Some 10 years ago, I came across a beautiful book entitled, Awakening the Energies of Love, by Anne Hillman.
I will never forget that book because it revealed to me, in hindsight, the “spiritual growth reason” why I left a religious organization some four years prior. You may agree with me that, at times, there are experiences we are not fully aware of, guided by some mysterious hands; that episode of mine in 2007 was one of those moments. A long period of both confusion, driven by an unconscious knowing, and liberation, if that makes any sense.
I will post below a portion of my blog bio where I quote the passage that serendipitously ‘opened my eyes.’
I believe these Energies of Love have been awakened for some time and, now that we are over the hump, what are we going to do with the said Energies?
Eclipse season is upon us and this Thursday, June 10th, at 6:53 am New York time, will mark the second of its kind; an annular solar eclipse.
In the solar phenomenon that takes place in front of my eyes every evening (in the above or attached photo), I can clearly perceive a membrane surrounding the setting sun. A very alive membrane, with perhaps, as the golden balls whirling around demonstrate, some Love acolytes.
What a perfect time to create when we are fully supported by the Sun of Understanding!
Hence the questions,
What will this solar eclipse allow me to create?
Both within and without?
Out of love.
Still perplexed about the ‘why’ behind my decision, I one day came across the following passage in a book by Anne Hillman (Awakening the Energies of Love). I suddenly understood what had happened and peace dawned on me.
“It wasn’t until my mid-forties that I mentioned my dilemma with the church to a colleague who’d once been a Dominican priest. He told me the story of a beautiful tree in the center of a garden, surrounded by a high stone wall. He likened the tree to a person searching for the sacred, and the wall to the boundaries defined by her religion.
He concluded by saying:
The tree needs to grow out of the garden. Its branches need room to expand and spread wide. They need to reach far outside the garden’s walls, for they cannot be contained by the wall’s limits. But the tree always remains rooted in the garden.”
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