..the space in between...
4 years ago, I serendipitously arrived on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi. When I walked down to the ghats for the first time, I was flooded with deja vu. Death and that time-space between death and birth was immediately very tangible, present and serious. The smell of burning flesh, the never-ending flames, the bathers…it was another dimension that demanded my entire awareness. Dead bodies were being cremated on the banks of the river, and the ashes were released into the holiest river in India. To end life in this way, is believed to end the cycle of death and rebirth, a final liberation, moksha, returning back to the Divine.
In this place, everything became more alive, more potent, more precious. Life was rich and overflowing with infinite energy. And at the same time, a crystal clear stillness echoed through everything. Every moment, every breath, every sensation, every sound, every color, every person was truly exquisite.
With the recent collective shift of energy, as busy-ness has slowed, and awareness of our mortality is heightened, these moments of potency have become more accessible. I’ve been mostly hermiting for the past 6 years, on a solo exploration following my curiosity and my adventurous soul to places where time and space cease to exist as we know it. It’s not been an easy practice to return to the States, where busy-ness as usual is prevalent. But something else is happening. We are opening to something new, and many are discovering depths of creativity, peace, emotion, stillness, beauty, inquiry. We get to explore another dimension, one that’s precious and hard to describe, yet we feel it’s exactly what we needed all along.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Energy Healing, Plant Medicine Integration, Coach, Writer