The Heart's Journey into Light
By Judith Pennington
The Self's Ascension into Light
Have you ever felt that something is wrong, but been unable to figure out exactly what? Most people have had this experience, especially those of us who would rather zip speedily through life than stop to deal with our roiling emotions.
If we don't do so, as some of us have learned, the bubbling cauldron of emotion will eventually boil over to scald us and anyone else standing nearby.
Last September, after the televised nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, I was boiling over, but knew how to staunch the flow. Returning to meditation quelled the fires and restored my peace and higher perspectives, but still there was a persistent, aching sadness for my native Louisiana. Like the people of New York City after 9/11, I found myself crying at the drop of a pin.
This inspirational writing shows why it's so important to heal the hurting heart and offers two ways to do so. If you feel out of sorts, sad, lost or unsettled in these tumultuous days, it will help you to go within for comfort and answers. Just sit down in a quiet place, withdraw into yourself, and ask what you want or need to know.
There's nothing more steadying than a good soul talk. Besides comfort and inspiration, you will experience the energy of light flowing through you to heal and uplift your body-mind. If you meditate often, you will always feel these flowing currents of light and will yearn for this spiritual ecstasy: the very presence of the Beloved.
I hope that you will find these two techniques helpful. I've included them in a home study workbook, "The Path of the Master: Awakening to Your Inner Light," soon to be available on www.EagleLife.com as a downloadable e-book.
It is a step-by-step journey into personal and spiritual mastery"admittedly, sometimes a slippery slope"but nevertheless a universal path that diminishes our suffering and builds personal and planetary peace.
September 28, 2005
Q: What is the source of the deep internal sadness and near-surface tears, my upset with the ignorance and brutality in America and the world? Is there a source (of it) that needs repairing in me, or is this about the disasters occurring and hurting people with seemingly greater frequency?
A: Seek within self a place of peace and calm and realize what is within it.
Q: I feel an air of happiness and energy moving. Relief from my sadness. But the moment I return and think of even the word sadness, the tears well up.
A: See, dear one, the difference between expanded perspectives of peace and narrow emotional upset? One gives help, one gives hurt. Here is the choice, then. Retreat into the expanded self or live in the outer orientation.
Q: Yes, I feel the Presence and a steadying of the inner self. And I see the problem: I am unable to go visit my brother. Questions tumble into my mind: Does he need me and am I strong enough to go visit Baton Rouge? Would it help or hurt us both? I feel so drawn to go there. Thoughts of home deepen my sadness, yet I wonder if the sadness comes from this alone.
A: In the deepest heart are the beginnings of this pain, in the separation from thy family. Reach into the pain and see it as a tangled mass of weeds needing to be uprooted, one by one, for release from this boggy ground.
See how leaving thy home besets thee still as a betrayal of all that is loved there, including thy brother. See this and heal it, using this technique:
Reaching toward the weed that stands out, pluck it and touch its red, tender root. Cup the hand around it and bring the healing energy of light around and to it. Has the color and feel of it changed?
Q: All but the feeling of leaving my brother. I know that I needed to leave the city, but I miss my brother very much. What can I do?
A: See self laughing and talking together on a beautiful day of sharing and caring. Do this as a meditation, then come back to the weed. See if it is healed.
Q: It is healed. I surrounded myself and my brother with light, we stepped into the soul-self and I saw him as being healed and whole. Now my pain is gone and the weed is well also.
A: Then plant it again by the water, dear one, so that it can bring light to the world.
Q: I saw the world's pain and suffering in a huge clump of weeds along the riverbank. But instead of pulling them up to heal them, I used a scythe to cut them all down. What happens next?
A: Bring the healing waters to the place where they grew. Allow the water to heal them with light and let them grow anew into healthy plants able to flower. Here is the best way, the way of the healing heart.
Heal one by one, where possible. When the illness is too great, too pervasive, release (cut down) the illness, heal the root and begin anew. So must it be for systems, institutions and all which grows into cancerous ways of thinking and being in the world.
For the earth has been poisoned by these and cannot continue to sustain the killers of life. These must be transformed for the transformation of the earth to take place.
See this for what it is: a purification of what ails an ailing planet. Long has this been waiting for its time. Now the time has come, when the poisons arise into the very atmosphere and contaminate life at its source. The cycle can go no further as it is and must change into a higher way of life.
This is the ascension taking place on the Earth today. It is a leaving behind of what does not serve"the poisons"for a stakehold in the light of the new way of being. A new cycle begins, as it must.
Let this be healing for thee now, to see what comes as not only inevitable but the exciting promise of new life as always hoped and expected.
Bring it into thy life, weed by weed, so that the ascension cycle comes into thee to lift thee up into the new life. Do it step by step, with joy, awareness and expectation. Suffering will drop away, with healing joy taking its place.
Here is the lighted way into the new world awakening one and all. Follow this path to the Light.
About The Author
Judith Pennington is an author and coast-to-coast teacher of meditation and the evolution of human consciousness. She helps people awaken their minds and lives through her two free online magazines, life strategy coaching and Awakened Mind brain wave training. Visit her website, www.eaglelife.com, to read excerpts from her book, listen to a guided meditation, find a workshop near you and sign up for her free publications.