is for open
I had a fabulous dream last night, where the back of me was a column of doors – one for each chakra. Each made out of a different wood, some elaborately carved, some with fabulous doorknobs; all wonderful. While I need to spend more time thinking specifically about each door and the message, I have to say I’m not utterly surprised by the appearance of doors. I’ve long thought about chakras as being rooms.
Last evening, with a group of friends, we were discussing how it really feels like this is a transitional time. I’m already feeling like the energies of 2014 are starting to close out, and I feel like I’ve got my eyes ahead and listening for the first whispers of 2015.
We did some journaling as a group, responding to prompts and questions about the things we could celebrate about ourselves and our year. A couple friends were celebrating taking themselves out into the world in a bigger way – doing more in-person kinds of things.
That’s kind of been on my mind a lot lately – and so of course no surprise it gets mirrored in all kinds of ways. The universe is nothing if not accommodating.
I confess to being fascinated when I came across this quote from Robin Sloan’s Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore:
“Your life must be an open city, with all sorts of ways to wander in.”
There’s something really compelling about that thought and my attention keeps returning to it. It feels like there are some gorgeous diamonds to be mined here.
Without doubt my life is an open city to me. I know every nook and neighborhood, each alley and all the attics – I am Sherlock Holmes with my magnifying glass always examining my interior landscape.
And I’m committed to being transparent about my life. I try very hard to hold that standard as I blog. I think one of my divine missions is to embody awareness; and my ongoing process as I try align myself as fully as I am able with my divine soul self is one of the things I try to share through this blog. So in that sense I think my life is like an open city, and the invitation is there for you to wander through.
But I think there is more.
I think it’s a bit amusing that it’s taken me until the 19th day of this month to come up with the quote I want to explore in my monthly lectio divina practice. It may turn out that this is a combined November/December project because I think there’s lots of delving to do here. And who knows, perhaps my ensuing art project will involve maps. That would be fun.
I’d love to hear what you think of the quote. Is your life an open city? Or perhaps you have something to share about chakras or your dreams. Do tell. You know I’d like to hear.