Photography and Text By Jules Hovee Steffen
For many of us, traveling is an exciting adventure. Along the way, we have gathered tracking skills that prove helpful in noting our observations. For me, taking photos offers a visceral sense of absorbing my experiences so that I retain them over time. Even though I love having photos to reenergize my system in remembering times past, our bodies are incredibly equipped in absorbing the texture, color and finely-tuned fabric of our experiences. We carry a knowing within us that transcends any sense of speculation. Resting in this knowing, letting it come forward within us such that it may be more palpable – may be the next step toward healing the wounds within us that continue to tug at us. This tugging is Spirit’s way to prompting us to seek the healing that is ours. It may be our way of waiting in the wings until we are really ready to enter into the healing dynamic. We may have these so-called knowings that come to us at any moment in time, and yet, we may not realize what it is specifically that we know.
In looking back into the past, I’ve selected three previous blogs that speak to this sense of knowing within us. As we experience increased awareness of the patterns that are repeated in our lives, the tethered threads that seem to tie themselves to repeated themes that may keep surfacing in our lives – we begin to hold this information in our psyche such that healing begins to come to us in unfathomable ways. I encourage you as readers to peruse the following blogposts as they may nudge our knowing deep inside. As a result, we may be prompted to delve deeper into the parts of us that long to heal:
We may experience a sense for holding this material and ultimately acknowledge that it is awakened within us. Our knowing now shifts into a sense of conscious holding. Energy prompts more energy. And where there is energy, there is great potential for healing. It’s here that we begin to hold what may have happened for us during our journey into this world, and we may feel compassion for our prenate self who resides within. As these moments of compassion increase within us, pieces of healing come. Our knowing reaches forward into our awareness and we enter into trusting what we know. It’s here that our pain may be met with compassion. What may have been our waiting in the wings – has now taken to flight. This orchid seems to have it’s wings out-stretched as it takes flight into its full beauty. May it be so for us. Compassion dips down into the pain – where grace rests. Surely, it is here that we walk the path known as the Middle Ground: Where Sages Dwell, the healing spaces that are in the gap where true Silence and Presence reside.