Illuminated mushrooms

In my practice, I often encounter people who channel angels, talk to guides, communicate with plant spirits and have a variety of other magical seeming gifts to which I can lay no claim. For many years, however, I have been blessed with what I call The-Guardian-of The-Right-Thing-At-The-Right-Time. 

Whether it’s at the library, a store, or in my own home, at key moments of decision or change, I am frequently presented with EXACTLY the right piece of information at EXACTLY the right moment. Most recently, while sorting through a box in my kids’ closet, I unearthed a Caroline Myss CD called Your Primal Nature: Connecting With The Power Of The Earth.

In this blog – and in my own life – I’ve been struggling with an inquiry into courage: where it comes from, how it is cultivated and how it can be instilled into the lives of my clients, my readers and my self so that we can all lead lives of greater intuition, truth and purpose.

On Your Primal Nature, Myss suggests that – because the instructions of intuition can seem so daunting and ridiculously risky – we MUST connect with our tribe and we MUST connect with the earth in order to enact those instructions.  

It is only through GROUNDING ourselves in those relationships – with our tribe and with the planet – that we can experience the fearlessness that comes with feeling SAFE and which  is a necessary component of living in alignment with one’s truth.

Without that sense of safety and security that comes from knowing your place – in the tribe and in the physical world – very little is possible in the way of change or transformation, no matter how badly we want it.

In one way or another, I’d been saying the same thing to my clients for quite some time, but until I heard Myss put it so plainly, it hadn’t really clicked.

Without love – truly loving and being loved – and without feeling at home in the world – whether it’s the garden, the woods, the ocean or the desert – we can only fantasize about living peacefully in alignment with higher instructions and inner wisdom. Otherwise, we are bound to terrify ourselves and recoil from our own gifts, in fear of what people will think and all that we have to lose.

So, call someone and feel the love. Go outside and feel the peace. And then take one of those small risks so necessary to living your truth: knowing a little more that you belong with your tribe and in your world.