My friend and compadre, Dayna, shared this Parabola Magazine interview yesterday (thanks, Dayna!).
It’s good holiday-time and Season of Lights inspiration, to be sure, and well beyond this season, too.
This particular interview features the wisdom, inspiration, and sharp insight of Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, a wisdom teacher (and author, etc.) who has been one of my ‘Way Illuminators’ and guides since one of my spiritual mentors, Lynda Terry, pointed me his way in 2006 or 2007.
Yet over the initiation-intensive years since 2006 or so, and each time I revisit the wisdom that’s come through him — or visit it anew via interviews like this one — I’m reminded, refreshed, and renewed. And each time, I understand it a bit more deeply, or ‘see with new eyes’.
I particularly appreciate Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee’s sharp insight, his deep love for both Beloved and Earth, his devotion to the purpose we might have and the gifts we might bring into these Transformation Times, and his being a voice for the re-emerging Feminine (his teacher was Mrs. Irina Tweedie).
I also appreciate his willingness to be unflinching about the existence of evil, and the importance … the vitalness … of being ‘good medicine‘ however we’re destined to be that.
Here’s an excerpt, and you’ll find the link to the full interview just after.
“I think life is also a love affair because the world is created out of love, and it’s a question of whether one has the patience, the openness to learn to be present in life, to learn to have an open heart, to allow life to tell you its story.”
You see our destiny and the destiny of the Earth are bound together in ways we don’t understand and if you allow life to speak to you, if you learn to listen to life, it’s not about what “I” want from life.”
“Sadly in America they’ve misunderstood following your dream or living your dream or destiny—it’s become like a product or lifestyle.”
“We are part of life’s dream, we are part of life’s destiny. We belong to this living oneness, this beautiful suffering wholeness. We need to find this thread of the real story of our life—not the story that we see on the television or the news, not even the story our parents tell us—but the real story of our life; you can follow that.”
“I was taken by a story and turned inside out and was taken to other realities, to other continents, and was consumed by a story. For most people probably it’s not so dramatic, but in a way it’s the same story. It is life’s story, it is the Beloved’s story—it is the one story. But it’s whether we are prepared to say yes to it. Yes?” ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee interviewed by Parabola Magazine.
Muse food to invite inspiration:
What’s the story you’re living?
What are your ‘purpose clues’?
What’s your role in this ‘Great Shift’ and transformation-time that’s underway?
For clues and insights, have a look at the Holiday Year-End specials for readings and consultations.