Why I travel

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Why I travel

 

Because I am human, and I inhabit a physical body, my experience of the sacred is automatically spatial. My experience of the spirit translates easily into the architectures of faith. I explore this. I travel.

Because I am human, and because I engage my physical senses at every moment, my understanding of the spiritual is, by nature, a physical one, tested against what I see, hear, breathe, taste, touch, love and feel. Should one or more of these senses be deprived in any moment, the others compensate in an extraordinary pulsation of experience.

Because I am human, and what I primarily know is the physical, my understanding of the spiritual is often relegated to a classification of physical experiences.

The body perceives the understanding of the spirit, thereby making my understanding of spirit a physical one.

Reverse this order.

Know the spirit as the vehicle, the vessel, in which the body is held, delicately, in its form.

What does this change in my understanding?

That the sacred transcends the physical, is not limited by the immediate perceptions of the body.

That because the sacred is all, and the body is contained within in, that the body alone is not sacred, but that everything is.

This knowing is illuminated through travel, and its expansion of the senses.

This is why I travel.

 

-Maia

www.maiakumarigilman.com

excerpt from the soon-to-be-released book:

Duct Tape for Kali: a book of travel poems by Maia Kumari Gilman

 

Call to action before Earth Day!

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By now – especially if you already follow me on social media – you’ll have heard I have a book coming out. The Erenwine Agenda is about an intern architectural designer who takes on the natural gas industry. I’m pleased to share these early reviews of The Erenwine Agenda:

on the earth-healing perspective, a review from
shaman Janet StraightArrow:

“The Erenwine Agenda is a modern work of fiction that addresses many of the issues that face our generations today. In the story of Amalia and Mark we move through many layers and perspectives of innocence, science, lifestyle, idealism, environmentalism, romance and realities in being conscious humans living now, and doing business with corporate interests. Fracking and natural gas are the major focus in how they affect us, as other concerns are addressed. Their story has a surprise ending and thought provoking situations and solutions. This book is a journey of awakening and finding positive ways of taking action to assist a world in environmental distress.”

on the multicultural and architectural perspectives, a review from
architect and AIA Middle East President Raya Ani:

“A timely and contemporary novel about love and care for the world—The Erenwine Agenda helps us understand how we might navigate from a place of non-communication to a place of resolution. The primary characters, who are both of mixed ethnicity but of different cultural backgrounds, live a clashing breakdown of the polarities within themselves and in the environment around them. The story skillfully takes the reader from one event to another until Superstorm Sandy shocks the characters into redefining a new position in the world. The story feels very real as it puts us head on in conversation with ourselves, with the corporate structures that govern our lives, and by extension, with our idealism. The Erenwine Agenda crosses disciplines, crosses cultures, and crosses opposing viewpoints to arrive at a more compassionate and empathetic place.”

This is more about the book, and you can pre-order the Kindle version here:

Pre-order The Erenwine Agenda: a novel

Amalia Erenwine—an environmental activist working in New York City as an architectural intern—takes on the natural gas industry in this new book by Maia Kumari Gilman. Amalia rails against the underwriting of her employer’s work by a natural gas company involved with fracking. She clashes with the gas company’s petroleum geologist, executive Mark Stone—and yet, a hurricane of personal and continental proportions triggers the two of them to open their minds to a new world view.

Please share in advance of Earth Day! The more the merrier, as they say. Your kindness thus far in the development and sharing of this project is, quite frankly, amazing. I am both humbled and heartened by your support.

Much love,

-Maia

www.maiakumarigilman.com

 

What healing is…

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I heard this today on an Abraham-Hicks audio on YouTube – I’m transcribing for you here because I think it’s well worth sharing.

“A healer is someone who sees the expanded version of someone, focuses on it completely, and therefore dominates the vibration to influence the other toward it…

…whether you are a counselor who encourages people or someone who learns massage and soothes them into relaxation, or whether you are someone who decides that you will be a physician, or whether you decide that you will be someone who simply looks for the best in others and reflects that back to them, all of that is healing.

Remember, the cure that medicine is looking for, is relief. That’s all. Just relief. Relief from the negative emotion that binds and holds apart from the wellness that is desired.

You get to pick. We rarely tell people that they are healers. What we tell people is that they are teachers. And by that, we mean, you are one who came forth intending to find out some way, the vibrational alignment that came within you, so that you could reflect that knowing to those who are asking. And that can play out in whatever way pleases you.

Some of the most powerful healers on the planet are musicians who hold people in a spell of alignment…you can pick anything that is pleasing to you, and please do pick something that is pleasing to you, because if you sacrifice your joy, for the service of helping others, you don’t align with Source and you’ve got nothing to give them.

Where if you pick the thing that pleases you most, and give it your undivided attention, and use it as your excuse to line up with who you are, and then in that state of alignment you hold someone else as your object of attention, they will benefit by your alignment, and that’s what healing is.”

-Abraham, translated by Esther Hicks 01/21/2017

http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php