Journeying Together ~ Dancing in HeartSpace
Gently get into a quiet, meditative Soul Space of healing power.
Let there be a meeting of Hearts;
For it is only when hearts meet
That authentic global change and global peace will take place!
- Message from Heart Space, 2002
With the mood set, my friend sat down to begin her story. She settled herself with her drum and opened her mouth to speak the first words of Anansi the Spider. The moment was magical, and in a flash she was transformed as I saw represented in her, the storytellers down through the ages, the Maoris, the Amerindians, the African Native peoples, the Native Americans. Although she was of Irish descent, she carried with her the message of all our relations throughout the ages. She spoke to the Fula, the French, the Native American in me and I felt at peace. I forgot my illness as she skillfully played with my senses - the child in me - and evoked precious and delightful images and messages.
And I also knew in the magic of that moment, that we were the same person. In essential ways, we were one in mind and spirit, she from Ireland and America and I from the Caribbean. For when we unwrap the package of each person, something constant remains as a mystery. The essence of who we are is what makes us the same. We are the same as the 16th century peoples and peoples all through the ages even though our external trappings of living have become more sophisticated. And like them, we move in our lives responding to the same truths: loving and being loved, protecting and wanting the best for our children, wanting to pursue our lives in the manner we choose, wanting to be happy and to be able to live comfortably without undue suffering. We go on the same journey irrespective of time or culture.
So let us dance in that magical space where our hearts meet, that space in the core of our beings where our differences fade from the fore and melt into nothingness. For in that heart space where life leaps and healing manifests, our differences, our discordant notes, are transformed by eyes of understanding into pure notes of colour and harmony.
As the year closes and we all reflect on the year gone past and resolve to live more fully in the new year to come, all our differences drop away to reveal our quest for the same thing ~ a reaching out to express the best and highest human ideals like love and compassion and caring. And in this unifying space, we dance to the same music, as our heart songs harmonize and blend into a powerful cadence within the song of the Universe. So let us celebrate our inner songs, the smiles we share to lift each other up, and the good vibes that naturally flow from the pure beauty of our heart spaces.
Let us focus the light of our Love on all our relations and hold a vision of all peoples everywhere dancing in heart space tonight.
As we join our hearts together, know that powerful beacons of Light and Love will shine forth into the world, will join those from others of like intent, and be directed to those in greatest need on our beloved planet.
As we each prepare for the moment, let the mood be one of unconditional love…
…and May the Force be with us! J
Please light your candles (optional) and commence with the following peace poem:
We dance delightfully in our heart spaces tonight as we hold a vision
Of each human being everywhere
Sparkling with the wisdom and power that accessing one’s own heart space brings
May each find the courage to dance there with the freedom
Of the understanding and the beauty contained therein
And may we all join each other in that magical space of being,
Knowing that if we look and listen carefully
With the eyes and ears of compassion and acceptance
We may find a thread in each other’s tapestry of life
That matches a thread in ours
A thread that allows us
To walk arm in arm together
In sync if only for a moment,
Enjoying and appreciating the beauty
Of our similarities
And our differences.
May we forever dance in the magic of our heart spaces
Experiencing the warmth, the compassion, the love and caring
That infuses us,
Fills us with a passion for the possible
And creates within us the power to heal our lives
The power to heal all things
And the power to create authentic change, abundance and harmony
May we embrace the adventure of our lives!
After this introductory vision/meditation/prayer, please express your own vision of peace. (As always, please feel free to modify the peace poem, or to use your own.)
Please close your peace session with the extinguishing of the candle.
● This Peace Circle was inspired by the experience of life and one magical moment in heart space that I shared with a wonderful friend! http://www.katedudding.com
The quote below from Jean Houston comes from the 3-part documentary ‘Women of Wisdom and Power’ (September 2001) from Producer/Director Lili Fournier.
‘Always remember to tell the larger story of your potential life,
and have a passion for the possible!’
– Jean Houston
December 24 & 31, 2003