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.
As I transition my practice out of the St. Denis, a building that has housed many famous historical figures, both material and immaterial (read a great piece on the building here), I also sign a lease on a new residence. Committing for 12 months feels like a lot, but it is a decision that I feel ready for, and as someone who has been gracefully roaming through others’ spaces for as long as I have been, I am having fun creating a home of my own.
Spiritual emergence is all about coming home to the authentic Self. The process is unpredictable by nature and therefore misunderstood in our mainstream culture. If you would like to learn more about the process of spiritual emergence, join us this Tuesday evening March 13th at 7pm for a community dialogue I am hosting for The Institute for the Development of Human Arts on the Lower East Side. And don’t forget, our closing Women’s Soul Circle at The St. Denis will be this Friday 3/16! Our March theme is “manifestation,” so bring the clarity of your desires and message me to request an invitation.
If you would like to get involved with TCS in any way or are interested in personal sessions to support your process, I’d be happy to speak with you. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. Send me a message to get the conversation started.
With love and curiosity,
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