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Fire, Nature & the Art of Transformation » Pele Flow

June 20, 2012 By: Mary Lane Category: Awakening Feminine, Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit, Raw Food, Uncategorized

Pele Fire

Happy Solstice! And welcome to the fire element, and season of the yearly cycle. This element rules the heart, small intestine and sex circulation. We are collectively transforming our relationship with all three of these aspects of the fire element. In fact we are transforming our relationship with the fire element in general and maturing into a human race that is more heart centered. We are welcoming the receptive feminine principle back into our world to create the much needed balance we all long for.

So what is her role in this fire element? We have the heart which rules our passion, relationships, joy, warmth, transformation, creativity, and just plain juiciness of life that emanates care toward everything and everyone else. The heart’s partner in this is the small intestine that supports the heart by sifting through and separating the pure from the impure. It supports the heart to follow what is pure with discernment. When we walk through life with an open heart and follow it, a good companion is discernment.

Sex circulation moves our raw creative energy through the channels and supports us to create, bring into manifestation and form from the realm of the unmanifest. It supports the nourishment of all the organ systems so they are alive and healthy, contributing to the creative process. Read more »


The Finish Line

June 20, 2012 By: celedra Category: Aging With Grace and Glory, Living with Intention, Mind Body Spirit, Uncategorized

Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Six months ago, I purchased a RunKeeper App for my IPhone, set some goals as usual, and assumed that running a Half Marathon was simply a matter of pushing through until I got to where I wanted to go.  Not so much any more.

Suddenly I seemed to be in a whole new relationship with my body.  The ‘pushing through’  transformed into a practice of patience and attentiveness as the entire experience seemed to be reorganizing my DNA.  I found myself  juggling the gap between ” I’m getting older so I should slow down, be gentle and not push myself too hard” to  “if I don’t push myself, I’ll eventually slow down completely and UGH!,  I don’t want to let age slow me down; I must keep on pushing against this tide in order  to stay vital and healthy”.

The ten days before the run, I felt exhausted.  In spite of the fear of not finishing, I decided to simply rest and listen to my body.  What joy and relief to awaken on the day of the run feeling energetic and excited about the 13 miles of pavement waiting ahead. It was a glorious slow and steady run, filled with cool cups of Gatorade grabbed and tossed in every few miles along with multiple flavors of sugary Gu to keep us going.  The bands were energizing, the weather cool and misty and the air filled with heartfelt hum of men and women doing something really great for themselves.

Our culture demands speed, precision, sharpness, success and I have done my best to be a disciple of them all.  To what end, I ask myself.  And who am I to become if and when I slow down, calm down, turn inward; allow rather then push; ask for help, say no.  Somewhere inside of me though, it is already happening, almost on its own and from a deep well of wisdom.

I am unsure of this new ground and how to tread mindfully upon it.  I am curious to explore its edges and look forward to the unfolding.   Oh, and by the way, only 10ks from now on.

 




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