Mmmm! I am eating a most spectacular Blueberry Pie right now. It is delightful how things taste after you have just been born, and I rewarded myself for being born with this delectable treat.
This pie is quite a special commemoration for me because it is simple and elemental, just as I am at this moment. The pie has blueberries, dates, lemon juice, almonds, and salt. Wow. That's it. IT!
Do you know that the same-old, taken-for-granted, mundane things in life can appear so radically different when you undress them, and shine a spotlight on them?
pie experience is a blueberry-arrific metaphor for other things in my life that could use some undressing and spotlighting. Take me, for example, Seraphina Josefine. I am the same soul I've always been, forming myself in a new reality. I am a melange of identity, alias, fiction, imagination, technology (the web gives me life) and authenticity. Like this blueberry pie, I could be made very simply of ...blueberry, date, lemon, almond and salt! Or, I could be made of many, many complex layers of things like syrups, starches, sugars, gelatin, butter, flour, cream and other ...agents. Thus, my true blueberry-ness would get a bit diluted and frankly quite overshadowed by these extraneous ingredients.
Do you follow?
As Seraphina, I vow to myself to keep my blueberry-ness: undressed, and with a spotlight on the essentials. If I have work to do, let me do it with radical purpose and clear intent. If I am at play, let me entertain with unabashed creativity, flow and joy. If I am asleep, let me savor the dreams in which I inhabit the primordial castle of consciousness connecting me to all that is, and ever was. If I am awake, let me buzz with sensitivity to every aspect of my encounter, stretching my awareness far into the horizons within and without. If I feel, let me feel wholly the light and darkness of things, without judgement or category. If I think, let me absorb and display intelligence, concentration, and strong application of my given wisdom and skills. If I am mistaken, let me own my error in truthfulness and learning. If I am in service, let me be transparent and refined in my availability to 'the other' to whom I am giving. If I am in love, let that love be enchanting, exquisite, sublime, selfless, noble and enduring.