Remaining Relaxed in the Midst of Change

How do you remain relaxed and focused in the midst of change? Perhaps it seems impossible? You know that experience of… take two steps forward, one back. Sometimes it might even feel like… two steps forward, three backwards…

It seems that the moment we commit to making a deep inner change, the deeper silt may come floating to the surface. Though we know we’re moving ahead towards something good, instead of soaring, with wings outstretched, it may feel instead like falling into a deep bottomless pit.

Last week, I took my students to Tel Megiddo, the site of Armaggedon. Tel Megiddo is one of the more prominent archeological sites in the world, as it serves as the pinnacle of biblical archeology. In addition, it is one of the few places in the world where you can see thirty strata of different civilizations spanning some 10,000years. This alone is enough to put your worries in proportion :-)! This is the site where the prophetess Deborah sat court under the palm trees.

The round temple mound alone, shows 17 layers of civilization. It was a joy to play the bells there, to clear the energy prior to our descending deep in the belly of the earth, to reach the pure water of the well resting some 300 meters below the earth.

The sounds of the women singing on the way down were mysterious and awesome. It was dark…. until we got to the bottom. Water nymphs singing in the belly of the earth? Scary or inspiring? What do you think?

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