The word pilgrimage has been coming up a lot lately. A sacred voyage.
Often described as a voyage to another place, somewhere away, somewhere immersed in an alternative reality. To find communion with oneself, out of everyday disparity.
A new immersive experience. And a new personal and world view. A chance to review and renew.
A valid way to reconnect, and explore, a different cosmology of experiences, and situations, foreign. To tap into something that has been uncommon. A new dimension, and way of gaining clarity. Of an issue. A wound needing healing. A clean depth of feeling. A more peaceful way of being.
And embracing the notion that all of life is a holy endeavour, a sacred pilgrimage, an opus dei. A meaningful, symbolic, purposeful harmonic. Where every experience can be opened like a gift of potential musicality. A divinely choreographed dance of poetry. Every day. Joyful pleasure and practicality. That we are each creating.
And, with every journey, is a plethora, an orchestra, a walk with nature. An experience of the wild and tame. A gentle experiment. A passionate learning, and contentment. An ordinary extraordinary. And vice versa. So much to see. Heartfelt. Mindful. Soulfully clear.
No matter where you are or go, or where you stay, your inner castle is always right there. And every exchange a rich wholesome sphere.
I have been revisiting Robert Bly’s writing and poetry again, this past weekend. His book Iron John was passed to me some years ago by a dear friend. Opened like a gift of wisdom, repeating, in earnest. With the author’s note and prologue enough to reconnect me again. To something Robert Bly said, that resonated so strongly, way back when.
What is most alive of all is inside your own house. And so you are from one holy city to the next.
And so You Are. Alive. Inside. Holy.
In more ways than one. Presented with a new opportunity. For a new pilgrimage. In this brand new world of beginning.
You are your home. Your essence. Always. Wherever you are. Wherever you go. Wherever you stay. Whatever you do. Moment by moment. Your pilgrimage is always emerging. On your life’s journey. Passionately from within. A playful poetry. Of the novel, the deeper, the truer thing. Always ready, to begin, and begin, and begin…
Many happy pilgrimage beginnings, in these extraordinary times in which we are living.
SaraSwati Shakti is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, educator, adviser and coach with success influencing and leading individual, organisational and social change and transformation. She received her graduate Diploma of Counselling and Psychotherapy from Jansen Newman Institute and a Bachelor of Business and Graduate Certificate in Adult Education from University of Technology, Sydney. Sara works with professionals to assist them to hero their next stage of leadership development, to create more fulfilling lives and vibrant workplaces, and to move gracefully through a process of successful transition.
Copyright. All rights reserved. Adapted from an article written by SaraSwati Shakti in lovingpsycheblogspot in 2013.