Daily Obsession: On restraint and spontaneity

These Daily Obsessions are like a vitamin for the soul. Take one as needed for obsessive worrying and criticizing. For English, scroll down.

Nederlands:

Je moet je intuïtie vertrouwen, je innerlijk weten, om de Bron te vinden. In deze tijd bestaat er geen helder beeld van de Bron, toch kun je die nog altijd vinden.” – Wolf door Sharon McErlane in Een oproep van de Grootmoeders, p. 309

In deze passage, de wolven vinden het Levensrivier, de Bron. De Grootmoeders herinneren ons op verschillende wijze dat het leven een rivier is, die constant stroomt en beweegt. Om in verbinding te komen met dat Levensrivier, die Bron, we moeten onze intuïtie vertrouwen.

Weten wanneer we moeten vasthouden en wanneer we moeten loslaten, wanneer terug te houden en wanneer vooruit te stormen…deze beslissingen zijn helemaal niet gemakkelijk als ze gemaakt worden vanuit de geest en de ego. Maar also we onze intentie focussen, en onze intuïtie, op het verbinding met de Levenbron, beslissingen worden veel gemakkelijker. De geest blijft een rol spelen, maar veel minder.

Vandaag, laat jouw geest een kleine vakantie nemen, en laat jouw intuitief gevoel naar de opervlakte komen over een beslissing of een levensverandering. Welke richting leidt je dichter bij het Levensrivier?

Liefs,

Golden Eagle Feather

 

English:

You need to trust your intuition, your inner knowing, to find the Source. In these times there is no clear image of the Source, but you can still always find it.” – Wolf via Sharon McErlane in Our Love is Our Power, around p. 305

In this passage, the pack of wolves finds the River of Life, the Source. The Grandmothers remind us in many different ways that life is a river, constantly flowing and moving. To connect with that River of Life, that Source, we must trust our intuition.

Knowing when to hold on and when to let go, when to hold back and when to charge forward…these are not easy decisions when made from the mind and the ego. But when we focus our intention, and our intution, on connecting with the Source of Life, decisions become much easier. The mind still plays a role but a much more minor one.

Today, let your mind have a little vacation and let your inutitive feeling about a decision or a life-changing direction come to the surface. Which direction leads you closer to the River of Life?

Blessings,

Golden Eagle Feather

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Random Thoughts: Emotional openness – before or after sex?

More than one man has said to me that men feel more emotionally open to their sexual partner after sex, whereas women in general seem to be wired the opposite way. Women want to feel emotionally intimate before opening themselves to the act of sex, but men get there more easily only afterward. 

What in the world was God thinking, wiring us up this way?!?

I realized that perhaps the reason for men’s behavior is that the act of sex gives them access to the woman’s yin-energy, which helps to soften their heart and brings their emotions and feelings of love to the surface.

Just a random thought…

Golden Eagle Feather

Daily Obsession: Making peace with the mundane

These Daily Obsessions are like a vitamin for the soul. Take one as needed for obsessive worrying and criticizing. For English, scroll down.

Nederlands:

Jij nodigt het menselijk wezen uit om God te worden. … Dit is je werk.” – De Grootmoeders aan Sharon McErlane in “Een oproep van de Grootmoeders“, p. 83

Ik hou gewoon van de Grootmoeders. Ik was van plan om over thuiswerk te schrijven, en dit is wat het antwoord die ze gegeven hebben. Tot daar het belang van thuiswerk! Ze hebben me getoond waar mijn aandacht moet zijn, en dit is veel hoger dan thuiswerk of andere soorten werk.

Weeral herinneren ze me – ons – dat ons werk is om God te worden en om anderen te helpen in hetzelfde doen. Wat we precies doen terwijl we door de dag bewegen is enkel relevant in termen van hoe we ZIJN terwijl we door die dagen bewegen. Werken we enkel voor onze families? Werken we (veel) voor geld? “Doen” we veel, of “doen” we weinig? Geen van deze dingen zijn van belang, zo lang dat we één zijn met het Goddelijke terwijl we bezig zijn.

Ik wens je een dag, en een leven, van eenheid met het Goddelijke.

Met zegeningen van het Goddelijke,

Golden Eagle Feather

 

English:

“You invite the human being to become God. … This is your work.” – The Grandmothers to Sharon McErlane in Our Love is Our Power, around p. 80

I just love the Grandmothers. I wanted to write about housework, and this is what I got in response. So much for the importance of housework! They certainly put me in my place. (Which is evidently far above any mundane work, be it housework or other kinds of work.)

Once again, they remind me – us – that our work is to become God and to help others to do the same. What we do while moving through our days is only relevant in terms of how we are BEING while moving through those days. Do we work a lot for money? Doing what? Do we work only for our families? Do we “do” very little at all, or do we “do” a great deal?  None of this matters, as long as we are being one with the Divine while doing it.

I wish you a day, and a life, of unity with the Divine.

Blessings,

Golden Eagle Feather

 

 

Daily Obsession: A sincere heart is all you need

These Daily Obsessions are like a vitamin for the soul. Take one as needed for obsessive worrying and criticizing. The Grandmothers are but one face of the Divine; subsitute another if you prefer. For English, scroll down.

Nederlands:

Het is het oprechte hart dat de mensheid wenst te dienen dat onze aandacht trekt.” – The Grandmothers via Sharon McErlane in De Grootmoeders spreken, p. 157

(vandaag commentaar enkel in het Engels)

English:

It is the sincere heart which wishes to serve humanity that attracts our attention.” – The Grandmothers via Sharon McErlane in A Call to Power, around p. 155

The Grandmothers can give the Empowerment or Cloak of Comfort directly to a person – that is how I received the Empowerment myself. If a person sincerely wishes to serve, it is enough just to tell the Grandmothers that. Our intention is what makes things happen.

Think about your life right now. What parts are working nicely, and what parts are causing you concern? Rise above all of those details, and think about the larger and wider intention that you have. Is your intention to serve humanity? Is your intention to love? Or is your intention to guarantee your physical security no matter what? Is your intention to gain control because you are afraid? Be honest with yourself – for most of us, we have a mix of intentions. When you think about the parts of your life that cause you concern, remember what your highest intention is.

Tell the Grandmothers (the Divine) what your intention is in the situation, and let them work out the details. Sit back and let the situation unfold according to your highest intention.

Wishing you a blessed day today,

Golden Eagle Feather

Daily Obsession: When to give, in what way?

These Daily Obsessions are like a vitamin for the soul. Take one as needed for obsessive worrying and criticizing. For English, scroll down.

Nederlands:

“Vanuit het hart geven leidt tot grotere ontvangst. Andere soorten van geven zijn helemaal geen geven.” – De Grootmoeders door Sharon McErlane in De Grootmoeders spreken, p. 193

(commentaar enkel in het Engels vandaag)

 

English:

Giving from the heart leads to receiving more. Other kinds of giving are not giving at all.” – The Grandmothers via Sharon McErlane in A Call to Power, around p. 189

For people who care about others and wish to play the role of healer or carer (personally or professionally or both), “giving” is often a confusing subject. Women especially feel the personal need and the societal expectation to be “giving”. So how can we caring people decide to stop being that therapist, that nurse, that listening ear, that selfless friend? Sometimes that is what life calls us to do.

This quote from the Grandmothers provides us with a framework for examining our “giving”. If we give from the heart, the moment of giving is the moment of receiving. If we are giving in order to receive – consciously or unconsciously! – then this so-called “giving” is either a business transaction, a manipulation, or confused in some way.

Mind you, there is nothing wrong with therapeutic business transactions – just don’t confuse that kind of a job with true giving. True giving can happen in that context (and often does, but just as often does not). Regardless, the true giving is separate from the paid therapeutic work; true giving can happen anywhere, anytime. No one has to work as a therapist, nor be the listening ear all of the time in friendships, in order to do the Grandmothers’ work.

Today, examine the ways that you “give” to others. Take a good look at how the interaction feels at the moment itself. Do you feel even better after giving than before? Or do you feel tired or “dutiful” about having given? Afterward, do you find yourself feeling any disappointments or resentments? The Grandmothers ask us to be cuttingly honest with ourselves about our own so-called giving, and to discern when we are giving and when we are doing something else and calling it giving.

I wish you a day filled with giving from the heart, because that is the best feeling that there is.

Love,

Golden Eagle Feather

 

Daily Obsession:

These Daily Obsessions (not so daily anymore, we’ll see what happens there) are like a vitamin for the soul. Take one as needed for obsessive worrying and criticizing. For English, scroll down.

Nederlands:

Er is nu meer liefde.” – De Grootmoeders via Sharon McErlane in “Een oproep van de Grootmoeders”, p. 297

We zijn vandaag samengekomen in ons klein Grootmoeders groepje. Ik had de eer van nog een Beacon te verwelkomen, samen met iemand die al lang haar licht aan ons groepje verleent. Het was enorm gezellig, en het werk dat we gedaan hebben met het Net van Licht was zo krachtig, ik moest er eventjes van bekomen als ik thuiskwam.

Dus voor de lezers die geen thuisgroep hebben, vind er maar een of begin er zelf een! Wacht niet, en wacht niet voor de perfecte Beacon of de perfecte groep. Dit werk doen in groep – zelfs een kleine groep – is zoveel krachtiger dan alleen bezig zijn.

Zodra ik deze woorden las – “er is nu meer liefde” – dacht ik, “Ze hebben gelijk. Ik voel het ook, en ik zie het gebeuren rondom mij.” Vandaag had ik een goede reden om woedend te worden op mijn dochtertje. Maar in plaats van woede, wat er gebeurde was één en al yin-kracht. Ik ben totaal kalm gebleven, ik was nauwelijks kwaad (!) en ik vond mezelf gewoon naar de situatie aan het kijken met een heldere blik en een hart vol liefde en bezorgdheid. Wat een zalige manier om een conflict op te lossen. Het topper is dat zij heeft zichzelf een heel belangrijke les geleerd terwijl ik niets anders deed dan gewoon het vat zijn.

Vandaag, als je je slecht of kwaad voelt, stop eerst en verbindt jezelf met de Grootmoeders en het Net van Licht. Herinner dat zalig gevoel als de Grootmoeders je vasthouden, in een warm modderbad stoppen, of je met hun vleugels bedekken. Probeer dat gevoel op te roepen en daarin te blijven, ongeacht de prikkels van buitenaf. Dit vraagt oefening dus blijf proberen – het proberen zelf is waardevol.

Liefs,

Golden Eagle Feather

 

English:

There is more love now.” – The Grandmothers via Sharon McErlane in Our Love is Our Power, around p. 293

Today we got together in our little Grandmothers group. I had the honor of welcoming another Beacon, together with someone who has been shining her light for some time in our group. It was lovely and the work we did with the Net of Light was so powerful, I needed to take some time to recover once I got home.

So if you don’t have a group to attend where you live, find one or start one! Don’t wait, and don’t wait for the perfect Beacon or the perfect group. Doing this work in a group – even a small one like ours – is so much more powerful than doing it on your own.

As soon as I read these words – “there is more love now” – I thought, “They are right. I feel it too, and I see it happening around me.” I feel more love for my family members and even my pets. Today I had a very good reason to get furious with my little daughter. But instead of fury, what happened was yin power through and through. I stayed completely calm, I didn’t even feel very angry at all (!) and I found myself just looking at the situation with a clear perspective and a heart full of love and concern. What a wonderful way to resolve a conflict. The clincher was that she taught herself a very important lesson while I was doing nothing other than being the container.

Today, if you feel bad or angry, first stop and make a connection to the Grandmothers and the Net of Light. Remember that wonderful feeling when the Grandmothers hold you, put you in a warm mud bath, or cover you with their wings. Try to remember that feeling and to stay in it, regardless of the external stimuli. This takes practice so keep trying – the trying is worthwhile on its own.

Much love,

Golden Eagle Feather