If You Really Want The Fast Path, Slow Down…
This week I have had the pleasure and the privilege of spending time with Marlies Cocheret. Marlies was asked to teach by Adyashanti in 2001 and is also a psychotherapist and sacred sexuality expert.:-
At the beginning of the retreat day, she read a poem which she had written about her first and foremost love – Silence. It was so moving, I cried the entire way through and for most of the rest of the day. The poem met me in my deepest desire for God (aka Silence etc.) and I felt absolute Oneness and total humanity at once. The longing for God was overwhelming…like when I meet Amma. It occurred to me that THAT is what bridges the human and awakeness together – longing. So if you feel that, it is not wrong: it is a vehicle which can help deliver you into what it is you are truly seeking.
The title of this email is something Marlies said in answer to a question as to the fastest path to awakening. Slow down… She is all about receiving and “being touched by life – the pleasure and the pain”, as she puts it.
Not that this implies ‘taking’ or grabbing at all; rather a bodily sense of openly receiving what life is bringing you in this moment, and in every moment. It was so amazing to feel the way she works with people and where she is coming from as a being. She has a unique ability to meet each person in their whole Self – human and Divine, as one. I feel so inspired by her that I am attending another workshop this Wednesday, entitled ‘Silence and the Female Body’.
On a different note, here is Ric speaking about awakening in preparation for his appearance with Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss at a conference in Argentina in May. I found a lovely transmission in it which I thought you might enjoy:-
Thank you to those of you who have offered yourselves to the Divine through receiving healing this week – it has been beautiful and wonderful and moving, as it always is. Thank you,