Openhand Facilitator Rich West just recently released his new book, "Awakening through Change" which he self-published, and it's inpsired me to start this forum thread... "Sharing Your Creative Expression". Creativity is a tremendous way to unleash hidden aspects of your soul.
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Okay folks, roll up, roll up. What stimulates your inquiry right now? What's going on in your life and what are you exploring into? Come pull up a pew and share a blog with us all. You never know what you might get back!
Wondering if I may ask some advice please.
I've recently moved into a share house with a mum and daughter.
It's a beautiful property with a stream running through it and two lovely dogs. I really love the land and the dogs and felt I was meant to be here for a period of time.
I was robbed. Someone broke into my apartment neatly using some kind of wire and hook through the mail box to open the lock when I was away. I didn’t have much jewellery, some necklaces and bracelets, some rings, one which had belonged to my mother and my old wedding ring etc. - so they all are gone now. First I felt the shock, then all kind of fears, what if they come back and so on. Didn’t sleep much that night.
This is an invitation for inquiry into your animal spirit guides in your life. From the Robin in your garden to the Snail in your plot. From the Lioness in the Savanas to the spider in your barn. From the dog you are the guardian of to the seagull roaming the skies.
This is my very recent story that sparked this inquiry:
I read Open's post tonight about the void being infinite potential and not having a pre-ordained path. I was then at my meditation spot doing some creative writing (song lyrics are the thing right now - working with a couple local musicians that flowed into my path). It has been just amazing for me lately as I have been going through some major expansions after source pain being processed. I used to get bursts of spontaneous writing but now it seems like if I am just open and quite in that void (or the limited amount that I experience) it's like getting pinged with the next line.
Dear Openhand Community,
It's been a year since I last wrote anything on the Forums. I had a dream last night about going to an Openhand workshop, which has prompted me to write again.
I sometimes struggle with thoughts & feelings of spiritual pride, & it bothers me when these are present, as I feel that I shouldn't have them, that they are wrong in some way, & I wonder how I can stop them, or move beyond them more quickly.
This morning I experienced a wave of spiritual pride, & was having thoughts such as:
I was wondering the Openhand perspective on solar eclipses. Intuitively to me, it feels like a gateway/opportunity to lose what no longer serves and embrace a new way of being.
This particular coming solar eclipse on August 21 seems to be especially interesting as it coincides with new moon. Also according to the short video by the Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom, this one seems special as it starts in north west of Pacific waters (mention of Lemuria) and ends over Canaries (remnants of Atlantida).
Hi Open! Namaste:)
I have been a consistent reader and follower of Openhand since past few years. Whenever I have had doubts you have always guided me. I am so thankful for the universe that I am guided by a master hand of yours. Thank you immensely.
Oh man I'm so gutted beautiful Chester has passed from linkin park. His words and ability to express his pain has got me through many of stages of the cross. Had to share this video. With much respect to him.
I don’t think I have every started a topic, but I see lots of brave souls posting on the Openhead site, so here goes….
I have seen a common theme in people’s awaking and soul journey where they say they have felt apart from others around them, not really fitting in. For me I have always felt this way, as though I am present, but slightly off kilter with people around me. It is hard for me to put this into words, but the analogy I can use is square pegs and round holes, but for me it is more an oval peg in a round hole. Nearly there, but not quite.
OK - here's one JUST FOR FUN!
We all love synchronicity. It comes in all sorts of ways. Sometimes it's life changing; at other times it's the universe having a good old laugh; and then there's the gorgeous synchronicity where it feels like the cosmos is giving you a big etheric hug.
Whatever it is please do feel free to share your 'synchronicity of the day' here below...