Anchoring in the Spirit of Our Choosing
Today is the fourth day of our countdown. The number “4” represents “Foundations”; and these foundational efforts are what are needed most now. This becomes the space of anchor for us as we navigate our life’s experiences.
I invite you to give consideration to those people and experiences that enrich and support you. Those energies that come rushing in and invigorate and uplift you, and those spaces within yourself where you feel most connected to everything. These are your anchors of foundation.
Let’s begin this exploration offering gratitude to those innate qualities that hold the potential for becoming our anchors of Spirit:
My spirit flows in the power of my manifest form
My spirit moves with a Will that has been forged in the fires of my highest creation
My spirit becomes the arising of the vastness and depth of my intuitive selves
My spirit creates the vision of wisdom that is the exhale of my divine breath
…. And ….
I remain anchored in a Spirit that is malleable and changeable in accord with the aspirations of my evolution back to SELF
The focus today is what we define as Spirit within our being. I love to use the dictionary for definitions of a word as they often will hold layer upon layer of meanings that aptly can be used in practical application. So…
Spirit by definition is …
1: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms;
2: a: supernatural being or essence:
b: the immortal SOUL
3: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person
4: the temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated
5: the activating or essential principle influencing a person
b: an inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specified kind
I realize that at this time of year, in particular during Samhain’s tides, the term “spirit” takes on a meaning that better aligns with the definitions 2:a & b that capture the essence and ephemera of the beloved ancestors who have shed their manifest forms and have passed beyond the veils. But, for now, I would invite you to turn your focus to the nature of Spirit that is the all-inclusive part of your being that coalesces mind-body-will and heart.
The Spirit of Our Choosing
If we read through the definitions of spirit given above, we find that spirit encompasses many ways of expression. And, the out-picturing of what is essentially an ephemeral state of being is more about what we reveal of our self to the world and how we navigate as manifest beings. The ebb and flow of challenge and joy and our reactions or responses to the “what happens next” are directly related to what portion of our spiritual nature we anchor into.
Spirit as a composite of our Mind – Will – Heart, and Body offers to us the choice of which of these components we will choose as our foundational anchor. Will we choose to intellectualize and use our faculties of mind (and consciousness)? Will we choose to assert our w/Will? Will we drop into the space of compassion and understanding? Or, will we amplify our physical presence?
In the Spirit of Samhain
When we acknowledge the dynamic change in the “air” that the opening of the veils brings. When we feel more alive because death surrounds us. When we instinctively allow our senses to become more receptive in response to the mysteries of life and death that are in abundance during Samhain, the opportunity to awaken to the resilient nature of our Spirit is there for the calling. And, in that calling the foundational nature of our Spirit; the aspect that is unchangeable and eternal becomes the anchor to hold us steady and strong in our journey to know “thyself”.
I invite you to explore these callings….
The Spirit of Mind creates the space of experience to become the inspiration
The Spirit of Will engages actively in reaching out to the wisdom of the ancestors and using that guidance to create an informed and inspired future
The Spirit of Heart opens to this final harvest of Samhain that becomes the composted wisdom that serves an inspired mind of creation
The Spirit of Body is the Temple that houses the mysteries that are the gnosis of Will divinely inspired and seeded with the bounty of a garden of the Soul.
The Spirit of ALL Bodies is the anchor from which I am transformed and find sacred communion with the Spirits of All worlds…
Tomorrow’s Post: Deep into the Bones