What do you do in the in-between spaces……between who you have been…..and who you are becoming? Between clarity and the unknown? The Buddhist call it “bardo”. It is the rich, deep place of pure possibility. The creative soil from which all things are born. Literally, the place a soul hangs out after death and before the next life starts. How one experiences it is completely up to them. Our ego is not comfortable here. The ego likes “to know”. The soul already knows.
I believe if we really pay attention, we get an opportunity to hang out here in our lifetime over and over. If we allow it to be an opportunity for re-birth, it allows us a newness and freshness to come into our lives……a new possibility. If we allow the ego to run the show, we can move deeper into fear and self-doubt.
This is the place I work with women in…..the place of unknowing. I hope to always lead them into the quiet stillness so their souls can be heard more clearly. This is the place their God lives……quietly whispering about what’s next for them and reminding them of who
they truly are.
One of these women I worked with in a Goddess Circle for over a year, Laura Moore, pictured above, is in the hospital right now. She lays in Bardo. I feel she is deciding if she
is ready to come back to us or not.
I just found out yesterday as I stepped into The Bag Lady. She had gone into the hospital with acute abdominal pain on Monday and they took her into emergency surgery. She has had 2 surgeries now and is scheduled for a 3rd. today. She has lost a lot of blood.
We saw her Saturday and she was healthy, vibrant and laughing. Nothing was “wrong” at that moment. She actually is the happiest I have ever seen her since meeting over 2 yrs. ago.
As soon as I heard, after posting on every facebook page I could think of, I called the other 3 women in our circle and we immediately gathered in prayer circle together. We focused healing light pulsating throughout her body. We sent love to her family sitting there with her…..to the doctors and nurses. She was surrounded by love and light. Mother Mary was at her head, sending Divine Golden light throughout her body. Jesus the Christ was radiating green, healing light throughout her heart. Mary Magdalene was healing her 1st. and 2nd. chakras, where the “problem lies” with red and orange, creative, healing light.
They are a powerful trinity.
It was a most powerful time as we gathered together. It felt strong and real. We were helping to her heal, I feel. I felt it throughout my body. I feel a deeper level of faith in distance healing, and healing in general, then I ever have before. We felt her there with us.
She was laughing and joking about how she’s hanging out in bardo, deciding what she is going to do next. We spoke to her, laughed with her, told her that whatever she decides,
we support her decision.
It was the most bizarre feeling……to be the human that loves Laura and wants her back…..wants her to heal……and feeling on a deep, intuitive level, that her soul will decide and she will be happy either way. It is only us back her on earth that battle with the loss.
It is her choice.
After a few hours of focused time, we decided to go eat her favorite dish at our favorite Indian restaurant, Maharani…..a most delicious dish of okra, veggies and spices. We spoke fondly of Laura and reminisced about all of the things we love about her. We laughed at things she would find funny. We decided that when she comes back we will gather all that love her together and have them share what this has been like for them……to feel such deep love for her……and to sit in that Divine place of bardo where we all get to decide…….what’s next?
We love you, Laura, with all of our hearts.
May you heal completely and come back to us.
Marcela is a Priestess Path mentor, co-owner of Body Mind Shift Urban Retreat, Sound Healer and Lover of Nature.