|SoulCards(c) Deborah Koff-Chapin|
Ripples flowing outward affecting everyone in its path, even unknowing. Interconnection. From my mind comes the lightening storm, all fire and light, radiating, expressing. Creating!
Circles that expand, growing, and I sail with Her in the waves of these ideas to see what is "just around the river bend," I explore the passages and decide upon which fork to take, knowing that all will be as it should be and there is no wrong turn, for all will lead me to where I need to be just as surely as the other choice, even when the outer circumstances may be different. And yet I must seek...
It is the journey of Soul that plays out as it is meant to whether it takes one lifetime or many for time is irrelevant in our little perception of how it acts in our lives. An entire life can be lived in the snap of two fingers. Our free will is what allows us the opportunity to explore the world of form in all its mysteries. And how we affect others during this earth-walk is also part of our destiny. Not predetermined even though all will be as it is ultimately meant to be - a paradox? Yes, for our limited minds that may feel shocked and weighted down by these indecipherable messages and the imponderables of the ages.
We think we know it and have it figured out but we barely grasp what is so immense. And that is beautiful! I love the knowing that I can't possibly know it all! I love the mysteries and miracles She shows in every second of contemplation. Even when I meet Her in that split-second - or is it a life-time? - of pure Being, I know on some level that there is more, She is more, WE are more - and yet nothing. This incredible universe is unfathomable! And how perfect is that?! To be humble and embrace the trickles of knowledge and explore the twists and turns of life in the world and life in the Now - moment of Being - and still embrace that there is so much more?! I love it! I feel such bliss when I sit in the knowing of not knowing! Mysteries of mind and no mind...
And so I create and live and love. I offer help where I am able. I share the incremental bits of knowing that I have pieced together along the way; this little knowledge quilt-let, hand-stitched with experience and written upon in inks of indigo the wisdom shared by others, a constantly changing blanket of life, light and love that is so comforting in tis representation of all that I know and don't know.
And so I create with sparks of ideas from the flashes of lightening in my mind that knows so little, with spatters of paint from heart and soul, with dreams of the Infinite. I accept truth, purity, faith, and love as touchstones along this moving, flowing, knowing and unknowing river of Gaia.
I often hear songs while I'm writing, triggered by words or feelings that emerge during the stream of consciousness writing, the contemplative process opened by the portal of Soul Cards (c) and Source ... this morning I heard "Just Around The River Bend" from the animated Disney film "Pocahontas" - crystal clear. (No surprise, really, considering the Gypsy Feathers whispered to me once upon a dream -- I am drawn to movement, the air, the wind, travel, journeys, the river.)