Walking With Beauty
think in multisensory ways is to consistently
inspired by nature's beauty within us."
~ Michael J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature
Within each of us is hidden beauty. The quality aspect of our inner nature imprisoned in a body-mind until it is fine-tuned to Nature's luminous spiritual light, the lens where inner beauty can pass unadulterated in expression. As a stone is to a gem cutter, in a similar manner, our inner beauty is imprisoned in the larger stone and layer by layer with each cleaving blow we eliminate non-essentials that are contrary to our inner nature.
Keeping our vision clear and held in our upper most consciousness of that which is to be revealed, express or crafted, eliminates from our field of expression, all that hinders a gradual release into a fuller faceted embodiment. In such a way, the revelation of raw beauty emerges as a luminous diamond.
The diamond within us holds the beauty of our potential, not the world of outer appearances. Our beauty is the source of our deepest dreams and highest aspirations; it holds our key values and guiding principles to manifest our vision and purpose.
Our authentic self speaks to us through the spectrum of imagination. These are our colorful dreams, imaginations, and kaleidoscopic visions produced by the refractive light of our Diamonds essence. From them we poise our attention to liberate light from the psychic bondage that holds together the dark layers of our conditioning, emotional discord and physical dis-eases. Dark layers are created by disconnect from our imminent Source in Nature, while the intrusive presence of age-old intra-psychic forces loom souring the hearts of humanity and exuberance for living.
Nature is my Religion
Earth is my Temple
Love is my Path
Does the future vision of life engender excitement and anticipation? Authentic self-expression is always in alignment with our deepest dreams, values, purpose and vision divinely guided through the intuitive connection with the Spirit of life. "How well is personal vision and purpose honored that supports experiencing quality of life?" Where we place our attention is indicative of what we value, the intrinsic qualities of worth we choose to support our life with. Example: Nature, Beauty, Spirituality, Love, Balance, Integrity, Intimacy, Freedom, Joy, kindness, Gratitude, Honesty, Abundance, Excellence, Family, Friends, Learning, Play and so on. How is the Value of Life Honored?" The more we honor our deepest values, the more ease and freedom there is helping us to fulfill, satisfy and enrich our lives producing depth in connection. Depth allows us to step into our purpose as divine co-creators. Immersion with Nature offers access to inner wisdom and compassion to govern the law of our own being. This gift only comes from living the integrity of our excellence in alignment with Natural Law.
Taking the first vital step into the Path of Heart encourages cultivation of the Inner Diamond within to learn the language of the heart. The second is to discover our Wings to flow in tandem with Nature's rhythm into full somatic enlightenment. Anais Nin wrote, " We do not see things are they are; we see things as we are." When we cultivate the inner diamond at the heart, we begin to walk in Beauty, as what is within is also without.
By Alisa Battaglia, 2008
Nature is my Religion. Earth is my Temple. Love is my Path ~Alisa Battaglia
The Path of Heart
is not a religion - it is way to know ourselves, to
find our purpose in life - our mission, to find out
where we come from and discover the secrets of the
Universe. Our unfolding awareness begins a new life
in a new order.
our awareness requires that we live our truth,
which means to state the truth of our particular
experience however conflicted it may be. Self-acceptance
arises from the freedom to evaluate our selves
clearly and through the changes we have made in
our selves. This means that we accept and include
the dejected parts of self that feel betrayed or
misunderstood. When we are aware of, responsible
for, and accepting of our own and others judgments
we can be more honest and present with ourselves
because we do not need to hide in blame, shame
or fear anymore. To do other than this would volunteer
victimhood. As we become more aligned with the
essence of our true nature that is love we more
readily accept our selves and others as they are.
Coming from this loving place opens our hearts
in mutual compassion and stimulates the innate
potential for healing in oursleves and in our relationships.
is not a verb, it is a noun because it is energetic
stuff we are made of that emanates from our core.
It is what we experience when we return to our
original state of being. We can see its quality
in everything especially when we extend the love
that we have for ourselves to others. Loving is
not something we contemplate or intellectualize
doing. It is actively holding the space of love
by being present! So in our wisdom and compassion
we recognize that a mean spirited person is in
pain simply armoring the personality self defensively
from any form of incoming love. It is a dejection
is an ego structure that harms the Authentic Self
by closing off receptivity to the flow of love
thereby disconnecting from the life-line of Source.
With this awareness we can reach out to a hardened
heart with an open heart where oftentimes our caring
alone will dissolve the armor, even if for an instant,
to reveal a shining face and beaming smile of gratitude
that someone actually cares. Love graciously received
ultimately illuminates all of life. It has the
capacity to restore the broken peices of our lives.
When we love our selves we give permission for
others to love them selves too, which makes us
all capable of having healthier relationships.
Love is infusive and living the 'Path of Heart'
will always guide us to right process.
2nd Edition 2011©Alisa
from, "The Essential Self, Cultivating the Sacred
Feminine" by Alisa Battaglia©2014
2009 & 2010
The Heart Knows even when the Eyes don't See.
The Path of Heart will Set
Heart that gives, gathers.
is one of a million paths. Therefore, a warrior
must always keep in mind that a path is only
a path; if he feels that he should not follow
it, he must not stay with it under any conditions.
His decision to keep on that path or to leave
it must be free of fear or ambition. He must
look at every path closely and deliberately.
There is a question that the warrior has to ask,
mandatorily: 'Does this path have heart?'" ~
Carlos Castaneda from The Wheel of Time
can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
The Path of Heart
By Alisa Battaglia
of Heart takes us into the present where
we enter the world of miracles.
Recognition of Natural
order based upon Original Source (Gaia-Sophia) and
2. Realization of Cause and Effect in our lives asks us
3. Immerse in Nature (consecration) which takes us to
4. Path of Least Resistance or Non-interference held in
beauty in our
5. Aspiration towards a Higher Power that requires...
6. Response-ability and
7. Authentic Expression of our Truth and
8. Cultivation of Patience and
9. Forgiveness (Giving up resentment) & Non-Judgmentalism
that lifts us to
10. Compassion & Unconditional Love and
11. Union in relationship with the desire to
12. Particpate in co-creation and collaboration to stand
for Humanity whose energy requires
13. Detachment from the Outcome of our Choices or Actions.
Practice Living the Path
Recognize and accept Love as your
true nature. Actively hold the space
Focus on living
in the present
Live your awareness
by withholding judgment,
and the controlling
and accept, hold
and cooperate by
Act lovingly, gently
and respectfully to
your self and others
in thought, speech
open and honest.
Surrender your egoic
will to the inner directive of your Soul.
Ground, center and
connect with your
inner dimension and
its guiding wisdom
using Nature Connection as the foundation upon which all action springs.
Keep healthy boundaries
in tact so that your wise
can lead you to right
9. Open your heart to
new experiences through direct particpation.
10. Serve and support others
in their personal and
Hold your relationships
with others more important
than any issue.
Keep vigil to life's conditioning processes that thwart you into automaton and feelingless-ness.
Balace Sacred Anger - protect the love
of life and eliminate
vision will become clear only
when you can look into your own
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~Carl
the process of learning to be emotionally
healthy we encounter roadblocks that detour
us into unknown parts of ourselves - areas
that have been in disconnect with the balance
and harmony in our environment. Some of
these detour experiences fill us with a
sense of wellbeing in the wisdom they impart,
while some deplete us by fixing our attention
onto false beliefs systems with their dogmatic
stories about reality and Nature.
"What is programmed
within us that moves us toward the negative
rather than the positive?
Why is it that the experiences
of fear, anger, confusion,
resistance, denial, shame,
doubt and unworthiness
dominate most over positive
as joy, compassion, love,
honesty, integrity, spirituality and
so on? How can we better
navigate our lives keeping
what is most natural
in us in tact without
losing ourselves in the
sea of conditioning experiences?
How do we hold what is
most dear in our hearts
close to us without having
to bargain or relinquish
them for surrogates because
we lack self-empowerment,
support and the courage
to honor and value them
with passion? What makes
it so difficult to know
Questioning the forces that actually dictates our
lives is relevant to our evolution and so we are
confronted with time sensitive opportunities to investigate
what separates our essential nature from our Source
of immediate sustenance - the Spiritual Heart in
Now I speak to each
and ask the Essence of
your Being, "What
Is Your Deepest Dream?" Ponder
this...it matters. "What
inspiration arises?" The
reality that is your
life has already produced
the answer. Your head
speaks and I ask you
to respond with your
heart. I ask again. "What
Is Your Deepest Dream?" and "Who
Are You, Really? You
and not your money, your
job, your technology,
your roles in life, your
things, or an external object..."Who
are you when you drop
these vestiges of identification?" Your
Passion and Deepest Dream
lends clue to the authentic
you that remains constant
in any circumstance or
relationship. When the
essence of who you are
is aligned with life
affirming actions that
support your purpose,
to model that truth.
The inner quest of Self always leads us to what is
most attractive in fulfilling self gnosis. Enquiry
into emotional belief patterns that builds on the
foundation of our existence to create outcomes or
our realities is worthy. Why we continue to re-create
personal dramas and disasters builds onto that concept
of self worth. The study of our feelings and emotional
responses helps us to learn what creates positive
energy, exuberance and empathy in our lives in contrast
to what produces inertia, anxiety and anger.
In knowing ourselves, we awaken. Self meet Self!
Journeying into the heart of the Mother connects
us to our authentic core self that is alive within
each of us as Nature. As a species of Nature, cooperative
consent with our environment fully authenticates
ourselves and we experience trust, nurturance and
Love that exists in the reciprocal flow of Being,
between self and the Spiritual Heart in Nature -
the Good, the Beautiful and the True! Beauty is Truth
and spontaneously following and enjoying natural
us to acquire sensory awareness about ourselves.
Following the flow of intuitive response through
nature attraction we gain clarity how anxiety, stress,
sadness, depression, jealousy, and inertia produces
giant gaps in our consciousness. Our disconnection
with the Spiritual Source in Nature replaced with
industrial thinking and its nature conquering stories
gaps that perforates the natural flow of being between
what we think, feel, say and do. Such lack of inner
congruency between the internal and external self
produces a human culture that scapegoats reality
and supports destructive
of living as the norm.
Reconnecting with the Spirit in Nature bridges gaps
in sensory awareness revealing an unforeseen integrity
with the living tapestry of life. As our sentient
merge with sentient Earth, we gain clarity and multisensory
capacity. Clarity enables us to confront the Nature
disconnected stories that produces our psychological
fears and self imposed limitations. We come to understand
that Fear is the great self abnegator and a paralytic
our destructive patterns. And we withdraw support
from those who separate Nature intelligence from
our lives. Fear is a driver of consciousness inasmuch
as empathy is. Choose wisely the Path.
Multisensory connection entwined with Nature wisdom
and nurture, teaches us how to safely and trustingly
experience the nature of our inner workings as a
re-educational process into whole self wellbeing.
Feelings of in-the-moment joy, fun and laughter are
hallmarks of good health, self balance and harmony
with our environment. Self awareness lies within
the Heart of Nature and allowing Natures spirit and
wisdom into our thinking we can overcome separation
from her intelligence and renew our relationship
with our environment, ourselves and others m. Herein, we begin
to craft a new language
of the heart.
Authentic Self is the true source of
our emotional security and the only Diamond
vision, trust in self,
connection to Universal
should surrender our intention to selfishly seek
merit and recognition for our merit, and instead
simply plant merit and cultivate wisdom.
~ Jae Woong Kim, "Polishing the Diamond"
connected thinking uses fifty-three sources of
"Each of our 53 natural senses
is a distinct way of knowing,
loving and feeling."
J. Cohen, Reconnecting with Nature
Human Heart is the Living Map to Guide
us into the Heart
of the Living Mother
is a fruit in season at all times, and within
the reach of everyone."
Teresa of Calcutta
Right action or volition is the primary force of motivation that distinguishes the personality of the Soul from the personality desires of the masked or automated self. The motivation of Soul energy can be felt as a feeling-intellect within the heart, the impulse of compassion that moves us from the thick walls of selfishness into an ever-widening inclusiveness with life. It is from that place that we honestly attempt to be authentic as we are motivated through courage, inspiration and energy - the territory of the unfolding petals of the inner heart.
is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
What is essential is invisible to the eye." ~Antoine
is the Flower for which Love is the Honey
~ Victor Hugo
With an open heart it becomes easier to fight our selfishness with generosity and we begin to understand the language our Soul impulse seeks to communicate to us. When we listen to these subtle directive inner promptings, we nourish our Soul desires and trust its guidance more into our lives instead of fearing and going against our Essential Self. Our Soul interfaces with our personality vehicle the more we honor others and ourselves by following through on our commitments, contribute our skills and knowledge in a loving and patient way. As we accept our selves, learn tolerance and unconditional love we raise the vibrations of our energy body attracting to us those of similar attributes of heart and essentially energies of higher quality vibrations that resounds outwardly into the world.
To invoke spiritual energy to help us heal or to show us our path of purpose, we ground into the womb of Nature, center our mind and expand our hearts. Then we simply state our needs, dreams and desires, forgive and then let go of our attachments and preconceived process of how things should be done. We release the tentacles of our mind that wraps around things we identify with (our conditioning) so that we may let things happen and surrender the "how" to the miracle-producing Universe. We listen and move in rhythm with the Divine Heart of the Mother where love flows in Equipoise lovingly bringing calm, receptivity, aliveness and joy into our lives. The purpose of ensoulment is a life in aliveness, never angst, fear or derision.
Excerpts from The Essential Self, Cultivating
the Sacred Feminine through Polarity Integration by Alisa
New Service is Passion in Action
of 1000 miles begins with a single
Journey of Life
in the Universe
freedom to undertake
any action; Mastery
of the forms & forces
of Earth; Liberation
to attain Kosmic
our transformative healing journey we let go of the
wrangling stories of our past that we used to define
ourselves and the energy draining dramas we used
as excuses and vices to nurture our pain that kept
us locked into anxiety stress patterns. We embraced
forgiveness and surrender to allow Nature's Healing
Reorganization to reorient us onto a new path of
action. Nature's Healing Reorganization aligns mind,
feeling and body
the essence of all life systems.
In the reorganization process we discover parts of ourselves
that we have inwardly outgrown - the disconnected areas
personality that hid behind the destructive walls of
society with its adverse effects and runaway problems. We
begin to embrace a whole new way of thinking whose effect
is a whole new way of acting.
To reflect our inner reality we have adjusted our outward
circumstances to in turn reflect our inner maturity that
we have attained psychically and invisibly through Nature's
connecting pathways or webstring
connections. This natural ally of support translates
to how we present ourselves in the social world so that
aligned with who we have inwardly become. In our authenticity
we no longer find a need to be a time server or have
the desire to wear a social mask for a prefabricated
role that does not represent our authentic individual
inner processes as Nature connected humans. In our heightened
sensitivity we continue to discover ourselves through
the renewal of Nature's processes and express this authenticity
in the world. It is at this juncture of integration that
we must trust our inner compass and have faith in universal
support - of grounding Spirit into matter as our guiding
onto higher pathways invites us to claim our courage
toward fulfilling our primary need of social continuity
rather than social control. In
claiming our courage we have many questions, but
we are quickly reminded that there are no victims
in life, only unconscious creators. Whole self wellbeing
is borne from accessing the healing mind in Nature
and wisdom to support our transformation needs. When
there is the dawning of awareness, there is choice
or heresy where a range of options has been considered
rather than to the exclusion of all other options
(orthodoxy). A heretic is someone who chooses what
to believe. And we are encouraged toward constructive
engagement - to put gnosis into motion in response
to the empathic call of our inner Nature rooted in
the natural environment and intimately allied with
To succeed with the shift, we look at reality squarely
in the eye and in the spirit of commitment, persistence
and focus, we claim opportunities and circumstances that
supports responsible action toward self, the community
of life and the Natural world.
is governed by the patterns of Universal Law and
Principle and naked eye astronomy lends clues to
our terrestrial questions. If we choose to embody
the Path of Heart into our lives
to dance in rhythm with the universal circuit that
guides planetary life in cycles of perpetual motion.
Transformation is an ever-changing life affirming
process that is built upon self renewal in both ourselves
and Nature. Transformation always includes the deepest
inner self in the perception of reality. It is from
this perspective that we delve into the Path of Heart
to set up our
Path of Action, the cooperative way that recovers
the essential self through reciprocity with our Natural
environment. And from the magic of the heart, take
passionate action in standing for Life!
PATH OF ACTION" Published
in Spirit Pathways Magazine,
- Hymn of the Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon
I am parts of the whole…
Elements made up from the spiraling fragments of the
Sun, the Moon and the Stars…the Kosmic
memories unfolding within the spirals of my consciousness…whose
Inspire and forebode.
in the arms of Great Mother…and within my cocoon,
I stretch forth my mind to the Winds of the East…expansion
and cooperation. My feet hold firm to the ground with
Blood wisdom of a Spiritual Warrior traversing sacred
lands of the West…know thy path. Ether & Earth…
As above, so below!
clarity, I seek Universal Wisdom from the Light
of the North…that dispenses the mysteries
of Life of which I seek…live with passion.
Holding vigil, I listen for the whispering clues
of the South…whose sunset shadows draw
animated pictures across the sands of time…live
Fire & Water…As within, so without!
I am in a body, but am not my body.
Who Am I?
Supreme Power balanced by active intelligence
and transformed into wisdom…Love based
on trust of inner authority…Liberation
Am I Really?
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