Mystic Rebels –Journey of Beauty 02.10.33

Guiding Thought

Do I know how beautiful I am? Do I have any idea what Beauty created me, what Beauty adorns me, what Beauty permeates and surrounds me? Do I know all Beauty is a gift of Love, leading me to Itself?

Reflection / Contemplation

Today’s guiding thoughts finds me hanging out with the Mystics, the other rebels. Over the millenniums, they have been a thorn in the sides of Theocracies, and religious and doctrinal authorities within religious dominations and church communities. They have often been labeled heretics, tortured, and killed.  And interestingly enough, they sometimes get un-labeled as heretics. The institution somehow catches up to their advanced way of looking at reality. Case in point: Meister Eckhart, a 13th Century Dominican, had the audacity to preach to his congregants in their native language of German instead of Latin. I believe he went through the turnstiles a couple of times, being declared a heretic and then not. At the time of his death, he was out, and then sometime after, he was in…again.
Mystics, from all traditions, are reputed to have a direct line to the Divine. They harbor no doubt in knowing their intrinsic Beauty; they also know the what, why, and how of their connection to the Divine. The journey of the mystic, results in an ever increasing authority of the process of getting to and staying Big. This represents quite a challenge to those systems who want to maintain their roles as mediators and definers of what constitutes that link.
It is a fine balance, this human/divine component of our existence. If we are Sovereign holders of Divine Light, then we are not solely the lowly scum and sinners that some traditions state to keep us trapped into staying small. I wrestle with this tension and the claiming of my I AMNESS which is an anathema to some communities.
The big players in evolutionary consciousness state that we are in the midst of an evolutionary leap, not unlike what occurred during the Renaissance. This time it is a shift (an expansion) in dimensions. Pretty big stuff if you ask me. If we are to make this leap, then there are some assumptions about who we are and how we behave which require a serious look and replacement.
Knowing my Beauty, knowing what created me…is one thing…owning it is altogether very different. I can, at least, thank the mystics for taking me to a place of owning. I guess I am a rebel, too, in service to Big Love.

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

Sovereign Holders of Divine Light –Journey of Beauty 02.10.31

Guiding Thought

How do I act with Beauty? How do I bring Beauty to mundane tasks or actions? Is Beauty created, when I bring Beauty to a project? How do I embody Beauty?

Reflection / Contemplation

Once a metaphor or image takes hold of me I must take it to the end. Today I have the image of a “Playbook”, the kind used in football, with all the types of blocking, end runs, and the like. My family and close friends will find this rather amusing, since I can no longer watch the game. I am so visually and kinesthetically wired that I can feel every single impact and injury that occurs. Ouch.
I certainly get the drive of competition and for me that originates from my large family where athletic competition was as much of the fabric of our activities as was academic rigor. I also get challenge and risk. I am just not sure how worth it is with a fairly strong guarantee of injury, CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). I want kinder forms of contact and softer landings.
I am developing my own “Playbook” for sure with this Beauty Project, or at least collecting my acquired, questions, insights, and I hope wisdom. My dear, dear friend from college and I email each other with great frequency, if not daily, then every couple of days. I would suspect that if you were to peruse our notes, you would find a collaboration of our playbooks: our daily agendas insights, resources, challenges, plans, etc. We even hold each other to task on our stated commitments of interior work. Well, we want each other to have a successful time on the field of life.
Well, here she is again, nudging me. She has been reading my entries and sending her comments directly to me, recognizing many of our idea exchanges and histories. I have, as yet, to use the word “Shine”, but here it is…a little more personal disclosure of how I start my day, or at best, how I want to start my day.
Bottom line…I want singing, happy, shining cells. You know this is more than my just having a healthy body. David Spangler (my incarnational guru at the moment), actually has a playbook, or a series of them (books actually). One of his meditations hit the nail on the head for me and now it is in my playbook, it is called “Self Light”, connecting the light of the Earth and the light of the Sun in our own bodies; we are Sovereign holders of Divine Light. This playbook image has everything to do with where and how to shine and with right kind of luminosity. If that isn’t Beauty, then I don’t know what is.

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Beauty is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)

Contradictions and a Middle Way–Journey of Beauty 02.10.30

Guiding Thought

Nature is beauty, beauty is nature. Nature brings me to inner beauty, to True Beauty, to Beauty of All. Nature is Peace, Interconnectedness, and awe-inspiring. I exist within and alongside this expansive, earth and all her creatures, at One with All of Life!

Reflection / Contemplation

The Prophet in me is clearly worked up about the state of nature these days with climate change, our government’s attempts at deregulation of environmental safeguards pertaining to industry. Hello, is anybody home? We all live on this planet! We are connected! We have to get busy about all this before it is too late.
The part of me that operates out of Ease aligns with Vedic Literature (Hindu Scriptures) which informs me/us that there a multiple Universes and cycles upon cycles of time. I had a potent image arise from a meditation a few years ago that speaks to this: It is dark, and I am walking on a path towards light and sounds of a party. People are singing and dancing around the fire. I am invited in to this event. All throughout the dancing, people are taking the coals and throwing them up into the sky, creating universes and galaxies…and I get to be a part of it all…Creation. What a party!
I ended yesterday’s writing that True Beauty can handle the contradictions and these two prior paragraphs are contradictions indeed and they both live rather large in me, as if you can’t tell.
But I am here and I am here now and have to deal with what is on my plate as best I can. My middle way right now is through Incarnational Spirituality and the work of David Spangler, a big mover and shaker in the practices of “Subtle Activism”. His work offers specifics for the kind of entry and appropriate boundaries for the work of being here on this planet, and connected with Nature, of course.
It is when I am faithful to this work, that I can hold both of these realities in the palm of each hand. Ah, the Infinity symbol just showed up, and Beauty is dab smack in the center.

Guest Contributor Lita Artis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journey of Beauty is now available as a free book.
You no longer need to wait for the Guiding Thoughts to be posted here daily–you may move at your own pace. This link will take you to the document in Dropbox; you may download it from there.

I accept donations and gifts via paypal: paypal.me/SusanBillmaier Thank you for the energy exchange!

Here is the schedule:

Apr 18 Preliminary day Introduction: Why A Journey of Beauty (02.10.0)
Apr 19 Preliminary day Commitment and Dedication (02.10.00)
Apr 20 – 29 Days 01-10 Round One (02.10.01-10)
Apr 30 – May 9 Days 11-20 Round Two (02.10.11-20)
May 10 – 19 Days 21-30 Round Three (02.10.21-30)
May 20 – 29 Days 31-40 Round Four (02.10.31-40)
May 30 – June 8 Reflection days Gently care, de-fuse, and write one day of reflection on the Journey (02.10.41)