Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Soul Ripples 2: Breaking Concrete

Posted: October 1, 2019 by Ty in Soul Ripples 2
Tags: , , ,

Breaking Concrete

 

Reverend Deirdre Leighton played a unique role in the healing journey. She’s the minister of Universal Church of the Master Alberta. It is a spiritualist movement out of the United States of America. It is also a very open movement for belonging. Shawna and I had got to know her when we had heard of the evening service at Unity of Calgary by the church, and showed up to find no one there. A reaching out found that there was still a book group active.

Over the next few years as a group of sojourners we would explore the Aquarian Gospel, some of the Qur’an and How to Pray without Talking to God in this small group that would meet at our house. It would bring the fun of family, and chaos of interjections by kids (something that I always love when doing spiritual formation informally within small groups), for let’s be honest kids need to see their elders talking and doing spiritual things for their own growth. It is not just a Sunday school thing.

It was through these nights that Deirdre became family. Part of our kids buddy list, in the role of a new Aunt. When Justina spoke her truth to the Calgary Board of Education about how to Smudge, Deirdre made a special trip downtown to be a part of it. See spirituality, religion, it is not only about those moments of worship or learning, it is about doing life together. The doing life together also creates disciples.

Around August 2017 Northern Lights (Rev. Leighton’s teaching with Dr. Jelusich for Integrative Chakra Therapy) had a free healing night at Family’s Matter in Northeast Calgary that I went to. Deirdre and her students as they worked through removal of the energy sludge made a note to me afterwards. The visual that came through to those facilitating the healing was of breaking through concrete to let the light shine through in my soul.

As I prepared to enter into dealing with the memories that haunted my soul this image of breaking concrete to let the light through was appropriate. For it was within the body scans of my PNES work that there was green energy/flame trying to break through concrete walls of my thoughts. The thought being held back until my mind and body zoned it safe to let out.

New concrete to break to let the light shine through rings of the words of the old spiritual:

This little light of mine

I’m going to let it shine

Oh, this little light of mine

I’m going to let it shine

 

This little light of mine

I’m going to let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

 

All around the neighbourhood

I’m going to let it shine

All around the neighbourhood

I’m going to let it shine

All around the neighbourhood

 

I’m going to let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine.

Hide it under a bushel? No!

I’m going to let it shine

 

Hide it under a bushel? No!

I’m going to let it shine

Hide it under a bushel? No!

I’m going to let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine.

 

Don’t let Satan (blow) it out!

I’m going to let it shine

Don’t let Satan (blow) it out!

I’m going to let it shine

Don’t let Satan (blow) it out!

I’m going to let it shine

Let it shine, all the time, let it shine

 

Songs designed to teach Gospel stories to the faithful. Yet who is Satan? In the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament to some), he is the challenger. In the oldest writing of the Jewish scriptures, Job, he wagers God, to act as the one to sharpen the faithful’s faith, or to see if it will fall away.

 

Through the writings of Milton and Dante we begin to shape the image of a fallen angel from a war in Heaven, and a King of Hell. A place of eternal torment, taking the image of Gethsemane from the Gospel of Matthew (which actually was the garbage dump, where the refuse of the city would be thrown, and the poor would seek shelter). In the early part of Brother Jesus’ teaching career he entered the wilderness and was tempted/challenged by Satan. In fact, those short few verses in the Synoptic Gospels could be overlaid the challenges given Job.

 

Sadly, in the late 19th Century to now, we have created Satan (the Devil, Lucifer-an no not the fun one from Vertigo Comics and television) as this cloven hooved power house that has more control over our lives and actions than the Holy Spirit or the free will we were created with.

 

This in itself is a blasphemy to borrow a throwback word. The challenger, or the adversary, is about us being confronted with the Shadow Self, moral-ethical decisions, bribes to sway our convictions, and our own gremlins-saboteurs.

 

Gremlin-Saboteur:

 

This is a term from Life Coaching. It is the voice within that protects, but also holds us back. It makes it so we freeze or fail, rather than spread our wings and fly.

So yes, it is about not hiding the light or letting the adversary or negative internal soundtrack blow it out. It is about the journey of authentic self.

 

Advertisement

It has been a unique staycation. It started with 3 days on my Dad’s farm, which actually allowed for a complete decompression before returning to the city to move forward into a new reality. Yes the art of relaxation is to create that space of release and renewal.

But what continues that? Part of it is the Shadow/Soul/Self-work to release the energy sludge that holds us back, and letting our Chakra’s renew and burn it away as it leaves our system. This renews the spiritual self.

But what of our physical world? We live in a world that tells us we desperately need the newest, best, brightest! That our drive is the accumulation of belongings, money and wealth in such away. Yet what is wealth?

It begins with wholeness of character, that starts with passion, and knowing what you are meant to do in life. Then from there it is looking at our physical surroundings, yes these things have been useful in our life up to this point. But what is being kept simply out of duty? Out of tradition? Out of not knowing what that space would be like without that there?

For the release of the physical of things creates space and peace in our physical environments that becomes contagious to our own being. The question though is are we willing to peel the onion of our own homes, briefcases, purses, to see what can be found when that we simply have because that is what has already existed is released whether it is garbage, recycled, given to a non-profit or a thrift store…what does the face feel like now? what is new space saying about whom you are and how to use it? How comfortable are you to release the old? To allow the space to sit empty when it hasn’t been before?

What does how we keep our homes say about our inner self?

What happens when both are brought into a healthy vibration with one another?

Are you up for the challenge?

This week off has been quite productive in continuing a renewed life of simplicity and watching things that no longer serve us in the now go forward into the flow to bless others.

Are you ready to renew?


There is a huge kaffufle (and pretty cool movie by the same name) about the world ending in 2012, because of the Mayan Calendar.  It is actually quite an interesting area of study, and was touched on in my shamanic formation.

2012/13 is not the typical end of the world scenario we understand from the Christian book of Revelation perspective.  What the prophecies speak of is a major shift in the way the world functions, with political and economic upheavals.

Yes we have some wonky and tragic environmental challenges, but out of that comes the quesitoning of whether or not we should allow for the existence of nuclear power (and a logical outcome of this debate is whether or not we should allow for nuclear weaponry).

The political struggles within the Middle East and the changes coming there.  In the west, a general sense of Hope arising, and engagement within the process to aid others.  The ability to begin to realize that we are not an independent species, but rather an interdependent species that needs one another and a healthy eco-system.  We are not only responsible for ourselves, but for one another.

As well, stepping outside set ideologies, to being able to find the common ground of humanity being created good, and has inherent worth as the beginning of dialogue and the need for community.

The kernels have been planted, we await the change to come, for a better world is being created through intentional leadership and community from all corners of the world.