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Message From the Dreamscape
The Yogi & The Shaman
There is calm within, calm in front of me, calm to and beyond the vast and far horizon. I stand tall, upright yet relaxed, a picture of serenity. My gown is white and elegant, billowing softly in response to a warm and welcome breeze. A loved companion is by my side, he too is dressed in white and together we look out at the scene. We can see the world spread out before us from this vantage point, high on the side of a mountain. Our home is artistically carved and crafted within the mountain itself, our “windows” are open verandas supported by grand pillars. We hold a position of responsibility but are not burdened by this, we are deeply honoured and have found ways to tend to our commitments with lightness and ease.
As we gaze out I begin to see a subtle movement in the furthest reaches of vision, a slight shimmering which could perhaps be akin to a heat wave, but not quite that. Something within me shifts too, the calm is threatened though not yet disturbed, so subtle is the movement. I continue to look out and am taken by surprise by the sudden up-close movement of an arm scrabbling for purchase over the edge of the veranda. I move towards the new arrival, unsure whether this is an intruder with evil intent, or a person in need. As the man hauls himself up, his face and body covered in the dirt of red earth, his clothes combative and camouflaged in style, torn and battle-weary in actuality; I realise he is known to me, and I to him - in all ways.
Once a lover, then loved from afar, he is now stood before me, cupping my face in his roughened hands, agitated, angry and speaking low and earnestly. He moves his hands to my arms to shake me, frustrated by my calm and unseeing eyes. He turns me to look outwards once more and wills me to “SEE” - “Look! It is upon us right now, take off the glaze of your privilege and please my love… see it!”
My loved companion of the moment is the witness, unflinchingly seeing it all yet resisting the pull towards or away from battle. And here I am, my once white gown now marked with red earth, as is my face. I stand beside my loved one and we continue to gaze upon the scene. Serenity is still with us even as, paradoxically, tears of sorrow and rage make track marks on my cheeks.
I wake, in more ways than the obvious.
Emergence, Marriage & Merger
I received this dream about 9 weeks before the first Covid related news announcement hit the UK; usually when I receive something that feels like an omen I have months, if not years, to adjust and prepare should I be guided that preparation is needed. This time the dream showed me just how rapidly the destructive forces were approaching so I recognised those first announcements as the distant shimmer, that initial, seemingly subtle shift in the landscape - and I knew that it would develop into something far more threatening at astonishing speed… I also knew, the remedy was being presented at the exact same moment as the warning was sounded.
Back then as I awoke from the dream there were words, thought forms, that would have been received in full clarity had I not been at the midpoint between dreamtime and daybreak. The echoes of the message hinted at the wisdom and powers of the yogi being more needed in what was to come than that of the shaman. But as time has passed I feel it was more a message of merger… the ability of the yogi to hold an elevated and compassionate perspective, is needed to merge with the warrior cries, medicine songs, and direct action of the shaman.
These forces, the Divine & Dark, the Feminine & Masculine, are within each and everyone of us, the more aware of them we become the more they emerge. The more acquainted with them we become, the more we allow the depth of love and passion to be felt coursing through the flesh and bone of our being. A sacred inner marriage is made possible. By the grace and power of this marriage we become One, the individual aspects of our inner communities aligning and uniting. We as One become a representative of the ALL… And ALL is ever open to change.
Do you feel it? Do you feel your inner-life stirring, calling you to the temple, within you a consummation, the cry of ecstasy resounding to awaken you to the ALL that you are. You are needed and wanted here, all of you. May it be so.
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