Integrating Celestial and Shadow in the Earth Realm Gives Us the Rest of the Story
The Universe shows us its gifts and its powers if we take the time to notice. At a time when humans think they know so much, it can seem strange when we realize how much of what is happening around us is out of our control.
Those moments, when the bigger picture collides with our humanness, can be humbling. It can feel like our world is on fire. So we continually regroup and reprocess and rework what we are given in new and different ways.
We find ourselves going in circles, and the circles are within circles.
Recently, when Hurricane Ida made landfall, meteorologists noticed the tornados swirling inside the storm, which circled the hurricane’s eye, also a circle. Circles within a circle around a circle. The rest of the story.
When we feel like we are caught in a storm not of our own making, it may help to feel into it and see whether or not the way we are using our energy is working.
In a turbulent sea of isolation, do we need to meet in circles and increase connection?
In a world fraught with worry, might we turn to the universal field of gratitude, both to fill our well and to facilitate the acceptance that’s needed to cope with rapid change.
My friend and Shamanic Astrology mentor Daniel Giamario sometimes talks about the need to understand there are three planes of existence that we can perceive. First, there is the celestial, or the above. Below, there is the shadowy underworld. Though some practitioners tend to work primarily with the celestial or the underworld energies, he explains that if we place our energies outside the Earthly realm, then we miss the rest of the story. This story is not of one, but three worlds that make up our awareness.
Treating these worlds as somehow separate from one another and ourselves is no longer working. Instead, our job at the present time is to integrate information from all three, the celestial, Earthly, and the shadow realms. We must pull together the shifting energies which move earth and sky and do our best to integrate those insights into our understanding.
The task sounds big. But we can start small: meditation and the breath; gratitude practice; conscious grounding of the energies, and giving back to the Earth as a form of integration.
The rest of the story of the three worlds can only be told if we focus one each of the three worlds simultaneously, imbuing our next, physical steps on Earth with conscious awareness.
That awareness, then, allows us to merge our creative energies with the future we are co-creating with one another and the planet. Humanity, here on earth, in gratitude and awareness, that we are all connected, that all things connect..
How will we tell the rest of the story?