Openhand Festive Message - "Guiding Light"

Submitted by Open on Mon, 12/24/2018 - 07:06

Hi Everyone in the Openhand Virtual Community - wherever you are in the world, a fond "greetings" at this festive time. I have to admit it's not always been my favourite time of year - where the excessive conusmption and distraction seem to go into overdrive. However, I've come to manage it much better in recent times. It can also be a great time of connection and renewal, taking time to reflect and open a space for New Year energies to come through...

No matter what the distraction or sense of obligation, nevetheless, there's always the underlying guiding light of the flow. And as long as we stay open in mind and heart enough, then it'll speak to us. This last weekend I was visiting family up in the UK midlands, and as I was driving back down to my home on Dartmoor, I felt a pull to pop into the old Openhand 'haunt' of Glastonbury - it's always been a tremendous vibe and energy - a key Gaia centre, where lots of transformative energy moves.

As I entered the outskirts of the village, thoughts came to mind of a Shaman friend I'd known there over the years, and the heart-felt feeling that it would be nice to connect and share some festive 'bonhomie'. I've never had his address or phone number though, we always just relied on the flow to connect us. So as I was entering the town, heading toward a favoured parking space I know, instead the pull took me to a supermarket on the edge of town. It was one of those quiet, almost imperceptable heart flutters that would be so easy to ignore or override. But having long since realised the great value of such subtlety, I responded and followed it. The supermarket carpark was packed full of Christmas shoppers, and fortunately instead, the flow guided me to a staff carpark, which was also full, but as I entered, a car started to reverse out. As I pulled past the car, what a wonderful joy to see that it was the car of my Shaman friend - these little gifts from the Universe are utterly wonderful! So we shared a coffee and 'set the world to rights', so to speak. It was a heart-warming way to share some quality friendship time and priceless that the flow connected us in that way.

So I'd encourage all this festive season, enjoy the friends and family connections yes, enjoy a rest yes, but do stay open in heart and mind, do respond to the quiet inner pull, because as you well know, it always speaks volumes.

This Christmas I will be taking time out on my beloved Dartmoor, in Aeras my camper, fasting and meditating in advance of the New Year, grounding new energies as the Shift builds its inexorable energy. How will you be spending your time? And what message might you share here with your wider Openhand family?

Mine is this awesome song to you all by Mumford and Sons, which I discovered recently on a long haul flight back from Oz. It's called "Guiding Light". No matter what the challenges, no matter what the density or distraction, there is always the guiding light of the flow and those in the ether speaking through it.

What might they be saying to you?

Sending love and well wishes this festive break from everyone in the Oprenhand Team

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Open,

This song and this video are very special to me.  It is quite literally a Guiding Light that helped me dive into some of the deepest, darkest holes in me, equipped with nothing but the willingness to look and to feel again.

I just played the video again driving down the highway and it brought me, one more time, into a divine experience. I kept being drawn to close my eyes for longer and longer periods, and the bright winter afternoon sun juxtaposed with the moving treeline as I sped down the road, pouring through openings in branches and leaves. When my eyes were closed, the sun just lit up my entire field with an amazing musical visual display of bright shimmering colors and pulses of liquid crystals. The movement of the play of light matched up perfectly with the vibration and rhythm of the song. I’m actually at a loss at how to describe it ... but the world was so much brighter and more vivid in the seeming “darkness!”

☀️🌑

Thank you, Open. That’s really sweet and heartwarming  ❤️

I actually just woke up from a dream before I read this. I dreamt you were visiting me at my house, preparing to host a gathering here in Stockholm. There was a woman with you as well. She didn’t look like it, but she ‘felt’ like Aspasia. 

We were sitting in my kitchen working out some details when a man who was my father in law (not my real father in law) walked in and started reprimanding my daughter, yelling at her. ‘Aspasia’ , who had never met him before, suddenly stood up and gave him a real telling off about his misaligned behaviour towards my daughter. I was a bit shocked at the strength of her reaction and the courage to deliver it, especially in the setting she was in - a guest in someone else’s house.

But then again, Aspasia - You always felt to me like a woman never afraid to speak her truth 😉

It’s actually not the first time, I dream that I’m hosting you. When I first discovered Openhand, a year ago, I had my first entirely ‘conscious’ dream, where I was able to reflect on the things that were happening in the dream, just like I do in real life. No events in the dream ‘owned’ me. In the dream you were leading an event here and I was providing food. Again you had a woman with you, except that time it was Trinity. (With fake eye lashes for some reason 😀)

Anyways, you know you’re always welcome here, don’t you? 

Christ(mas) Love to you,

Anastasia

Thank you for posting the lovely song by a band that I cherish deeply :)  I love that it is called "Guiding Light" as I feel that the guidance I have received through Open and CommUnity has propelled me to a new level of life...I have never experienced sustained, pure, unapologetic and unimpeded joy!  These are the best days of my life and it appears to just be getting better and better and I am gratitude filled on this day and sending thoughts/energies of peace and love to you all around the world!!!!!

I am pleased to say that many of my family members are more "open" than I thought they would be and I was able to speak freely amongst some of them about my journey :)  A question that arose, when I was amongst friends, has me intrigued. I am going to ask it here, but please feel free to answer in another post if you prefer I don't hijack this lovely one ;)  Possibly a no-sequitur, but I thought it would be slightly related as it was holiday initiated conversation ;) *wink.

So, the question at hand...Are there more of you that are either Avatars, soul-switched, etc. or are you aware of any others?  Do they always know what they are and/or when they are giving messages?  For example, do musical artists, that sing of the very awakening we are going through, know that they are "messengers"?  Do they live/embody/participate in the awakening as well?  Are you able to identify others like yourself?  Please forgive me if I am getting too personal, but I really am curious ;)  I know the "knowledge" and answers will most likely not contribute highly to my spiritual growth, lol!, but I have to say that I am a very curious person (like some of my friends) and it would be interesting to know.  

If you don't feel like providing an answer no worries and, regardless, experience holiday comfort and joy BIG TIME!!!!!

Loving Life,

Heidi 

 

 

Hi Anastasia - intriguing dreams indeed! And I would love to come and bring the Openhand message and energy to Stockholm - and maybe Aspasia will come too - we'll see how her work schedule fits. It's been on my radar for some time. Why don't we contemplate next Autumn - I can feel the possibility of that. Slightly Smiling

Heidi - what a heartwarming message - thankyou, I felt your soul travelling all the way here to Dartmoor! Heart

I would say in some sense we are all messengers - it's just the degree to which each has realised it. I can recall on my journey, that when I'd attained what some refer to as "Enlightenment", practically the first thought was... "How can I help others experience this?" And also I have seen in other realities just how harmomious and joyful life can be where there is general alignment with the natural flow. So at this stage in my journey, my soul seems to get naturally drawn to convolution, so as to help resolve it out.

As a little anecdote, I'm out in my camper on Dartmoor right now, amongst the mist and the heather, where it's really peaceful and secluded. Yesterday I was having lunch which began with some fruit. A little pull caused me to chuck an apple core out of the window, so as to share it with the Universe before continuing. Immediately a huge black raven swept down, seemingly from nowhere and seized it, making a welcome meal of my leftovers. It was a beautiful harmony. And as I write this, a small flock of sheep have gathered around my van, giving me a message about acceptance and persistence. It's simply lovely harmony, that we can all live. Why not?

So I typed "message" into youtube and this came up. It felt appropriate to share it with you all. I wish you a harmonious day...

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Anastasia, the way you 'felt' me in your dream made me smile, I would say spot on :) I could picture the event as if I was there... a fierce messenger of 'truth' in the moment... All the True vows are sacred vows, they are the vows fierce messengers make and embody. ;) David Whyte's poem just says it all...to all of us <3

 

All the True Vows

All the true vows
are secret vows
the ones we speak out loud
are the ones we break.

There is only one life
you can call your own
and a thousand others
you can call by any name you want.

Hold to the truth you make
every day with your own body,
don't turn your face away.

Hold to your own truth
at the center of the image
you were born with.

Those who do not understand
their destiny will never understand
the friends they have made
nor the work they have chosen

nor the one life that waits
beyond all the others.

By the lake in the wood
in the shadows
you can
whisper that truth
to the quiet reflection
you see in the water.

Whatever you hear from
the water, remember,

it wants you to carry
the sound of its truth on your lips.

Remember,
in this place
no one can hear you

and out of the silence
you can make a promise
it will kill you to break,

that way you'll find
what is real and what is not.

I know what I am saying.
Time almost forsook me
and I looked again.

Seeing my reflection
I broke a promise
and spoke
for the first time
after all these years

in my own voice,

before it was too late
to turn my face again.

 

It will be lovely to meet you Anastasia, I trust it will flow. I went to Stockholm a few years ago for about 10 days...I was working as an academic at the time and had links with researchers from the University. Interesting times back then...

Stockholm is a very vibrant city and Openhand will have an amazing platform and a heartful host from which to reach out to more messengers in the Shift.

<3

Stunning poetry indeed Aspasia - thanks for sharing - I can feel it all the way across here in the mists of Dartmoor. I turned onto the web for a moment, found your poem having just celebrated the rising of a magnificent sun over the mists. Spectacluar. And I found your poem on youtube...

Aspasia,

That poem hit me straight in the heart. I actually had a strong physical reaction when I read it. I think it was this part...

 

There is only one life
you can call your own
and a thousand others
you can call by any name you want...

...Those who do not understand
their destiny will never understand
the friends they have made
nor the work they have chosen

nor the one life that waits
beyond all the others.

The one life that waits beyond all the others - how could you ever want anything else...?

Euxaristo poli, Aspasia. I do look forward to meeting you and your fierce truthful messenger of the moment 😊

Me alithini agapi

❤️

Anastasia

Like you Anastasia, the poem shook me to my bones when I first read it! .... and OH MY! listening to David reciting the words in the video brought the full physical response to all other dimensions of my beingness! Thank you Open, great find! :)

Yes, what an evocative verse...You put it very eloquently Anastasia: The one life that waits beyond all others, how could you ever want anything else?! THIS IS IT... and...In THIS, we hold to the truth we make every day with our own body (another part of the poem very touching...), especially when this body-self is being re-configured and activated!....phew! <3

Heidi, I couldnt help but think that your expression of "sustained, pure, unapologetic and unimpeded joy" is a message of deep truth that 'one cannot turn their face away (from)!' (to paraphrase David's poetic words!)  - inspiring x

Agapimeni Anastasia, looking forwards to conversing with you and your 'dream time' messenger of true vows!

Anipomono!

<3

 

 

I didn't read this before posting my small sharing . And it was titled Activation. And that's after I started writing thinking I will call it  'turtle medicine' . You write ' Body self is being activated' and now I can see why I was prompted to write 'Activation' instead. 

I'm covered in goose bumps now . I love this poem among other from Whyte . 

Megha wow! Another synergy indeed! Another synchronicity of souls! Now thats magical x

Upon reading the synch you describe here I remembered this verse of Whyte's poem...somehow I feel the truth of the Sea Turtle in it.........just a feeling....but does it say anything to you?? My soul body is definitely activated!! ;)

 

By the lake in the wood
in the shadows
you can
whisper that truth
to the quiet reflection
you see in the water.

Whatever you hear from
the water, remember,

it wants you to carry
the sound of its truth on your lips.