Tag: spiritual awakening

Love

Unearthing the Sacred: Melanie Stevens

First a brief story in quotes: “I want to write a novel about Silence,” he said; “the things people don’t say.” [Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out] “So, the sounds emerging from us are ultimately a manifestation in our physical experience of the thoughts we… Continue Reading “Love”

American National vs. US Citizen

Unearthing the Sacred: Melanie Stevens

Did you know that there’s a difference between being an US citizen and an American National? Or that you have less rights as a citizen and person under the law? I didn’t know either. So, let me tell you a story… The last few… Continue Reading “American National vs. US Citizen”

Rhythm of the Aura Body

Melanie Stevens: Rhythm of the Aura Body

Cicadas, if you take the time to listen to their song, have a very rhythmic calling – almost like breathing, in and out, in and out. Their sound resonates from within their corrugated exoskeleton or tymbal, a drumlike buckling and unbuckling of muscle contractions.… Continue Reading “Rhythm of the Aura Body”

The Breakdown

Melanie Stevens

Fascinating paradoxical socially-conditioned conundrums we are being exposed to now: 1. Learning to place self, or even society, above responsibility normally reserved for job/career. 2. Learning to accept kindness from others after having been conditioned into believing “handouts” prove your lack of value. (Maybe,… Continue Reading “The Breakdown”

The Words We Speak

Melanie Stevens

I have this memory of a question that my teacher asked. This may have been 6th grade. The teacher asked “what words do you just really hate?” Kids were raising their hands left and right, including me. But, my hand eventually went down as… Continue Reading “The Words We Speak”

Butterfly Effect

Melanie Stevens

When The Butterfly Effect came out in 2004 with Ashton Kutcher, it was at that time that the theory of the Butterfly Effect was introduced to most of us in the Western Hemisphere, or at least visualized our understanding of the concept. Simply put,… Continue Reading “Butterfly Effect”

Bifurcation

Melanie Stevens

Bi-fur-cation: to divide or fork into two branches. One week ago, I had this word pop in my head and it just will not leave. Perhaps I had heard the word at some point, but it’s not really one of those words that is even remotely used frequently, unless, possibly,… Continue Reading “Bifurcation”

Grounding

Lately, I’ve been feeling the need to really ground myself. I haven’t been doing the best of jobs. Well, unless you count the extra poundage I’ve been adding to my frame as I continue to engulf food every few hours past the “I’ve had… Continue Reading “Grounding”

Law of Attraction

Ever attempt the law of attraction but just can’t seem to get it right? We have these blocks, insecurities, doubts that constantly like to rear their ugly little heads. After how ever many years we have each resided on this earth, we chose to… Continue Reading “Law of Attraction”

Liminal Space

  Airports, stairwells, escalators, elevators, doorways – the places that are meant for coming or going, not being. Liminal space is also a frame of mind in which we are in a period of transitioning. It is that time when our entire life has… Continue Reading “Liminal Space”