To: You, who allows your feelings to guide you on your journey
From: Me, whose feelings are guiding me on one perfectly wild path
"I am calling to the Goddess
to lead me to this
righteous, passionate, deeply satisfying
sacred union to be used in
only the Highest"
-lyrics from "Beloved Unknown" by MamaDala
I vow to let my inner feelings guide me. Experientially, I am learning what my inner Yeses and what my inner Nos feel like. Sometimes, the Nos can be little tricksters. Our ever useful intellectual rationality usually has a convincing counter point to offer to our inner knowing. Rationality wants to tell us why we should really be doing the thing that our body is clearly resisting… and we have learned to believe it and believe it well. We've accepted that there's too much at risk to not believe it.
It's not wrong to go along with rationality. It is the mechanism that ushers us forward toward survival, security and fitting in. However, when my rationality is not in alignment with my body's Yes or No feelings, I am simply unable to continue down that path, because I've committed to walking the path of Truth.
Here's one thing I've learned on my path: The rationale will always adapt because our minds are always working to survive, but the body's resistance will only get stronger until there is no other choice but to listen to it and change.
In my last blog post, I described how I came to make the commitment to walk the path of Truth. As I walk along, it becomes increasingly obvious that My Truth and The Truth are inseparable and always changing. To know and follow My Truth is essential to knowing and following The Truth.
This is one of the most pertinent lessons I've been refining in my Crealitation practice. To "pass the courses and graduate the University", it is imperative to keep taking steps toward living fully in bliss. This is so central to the practice of Crealitation, that it was Maze's only birthday wish- for us to pay extra special attention to the feelings in our bodies. Here's a golden nugget of what she shared in a recent "Dear You… Daily" email:
Recently, I've shared about the amazing opportunity I received to live and study in the community of beautiful sols at the Camp Now Art Farm for the summer. My whole body, mind, and soul said Yes and gratefully, I followed that.
Life keeps leading me on. As landscapes, relationships and awareness shift, so does Truth. Truth is everything and is always evolving. So, we must keep checking in constantly with it where it lives, inside of the body.
Despite all rationale telling me I was "crazy/wrong/naive/dangerous/ungrateful," my inner Truth had shifted and I decided to follow that, too. Based solely on a feeling, my summer long work-study has gracefully transformed into a one month-long Creality intensive. It is not easy to completely shift gears and make a decision going against rationality, but ever since I have decided to move on earlier than planned, the completely rational and understandable reasons have revealed themselves as to why my body had that feeling.
I have been called on to live my bliss in many places and bring the news of this practice to other beautiful sols that I meet along my travels. Although I will not be living here much longer, I will forever carry the Truth, support and community I've gained here with me wherever I go.
That is the beautiful thing about Camp Now… no matter how long you study here, whether it is one hour, one day, one weekend, one month, or one season, the Love you unlock inside of yourself can be accessed at any moment ~ Here, Now, Always. (That being said, there are plenty of opportunities for you to visit and stay at Camp Now. Fully immerse yourself in the process and experience what it's like to live in an intentional, sustainable artist community! Contact the Camp Now crew for inquiries and more details.)
So, again, I find myself residing in the Beloved Unknown… and here, I find absolute bliss. In the unknown, there are infinite possibilities. I choose to believe in the miraculous possibilities, because in the unknown, all is Truth. The only evidence I need of miracles is the fact that existence of Life emerged from the vast darkness.
What I do know is that I will continue to follow my body's Yeses this summer and for the rest of my life because they have never led me astray from the path of Truth. Then, naturally, the rationale that supports the Truth will follow.
Think it. Write it. Do it.
Feel it. Shift it. Integrate it.
In my Summer of Bliss, I'll be performing my authentic music and dance, surrounding myself in Nature's beauty, and sharing my absolute highest joy with kids, adults, ANYONE who's willing - Hula Hoop flow!
My happiness is my daughter's happiness, my community's happiness and the world's happiness!
Follow my epic journey in the Egg Room where I will share the evidence of the magic of this practice. One of my goals this summer is to have as many devoted sols as possible join me in this sacred space. Are you or someone you know seeking a private social media site to authentically connect with like-minded sols and share your spiritual and artistic journey? Join us in the Egg Room.
Truth doesn't lie. Remember that and you'll never forget.
Love, Now, Always,
~MamaDala (Jess Kitch)