Card #15: The Devil: The Shadow We Don't Always See with Laura Blakeman of The Rhythm Way

I will not die an unlived life

I will not die an unlived life

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible,

to loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance;

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit.

Dawna Markova

Here we are greeted by one of my biggest teachers on this path, Laura Blakeman.

This episode is full of exploring the question at its essence. It looks to thresholds, are innate longing and the unknown aspects of our innate beings.

Laura explores so eloquently the aspect of the Devil, of fear, of what it means to have doubt in our lives and how we navigate these times through our grief and our ways of initiation through our own cultural complexities.

What We Talk About

  • The medicine of fear and longing

  • How do we experience threshold crossings

  • The imagery of the Devil-the weaving of metaphor

  • The Village and the Forest

  • How we cultivate intimacy and less guarded interactions?

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Tara Burke