Guest Blog by Thomas Michael Clute
Invocation: as we traverse the times and tides of our lives, may we take sacred pause to breathe into the Mystery of our Being, and re-member we are also being Breathed by that same Mystery.
We all long for connection. Connection is the nature of things, and it is our nature too. Once we truly connect to this great truth, we are able to once again merge into and with this great truth, and in the process, finding our way home by continuously feeling into our internal guidance system of feeling, intuition, subtle energetic attunement as to what we are being called to in this synchronous moment.
We find ourselves being carried along, even as we carry on with what deeply moves, inspires and touches our hearts to express.
The journey to this place I might call serenity, or more playfully, “EnoughVille,” (the mythical village I invented just outside of Las Vegas “Where too much is never enough”) is the adventure of our lives unfolding from moment to moment from wherever we find ourselves, to where we long to be, and I dare say, that place of peace, is what we seek.
What is peace? To me, as I reflect, it includes an awareness of resonance throughout, of alignment, flow, and synchronicity that in a way is unexplainable yet palpably felt. The metaphor is that of a reservoir from within, an endless ocean of oneness and unity enveloping through and through our awareness. We might call this mindfulness. It is a gentle awareness enfolding our consciousness like the sky holding the clouds. It is panoramic in nature.
If this is the state of being we all seek, how do we get there?
We get there, I submit, through INTENTIONALITY, or CHOOSING, and even deeper, with developing habits of intentional awareness, REALIZING, that this is it, and we are that.
The Relatedness itself brings us home to our own nature, which is itself the Nature of being in the Nature of things, which I submit is a sacred circle.
We find ourselves following our hearts, full of wisdom, compassion and infinite intelligence connected to the Mystery of all Being, including our own.
We finally accept that there is nothing better to do with ourselves and our lives than to Surrender to that which longs for itself within us. This is coming home to Life. This is the Sacred Way. Welcome Home.
“Towards an Ecology of We”
Thomas Clute, MSW
Sacred Personhood Researcher and Explorer