In spiritual/personal growth circles we often hear that we have to “get out of the mind”. We are tired of having our every experience filtered and analyzed by our thoughts, so we begin to seek out inspiration from cultures that move more from the heart. Cultures like India or Peru.
We want to be like them, we want to get rid of the mind, now we want to only live from the heart.
And here we go again, right into the same old familiar pattern of inner conflict.
In South America there is an old legend about the eagle and the condor.
Long time ago human societies divided and took different paths: that of the condor (representing the heart, intuitive and mystical) and that of the eagle (representing the brain, rational and material). The prophesy says that the eagle would drive the condor to the verge of extinction, but that a time will come in which the condor and the eagle will have the opportunity to reunite and fly together in the same sky, along the same path. If the condor and eagle accept this opportunity, they will create a most remarkable offspring, unlike any seen before.
Many believe that the time as come.
Not for the eagle to turn its controlling conflicting energy away from the condor and instead direct it towards itself. No. It is time for the two to fly together. Mind and heart united.
The mental realm is familiar to us people from the north, can we instead of fighting this, take on the sacred job of being the guides and masters here?
ps: In class 10 of our Feminine Awakening Series, I speak about a great teacher in how to use our mind in creativity; the Goddess Saraswati.