Suspended Between Gravity and Light
Newsletter below, but quick announcement first….
In the next couple months, Dan and Emily are offering another round of their Science, Myth, Magic, & Mystery and Empowered Empath & Sage Soul courses to brave journeyers who are ready for a deep dive into the field. Participation in either class requires a 1:1 consultation.
While celebrating our birthdays last month, Emily, Dan, and his daughter Rosie were in a swimming pool on Cape Cod when an osprey floated directly over our heads and parked there for a good half-hour. The wind was nearly at a gale. The sky was low and spitting rain. The bird hovered effortlessly, so still it might have been perched on an invisible wall, as it stared intently down at us. We agreed the bird was there for the party. The past year for each of us held a rich journey into the mysteries of descent, initiation, and ascension and the osprey’s presence reflected this back to us in different and unique ways.
These birthdays marked a time where we are committing to our shared movement and evolution of our practice, showing up to write what Seeing with Your Heart has revealed, and creating space in our lives and schedule to drop deeper into our teachings and the voltage of our purpose. We blocked daily time in our calendars and planned trips to sacred places to write; yet, within a couple months of doing so, all plans were cancelled. Beloved friends and family were diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, Dan fractured his leg, Emily injured her back. The plans aligned with our soul’s call to serve at a larger scale shriveled with death present and the need to tend to basic needs on the home front.
Feeling flooded with information, mired in confusion, and systemically concerned, we sought to understand the flow of emotions and sequence of events. Can we make sense of the turn of our lives? What is our place in this constellation and the message of the suffering? How do we tend our desires amidst this abyss? Are we enough to fulfill our life’s intentions and purpose?
Why do we easily accept this visit from the osprey as a greeting card from our magical life? Well… maybe it is because the Great Mother has sent so many of her emissaries – Isis, Inanna, Mary Magdalene, Lilith, Luna, Cybele, Venus, Soraya, Tara, Earth and Ocean, the Queen of Hearts – into our lives so many times that we have come to welcome her presence in all her forms.
She often arrives when we hold questions that lead us into the Mystery with answers far beyond our comprehension. She tells us that the eye of the heart is how we know ourselves, understand our lives, connect to our ancestors, and to the realms beyond human senses. Our heart can see the webs of trauma that entangle us and the abundant resources that free us. The strength to ease the suffering around us comes as we expand our capacity to trust our inner vision, include it in our everyday, and offer it as a gift to the external world.
That osprey suspended between heaven and earth reminded Dan of the Cosmic Egg and Emily of the soul that hovers between the infinite universe and human condition. In birth, the Egg falls and shatters; yet, the soul is said to linger a while and join the body in womb a few months before birth. Before descent into form, each soul agrees to receive a systemic inheritance of family blessings and burdens, genetics and fate, and a life trajectory shaped by the cells, skin, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status of this body’s place in the family, community, and world. Our soul takes on a life of suffering, purpose, and possibilities and together with the body it inhabits, it navigates the lessons, experiences, and unfolding contracts.
We see time and time again that traumas endured by the body send fragments of the soul to the infinite universe, separating it from its human form. Clinical practitioners may call this disassociation; however, we believe there’s a communion happening between soul and its council, a protection, a remembering of “why” one might have incarnated. For some, the soul returns as safety is secured; however, for others, a soul retrieval is required as there may be some form of rejecting the human experience, relationships, or guidance to stand tall among the resistance it faces in a world so far from its truth.
A Seeing with Your Heart Constellation seeks to unify the soul with the body, its council with the ancestors, and purpose with embodiment. Like the Cosmic Egg, like an osprey poised to dive, like a person wracked with anxiety, closed throat or recurring ailments, we stand at the edge of the abyss, face the blackness, the infinite depth … and jump. Fall into the abyss until you hit the river. Sink like a stone into the primordial soup of origination. Touch the bones of all who were slaughtered and all who wielded the sword without mercy.
Not until then will the resource appear. The soul asks, “How can I feel safe, open my voice, have a healthy body and claim full expression? How can I fulfill my purpose?” The resource answers, “Know my story, include it, and if you will, tell it.”
These are the stories of ancestors, some known and some forgotten. Sometimes, there are mythic beings, gods or goddesses. One of our circle members, Laura Beckingham, has been heeding the call to write down the words of The Muse, a girl from 1570s northern England who grew-up just before the witch hunts stalked, caged, and finally burned her and her kin.
“I will become the bird, in the sky where they can’t find me. I will keep it all safe for us and one day I’ll come back to land,” the Muse told Laura.
As the osprey hovers and stares overhead, the eyes of our heart meet the eyes of the Muse and we re-member our initiation and invocation to ascend. The Muse, the birds, are not only stories, not only keys to decipher our inner patterns, they are nodes of consciousness that arrive to show us who we are, why we are here, and invite us to embody the infinite on Earth.
The cycle of birth, death and rebirth suspends us between gravity and light, between the beauty of art and the bloodlust of war, between the blooming spring and ecological destruction. With our feet held to the earth, our vision reaching to the stars, in the dance of light and shadow, we receive support. We are human. We are enough.
The Science, Myth, Magic & Mystery class offers a phenomenological and experiential map of where we came from, how we got here and what pathways lead us forward into a new evolutionary way. When you were taught that “myth” is a false story, “magic” is conjured illusion and “mind” is what your brain makes, you were indoctrinated into the worldview designed to stifle self-expression and spiritual awareness.
This experience is designed to support your own contribution to the evolution of human consciousness. The class is offered in two parts: group Zoom video gatherings and private sessions. In the private sessions, you and Dan will set up your personal Constellations to identify and release hidden entanglements and free up forward movement towards any big life intention or desired outcome. On the group calls, we will all come together to learn about human life on the mythological, historical and cultural levels. These classes will feature collective Constellations where the field will be our teacher.
The Empowered Empath & Sage Soul program is a 6 month deep dive and sacred circle where you will be met and seen while anchoring into your unique blueprint of humanness, energetic voltage, and desired soul expression.
You didn’t arrive on this Earth, in this time, to shrink away from the embers of your deepest truths, to dim your light, or doubt your soul. This life is your invitation. This human body is your portal. Truth is your compass. The family and time you were born into – even if extremely painful – is the training ground for your soul’s evolution.
We will come together to support you to:
* Explore the threads of your existence and uncover the mystery of who you are and why you are here
* Develop self-trust to step into your gifts and confidence to use your voice
* Create daily, weekly, and monthly practices for self-care, everyday life, and the sacred tasks that help you actualize your intentions
* Break ground on your projects, dreams and deepest desires in a way that inspires and supports you
* Enhance your intuition, learn to navigate the dimensions, and channel insights from beyond that elevate your life and others
* Receive high-level mentoring from Emily and your online cohort for healthy, balanced manifestation and soul care
If you are interested in working individually with us, we welcome you to schedule a Free Discovery Session to tune-in to your heart, challenges, vision, and intentions. Together we will identify some of the inherited patterns present and the pathways to create space for the possibility of the future calling you forward. We will answer any questions you have about the program and explore whether it is the right fit for you.