From the email list February 2013...
Playing in from Asheville North Carolina on the inspiration of Charlie…
When I was in Japan – Charlie taught me so many things that connect to this subtle realm from their worldview… many stuck with me. One is a Japanese word (which I don’t remember) that is “those things you just know.” -- the ones you just know in your bones without a reason you know them.
We also were in a deep sensing and intuitive field with so many non-verbal ways (sounds, facial expressions) that helped us tune into deeper knowing and the subtle – out beyond our understanding until we were clear.
The third is how very present the deep connection with Nature understanding is and what these subtle worlds and the world of beauty have to show us.
Today Tenneson and I were listening to a DVD by Richard Rohr and he was talking about the contemplative mind—how very essential it is to our nature as human beings to cultivate the unity consciousness/experience that comes to the contemplative mind and how from this place so many of the things that are in the pre-verbal or intuitive understanding become known – clear.
How sweet to play in from the rich field of learning that is our Japanese AoH mates and the worldview of Franciscan spirituality.
Enjoy and delight in one another and all that is made visible in the worlds present among you.
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I was following with amazement what you were able to achieve in Brazil through the messages on our list serve. I am grateful the discussion now moved to the ning platform. For long I have been exploring working with the subtle worlds, of which there are many approaches, and wanting to make it more accessible. The more we become aware, the more we can co-create. To this aim I have started a group on working with the subtle worlds a couple of years ago, where it would be great to also be able to follow this discussion thread. To found that group was also impacted through experiences in the material world, a practitioners day in the European Commission. I am enjoying, that there are many things that do not need to remain "mystical", they can just make our concrete hosting work much deeper. Looking forward to how this inquiry will unfold and evolve!
Dear Ursula, I so resonate with what you have written here. Coming back from Brazil it is one of the strongest intentions I hold - to feel my way along the continuum of practical and mystical in an expansive practice that allows me to feel the energetic body as strong as the physical body, if not stronger, and to bring that awareness to aliveness every day as consciously as it is unconscious. It is what is already present when I'm in deep hosting work. Love that this is rising to the place of being able to speak it out loud - maybe something to do with the integrity of bringing the whole person to everything and becoming aware of the power of doing that - nothing is missing and more is available.