Stargazer Li says we are learning to “have our more vast cosmic selves and our Earth selves together with a portal between so we are living that fullness and that more dimensional experience of space and time.”
First thing this morning I listened to the latest podcast from Stargazer Li, this one on Moon 3, a period of time we entered this past Sunday. I’ve been following Li’s calendar, loosely, and now more deeply, for a few years. Founded on the Mayan calendar, this spiraling pathway inspires an integral view, a new relationship with time, and profound transformation.
Li says we are learning to “have our more vast cosmic selves and our Earth selves together with a portal between so we are living that fullness and that more dimensional experience of space and time.” An expansive self-view such as this may feel overwhelming or ungraspable, yet humans have been on this learning path for ever so long. Haven’t we? Through art, ritual, intellectual growth, and spiritual practice we have reached for what we imagine lies beyond the mundane and tangible. We have created religion, culture and civilization, great edifices that stretch our puny individual scale. But haven’t we lost something along the way? Our gratitude and respect for our bodies, the human scale, the present moment, the essential substance of the mundane? How dependent are we on things remaining “stable” and on being “in control”? We suffer the illusion that we have the power to fix space and time, and to stop the natural cycles of change.
This is how I interpret and apply Li’s guidance – now is the time to nourish roots and branches, hold the paradox of the mundane and the cosmic in ourselves and with each other. Li calls this “living with the portals open.” As leaders, we bring vision and innovation with our feet firmly planted in the dirt. As both change makers and change receivers, we prepare to be flexible and to be journeyers into the unknown in this 21st Century, knowing what is priority to carry with us and what to shed.
– each morning or evening, draw three columns on a piece of scrap paper or in your journal – 1) What am I grateful for? 2) What do I wish to attract/create? 3) What am I ready to let go of? Spend 5-10 minutes completing the columns. Don’t worry about what you said yesterday or the day before, or whether it’s all perfectly consistent. Let these responses arise from your heart-mind-spirit-body right in your present-moment-knowing. Daily, you will be steeping yourself in your own refining process and honing your journey skills.
Until next time – feel free to be quirky!