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Remember | When the world burdens, song bird sings to remind us, in essence we're free. | HartHaiku.com

Remember | Your Essence

There was a time in Hawaii – I will never forget it – when the ocean spoke to me of freedom. A storm was blowing in from Japan, and word in the community was that within a couple of days the surfing would be stellar. That same night, my partner and I awoke at midnight to the thunderous sound of pounding waves. We headed out immediately to check it out at a beach somewhat nearby.

This was one of the calmer beaches, not a surfer hangout. The waves were already spectacular! There were no man-made lights, save for several small dots twinkling way off in the far distance.

Uncommon Wild Beauty

When we arrived, the scene that lay before us took my breath away. The beach and the water were lit brilliantly by a magnificent full moon. Light clouds flitted in and out in the strong breeze. The rolling huge waves frothed white in the blazing moonlight, crashing wildly on the shore.

We took our shoes off and walked. The beauty and power of the scene were intoxicating, and my soul was unleashed in a way I had never experienced before.

Nature Speaks to our Essence

I felt what it means to be just a human being on the Earth, and the inherent freedom of my soul. For just a little while, the pulse of nature ran through me like a jolt of electricity. I felt the wildness and joy of my essence. I was completely alive, and I did not want that feeling to end.

The wild, untamed places discovered in my travels without fail have this affect; they speak to my soul. And I have come to understand this:

Our essence is freedom, and we must never let that go.

A quote about freedom from Shawshank Redemption:

“Sometimes it makes me sad, though… Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”

Claim Your Bright Feathers

Too many people don’t realize that their feathers are too bright to be caged. When that changes, the world also will change. It’s time to claim your bright feathers, if you have not done so already.

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Remember | Your Essence © Susan L Hart 2020

Truth | Straight as an arrow, truth seeeks its spirit target and won't be denied. | HartHaiku.com

Truth | The Straight Arrow

The truth is the truth. Constant, consistent, it vibrates to the inner core of our being. We feel the truth. Like the straight arrow, the truth hits the bullseye. It does not take a winding path to some ever shifting mark in the sand.

As the narrative unwinds about this new Coronavirus, I notice inconsistencies day-to-day. In my local paper, there are major ones regarding available test kits, financial budget to support this crisis, etc.

We are good people and we trust that the narrative being told to us is the truth. There is no way to prove some of this stuff. But, what we can do is watch for the constancy, the consistency, and most importantly, listen to that inner vibe within us. Then we know where to properly place our trust.

If you are not already doing so, it is time to listen to your inner truth. Spiritual warriors do not put blind faith in the consensual narrative. With patience and perseverance, they observe, analyze, and go inward for the answers.

Look for the truth and be the arrow.

In rune stones, Teiwaz the arrow symbol stands for the spiritual warrior. This is your call to be the spiritual warrior. We need you, because ultimately this current Coronavirus crisis will reveal itself to be a battle less about biology and more about the spirit.

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Smoke | Fear's ugly head raised, dragon unleashed breathes his fire, and smoke clouds our eyes. | HartHaiku.com

Smoke | and Numbers

Do you remember the wizard in Wizard of Oz? He used the classic “smoke and mirrors” magic act props to create the illusion of an all-powerful, omnipresent ruler of Oz.

What was his most powerful tool to manage people? FEAR. But when Dorothy’s dog Toto pulled back the curtain, a single little old (but power hungry) man was revealed, frantically pulling the levers to create the giant illusion in the great hall of Oz.

Right now our greatest fear, DEATH, has permeated every day existence with its grim presence. That fear has become tangible in the form of a daily burgeoning number. The monster is growing from a mouse to a roaring dragon right before our very eyes, its yawning mouth ready to swallow us in flames.

And strangely, we are putting complete faith in those numbers, even though every country admits there is no consistent testing method and way of reporting the numbers worldwide. It is literally and figuratively “all over the map” globally. (For those not familiar with this expression, the definition from the dictionary: (All over the map, North American informal: in a disorganized or confused state.)

Consider that we are being consumed by something much more dangerous than any biological threat. Fear of death is expanding in the consensual collective mind.

We have the power to vanquish this dragon. We may not have control over the virus, but we do have the choice about our fear. We own it. And we have the right to question. As Virginia Woolf said, “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” 

When we allow ourselves to be ruled by fear, we become paralyzed, we do not see clearly and our perception and judgement are clouded. In the final analysis, what you believe and I believe about the viral numbers, our own mortality, and the fate of humanity, could make all the difference in the outcome of this.

Smoke and numbers.

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Freedom | Freedom is a door, you turn the key in your mind and you walk through it. | HartHaiku.com

Freedom | Is Yours

“You are free when you believe you are.” I know, this sounds too simplistic, yes? But think about it, you were born as a free spirit into this world. What convinced you that you are not? Society? The rules? Your upbringing?

Freedom begins in our minds. It is a belief, a thought form, it resides in the deepest part of our souls. It is always there, but it can become very buried.

Ask yourself today, “Am I really free in my mind?” And if your answer is no, perhaps it is time to ask yourself why. What are the thoughts that hold you hostage?

“You are free when you believe you are.”  The doorway is waiting.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ~ Jim Morrison

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Freedom | Is Yours © Susan L Hart 2020