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Body Prayer

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My dear body
It took me more than 40 years to finally love you back
I still remember that moment in dance practice on Corfu
When my love for you swept like a wave
Through all of you for the first time

I admit that since then our relationship
Still wasn’t easy and a continous honeymoon
I fell into old patterns of controlling you
Judging you, fixing you, pushing you

Yesterday night lying in bed with you
I felt so completely peaceful and H.O.M.E. in you
No spiritual peak experience, no ecstatic bliss
More a silent and deep recognition of what is

Today I want to consciously set a mark:
I declare with all my heart (which is your heart)
I commit to be
a reliable loving caring respectful partner for you
as you are
a reliable loving loyal devotional partner for me
I deeply honor our life long relationship

May our relationship be a seed of peace in the world
May our relationship be a lighthouse of respect
For my daughter whom you carried inside you for 9 months
May our relationship be a happy living example
How to unhook from mainstream media brain washing
How to unhook from spiritual brain washing
On how a female body should look like and be like

My dear body
I am sorry for every single instance of oppression and hate
Please forgive me for not answering your innocent love
I thank you for your loyal patience all these years
I love you so much – just as you are

My dear body
I am here & you are OK. ❤ ❤ ❤

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What is Dharma?

Dear Courageous Soul,

You write:

I am exploring the meaning of Dharma. Until now I have associated it with my work in the world, with how I wish to serve humanity, with how I am called to express myself “professionally”. […] In the past two years, my interest and desire and passion for my professional work has nearly disappeared; I often feel wearied by it. […] I would welcome hearing from those who may relate to this experience. I would also like to hear more about how one embraces one’s Dharma when it may not be related to directly being of service in some outer expression.

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When I introduce the notion of Dharma, I usually start with the idea of a soul’s plan. Maybe you want to follow me on this Gedankenexperiment: What if the soul makes something like a plan, an intention, a sankalpa for the incarnation to come? This intention, this sankalpa is something like the title of the book of your life. It’s the heading of your life story. This intention, this sankalpa is not only manifested in your professional life – but in every single second of your life.

As far as I experience it, the soul’s plan manifests differently in different life situations or phases. As children we express our soul’s intention differently than as a teenager, as an adult, as an elderly person… but always we have this red thread of our soul’s sankalpa running through our life. And there are phases of our lives when we are students of our Dharma, before we can re-enter the stage of giving our gifts to the world…

So when trying to get hold of this soul’s sankalpa I often ask for flow experiences, as I believe that flow states are experiences when our being is fully aligned with our soul’s intention.

Until my teacher Chameli introduced the notion of Dharma to me, I usually spoke of vocation or one’s soul’s plan. Dharma for me captures this amazing interwovenness of everything, whereas the soul’s sankalpa still feels quite “individualized” to me. Dharma for me points to the fact that no-one and no-thing is separated from anything else. So our soul’s sankalpa is so much connected to all the circumstances of our incarnation. It is no pure coincidence that we live where we live and at that certain time – for me Dharma is an expression of the Divine Choreography of Life. Chameli uses this beautiful metaphor of the tapestry of life where all beautiful Dharma threads are intervowen to the magnificent universe that we live in.

And I am convinced that we can never ever “loose” our Dharma, we can never ever be “off” our Dharma. What we can choose (in my view) is how consciously, how committed, how aligned we want to live our Dharma. But we cannot ever loose it. How should we manage to “fall out” of the Divine Choreography of Life?

So when we are in inbetween-states (this is what I feel when I read your lines) it might be that the expression of our Dharma is changing, is deepening, is becoming even more focussed. I love to bring the metaphor of an onion: All layers belong to the same onion. But whenever we peel off one layer, we come closer to the core of the onion. So maybe you are currently peeling off one layer of your Dharma’s onion…

May your roots grow even deeper into your Dharma. _/|\_
May you blossom even more beautifully into your Dharma! _/|\_

So much love to you, dear Courageous Soul. ❤
Uli, your Soul Sister

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Your Contribution to Tomorrow’s World

Dear Courageous Soul,

You burst in tears – you want to contribute to a better world so badly. At the same time you feel so overwhelmed by all the bad news about the world we live in. “How can I be of any service?” This question tears your heart.

gelbe_blume_kleinWhenever you perceive a deficit, whenever you grieve on certain circumstances, whenever you get angry or furious about certain human behavior – it is a calling for your gift that you are here to offer to the world. It is a calling for your unique medicine that you carry in your heart that is desperately needed in the world. It is a calling for you to step into your inner and outer leadership.

If you can perceive the deficit, you have a vision of how it could be organized in a better way.

If you grieve on certain circumstances, you have an idea of what would be so beneficial and healing for these situations.

If you get angry or furious about certain human behavior, you hold a vision of the great potential that is not being used yet.

If you get triggered, you are being called forth to make a difference. Your playing small doesn’t help yourself nor anybody else. Your withdrawing and backing out doesn’t serve your soul nor humanity nor the world.

“Be the difference you want to see in the world”
~ Mahatma Ghandi

So I call you forth to become consciously aware of what you perceive, grieve, get angry or furious about. Ask yourself: What is it that I carry in me that could serve these situations? And then bring this medicine to the world around you. Take a stand for what is so very dear to your heart. Be true to yourself.

I call you forth to stand up and consciously offer us all your contribution for tomorrow’s world. Start where you are. Start with who you are. Start with what you have right now. The next steps will become visible once you are on the way. Be a conscious co-creator of our common future, of tomorrow’s world, of evolution.

I call you forth to grow into the next bigger version of yourself.

I bow to you in gratefulness,
Uli, your Soul Sister

PS: We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

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How do you feed your dharma?

What do you do – on a daily basis – to feed your dharma?

To feel the deep longing in one’s heart and to take a decision is one thing. The other thing is to stay with it. To commit to what you really want on a daily basis. To feed your dharma plant every day. To practice dedication. To stay with your commitment.

kleine_weisse_blumen_kindergartenbusHow do you feed your dharma plant? Do you water it? Do you offer it sunshine? How much do you show your love to it?

It is a very personal thing how water – sunshine – love look like. It might be that you light a candle for this longing in your heart. It might be that you exercise in the fresh air. It might be that you ask for support from experts. It might be that you get up and rent an office of your own. It might be that you take a nap after lunch. It might be that you write a blog post. It might be that you put a dharma symbol onto your altar. It might be that you write your dharma sentence on a piece of paper and put it on your fridge door. It might be that you take singing classes. It might as well be something completely different…

So let me ask you again: How do you feed your dharma?