with visuals added by Marina Qutab. Welcome to this precious field. May you watch and listen and feel the depth and height and breadth of your own spirit and human self reaching, expanding, knowing beyond mind.
I close my eyes and see a beautiful Matrix. It’s one that we are all weaving, a story we are writing together. It is part of a larger grand Matrix that is blossoming and arising as a consciousness on the planet. It’s full of Spirit and full of divine energy. Within it are streams of true knowing, wisdom and enlightenment that flow in and out like millions of lights. This Matrix is close now, reflecting a powerful code of transformation. It is the undoing. Our streets are filled with people coming together full of love and anger and protest - a rising up that ignites the Matrix. What has been an invisible force slowly lifting out of the depths, unnoticed by the big noise machine on top, is finding its light. To embrace rather than to fight is the lesson we are all offered now. A journey of self-discovery if there ever was one, as the Matrix invites and challenges and holds our thoughts and dreams and fears and stories in its divine design.
Music & audio magic by Theo Grace (aka Entheo), video by Marina Qutab
A spiritual teacher, healer and minister, Racquel helps people clear the emotional and energetic blocks that keep them from discovering their true and unique spiritual connections.