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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
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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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There is so much magnificence

Dear Courageous Soul,

Today my heart was sore. Everything felt so wrong. And then I met those two in my garden:20140906_physalis_transparency_beauty_fragil

They made me stop in awe. Isn’t that magnificent? Art of nature. Pure beauty!

My body relaxed, my jaw relaxed, my shoulders relaxed. Pause. Breathe. Admire the miracle. Admire beauty. Admire the mystery.

And then I let my awareness drop into my body. Come back home. Become aware of the mystery that I am.

The split vanished for some moments. Separation truly became an illusion. Resting in Divine Presence.

And then life went on. With its ups and downs. With its contractions and expansions. With its darkness and light. That’s how life is.

What makes you slip into the masterpiece? What reminds you of the Mystery of Existence? What brings you back home?

With love,
Uli – your Soul Sister

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Your Way

Dear Courageous Soul,

You tell me in so much detail how much you admire this other person for specific qualities. And at the same time you seem to shrink as you are not as admirable (you believe) as this other person. In your eyes this person is more than OK while you need to change and need to be fixed.

So I invite you to open your heart, open your horizon, open your vision in order to let go of pre-defined pictures. Will you allow Life to surprise you?

flieder_detail_klein_AusschnittLife (or however you call that which is bigger than you and me) has provided you with your unique You, your unique fragrance, your unique vibration, your unique flavor, your unique gift. Once you deposit the how-it-should-look-like, you are open to receive and perceive your unique way of being and doing.

Who are we to judge whether this way or that way is better? Isn’t it a denial of the sacredness of all-that-is? You are perfect as you are. You don’t need to copy anyone, you are the most beautiful version of You that exists! ❤ ❤ ❤ You are perfect as you are! As perfect as the future version of you that you are going to be! 😉

I invite you to dive curiously into the depths of your own being and discover the unique way of being you. There in the depth of your own being you’ll reconnect with your innocence – such a sacred place, such a pure joy, such a bright light.

You are a Courageous Soul, I can feel it, so you won’t die as a copy of someone else, you are about to live your life as the unique You that you are.

I admire your uniqueness, I celebrate your uniqueness, I cherish your uniqueness.

In reverence and love,

Uli – your Soul Sister

Proud of You

Dear Courageous Soul,

blau_violett_fuenf_stern_blumeLast night your darkest shadow showed up. In tears you tell me how dark you feel, how bad, how completly wrong.

I smile at you and tell you that I am so proud of you.

What a break through! You were able to contain and embody your deepest fear, your darkest shadow, your most feared aspect. And you are conscious of it!

Yes, I know this immense shame that shows up “the day after”. I love you for your shadow and your shame. Your shame tells me that you want to bring to the world the complete opposite of what you did yesterday. It shows me your huge intention to be of service for a better world.

The fact that your deepest shadow showed up tells me that you are able to contain strong strong energies. It tells me that you are willing to go for the real deal and to grow into the biggest version of you. It tells me that you have freed up the energy that had been bound by this shadow. It tells me that you are ready to take the next powerful step in your life.

May you see that you are perfect as you are. May you feel “right” with your darkest as well as your most shining parts. This is how Life wants to express itself through you. Yesterday you didn’t hesitate to be of service to the collective to embody this shadow that no-one wants to see or feel or express. You volunteered to express it, to be a channel for this energy that is so often denied and closed into the underworld.

I am proud of you. I am grateful that you did this job. I bow to you that you brought awareness and consciousness to the human shadow.

You are truly a courageous soul. The world needs more of your kind.

I am so proud of you.
Uli – your soul sister

No coincidence

weisse_gloeckchen_vor_steinplatten_vWebDear Courageous Soul,

You tell me that you doubt whether you are doing the right things in your life, whether you are in the right place at the right time. Oh, I know those thoughts and feelings, nagging doubt…

I’ve come to a place where I am fully convinced that we can never ever be “off” our dharma, our vocation, our calling. It’s no coincidence that you are where you are, that you do what you do. The fact that you are in a certain place is the proof for me that your unique gift, your unique medicine, your unique vibration is needed right there. Maybe it’s not so obvious, maybe you don’t have to say anything or do anything – maybe all that is needed is your vibration.

I can reassure you that I don’t necessarily feel this in any given moment of my life, but there is this firm background conviction that I am exactly in the right place – and so are you! This firm conviction is a strong medicine when doubt arises.

When I tell you that you are exactly as you are meant to be and that you are exactly where you are meant to be, it does not necessarily exclude the possibility of further potential. But: There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s nothing to fix. It’s no coincidence that you bring into the world what you say, do, think, initiate, sing, dance, argue, …

May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones.
Allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
(Teresa of Ávila)

May this knowledge settle into your bones!
Uli, your Soul Sister

Tend the Seed

The Gift is indestructible. It is a seed. We are not required to be God. We are not required to create the seed. Only to plant it wisely and well.
~ Stephen Cope (in: The Great Work of Your Life)

You carry a gift in you – your gift – your seed, your medicine for the world, your gift to humankind. How relieving to recognize that we don’t have to make it, this gift of ours! It is here, it has always been here. Rather, our task it to tend the seed, to nourish it with water, sun, and love, and to cultivate it by trusting it.

Trieb_im_SchneeCultivating the seed and later the sprout is a metaphor for taking consistent decisions that sustain our gift and our dharma. Once we “know” our dharma cognitively, emotionally, and intuitively, this life purpose acts as a lighthouse for us.

Decisions that we take throughout our life can either lead towards the dharma lighthouse or in a different direction. Nobody forces us to take all our decisions towards the lighthouse, but… Individuals who consistently take choices in favor of their dharma, experience tremendous support by the whole universe.

Will you tend your sprout, even when snow falls again? Or do you loose trust: “Oh, it’s doomed. The cold snow will destroy it.” How deeply do you trust your seed, your sprout, your gift, your dharma?

Take an inquiry of your daily decisions whether they lead towards the dharma lighthouse or not. You’ll find the size of your trust. It’s never too late to return to your seed or sprout and tend it with the love in your heart.

Letter to a Courageous Soul

Dear Courageous Soul,

The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given,
 the door will open. (Rumi)

I miss you. And I miss your enthusiasm – in the world – and for the world. I don’t write this to cause any action from your side. I just feel that your flavor is missing in the world. The world really misses you. Your spark. Your spice. Your smile. Your love. Your uniqueness deeply and completely expressed by you.

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I am completely convinced that we cannot be “off” our dharma. We all live our vocation in every single minute of our incarnation. But we can live it half-heartedly or immersed in enthusiasm.

Chameli Ardagh once quoted the Mexican shamans:

When you loose your joy, you loose your power.

So I ask you: Why are you here? What does the Divine want to express uniquely through you? What is your golden trace of beauty and love?

Let’s surf the wave together.

The wound is where the light enters. (unknown)

Yes, yes, yes! Broken. Yes. Wounded. Yes. Fearful. Yes.

And: If the brokeness will never go away, if the wounds will never go away, if fear will never go away – will you still be holding back your gift and your enthusiasm?

I miss you on a very very deep level. A level beyond words. A level beyond face to face meetings and conversations. I really miss you – in a way I will never be able to express.

Eternally connected in love,
Uli, your Soul Sister