To walk this path I must be willing to listen to my heart, feel my body, be open to guidance. I must be impeccable and discerning. One step I may be on the path, the next step not. How will I know? How will I be able to be this impeccable and present to the presence of the Path?
Oh, I am getting that this is a not a vacation pilgrimage...one led by the ego that says "I am a pilgrim! Yippee! Aren't I wonderful?" This is a pilgrimage of the soul and heart...one that demands that I pay attention, listen, honor, relate, connect - to my Self, to the Earth, to Spirit, to the Path - to what is being asked of me, to come through me, to where I place my next step.
This is the pilgrimage of the warrior.
Who is a warrior? What is a warrior? Why a warrior?
Last week, I came across this picture on a post on Facebook, from Inner Solace. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it was a gift for me to receive...BE A WARRIOR OF YOUR OWN LIFE AND THRIVE!
I took on this 100 Day Exercise Challenge 44 days ago when again, I saw a post on Facebook and somehow I just knew that this was exactly what I needed to do...felt it in my bones and belly. My intention for 2014 is "EMBODIMENT" and it was an intuitive knowing extending from this intention that caused me to step in and commit to exercising my body every day for 100 days. I can walk as well, but walking doesn't count as my exericise. I love walking, will always walk, and it's not my edge. Exercising - toning, stretching, strengthening, feeling - my body is my edge and challenge. I've avoided it for as long as I can remember. I've even realized over the course of the past 43 days that I get easily intimidated around my body and exercise and that my response/reaction to intimidation is to pull out, avoid and disregard the intimidator. Exercise, and feeling intimidated, uncoordinated, weak, clumsy, stupid have all been lumped together for me, so I haven't really exercised since well, let me put it this way, a really, really long time. Done some half hearted stuff, but nothing with a clear commitment and container like this.
Oops. Got interrupted writing this blog a few days ago. I am going to post this as is right now, knowing that this exploration will be an ongoing. Today is the new moon, new month, new season (almost!), and new opportunities! Wondering what it will take for my emerging Inner Warrior to get me out in the heavy spring snow to walk the Gaiam labyrinth under the new moon as an invitation to connect with her deepest dreams and sacred visions?
Want to join me? Today, 1pm in Louisville. It's free. Here's the link for more info.