To support the evolution of consciousness by integrating the sacred into everyday life.
The universe is in a unified dance with itself. There is an eternal flow of sustenance coming from the Still point—the source of life itself—animating everything in creation. All of creation participates in this dance. In a life guided by Spirit, we draw sustenance from this source from deep within us—like water from an unending well—and we return that sustenance back out into the world through our gifts, service, and the quality of our hearts.
Western culture has been immersed in an exploration of the material world—a way of knowing based primarily on rationalism and the five senses—and with the boundaries, rights and limitations of the individual. This inquiry has brought both gift and shadow. We have seen progress in human rights, in the idea of world peace, in nonviolent protest, and in democracy. Large swaths of the planet have been knitted together through the internet. We have searched for the building blocks of the universe and given birth to quantum physics. We have gone to the moon, peered at an atom through a microscope and developed paradigms for mapping, sequencing, and interpreting genomes. At the same time, in our attempt to know and understand the world primarily through separation and differentiation, we have taken our planet to the brink of destruction, attempted to destroy indigenous people across the globe, and lost our direct experience of the truth of an interconnected universe.
Because of this, we often feel separate from the rest of creation and from the deepest substratum within our being. This is a fundamental cause of greed, and the root of the pathological relationship that the modern world has with itself. As a result, many of us do not feel nourished. Instead of trusting the life force that pulsates throughout existence, we feel alone, pulling ourselves up “from our own bootstraps.” This is reflected in how we relate to the world, how we feel about ourselves, and how we perceive other forms of life. The interconnected substratum that runs through existence is at the core of who we are and is, therefore, accessible to all. Reconnecting to this substratum, we begin to rebuild trust in life itself, regardless of whether we are in a cycle of birth and growth or decay and death. In so doing, we awaken a greater sense of hope, joy, compassion and inner peace. As many of us do this kind of work, the field of interconnection itself reverberates with joy, and a profound healing takes place, not only within our own lives, but in the larger collective.
"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come." -Rumi