Rātapu, 10 Poutūterangi 2019. One of the greatest things we can give and receive for our health and well being is caring. Caring comes from the heart and keeps us anchored there in this centre of our being. It has made a world of difference to me to receive care.
It was a lot more rare to me before I went through the big year of illness last year. I had to learn how to receive it without fear of conditions that could come with it. The big year of sickness taught me how to receive care.
I was extremely ill, without a home base, financially stricken and very beaten down by life when I was given a hand up by being offered a place to live and recover and contribute in a way that was manageable to me. It's been just over a year now and I am grateful.
Today's Mayan sacred count day is 12 Dog/Oc. It is the twelfth day of the Rainstorm trecena. As I pause to look back on this time wave so far, I realise what I value most in relating with others. It is simply caring and sharing. The energy of dog is love and loyalty. Loyal caring that loves beyond judgement is a treasure to me.
On a grander scale, caring intercepts and breaks through the patriarchal system which has been largely void of caring. Caring brings justice. Caring is love and the missing link to the co-creation of a better existence that each of us may build for one another. It's simple. It comes from that stable and peaceful presence of our hearts where there is no separation.
It is natural for us to desire significant others in our lives, to feel loved and cared for and to be able to love and care for others. Social conditioning has often meant that people seek physical intimacy rather than simply loving and caring. When relating later gets tested, the wound of separation grows again because what was thought to be 'love' was based upon conditions.
When this trust is destroyed and the wound of separation has perceivably grown larger, there may be huge grief. People are then vulnerable and some choose to exit life earlier with suicide, self neglect and dis-ease.
The energy of Rainstorm is emotional and can feel chaotic. We may feel depressed, anxious and challenged as we are confronted with the beLIEf systems that are in need of trans-formation. In reality, life is working for us and showing us what we need to see so we may make the changes within ourselves, so trust and centre and allow yourself to go through it.
As we allow ourselves to be trans-formed by remaining strong and pressing in to really 'know' the ways of love, care, truth, simplicity and justice, we make this world a better place for everyone and everything. It's a work in progress as we unlearn this old programming. It is the heart that 'knows' while it is the mind that beLIEves.
Knowing is secure and peaceful. BeLIEving can be more like the experience of being buffeted around in chaos. The heart is always here for us to rest in. The heart considers others without a 'thought' for itself because it is so secure in knowing that life is giving us what we need to learn and grow that it simply trusts.
The heart is honest and without agenda. If we all lived from here, we would not waste so much energy on having to work life and people out. Despair would end. Intuition will naturally flow for our highest good as we allow the heart to lead our lives. What is void of heart, will lose it's power the more we love, care, share, give and receive with honesty and loyalty.
It's only humans who have departed from the ways of love, and give their time and energy to a system based upon competition, division and conquest. Animals, like dogs, don't invest into any of this and they experience greater freedom without it.
Dogs know no such thing as debt. They are happiest in the exchange of love and caring and I reckon we as humans are too. Nature is our answer. May we all grow more into this way of BEing now and as we give our attention to what really matters in life, the rest will lose its hold. We are yet to experience the ecstasy of freedom possible. Let's create it together - and so it is.
With love and care, Poppy - intuitive health coach
Poppy Joy, Intuitive Health Coach, writing about health from my perspective. Available for health consultations.