Dearest Wise Women,
Last week we shared a profound sense of alignment to our inner truth, which we termed “facing our true north.” This week, we dove further into this by exploring Michael Brown’s passage, “The Straight and Narrow”. In this passage, he reveals the potential pitfalls of a strict or rigid attempt to adhering to the straight and narrow . He reveals that only in “this honouring of the moment, just as it is, by feeling it as fully as possible, is to walk the straight and narrow.”
THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW
MANY have contemplated the instruction that we are to “walk the straight and narrow.” But what does this mean?
When emotionally, mentally, or physically approached, this profound instruction inevitably leads to not allowing ourselves to feel certain emotions, practicing enforced mental rules, and engaging in dictatorial self-suppressing behaviours. Because of the ever-present potential of polarities here upon Earth, predetermined rules and behaviours imposed mindlessly upon the uniquely reborn circumstances of the moment simultaneously seed the opposite of what they intend.
To force any moment to inauthentically produce the fruit of pleasure is to plant a crop of pain.
Subsequently, no matter how well intended, a mental and physical approach to walking the straight and narrow becomes an unintended nest for self-destructive, self-defeating, and self-sabotaging behaviour. This is what is meant by the “road to hell - separation consciousness - is paved with good intentions.”
However, when we enter an unconditional relationship with our heart as a means of embracing the moment just as it is, we awaken into a consistently rebirthing encounter with life that is beyond the tide of polarities. We experientially embrace what is conceptually called “oneness.” This honouring of the moment, just as it is, by feeling it as fully as possible, is “to walk the straight and narrow.”
Only the texture of the present, and our unconditional honouring of it, truly unveils what it means to traverse this human experience in a holistic and hence holy manner. This is the profound revelation awaiting us within the fabric of each moment.
“ Alchemy of the Heart” by Michael Brown
THIS unconditional relationship with our heart is EXACTLY what is required to uncover what Pamela Wilson calls DIVINE QUALITIES in the closing chapter of her book, which we explored further both in dialog and through movement.
Wise Women, thank-you so much for sharing the past six weeks together. I cannot wait to continue our journey together in April!!