A great Divine irony is that we see ourselves as pursuing a spiritual path while being “called”. We believe we are in charge of life when we control absolutely nothing – not the time of our birth, not the time of our death, not when we meet anyone new, not when our family or friends pass away, not even when we become ill. What do we control? Things are taken from us and they are given. They turn to ashes and challenge us to rise again. What we believed yesterday has already turned to ash and some new belief has risen in its place. A dying belief can feel like a fire inside, melting away all that it is attached to in your world. The grand cycle of life – endings and beginnings, death and rebirth – pursues you in great and small ways every day. You are ashes and you are the phoenix. You rise and you fall, each time emptying out something that no longer serves you about yourself so that you can make room for Truth.
This lecture will include:
- Feeling the fires in me: What is melting away?
- What am I seeking now, in the present moment?
- When I am the pursuer: Anger/love/confusion
- How is the Divine melting into the world around me from within me?
- Listening at my Well