Dear reader, long time without saying a word.
Last time I wrote something I asked for your understanding since we were to write less, but we were to connect with you through meditation, sadhana, and, chanting. As the days go by, the call has been to look for moments of deep connection through contemplation and silence.
This blog is a powerful medium, one through which we radically open ourselves, exposing insights, intimate thoughts, experiences, and circumstances. In our individuality, Peter and I are keeping our promise to hold the space for 100 Layers to be of service.
Recalling what I said to you back in the days in the very first blog entry: We, just like you, have been finding our ways as we walk this path. And what we are sharing comes from our life experience. We are not different from you, and we welcome you to embark yourself on this journey along with us.
Life is extraordinary. With its expansion and contraction. Simply extraordinary. I have found refuge in silence from the intensity of the changes. Because…
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.”
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)
Today I am humbly grateful for absolutely everything… Just to mention: Life on Earth, the power of the elements and the four directions. The power of the neo tribes, bringing integration between the ancestral knowledge and its application to a modern way of life and technologies. The collective experience, the Sacred Feminine and Masculine. The wisdom of the collective experience among women and men in the tribes.
Last week a honeybee came to us with an omen for us to understand that we had to change the course of our week in order to spend several days in the Island’s Womb, supporting a group of brothers and sisters during a powerful Vision Quest. (Just as a honeybee came to us the very first morning after 100 Layers was born.)
So, we listened.
Silence, service, tribe gathering, barefoot walking in the jungle for a whole week, mud, sweat lodges, conversations by the fire, conversations with the fire. New understandings or reminders -one that rang true to my ears: “Once you decide to commit yourself to a life lead by Spirit, prepare for the changes to come along, people in your life for example. Old friends will disappear for new ones will manifest.” Yes. Sometimes life needs to quiet into silence for us to understand the great messages; to access a source of Greater Strengh, just as Lao Tzu said.
“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth