|2015 BEMS First Week of Lent|
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller
“Whosesoever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
Sometimes I find it hard to remember the language of my heart. My ears get filled with wax and I can’t hear my unique lyrics that I’m supposed to be singing into the universal song. When this happens, I find myself being swept away by social injustices, and instead of trying to find peaceful resolution or trying to be empathetic towards the other side’s point of view; I’m angry. The lyrics I sing clash with the ones I’m supposed to be singing about love.
It is Lenten season again. I gave ‘giving up’ a long time ago. I found this practice not useful in redirecting my heart down the right path. For me, Easter and Spring are about re-birth, composting the old into something new. Giving up chocolate, turning off the TV or becoming a vegetarian doesn’t seem to affect how I react to life’s crises or challenges. This type of practice doesn’t unplug the wax in my ears and it sure doesn’t help me hear Motherfather Spirit any better.
This Lenten season (2015) I have chosen to get back to knowing those words on my heart. The ones Motherfather Spirit wrote before I was born. I want to remember those words that are to inspire me in become a better person through my actions. Those words that make me empathetic towards others and those words that sing what is really important. I want to get my heart back on track. This is the re-birth I am looking for.
I’ve been inspired this year three groups 1) Wild Woman Project – Wild Heart Wishes Meditation (February 2015) 2) Abby of the Arts - Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks, and 3) Findhorn Inspiration website.
Spinning back into my heart’s song: A daily ritual during Lent:
- Paper with a spiral design or you can make your own.
- 40 plus Premade circles. I made mine tracing quarters onto paper. You can make yours bigger or smaller.
- Magic markers, pencils, ink pens
- Glue or paste
- Small votive candle
- Angel cards or Findhorn Daily Inspiration that includes an Angle Card or opening spiritual writing and identifying on word describing its message.
|2015 BEMS - Openness|
- Light the candle and open your heart.
- Pull an angle card and read it. Say the word out loud. Write down in your journal what you think this word means spiritually or why it should be written on your heart.
- Next, read the word again. Say the word out loud. Ask for guidance from Motherfather Spirit. Meditate on the word. Example: Open These are the types of questions I ask myself: 1) What does being open mean to me as a spiritual being? How do I show others that I’m open? How do I react to hearing something new – open or closed? (NOTE: The CCWWW way is different for each of us. You have equally interesting questions to ask yourself.) Allow some time to journal on this word.
- Contemplate what the word means to you in a symbol. Doodle or draw in your journal.
- Now, reflecting back on your journal, draw or write something that will remind you of this word in one of the pre-made circles. Color it in. (NOTE: A CCWWW doesn’t judge their art against famous artists. This is a spiritual art and speaks from your heart.)
- Cut out the circle and paste it on the spiral path.
- Thank Motherfather Spirit for giving you this message about your heart. Extinguish the candle.
- I tend to do this ritual in the morning and carry the small circle around. The circle reminds me of the word that is etched on my heart. In the evening I glue it onto the spiral.