Keeping in stride with trying to link to stuff I post in other places, here is something I wrote for a blog of… a mystical persuasion. :)
As I coach Level 1 of School of the Modern Mystic and notice the forum conversations hit more personal and often painful notes, I reflect back on my own process and want to share some observations and skills, as they may be helpful.
Evolving, which is what I think this process is – the process many call awakening, etc. – is, at its core, a process of surrendering, a rather unnatural concept to the mind, which likens the experience of surrender to death.
It’s October 24,1931. The ribbon cutting ceremony of the George Washington Bridge – an enormous suspension bridge connecting northern Manhattan to New Jersey – is underway. Our debonaire Mayor is absent, and halfway through proclamations of the bridge’s grandeur, the man introducing the bridge blanks on the chief engineer’s name.