"We are Conduits of Light here to Inspire Transformation" - Jemma
Lets face it. We are all Game changers.
At some point we have realized that there is more to this journey we call life than meets the eye.
Once we step onto our path it, it can often be very challenging and we wonder why the hell we signed up in the first place!!
But we have come for a reason. And we are all in this together.
Isn't that awesome?!
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I faced the fire yesterday. It was one of the most intense situations of my life, and it taught me so much.
I was meant to be facilitating a retreat this weekend up in the Byron hinterland. I arrived late Friday night to the smell of smoke in the air from fires burning throughout the state.
My brother that has been the custodian of this property for 30 years was aware and cautious but not too alarmed. Usually the Forrest up here is thick and lush and not too prone to Bush fires. But it hasn’t rained properly for 6 months and everything is as dry as chips.
Little did we realise how fast and decisive The spirit of fire can be.
I went to bed around midnight, my sleep extremely disturbed. I dreamt I was burning up and woke suddenly not being able to breath properly with the smoke getting heavy.
Next moment my dear sister Danni is calmly shaking me saying we need to grab what we can and go, quickly.
The wind had shifted and the blaze had moved toward us. Embers had flown into the yard of the 100 year old timber farm house and started spot fires.
When I went to take my things to the car I looked up to see a bright orange sky revealed. I ran back inside to get my remaining bags and by the time I came back out a minute it so later, the sky was glowing red.
As calmly as possible, we gathered our things. My brother was leaving behind his life and home of 30 years and it was touching to see that he had chosen to bring only his guitar, his Buddha statue and his cat Puss.
On the way down the drive, more spot fires. It felt surreal.
At the end of the drive, to the right of the road the mountain was completely on fire. And it was close. Less than a kilometre away. As terrifying as it was to see and feel the fury of the fire, the speed and decisiveness of where it decided to rage, it was also magnificent. The forces of nature so gargantuan I felt like a tiny blip on the radar.
The colour was like nothing I’ve ever seen. Neon fluorescent red. The flames like a Phoenix rising from the ashes of the Mountain.
Then the embers rained down on my car, hitting the windscreen as I did my best to stay calm, talking in prayer to my guiding Mountains, Masters of Light and the Guardians of the land.
We reached the bottom safely. Needless to say we cancelled our retreat and called in prayers from our participants for our brothers house, and all the beings, animal and human affected by these fires.
There have been losses of life. Of what we hold dear. Yet still in the chaos there is beauty. Gifts to be received.
I faced a fire. I have my life. That short moment in time has strengthened my resilience immensely.
It re ignited my respect for the power of Pachamama and deepened my trust in the wisdom of how life unfolds, even when it seems to make no sense.
Everything in life is constantly going through a cycle of birth, life, destruction and resurrection.
There are messages here if we chose to hear them.
Our Pachamama is speaking. Are we prepared to listen? She wants our attention, she needs us to harmonise.
As with every relationship, there needs to be a balance of power. When water is weak (we have had no rain) then fire take charge and gets out of control. It comes back to creating harmony. Within ourselves and our relationships to each other. In our relationship to our our planet.
Our planet is in chaos, we have forgotten how to harmonise. So there in, is a potent directive toward the work that needs to be done.
** needless to say, we didn’t stop for a selfie!
These fires are still raging.
What will come after this destruction, is new life. The slate is cleaned and cleared and there is an opportunity for new ways. New growth. We need to wake up, do our part and then trust in the perfection of the divine plan and literally and metaphorically surrender ourselves to the transformation of the fire, by receiving the gifts that are here for us now.
You can help by making an offering of a heart felt prayer.
To the rains, imagine your feet soaked in the earth as if the rains have already come. See her soothe the fire bringing nourishment and new life. Make a promise to treat all waters of the earth as sacred.
To the winds, feeling the stillness and calm. Decide to cultivate more stillness and calm within ourselves and in our lives.
To our Mother Earth - with a promise to walk with more awareness and respect. To honour her more and take less. To walk with Ayni. To make more offerings of heart gratitude and love.
And to the Sacred Fire - as we surrender ourselves to transformation we hear your call to temper the fires within. To watch our actions and reactions. We are listening we are ready to harmonise our relationships with ourselves and with others.
To all across that planet that needs our prayers, you have them. Let’s learn from Pachamama, get through this and rise like that Phoenix from these ashes with a commitment to harmonise, all aspects of our lives.
Those aha moments
When the mind
With the wisdom
Of our Soul.
The mind runs around
Doing its best
To intellectualise everything.
It knows the truth
On some level.
It tries its best
To grasp it,
And practice the knowledge.
But the moment of the
Is when the knowledge
We have gone
Beyond the mind.
It has become apart
Of our being.
We walk what we know
From deep within.
It is then,
The lesson is complete.
Til the next lesson
Or opportunity to practice
And the process
How do we know if we are doing what we came here to do?
Because, we are doing it.
There is nothing to more to know. Nothing more to try and figure out. Nothing to strive or force for. Nothing to even contemplate.
The very fact that we are here, walking. Breathing. Living. We are fulfilling our Divine purpose.
Everything that we experience, we have chosen for ourselves before we even came. Everything.
Our birth, our life, our returning. The decisions we make, the beliefs we choose to claim.
It’s all a part of the Sacred path we chose to walk and the Sacred contracts we made.
So let’s just relax a little eh?
Do what feels joyful to our hearts - because it is then that we know we are in alignment with what our souls chose to thrive.
And guess what. If we are struggling, relax even more. Welcome it. Because it’s then that we know we are in alignment with what our souls chose to grow.
All of it is perfect exactly as it is. So why continue to struggle against life with so much non acceptance of what is?
Humans have a wonderful habit of making everything so difficult. We believe if it’s hard - it must be right.
Irony is, it’s that habit that causes our unnecessary suffering.
The Ancient Taosists will tell you the that 😉
Let’s take the struggle out of it and just relax. Let easy be right.
Welcome your naturalness.
Trust in life. It will generously give us all we need.
Trust in the infinite wisdom of what your soul has chosen.
You knew then exactly what you were doing before you came, and if you slow down for a moment and connect back into your divine essence, you’ll see you know exactly what are you are doing right now.
And you are exactly right where you are meant to be.
I couldn’t sleep last night.
So instead of stressing about it, I wrapped my arms around being and declared my deep love for myself.🌹
Feeling the warmth of my own embrace and complete acceptance, I held my inner little Jemsi and soothed her to sleep, as a mother would a new born babe.
As my nervous system received the permission to deeply surrender and let go, I tumbled into a delicious, albeit short, sleep.
From within the void of the darkness a Mountain appeared in my dream wearing a poncho of pure white. It was Apu Ausungate.
As I sat gazing at the Mountain - my Master, I became one with him. And his words tumbled through me shaking every cell of my being like thunder clapping and echoing through an infinite sky. So loudly he woke me with his words.
‘Humbly honour the teacher within.’
And sub text - (‘do not give your power away...’)
I woke with the deep remembering that there is nothing that exists outside of myself. That all I seek lies within me. There is no teacher more wise, no healer more capable than the Master that resides within my own being.
If we are willing to honour ourselves as we would any Master, listen carefully, speak wisely and act with humility, we will find all we need to know, within.
A wise sister once said to me,
‘If we have an issue with someone, We would do well to give ourselves 48 hours to say something to that person.
If you can’t find the time or courage to approach them, or for whatever reason, then drop it. Don’t discuss it with anyone else, just drop it’
It’s easy to fall into the trap of over processing difficult situations that then become grumbly or gossipy.
Worse still, we give volition to something that may need to cool off rather than have more heat added.
After all, we get what we focus our attention on..
Perhaps a good practice would be to choose one trusted person to process with, with a max of 48 hours to approach the person you have the problem with or has the problem with you.
If you can’t confront them for any reason then simply decide to drop it.
If you need to unravel your thoughts and perceptions around the situation then keep it to a minimum and keep it to one or two mentors that give unemotional and unbiased feedback.
Sit with the feeling around the energy and ask ‘what’s in it this for me?’ Take what honestly resonates, drop the rest.
Not so easy in the heat of the moment, but like anything it’s practice.
Most of all don’t judge yourself for processing - but do try to be impeccable with your words and actions.
The question always being -‘what’s the highest version of myself I want to be right now’.
Takes more effort sometimes to choose the high road, but everything is always an inside job.
We can’t ever control others, but we can learn to control our reaction to them. There in lies the mastery. When we are no longer triggered. The growth is complete.
And the next opportunity for growth arises...
Sacred World Traveller, Cacao Priestess, Medicine Woman and Founder/Creator of the Inspirational Raw Vegan food business Naked Treaties - Jemma has a rich and colourful history that has helped forge a light yet insightful wisdom of her life's experiences. She hopes to inspire others on their journey as she shares the triumphs and tribulations of her own. Alway's bringing it back to a place of empowerment and self realisation.