The Journey into My Heart — Humility

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

May 10, 2015
The next of the Six Heart Virtues that appears for me in my personal ordering is Humility. I have always been a prideful, arrogant personality. Yes, it’s true. As “pride goeth before the fall” I have taken more than a few spills in this lifetime. I have been arrogant, often believing that my way is the only way and that I KNOW what is happening at the front lines of duality and beyond. In recent years this attitude has softened but it still pops up now and then. The difference is that I can recognize it more quickly and release my position more easily than I could even five or ten years ago.

I have felt “entitled” most of my life. I have always thought that I deserved far more of material things than I was able to provide for myself in this lifetime. At times I was jealous and miserable, seeing the wealth of others. I “made do” with much less and then prided myself that I was somehow better than those who had more. This has been a stony path and my feet have hurt a lot.

So Humility is a key Heart Virtue for me to work with and honestly, I have not focused on this one so much. Why are we not surprised?! Well, let’s get to it. Here is what James has to say about Humility.

The soul expresses the love frequency derived from First Source. It is its most important purpose, while embodied within the human instrument, to circulate this delicate, sublime frequency of love to the human instrument. It will come as no surprise that it finds the heart a more willing collaborator than the mind. Humility is the realization that the heart, mind and soul co-mingle in the grace of First Source. That their very existence is upheld through the dispensation of love from First Source just as surely as a tree is sustained by sunlight. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart — Appreciation

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

May 8 and 9, 2015

With the fundamental Understanding that energy is the unifying principle of the Universe, it is natural to extend Appreciation to all energetic structures, whether formless or in form. James Mahu describes Appreciation in the following words:

 At the subtle levels, this virtue is focused on a specific awareness that First Source surrounds our fellow beings as a field of consciousness and that this consciousness unifies us. If we are unified, it follows that we operate as a collective consciousness at some deeper level, and in this place, we share a common purpose that is richly textured, supremely vital, and yet mysterious, dynamic and uncertain. This awareness, or even belief, shifts our focus from the small details of our personal life to the vision of our purpose as a species.

 At a more practical level, appreciation expresses itself in the small gestures of gratitude that support relationship loyalty and bonding. The deeper levels of appreciation make the relatively surface level expressions genuine because they stem from the frequencies of soul instead of the motives of the ego or mind.

Many years ago I was sitting peacefully in a meadow filled with ferns and rimmed with oak trees in northern California. The trees gave me a teaching regarding how they survive in times of drought. Oaks are known for their immense and entwined root systems and I knew that they shared resources but what I learned that day surprised me.

They “told” me that they expressed Appreciation continually in all directions – in fact the entire plant kingdom does this. From the largest to the smallest and back again, the plants are in perpetual gratitude with one another. When material resources are scarce, they basically survive on spiritual resources. It was a powerful teaching which has impacted me to this day.

How often do I appreciate all that is around me? How often do I appreciate ME? On a good day, perhaps ten times or more. But continually? I’m not “there” yet.

This teaching from Lyricus reminded me that Appreciation is a powerful aspect of Divine Love. It is subtle and invisible and yet, it is a key to our unification as a Collective. Not the superficial gestures of appreciation that one expresses or encounters throughout one’s temporal day but rather the Appreciation that arises from the Understanding that we are each and All created from the energy of First Source.

How easy it is to be appreciative and grateful with this Understanding. I am discovering that this kind of Appreciation has little or nothing to do with words. When I imagine Appreciation of myself or another being, I see a fine, fragrant mist, like a cloud of soft perfume, infusing me and my aura and then moving out through the fields of consciousness that naturally connect us to the rest of the world I am in touch with. This gives me a beautiful, peaceful feeling and harmonizes me with Me, as well as Me with anyone/anything else. It smooths the rough edges, allowing me to be more compassionate and forgiving, especially with myself.

This awareness, or even belief, shifts our focus from the small details of our personal life to the vision of our purpose as a species.

The above statement gave me food for thought, as it seemed at first like a comment that didn’t really fit to the rest of the description of Appreciation. I am still taking this in, truthfully. However, I am beginning to understand that the purpose of the Wingmaker/Lyricus teachings are to prompt the human species toward our next phase of evolution. We have “used up” the space of individual exploration. We must now join (or remember that we ARE joined) together, collectively, to extend our ability to move forward. In order to do this, we need to expand our vision beyond our myopic view of our personal goals and purpose to consider of our larger, Collective Purpose as a species. Wow! Now there’s a thought I haven’t had too often!

By continually expressing Soul-based Appreciation — allowing it to travel like a soft perfume, wafting on the breeze of First Source through the fields of consciousness that surround each and every one of us – I am engaged in a gentle and lovely process by which to feel my place within and reunite myself with the Collective of Humanity.

June 20, 2015

Since I wrote those entries in mid-May I have noticed a marked increase in my “stream of Appreciation.” It is still NOT a continuous activity but I can honestly say that my Appreciation of All Life has expanded exponentially. This Appreciation flows naturally from my daily practice of affirming my Understanding of the Oneness of All.

I have also notice many more conversations – within my head, between Tomas and me, as well as in threads on certain social media sites – with regard to the greater purpose of our Humanity as a species. I am seeing evidence of people in many countries unifying AGAINST dominating structures of control, financially, politically, militarily and in the fields of health and education. There seems to be a groundswell of “We do NOT consent” to being treated like slaves and “farmed” like cattle. The outcry from the Greek people regarding their “odious debt” and the global outcry against the TPP are two examples.

Alongside these unifying issues I am also noticing an increase of those voices who are uniting FOR something: the stand that is being taken with regard to the proposed building of a 30-meter telescope on the sacred land of Mauna Kea and the movement to recognize the Kingdom of Hawaii are two examples of this.

I believe that Humanity’s shared purpose is to evolve together to our next iteration; I’m calling it Humanity 2.0. I believe we are in the “pre-boarding stages” of this leap as a species. Much of the chaos that we are witnessing now is a harbinger of this collective jump we are about to make.

That’s what I have to share for now on Appreciation. Next, we will take a look at Humility.

Read Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of this Journey into My Heart.

Conclusion and Summary on Understanding HERE.

Link to Winkmaker’s website HERE.

Link to downloadable material HERE.

The Journey into My Heart — Understanding — Conclusion and Summary

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

This post concludes my exploration of Understanding, one of the Six Virtues of the Heart, as presented by the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order. Over the past couple of months, my inquiry has uncovered many blessings and benefits, one of the most valuable for me has been my increased stability as a “frequency holder” in the midst of increasing chaos.

One of my teachers spoke to me about chaos being an outcome of too much information flooding a system that is too small to contain it. It results in busting the old system (paradigm) apart. That is exactly what I see happening on our world; the flood of incoming Light = Information is resulting in the turmoil and chaos we see around us. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we hold our center of Light in the midst of what appears to be certain destruction. And it is, for that which no longer serves the Whole.

Simultaneously, this increased Light (which each of us carries within our body) is laying the etheric foundation for the New Paradigm which is emerging from the ashes of the old. Many of us are noticing the evidence of this as well. However, the act of holding a stable, high vibrational frequency in the current times cannot be underestimated — it is truly HEROIC!

Tomas and I were speaking this morning of the blessing that this increase in stability has brought to our partnership. To all of you who are the Keepers of Your Own Flame — hold the course. And Thank You for diving deeply within to bring forth this miracle of birth that we are witnessing and experiencing at this momentous time on Earth. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart — V

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

Just in case your mind is wondering how long we are going to stay on the topic of Understanding, the answer is this post and one more. In my experience, Understanding forms the foundation for my exploration of all six heart virtues and it continues to be my “default” virtue that brings me back to center the most quickly when I find myself off-balance.

It is my hope that some of you may be impulsed to begin your own journey into these heart qualities and you may find that one of the other virtues becomes your foundation or entry point. Perfect! James (Mahu) stated in his introduction that he was reluctant even to describe the virtues for fear that his words would be taken as absolute and that would curtail others’ explorations. Not so in my case, as I have said, James’ words launched me into realms I had never before considered. And so be it with my words. May your own inquiry take its own unique flight path and may your journey be blessed by your own unique discoveries and insights.

For those of you who are joining this adventure newly, you can find Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 by clicking on those numbers. Additional links to this source material are given at the end.

May 6, 2015

There is a well-known phrase within Lyricus that roughly translated says: “The elegance of time is that it unravels the structures of space that have sealed love from itself.” The structures of space, in this case, refer to the human instrument. Only time can break down the rigid barriers or subtle membranes that prevent or diminish the love frequency from exerting its wisdom in the behaviors of the individual.

I remember telling Tomas some weeks ago that he might be witnessing me coming “unraveled.” I used that particular word, although it is not a word that I had used commonly until then. Synchronistically, this was about the time that we had begun looking into the Wingmaker’s material. As these weeks have rolled by and we have deepened our study of these teachings, I have felt that I am unraveling more and more each day. In a good way.

Lyricus’ use of the phrase “the elegance of time” particularly caught my attention, because I have always felt a great affinity with elegance, while at the same time feeling quite “captured” or “bound” by time. I found the suggestion that this unraveling is an elegant process most fascinating. Continue reading

The Journey into My Heart — IV

Six Virtues of the Heart

Six Virtues of the Heart

Continuing on with my personal insights regarding the Six Virtues of the Heart, according to the Wingmakers/Lyricus Teaching Order materials, authored by James Mahu. You can access Parts 1, 2 and 3 of my series, if you missed them. Today, I continue my inquiry into Understanding.

May 4, 2015

Herein is the paradox of being human: our innermost structure is divine love and our outermost structure is a means of experience for the innermost structure, but we have become entrained by the outer vehicle to the degree where we identify with it more than the occupant—our true self—inside.

I have not thought about this before, nor have I associated this paradox with “Understanding.” The foundational energy, of which all structures and non-structures are composed, is, at its core, Divine Love. Ideally, the outermost structure that is the experience-gathering tool of that Love will express only that Love. However, the consciousness that resides within the outer structure usually cements itself and its identity to/with the outer forms and remains blind to the Light within that is its true Self. Continue reading