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I found this posted at another message board while this was down. Thought to post it to get some momentum going here again.
Some excerpts from The Intuitive Way--A Guide To Living Inner Wisdom by Penney Peirce.
"Trust endings and beginnings; it's your soul changing direction."
The Creation Cycle: Be-Do-Have-Be
"By looking at the movement of your awareness in terms of the metaphysical trinity of body, mind, and spirit, you will understand more how your perception creates your reality. The creative process is an identical twin to the intuitive process. Being well-acquainted with and able to move smoothly through the three phases of any of creation will also keep your intuition flowing.
To create anything, your consciousness must pass through three phases: (1) moving down from spirit as inspiration, and occurring in your mind as concepts and plans, (2) moving from your mind as motivation, and occurring in your body as results and form, and (3) moving up from your body as completion, and being experienced again at spirit as renewal. This movement through spirit, mind, body, and spirit again correlates with three simple actions: be, do have, and back to be. ....
Creation begins with the spirit, or being. Here, in the superconscious realm, purpose resides, here we are in tune with the collective wisdom of humanity and the planet, here we know the most about love and are aware of the big picture. This is the part of us that funds our physical existence.
The mind, or conscious mind, correlates with action, or doing. It's the function of awareness that focuses, compartmentalizes, chooses, registers impressions, makes associations, determines meaning, implements, catalyzes. Mind is the personal will, combining thought with desire to create action.
The body correlates with the experience of manifested form, or having. It's at this stage that action precipitates results and there's an outcome to ideas. Until this point, nothing is concrete, tangible, or stable. The body is part of the subconscious realm.
Be-do-have. For anything to manifest, consciousness must follow these three simple steps, in order."
...Running On Empty
"What we see is what we are. As we begin the descending phase of the creation cycle, we are spirit, we are whole. The world therefore look ripe with possibilities; we are confident and wise. We like ourselves. But as we manifest results, most of our intention and fuel has been translated into form and consumed.
At this point, at body-have (Be=spirit; Do=mind; Have=body), looking to the third phase of the process, we see through the filter of emptiness, because we are empty. Our reserves are gone, and we're not aware again of the universal supply. Nothings looms. More than at any time, we tend to think in terms of emptiness, to talk about what isn't, to tell ourselves we are nobody, and to project negative thoughts into the future. We seem to have no self-esteem.
In this part of the creation cycle we can actually rest in peace and recharge. Yet after so much do-have, do-have, do-have, life has become so concrete that few of us remember how to recognize the intangible, let alone how pleasurable emptiness, or spaciousness, is. Buddhists view emptiness as divine. But our Western culture places negative value on emptiness, equating it with deficiency. Some ultraconservative groups go so far as to associate the unknown with evil. We need a new life skill: how to recognize, welcome, and use the third phase of cycle."
The Ascending Phase of Creation: Have-Be
"When results have manifested and the telltale signs of dissolution begin to stir- such as loss of direction, motivation, and interest; sleepiness; anxiety attacks; boredom; the desire for your addiction of choice; and the desire to turn and backtrack into what's familiar but energetically dead -what should you do? It's quite simple: Stop!"
It's Time to Let Go Now
"Are you thinking, "I don't know if I'll be able to create anything ever again!" or "I don't know why I'm still doing this?" Are you trying too hard? Pushing or pulling something or someone? Ahead of yourself or chronically late? Compulsive or procrastinating? Things aren't connecting? Life full of snags and bad timing? It's time to change your tactics. Try something besides thinking and doing.
If you're using will, you've already returned to doing. If you're depressed, you're not letting go of old thoughts or concepts but are forcing them to fit a reality that's outgrown them. Cultivate this thought: "it's OK to not know or not do right now." Let go of the "shoulds" and "shouldn'ts." Pull your thoughts out of the past and future and enter the present. Let things be as they are.
I'm reminded of a cartoon showing a desperate man hanging on a flimsy bush growing from a sheer cliff. He's yelling, "Somebody up there--help me!" A deep, booming voice answers, "Let go!" The man looks up. He looks down at the vastness. He looks around. He looks up again. Finally, he squeaks, "Is anybody else up there?""