Greetings, Luminous One,
My Sacred Scotland tour has come to a beautiful close. One of the reasons I like to do these trips to sacred places is because they demand Authenticity.
Whether in an cathedral or oak grove, being present in sacred space requires a dropping of the crusty bits that tend to collect in our fields over time and keep us from being our true selves.
We can't help it - we're all subject to conditioning, and it's important to be honest about that.
Spend at least 2 consecutive nights sleeping under the stars (preferably with no tent) or out at sea in a sailboat to experience something amazing... pretense begins to fall away because it's completely useless in the natural world.
The great thing is, you don't really have to try - it just happens. And freedom follows...
Nature is inherently Authentic and so we must be, too.
Our travelers didn't know one another when we started wending our way through the highlands, the lowlands and the cities where we've experienced a thorough winnowing of the conditioning I referred to above.
Good land has a way of honing a person "down to the essence" of who they are.
And this good land has done its work on us.
As each sacred site invited us to be more clear, receptive and sensitive to the whispers of the place, who we were began to melt into who we are now and why we were called here in the first place.
By the time we were told what our mission would be, we were ready for it.
For anyone has watched Outlander, you'll be familiar with the bloodbath that occurred when the independence-seeking Scots finally succumbed to the English forces at Culloden.
We were asked to help release souls from that battleground, as well as engage with the ley lines to provide fuel for a restoration of sovereignty for the Scots.
In such circumstances, one can only show up Authentically, vulnerably, and joyfully to do the work.
According to Merlin, we were successful - to what extent, we don't know, but we sincerely hope that some release occurred so that the land (and its people) can be repaired all these centuries later.
Perhaps we'll know when Scotland finally regains its independence.
So, who will you inspire with your Authentic work this week? :)