The ART of accepting, reflecting and transforming
We are empowered as we engage and balance all aspects of the matrix. Through the ART processes, a helix of mindful living etched into our day-to-day experiences, we find deeper meaning and realization of our greatest potentials.
until we make the unconscious, conscious, it will direct our lives and we will call it fate ~ Carl Jung
Writing specifically on each part of the ‘ART’ path are developed in pages and posts tagged with the following terms.
A ~ Accepting
R ~ Reflecting
everything is in flux
the earth, time, concepts, love, life, faith, justice, evil
they’re all fluid and in transition; they don’t stay in one form or in one place, ever ~ Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
Moments of spiritual enlightenment and personal growth can be consciously experienced, in different ways, throughout our human existence.
the building blocks
The Art of Accepting, Reflecting and Transforming are the building blocks of our life stories. The narratives of our identities integrate the matrix of body, mind, heart, soul and spirit-energy sources around us. This can be best visualized as a helix-shaped, interconnecting framework.
The narrative is your story (the forest) and you are the protagonist — the main character. Or, you could think of this personal narrative story as a tree in the forest that needs understanding and nourishment in order to reach your potential.
When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.
~ Stephen King
Alchemy is a mix of energy through stages of transformation engaged through observation, insight and reflections. The result is the creation or recombination of the elements of the whole/matrix.
chemistry dissolves the goddess in the alembic, Venus the white queen, the universal matrix down to the molecular hexagons and carbon chains
~ Kathleen Raine, The Human Form Divine
Keeping the Art of Accepting Reflecting and Transforming use them frequently throughout the day in an intertwining way. On this path, enlightenments happen throughout life as we engage more mindfully engaging all parts of the matrix: body, mind, heart, soul and spirit.
In its mature fullness, the human psyche grants us multiple ways to heal our psychological wounds and grow from them. With the ART of living the matrix, we become more consciously intelligent, aware and attuned. It takes work and it takes an intentional attitude.
Transformation isn’t always sweet and bright. It’s can be a dark and murky, painful and pushing. An unraveling of the untruths you’ve carried in your body. A practice in facing your own demons. A complete uprooting may necessary before becoming. ~ Erickson
Through the ART processes of accepting, reflecting, and transforming continually adapt our identity matrix, in part and holistically. Uprooting reflects change from attachments that are unhealthy.
on balance and truth
Heed the dissonance make the call to conscious be the gate-keeper of your thoughts and emotions and bring the soul harmony.
Know the entropy holding fragments that sliver building noise — that storm which distorts the true nature of the pure state, still the mind. that space of pure reflection at the center of the image you were born with.
~ David Whyte
Ironically, while we need to uproot from being ‘stuck’, it is a process which inherently necessitates rooting into nature with a solid footing. It is those connections within yourself and with the world around you which sustain healthy growth.
With a well-developed Self, you can seek to restore and enhance the more-than-human world and to co-conceive and co-create a healthy, mature, life-enhancing, inclusive life.
Understanding and establishing balance, cohesive all 5 attributes of the life matrix and participating in the healthy evolution of the species and our planets is a purposeful, cooperative, inter-connected existence.
If we engage the earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
The more consciously engaged you are with these processes, the more agency you have in the transformations within your narrative.
the art of the soul journey
dream the impossible
romance the world
feel and honour
relationship with all species with all habitats
embrace the difficult wisdom of paradox
with the artistry to revitalize
our enchanted and endangered
As we work through and beyond being ‘stuck’, physically, emotionally and mentally, that we get down to the heart, soul and spirit of things.
What we “actually need is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of us….the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled” by you.
That is where the most vital energies can be sourced to support a balanced, healthy matrix. It is an ongoing process of creating enhanced, conscious soul journey.
~ namasté, Leah J. 🕊
🕊 embracing mindful, empowering transformations🕊
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