Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"Squirrel cam" is a term someone on Facebook came up with to describe the pics I take by placing the camera on or near the ground. Love that. Squirrel cam. Yeah.
I believe in the theory of evolution, definitely, oh yes I surely do! Fundamentalism of any type makes no sense to me, in particular (for the purposes of this post) a literal belief in contemporary translations of the Judeo-Christian bible. It kind of pisses me off that the term "Intelligent Design" was co-opted by fundamentalists, because it's such a cool phrase. It describes the beautiful way that everything is interconnected, and how life unfolds cinematically, mythically, almost never predictably. Goodness (as Steven would say), wisdom, insight and happiness are always available, even when we can't access these things.
My spirit guides are correct when they say I'm lucky to know my soul's purpose in this lifetime. Knowing that I am a healer (a lot of other things, too, but healer first and foremost) helps me connect the dots when I reflect upon the storyline of my life so far. I see how my purpose has unfolded - so intelligently! Even as a child I had the talent. As a little girl my mother said I knew when she didn't feel well. I would look concerned, place my hand on her forehead when she had a headache for instance. This talent of mine kind of creeped her out, I should say. But talent is never enough; it must be developed.
Like any shaman, I was miserable as a child and young adult. We are such perfect beings, we humans, that we need to get banged up a bit in order to perceive the subtle energies, or so they say in every story about shamanism I've ever seen. During my 30's and 40's I spent much of my time healing from all that childhood awfulness. Ten years of psychotherapy, plus all kinds of "alternative" healing, helped me close the wounds. Then I was guided to train as a witch - something that was so of the moment during the heyday of wicca in the 80's and 90's. The studying I did during those years was empowering. I developed some serious chops during that time, gathered many tools of the art. I also became a bodyworker during those years, hence was able to begin practicing healing.
Beginning to learn how to heal with plants and herbs is an intelligent next step in the trajectory of my soul's purpose, a logical refinement of the work I already do. I was not ready to take it on earlier in life. But - did I know all of this consciously? Of course not!
My personal evolution is guided by an intelligence far higher and wiser than anything of which I am consciously aware. Oh yeah. Some days, like today, I am utterly in awe - also very grateful that there is a guiding wisdom and intelligence, because if I were in charge of the world, or even completely in charge of my own life - holy cow - what a boring mess it would all be.
Yes? I say yes. Happy Tuesday. Shalom.