By Frieda Nixdorf
Recorded by artist
You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born.
Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens.
Just wait for the birth, for the hour of the new clarity.
― Rainer Maria Rilke
We are born from the act of creation. Each of us carries that seed of creation throughout our lives until we are called back into the earth. This image emerged as an expression of the ways my own journey has been impacted by the patriarchy through my suppression of my own voice and gifts, as well as how I’m still breaking free of that paradigm. This submission is an expression of my commitment to the Great Turning and the deep work it takes to unearth and bring to light those entangled ways we engage.
The massive shifts in awakening that are currently taking place are calling us all to reconcile that which binds us to the old world. Between the ways of our middle world/business as usual realities and our longing for transcendence, is a third way that is impossible to discern when we are navigating in the reality of either of the former. The third way is accessed beyond a place of friction, within the push and pull dynamic of earth meeting cosmos. The third way is the calm space in the center of the cyclone, the moment between waves when stillness ensues or when wind shifts direction and we can feel ourselves standing in our fullness.
We know we have arrived when we release from the struggle and allow ourselves to be moved by the forces at work. It is within our willingness to trust those forces and the multitude of threads of connection which we cannot see, that we begin to feel the open and heart-filled space where soul holds us and offers guidance. It is here that the signs become clear and the more we attune and recognize and honor them, the more present they become. It is here that synchronicity is abundant, pointing us forward one step at a time and where our guides begin to reveal themselves in ways that are as unique as our own fingerprints.
Frieda Nixdorf – The thread that underscores all Frieda’s work is the recognition of the healing and regenerative powers of nature and her commitment to serving the planet and growing the cultural shift of the Great Turning. In addition to mothering a young human who is on the brink of venturing out into the world, she offers her gifts as a soul aligned purpose guide and mentor, a group facilitator, teacher, a playful and connected weaver of dream world imagery and tender of earth consciousness. Frieda’s background is in psychology, education, art history, visual culture, expressive arts and the non-profit environmental field. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University and staff mentor at Purpose Guides Institute. You may connect with Frieda at: www.lifeintheconfluence.com.