From Choice to Birth: A Moment

About Georgia O'Keeffe's Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow — Danny  With Love
Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow, oil on canvas, by Georgia O’Keeffe (1923). Photo by Cliff and courtesy of Flickr.

The sound of the in-breath, Sooooooo, and the sound of the exhale, Hummmmmm, rhythmically dance us all day long with the drumming of our original heartbeat, ba-bum, ba-bum, ba-bum. There is a divine “two” in constant dialogue, one not being able to exist without the other. This principle extends from breath and heartbeat to every reality that lies in consciousness: there are always two in dialogue, dancing one another, dancing us on the personal and collective level to birth life….or decline, for something else.

And so, what dances and dialogues with choice? How is it dancing us who are the third, watching, when we dare? What of Life are our choices birthing?

The conditions around choice are always relevant to the outcomes of our labors are they not? When we choose out of the condition of obligation/subservience are we choosing at all? Perhaps we need to be more specific. There can be many reasons we are operating out of obligation/subservience, too many to enumerate here. But, just to start us off…

When we choose out of obligation/subservience to the status quo (habits), what are we inviting in? And, what are we activating? And, what are we distilling out?

When we choose out of obligation/subservience to mindless compulsion, what are we inviting in? And, what are we activating? And, what are we distilling out?

When we choose out of obligation/subservience to our personal notions of “freedom,” what are we inviting in? And, what are we activating? And what are we distilling out?

When we choose out of obligation/subservience to the vistas of our desire that satisfy the senses, what are we inviting in? And, what are we activating? And, what are we distilling out?

When we choose out of obligation/subservience to a moral teaching, what are we inviting in? And, what are we activating? And, what are we distilling out?

When we bring our conscious awareness to our notions of freedom, our pallet of desires, and our vista of compulsions to the moral teachings, what are we inviting in? What are we activating? What are we distilling for the world?

What are we….birthing?

Author: Kairos Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

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