Could Love be a brainwave?
This has been, and continues to be, an astonishing Solstice, Eclipse, new year/new decade moment. And it’s all culminating today in a conjunct of Pluto and Saturn that hasn’t happened in 500 years.
Five hundred years ago we were birthing the Renaissance.
So now it looks like Pluto—the underworld, the unknown, the unseen, and Saturn, who teaches us how to create structures for life, are showing us how to build a new Renaissance—a Renaissance of Love.
All of this is not an accident. We are alive at a sacred time, a threshold.
And each one of us is being asked if we are willing to be a part of this new Renaissance of Love—in our personal lives, our collective lives, and in our creative and mystical prayer lives.
Because, in truth, those four are all one and the same.
We are one mystical body. And that body is the body of the Divine Feminine, the Body of Love.
The reality that we are the Body of Love is the heart of the prayer I received on December 26—The Queen’s Code.
It’s audacious to say, but I do believe I have been given the replacement for the Apostle’s Creed. If you’ve ever said or heard of that creed, you know it’s a laundry list of Christian dogma. Even as a child, I felt a twinge when I said those words…. mmm, maybe this isn’t all true. But I didn’t say anything. I knew to keep my mouth shut.
Well, here I am, now 71, and afraid to speak no longer.
I hold in my hands and in my heart the deepest work of my life. And it’s all about one thing, whether it’s books, music, prayers, ceremonies, theater performances, anointings, drawings, intensives…
It’s all in service to Make Love Visible. That’s our new Renaissance—The Renaissance of Love.
Here’s a wee taste of Love from the opening of The Queen’s Code:
I believe in One Mother.
Infinite Faces. Infinite Love.
The sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the seas
hawk above, fox beside, worm below
We are one Body, one Breath, one Love
I realize now that I received the first seed of this Love 11 years ago on January 11, 2009 at the inaugural book signing and talk for Writing Down Your Soul at Wings bookstore in St Petersburg Florida.
I signed a couple cases of books and at 1:30pm stood in the café to give my first public talk.
I wanted to convey how different soul writing is from journaling. When we journal, we’re in the alpha brainwave state, where we can do some helpful self-reflection, but to access brand new ideas and outrageous creativity, we have to drop into slower theta brainwaves.
Theta is the threshold between worlds.
Every artist, writer, musician, and mystic knows this instinctively. What made me and my first book special is that I unearthed the science to explain it.
When we drop out of conscious mind, all the way down to slow melodic theta, the floor between worlds cracks opens and we begin to see what we couldn’t see. And hear what we couldn’t hear. Our bodies open. Love floods in. And everything, everything is alive and communicating with us.
In 2009, I didn’t have language to describe this glorious state of mystical access. So in my short talk, I said that deep soul writing isn’t journaling or meditation or prayer. (Since then as a prayer artist, I have completely redefined prayer, so today I’d say soul writing is definitely a mystical prayer.)
The best I could do at the time was say that deep soul writing is a conversation. A conversation between you and your soul, you and your divine beloved, you and your Self. I thought that was pretty good.
Only one guy in the audience thought he could do better. He raised his hand and said, “I know what this is. This is a romance.”
I almost fell over. Because of course he was right. And I knew it but didn't have the courage to put it in my book. Deep soul writing is a romance—The Romance.
Then, with everyone staring at him, the stranger said, “I don’t know anything about this. I just came in for a cup of coffee.” And he stood up and walked out.
I woke up that night sobbing in horror that I’d missed who he was and the opportunity of a lifetime. I had to forgive myself for being so stupid. But there was nothing I could do.
Until three months later, a woman sent me a picture from that event. Sure enough, there was the man smack in the front. I sent the picture to the manager of Wings. She wrote back,
“I know who that is. He occasionally comes in for a cup of coffee. I haven’t seen him for a very long time. His name is Michael.”
Well, Michael, I want you to know I’ve been immersed in The Romance ever since. Each day more delicious than the one before.
And now, it seems The Romance is expanding at the speed of love. For everyone. Every one of us is called to live The Romance. To birth the new Renaissance. To Make Love Visible.
How can we do that?
Well, just as I stumbled upon theta as the doorway to the mystical and creative life, I now see that theta is the access door to Love too. Always has been. We just haven’t been taught how to drop into theta and begin to see with eyes of love and hear with ears of love.
But I am blessed to know two mystics who know how to drop into theta and open the whole body to love!
So I asked Emma Kupu Mitchell in Hawaii and Keren Brown in Toronto to join me in creating a radical new kind of prayer intensive teaching people how to not just occasionally drop into theta, but train themselves to live in Theta.
It’s called Theta—The Radical Path of Love Hidden in Your Brainwaves.
We open in two weeks on Monday, January 20 at 7pm eastern and continue for 3 Mondays with a closing celebration on Sunday, February 9 at 2pm eastern so our friends in Europe can join us live.
Everything is recorded and available within 24 hours so don’t be concerned if you can’t be with us live for any or all the sessions.
Please visit the page Keren, Emma and I created for the intensive. Watch the video and take your time reading what you’ll experience. There is no class or workshop anything like this.
Then just listen to your heart. Your heart knows if this intensive is what you are hungry for. Your heart knows you are here for one purpose, to Make Love Visible. And your heart knows that you are perfectly designed to help birth this new Renaissance of Love.
All you have to do is learn how to drop effortlessly and often into the mystical theta brainwave of Love.
Theta--The Radical Path of Love
I'm thrilled to be called to Make Love Visible, I hope you are too!
PS: I'll open each session with The Queen's Code!