There’s something magical about being lulled to sleep by the sound of rain. When I listen deeply with my whole body I sense and feel the essential nature of water, to flow and be free, and I am reminded that as humans we are seventy percent water ourselves. We long for that same capacity to travel freely, to meander, to become, and voyage to the shores of our own precious knowing. If we get out of sync with the natural flow of life, just like water we become stagnant, impurities grow, and our souls become thirsty. The remedy lies within.
I recently returned from studying with my teacher in the Autumnal Beauty of Colorado, a spectacular drop-back for embarking on The Yoga of Fulfillment, aka The Four Desires. The tenant is that we all essentially want the same thing; to be Free, to be Happy, and to remember our Core Gifts. The interesting thing is that our Core Gift floats at the top of the water. We hunt and dig and dive for it, yet it is right there. The very treasure you are seeking is seeking you. We’ve come to the planet for giving; to give the specific Core Gift that came to us from spiraling Grace.
As we gather together this Thanksgiving and Holiday season, I invite you to drink from the living fountain that is within you and in the Cosmos, to feel it through your rituals and practices filling you up until it pours out of you; your every cell and every pore saturated with loving light and gratitude for Being. Our aliveness wants to flow through. We have come to be at this time to give from the saucer this lavish splendor, this Core Gift of ongoing becoming. Just like the water, without effort we return home to the sweet spaciousness of our hearts like droplets of rain return to the ocean.
“You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.” -Rumi
May your holy days be brimming with boundless joy and fulfillment!