The winter is now transitioning into spring here at the Monastery. We have a family of deer who come on property every day, nibbling the new growth and drinking from the pond. The eldest often walks right along the kitchen deck and comes to lay down and join us for our morning meditation. Chipmunks are darting around, squirrels are coming close, and the soft bunnies are enjoying the lawn. So sweet. The Calling here continues to be for a small, settled group, which allows for trust to deepen, major life patterns to be moved through, and a deep shared experience of commitment to awakening, here, now.
The backdrop for healing, and collaborating with one another through the Spirit's Guidance continues to be stewarding the Monastery. Every day is like a painting - full of opportunities to give fully, to serve God, and to learn of Divine Care by giving full attention to what is Given, moment by moment to pour our hearts into. The healing that arises is fresh, and truly inspiring because it is not ‘processing the past’, but it is daring to approach healing directly in the present. This heals the past because it truly is the same moment. The miracles abolishes the need for time. The past only seems to hold a need for forgiveness because whatever seemed to happen wasn’t forgiven “then”. But present forgiveness wipes the past away. Exposure of guilt experienced now, cleanses and purifies all relationships because the projection onto them was simply the inability to release the guilt before.
Truly, the more that we give, the more that we receive, and this applies to every aspect of our mind and life. Knowing that giving is the solution - that it literally washes away separation - means that we are never at a loss. We can always give ourselves fully - through giving all that we have and all that we are to this very moment - inquiring to see - Is this moment calling for forgiveness? Is it calling for prayer? Is it calling for words to be spoken or emotions to arise? It is calling for a space of prayer and deep listening to be held by me, or for me? It doesn’t matter how the healing appears, whose call for love it seems to be - when we know that our part is essential and we take it and play it, we are fulfilled. Until the shift happens, the mind is literally addicted to the personal self, which is the 'cause' of guilt. Through learning to truly Give; to serve a Purpose higher than the personal self, and to dare to expose even the subtlest of personal patterns, motivations, desires and resentments, realizations dawn. The ego is transcended and the true Self that we are comes to the foreground. Only clarity of Purpose can draw this forth; can Guide the way through the layers of compromise, out into the light on the other side. The opening to true authenticity is not comfortable - in fact it is often 'wet with tears', or experienced as moving through intense darkness, but when the let-go and the step-up happens, the clarity of Mind and the awareness of Love is palpable. There is no greater gift than feeling one’s heart breaking open into this awareness. Beyond all of the fears and ego defenses lies a pure Heart desiring to serve - and a pristine Mind longing to be a channel for Spirit. Compromise is only ever in the mind - it is when we are not being our true Self that we are compromised. And then this ‘compromise’ plays out in myriad of ways - people-pleasing and deferring, emotional ups and downs that really don't have anything to do with what is going on here, now - it’s just that the compromise is projected onto the screen and fear is the result. To be uncompromising is to be true to the Spirit's Guidance in the moment. It is not to 'let things slide', but to dare to speak up on behalf of what is felt - not for any outcome in the world, including to change anyone else, but to dare to come forward and be shown what is true and what is false. In the light of truth, healing happens. In going towards a brother, the veil of separation falls away. What may have seemed like a personal grievance is often simply what needed to be said - and when it has been said, it is discovered that there is no personal grievance!
All that can be shared is our purpose - and every step taken towards healing is our purpose. It is the invitation to forgiveness through not holding back or maintaining any scrap of private thoughts. When there is willingness to be truly joined in mind, and to hold nothing back, the potential for true Collaboration is high. And that means joy!!!!!!!
Again this month there is a transition, as some who will have been here for several months will leave, and the space opens for who is to come next. Read more about mystical community at the Monastery here.
We are continuing to hold guided meditations via Zoom on Monday mornings. It is a Gift for us to share in this way, and rest in the Peace of God with brothers and sisters around the world. It feels holy.
Find the playlist of guided meditations and the link to join in with us via Zoom on Monday mornings here Some of the Monday meditation sessions are recorded, in which case they premiere YouTube a few days later - you can subscribe here. Notifications of videos are also shared in the Mystical Calling Facebook Group here.
Here are a few photos of collaborations, quiet moments, and the light shining through! (Yes, that is a bunch of sage, a blow-torch, and a septic heater pipe! We 'created' a home-made smoke test to find leaks in vent pipes - it was a miraculous invention that revealed all that needed to be fixed, while cleansing the pipes on multiples levels ;)
With Love and gratitude, Kirsten and Beloveds at the Monastery ❤️