Saturday, February 7, 2009

What Are We Waiting For? The Time For Change Is Now!

What are we waiting for? When I listen to my inner voice I hear these words, "The time to heal our lives and move forward in our consciousness is Always NOW! If we wait for a better time, it will never come. So many times the old programming from the past, you name it, our childhoods, or past lives, it doesn't matter, continues to hold us back from taking action and believing in our ability to change our lives and change the world. If we want to see a different reality than the one we are living in then it is an "inside job" and it takes some um-mph to take the first steps towards transforming our lives. That is why they call it a leap of faith!

We each have a personal responsibility to dig deeper into our psyches and make an inner shift and begin to truly "see" our place in the larger scheme of things. I have long said, " If we are not here by accident, we must be here ON PURPOSE"! I believe in rolling up our sleeves and doing both the inner work and the outer work at the same time. If we wait until we are totally whole and healed to enter into the world and be fruitful we may find that our lives will remain barren and the gifts we already possess will sit useless in the corner of our souls. 

Grandma Twylah my Wolfie Gramma, used to say any time I asked her what she was up to the following words, " I am kicking butt and frying bacon".  The point being, she was always out there doing the "work" , teaching, supporting, helping others and shape shifting the planetary consciousness. There is a time to do the work of the "I" and then  there is the time to do the work of the "Thy". In other words, we must begin by knowing who we really are and dismantling the old foundations, but it is important to remember while we are coming apart at the foundation of our old self that we must rebuild our lives and find a sacred purpose or all will be for naught. The taking apart is so that we can come back together in an even higher form than before. Real change is not about reformation, but transformation. 

Any crisis that we see in the world, no matter how horrible, is a sign that what ever we have been doing is no longer working. This applies to relationships we have with people, places or things. The awakening that happens when we realize that we are living in a non truth is meant to give us the courage to find our way through the portals of shamanic initiation. Initiation is a type of death and rebirth experience moving us to the next level of awareness that is beckoning us ever forward. "Death to caterpillar is birth to the butterfly". 

I am not advocating being fickle with  relationships or situations, but there is nothing particularly honorable about holding onto that which has outgrown  itself in our lives and has come to an end. Everyone and every event that happens in our life is sacred. We can really see this  if we  open up to the deeper understanding and bigger picture that is right behind our egos perception. Once we honor and integrate the lessons learned from our experiences it is time to share their lessons in meaningful ways with those who magically show up and need what we have to share. 

The spiral path of transformation will bring many things to us and then take them away, like the powerful waves of an ocean moving constantly back and forth upon the earth. I have learned to love who and  what I love passionately,  but not to hold on too tightly and maybe more importantly not to let what I love to prevent me from being who I am or doing what I feel called to do in the world. 

Our world is in chaos, perhaps it has always been so. However this is my time and yours to recognize, sort out and let go of that which is obstructing the larger view needed which is needed in order to take the quantum leap to our bigger selves. I am ready to do my part, how about you? Together we can move through the portals of change and celebrate the fruits of our labor with, as the Native American wisdom says, "All My Relations". Nietzsche said, "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star". If you are sitting on the sidelines, would you like to dance? 

Dancing on the Spiral Path of Change,
Star Wolf 


Anonymous said...

Thank you Wise Wolf Woman,
You just spoke heavily and heartily to my soul. Your words are like cheerleaders egging me on and giving me permission to attempt to be what I have always secretly wondered if I am. You give me the courage to push on and find out. Am I scared? Hell yes! Can I go back to not knowing what I now know? Hell no!
I must move forward on this spiral path that my soul has called me to with faith that I will have what it takes to get through every moment as each moment occurs, and maybe not one minute before. Learning and making adjustments along the way, hopefully with out too much self-recrimination, this is the hardest part of all. You always gift me with no shame, I am learning by your example, and I hope to be able to pass the gifts so freely given by you on to others I will meet along my path.

Star Wolf said...

Dear One,

I am very happy that my words have spoken to your soul. Never forget who you really are especially in the midst of great upheaval since that is often the breakdown point before we breakthrough to the other side of the matter. Beating up on one's self is never helpful. Honest reflection and appraisal is healthy and then taking mindful action with heart!! Sharing with others the lessons learned will continue to reinforce your own faith.
I wish you the best always... Shamanically with you in Spirit, Star Wolf

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My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.

I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.

From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.

I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009