It’s no secret now that we’re at a bit of a craggy crossroads, we humans?
It seems that Life herself is more urgently stirring up the recollection, resurrection, and/or Phoenixing of whole areas of innate and indigenous-soul genius that were submerged, repressed, and/or oppressed in the hard-and-harsh lean into the (too-often heartless) intellect and left-brain ways of being.
This will be no surprise to those whose first-and-foremost purpose is to be (recognized or unrecognized) ‘frequency bringers’ — conduits for a certain consciousness frequency, you might call it, and the ideas, insights, and horizon-edge perspectives that come with it.
These ‘volunteer souls’ have been getting stirred, awakened, marinated, pushed, pulled, Underworld-initiated, and Phoenixed for quite awhile now. (Sound familiar?)
In her Brainpickings article, Effortless Creativity, Maria Popova includes some powerfully and evocatively worded musings related to this ‘urgent need’ for such culture-shifters.
Here are a couple that stirred the creative wellspring within me, and will perhaps stir you as well:
“To produce poets, in this largest Baldwinian sense of creative seers of human truth, seems to be among the most urgent tasks of our time.”
“… the nature of this clarified, magnified deepening of being — concentration as consecration …”
“… her insight ripples outward in widening circles (as Rilke might say) to encompass every kind of writing, all art, and even the art of living itself.”
(She writes) “In the wholeheartedness of concentration, world and self begin to cohere. With that state comes an enlarging: of what may be known, what may be felt, what may be done.”
Popova also includes an illustration from Illustration by Sydney Smith from The White Cat and the Monk, a 9th-century ode to the joy of uncompetitive purposefulness.
The joy of uncompetitive purposefulness …
Producing creative seers of human truth being one of the most urgent tasks of our time.
Very evocative ideas, aren’t they?
They’re clues as well — and those clues illuminate our truest values, intent, sense of meaning, and purpose.
To stir your own innate genius alive and into greater strength — or for Believing Mirror reflections on keeping center and focus in the Phoenixing or transformation process — schedule a Golden Thread coaching series or a Sophiastrology consultation.
Big Love & Stirred-Alive Genius,
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