I have a fire in my belly!
This is not just a thought. I can see an actual fire burning in my belly. I am like the pot-bellied wood burning stove I used to have years ago in a tiny little cottage on the edge of Dartmoor in southwest England. Buying that cottage and living there was one of the first times I truly followed my heart and went to live in land which spoke to my soul.
Today I’ve been wide awake since 5am. I feel energised in a way I haven’t felt for a long while. And I have been pondering the art of living a magical life, by which I mean in flow with our own true nature…
I go against the grain all the time. Over and over again I create from nothing. None of this Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for me… I can’t be doing with building a ‘safe’ foundation before exploring my highest purpose. I have always been a bit of a back to front and upside-down kind of a woman.
As I ponder I remembered being at a big horse show where the mounted police gave an extraordinary demonstration of the bond they create with their huge four-legged partners. Cantering the length of the stadium they literally jumped through hoops. But not any old hoops. These hoops were sealed with brown paper, making it impossible to see what was on the other side. The horses were courageous enough to believe they would not be hurt by the brown paper, which could have been a solid brick wall, and to trust they were not just about to leap off an invisible precipice. It was an awe-inspiring demonstration of trust. One which reduced, and reduces, me to tears. Perhaps this trust is actually the basic foundational structure we need in order to fulfil Maslow’s ‘Needs’… and not the bricks and mortar kind.
What I have experienced since setting up The Silver Tent is a real web of love and support from the women in the community, which is what I envisioned beforehand. The Silver Tent is designed to reinstate the wise elder woman in our culture today, because we are all valid and valuable and have a role to play in the evolution of our society. This collaborative network is a vital ingredient to help us all remember our wisdom and to reignite our dreams, so that we fulfil our highest purpose. I see this as our bedrock, our foundational structure. I received this beautiful concept right at the beginning of this silver adventure which stated that: as we open to our true heart’s calling, our silver sisters support us to become a force of nature. I see this develop every single day, particularly within the Silver Synergy group of Silver Seed and Silver Grove members who pay a fee to participate. No wonder the core message and title of my book about the emergence of The Silver Tent is Together We Rock!
What level of trust would you need to have to be able to jump through something when you have no idea what is on the other side?
What level of trust might you need today to do what you’d really love to do… that deep heart calling and soul urging?
And ‘who’ or ‘what’ would you be trusting?