Building a Relationship with Our Inner Selves
Much of the rest of this book will be about meditations to help us gain a more balanced stance towards the most common causes of stress in our lives. However, the foremost intention of meditation has always been to develop a relationship with our inner, or higher, selves. Carl Jung called it the Sacred Marriage, – the life-long attempt to gain full rapport between our Ego and our unconscious minds. One may see this as a spiritual journey, or as a psychological journey, -it matters little to the endeavor of finding our own pathway through life. Many who take this journey will be spurred on by past trauma. Even if you are not aware of any past incidents which may be at the root of your search, keep this in mind. Always proceed slowly and carefully. Find and use any help groups or trustworthy advisors available to you.
Enjoy this voyage of discovery. You will find many resources that you never expected within yourself. Life will open up many new opportunities as you open up your own mind and see the possibilities. Relaxation and meditation are the pathways to finding a new calmness and self-confidence. As we deal with hidden fears, we will begin to achieve things that we once thought impossible for us. I can testify to this from my own experience. Remember, to explore the inner worlds is to explore a world of magic and symbolism. The archetypes appear to us in the form of ancient gods and goddesses, in signs and symbols. It is our own individual reactions to these inner energies that count. It is here that we find our own way forward. Relax, read the poem and gaze at the artwork. Your journey has truly begun.
The Sacred Marriage
The Lord and Lady glide about the forest, as the softly sighing leaves are whispering in the silver light.
The dwellers of the woods are quiet and still, and dark eyes gaze upon the scene entranced,
No man, nor beast would dare disturb the ritual of this night.
Above, the Goddess lights her emissaries, as the moon and earth enjoin in Sacred Dance.
Tall and stately like a silver birch, the Lady flows like liquid moonlight through the trees,
Laughter, like the tinkling of a golden bell, caresses sensual lips and flutters off into the waiting night.
Great Pan himself, is so enamored of her beauty that he pauses in his play, to place a kiss upon her knee,
Then He resumes His Dance and placing pipe to lips, He fills the Still night air with merriment and pure delight.
Fire to speed the coming of the Sun, blazing high, as sparks are flying to the sky.
Warm the Earth!
Writhe like new-grown saplings reaching to the light!
Naked feet, caressing and cajoling Mother earth, can feel Her Spirit and Her Power rise,
And Spring is surely hastened with the coming of Her Lover, at sunrise.
My journey has but just begun, I cannot tell this tale in full.
Perhaps my senses are too numb, perhaps my mind to dull.
But every day I ask the Gods of fire that I may wake,
and every night I look up to the Moon for guidance,
on the journeys, I may make.
About the Author:
Patrick W Kavanagh, Featuring the inspirational art of Bill Oliver
Writer, poet, Patrick W Kavanagh was born in Dublin and now lives and works in Lincolnshire in a small rural town. Patrick became fascinated by the strange abilities of the human mind from watching his mother give psychic readings using tea-leaves and playing cards. With a lifelong interest in metaphysics and parapsychology, he has given tarot and spirit readings for over 40 years. He travels to many events with his wife Tina, exploring the power of shamanic drumming to heal, and induce therapeutic trance states. They also hold a regular drumming circle in the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds.
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