sacrificial freedom

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Never forget that you are not in the world; the world is in you. When anything happens to you, take the experience inward. Creation is set up to bring you constant hints and clues about your role as co-creator. Your soul is metabolizing experience as surely as your body is metabolizing food…….Deepak Chopra

it’s time for those weighty, dense days…..full of earthy clouds….the perfect paradoxical need between settling into comfort and flying away…..where do we give in?…..may the colors be wild this year……

Our word “sacrifice” comes from the same root as sacred, and sacrifice has to do with making something holy. The worldly and the spiritual are interconnected. And what is the connection across those domains? It is the act of sacrifice. Through sacrifice we acknowledge the connection. Sacrifice starts to give credence to the reality of the living spirit. If we’re going to give up desires, what desire do we use to give up desires? Here comes the answer: We use the desire to offer it all in sacrifice. All of it, even the desire to make the sacrifice, becomes the sacrificial offering. That’s the return to the roots, spiritualizing life through offering up all our acts as the sacrifice for our own transformation. We sacrifice the ego’s goals, and the ego’s individual point of view. We throw every part of ourselves into the fire. Swaha! Take it, God – just let me be free.…..Ram Dass

burning it all up……

All those years
forgetting
how easily
you can belong
to everything
simply by listening.
…..David Whyte

2 thoughts on “sacrificial freedom

  1. It was that kind of day here yesterday…………perfect for a shawl………and yet, the ground is still warm enough that the earth feels bare feet. Something in our bones understands the changing, the sweet leaning into what is yet to become of all our dreams. ❤ May the chill only serve to take your breath in anticipation.

    • we can lean into the changing seasons…..like an old coat…..receptive and held and open…..like all the paradoxes we hold……beauteous bare-boned trees are strong and yet naked……

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