|5 Apr 2003 @ 03:29, by Max Tobin|
I first noticed Alana shortly after she began commenting in NCN on her news log. I was impressed with the way she expressed herself and commented to encourage her to continue sharing as I sensed an ally.
I ‘knew’ somehow that we would be friends, beyond that I had not seen more. It was not long, however, before I felt there may be more and it was a very light sort of delight that I found in contact with her. It was the day of our winter solstice (summer for her) when Alana invited me ( and as a long time student of the ways of the Goddess I ‘knew’ that I was required to wait for this) to join her in a more direct way and made some probing questions for me to respond to, via e-mail. It was not long before we were busy chatting and discovered much in common that was a delight for us both. It did not take long for her to intuit that I was the man she had sung about in a song that she had created but a short time before. Alana sent me the song and the rest as they say is her-story! It was a magic song as it seemed to me she had reached in and embraced my most secret heart, I had little choice but to follow that heart and reclaim it!!
We made commitments to each other before I left to meet her in the USA that we would listen to Source/Spirit and consciously co-create sacred space together.
It has been an interesting and sometimes challenging journey as we both have been giving each other the opportunity and support to embrace the mystery of a life lived in honour of this most sacred of ways.
We shared a delightful ceremony in my parents’ garden in a summer setting that was abundant with roses and the sound of cicadas and the company of good friends and family. Alana gifted us another song which she has called ”A Love So True”, I was moved to the core.
I took Alana to ‘paradise’ (far north of the North Island) and we were fortunate to have a house overlooking a most delightful beach in the Doubtless bay. I had no need to tell her which were the sacred places, where Mother earth spoke to me in that special way that such places do– she recognized them all instantly. Further confirmation of the deep empathy we have discovered. As we delighted in the peace and splendour of a northern summer, we were blessed with profound spiritual input. We did indeed further our learning’s of ‘two who move as one’ and the challenges and rewards of this sacred path are unique.
I had felt intuitively that Alana would receive guidance/communication from the deep spirit of our land and the afternoon that the spirit of the heart warrior of the Waitaha made its first appearance sealed that for us. It was a blessing to be infused with this presence. We have been blessed time and again by information that is both helpful and supportive of our personal journey and wise in ways beyond these times, and yet of relevance to the essence of our sacred now.
We have learned that we came together for a deep service task and are blessed by this knowing and so it is that we now are conscious of co creating both in sacred space and sacred time! The path is unique yet the same for every one, simply to reclaim the heart, this is where all wisdom resides. We listen regularly and continue to be gifted with what we consider to be insightful wisdom: see Alana’s log for some recent and relevant sharing. [link]
The journey opened with a song, and the heart continues to sing. This is how we know that we walk the correct path for us, the deep shamanic journey of the heart. We are guided by Source simply because we commit to this. (Ask and you will receive. Just don’t have any preconceived idea of how it should look!!)