Gifts from the Frontlines...
For those who show up...however they can for love
An eclipsing moon in the East greeted me when opening my door to the still dark day. Before early morning chores (before I fed my two cats—Smith and Wesson, before even coffee…), I saw, but did not know, if the show was almost done or just beginning. However, I knew with a different part of me that it was to be spectacular.
This is the oh-so-human way of discerning: head and heart. These days, as a hospice chaplain, and caregiver to caregivers, I listen more carefully now.
The eclipsing heart is unbalanced... (read more...click below)
But when head and heart are aligned, they are more...
Gratefully, it is no longer head or heart for me. I no longer eclipse the powerful, and resilient longings and discontents of my heart for those of only logic or strategy.
Superman's Heart is whole. That is a superpower.
It is no longer head vs. heart for me. That Divine prizefight was won by the boss of me (aka my kindly kingdom within), my heart, in my caregiving years. I had heard on the radio yesterday just enough information that the moon would be a triple play: a blue moon (2nd one in the month…), bigger than usual and a full eclipse.
It was enough data, that the “lizard brain”, primitive parts of me were comfortable enough to not send out panicky hormones that a deity was ruining my day by ending the world. We have progressed beyond that. (Haven’t we?)
This is good news.
Accessing Great Power
When we choose to listen to all of our parts…and decide which one is the boss of us, we access great power. We all have this in us, as human beings, should we choose to accept the mission.
Choose a wiser path in balancing our head and heart is more effort and twofold:
· being more self-aware (am I reacting out of a fear-based neural road?) and
· acting in alignment with self-respect and self-care (as in taking sweet small steps of action…)
From this place of balance, (i.e. taking care of myself while I care for my others) we access resilience.
The moon does not take the place of the sun, neither are eclipsed. They both are archetypically represented by:
· • The Moon: as right brain, feeling, intuition, & our heart-felt natures
· • The Sun: left brain, logic, intellect, and action
They align and overlap in harmony. It is a spectacular, celestial thing to see.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a
faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the
servant and has forgotten the gift."—Albert Einstein
You can change in a heartbeat... in this moment with sweet, small steps. It will create a kinder world for you, your family, and the world.