In these Googling times, The Curious Spirit reflects the value of developing an appreciation for mystery…for cultivating the questions that do not bear the immediate fruit of material answers. We are on a mission to reclaim the rewards of curiosity, explore uncharted terrain, and forge ahead despite our shaky footing.
My life distinctly opened up when I began my nomadic adventures two and a half years ago. Prior to then, I dwelled primarily in the known- in the logically-constructed, seemingly-reliable world we've been taught to call real. The adventure of wandering off-road, sometimes even off grid, was a welcomed jolt from my comfort zone into diverse and expansive experiences that transcended the five senses.
In the misty field beyond the intellect, where luminous dreams are made manifest, I discovered that real magic exists. Having little planned (beyond completing my dissertation) infused each moment with a curious blend of urgency (I couldn’t put off writing my dissertation forever) and ease. Like a desert wanderer I learned to relish the uncertainty of each moment. Parched, I was always approaching a new abundant oasis. Eventually I recognized, without a doubt, that I was being carried by something much larger than myself.
As with all processes of spiritual emergence, there comes a time we feel like we are losing the magic, our buzzing exuberant frequency seems to drop, and we enter a period of mourning. We find ourselves reluctantly back in the same mundane world. But we aren’t the same. We have been forever changed.
The past year or so has found me gradually more rooted, spending more time in my home city, more consecutive nights in the same bed. Grieving the come down and smiling at the memories, I'm more committed than ever to share my journey.
The time comes for the wild soul to integrate its lessons into human form. I don’t want to become too normal or too boring, but my soul is saying it’s time to settle. The soul doesn’t speak in forevers, only in for nows. It whispers and nudges and hums. And if you are open to listening to it, you trust it, and you just know. You don’t know everything, but you know what’s important, and you strive to let go of the expectations to know more. You commit only to following your heart in each moment and you stay curious.
The night sky is best seen in the darkness. Transpersonal approaches to wellness bring us into an energetic understanding of the complex dynamics that inform our ways of being in the world. Read my article about Family constellations work...