Ah, cosmic voyager, if you only knew. You are a beloved child of the universe with a meaningful and important purpose. That purpose? To learn, to love, to live – as fully and deeply as you possibly can.
You don’t need more training, more study, more stuff. No more penance. Nothing to fix. No points to earn.
Here. Now. This.
Let it in.
I’m a dancer. When I’m puzzling something out, I find music to move to, then play it again and again while I make shapes with my body. Eventually the shape of a doorway comes to me, and I enter. Through this doorway I find clues for my puzzle, and voila, a path appears.
Dance is my muse and my medium.
Just like you, I dance what’s unfurling in me. And each of our unfurlings has its own dance style. Some are slow and languorous, graceful and understated. Some are deliberate, precise, angular. There may be a phrase that keeps repeating itself, a movement we do again and again. Occasionally the unfurling hurls itself into motion like its in a mosh pit.
The act of unfurling is a dance. And each dance is unique.
When I learned how Amy Oscar is unfurling, I imagined it as a devotional dance. I saw spirals, and figure eights, and flowing silk. I heard tabla drums and Spanish guitar. I was mesmerized by the movement and the energy it created.
Amy’s unfurling is about fierce faith, devotion and true love.
The power she’s unleashing in this unfurling undoubtedly helps Amy in her role as an intuitive, a soul caller, a third generation ‘seer’ with a gift for imagery. As she says in her bio : I do not see the falling-apart world that others see. I see a world turning its gaze to the light. I see my part in this story – and I can help you to discover yours.
Read her words here, and be inspired to notice what wants to unfurl in you too. Is there a dance invitation you haven’t yet accepted?
Amy, what’s unfurling in you right now?
Fierce faith; totally unswerving.
It’s just there, a solid connection to a core of certainty that lives at the center of the body/mind/spirit organism I know as ‘me’.
Devotion. Hard Work. Commitment.
Three things very new to me have suddenly arrived and with them, courage, clarity and contentment.
Each time I think that I have dropped as deeply into love as it is possible to drop, I drop again – more deeply, more fully. It’s as if there is an infinitely expandable shell or membrane surrounding ‘me’ and it just keeps getting wider and I keep seeing and feeling more love (and more light).
Who (or what) are your allies as you unfurl in this way?
1) God. Seriously. God and all of God’s helpful fairies and angels and glittery bits.
2) My clients and students are the greatest gurus I have ever known. Their stories, shared so honestly, so vulnerably teach me more than any book or seminar ever has.
How do you get out of your own way?
Whenever I catch myself standing in my own way, I find that I am, doing one of three things:
1. standing in a story about my powerlessness
2. standing in a story about my ‘not-enoughness’
3. pushing myself too hard
When the awareness that I am doing one of these things comes, I separate from the story and watch it for a little while – I watch my mind yammering on and on about 1) how some other person is better than me, more qualified, more beautiful, more special; or, 2) how some circumstance is in charge of my choices; 3) how I have to keep working harder and harder because I am ‘behind’
Once I’ve gotten the general gist of which story I’m in, I can change the channel – literally. I do this by turning my gaze outward.
1) I look at the person before me – the person who seems to be better then me – and I just let myself love them. I just love them – with all of my heart. I stop competing; I stop envying; and I open to the beautiful being who is there.
2) I ask myself, What would love do here? And, instantly, I reestablish connection with my power and know what to do.
3) I go to sleep. Sleep is my miracle drug. Lately, with the expansion of the Soul Caller Training and my Spiritual Direction practice, I’ve been working REALLY hard – and needing to take little naps. My body just shuts down and tells me to hit the couch. So I do. And it completely renews me.
What’s the soundtrack of your unfurling?
The click of my keyboard; the scratching of my pen on a page of my sketchbook
I listen to podcasts while I make dinner. My favorites right now are RadioLab; and, On Being; and, This American Life; and recently, my sister sent me a series of talks from David Whyte, reading his incredible poetry.
I am addicted to TED.com. Such brilliance!
I love to listen to Gangaji, Byron Katie and Abraham-Hicks work with audiences.
I listen to Eckhart Tolle and Caroline Myss and Wayne Dyer in the car.
I dance to Krishna Das and do yoga to Wyndham Hill piano music.
Lately, I’ve been loving my daughter’s iTunes library which she loaded onto my laptop last fall. (New Pornographers, The Weepies, Iron and Wine… )
Finally, there is always the music of the angels in my ears. A kind of singing that is both vibrational and orchestral. This started more than five years ago when I began reading angel stories (I’m the editor of Doreen Virtue’s magazine column). The sound, like an orchestra of crickets and bees, is completely different from the sound of tinnitus. It never annoys me – when I need silence, I simply ask the angels to turn down the volume. And they do.
Who are you becoming?
Me – without the veils.
Amy Oscar offers one-on-one Spiritual Direction and group classes. She is the author of Sea of Miracles and The Soul Caller Training. Find her on Facebook or Twitter, where she moderates #SoulCall, a conversation about living a spiritual life in a material world.
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