Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | November 20, 2009

Awen 2

Awen sometimes seems to flow down into you – it’s as if the inspiration starts off up there, out there. But other times it seems to flow up from deep down within you, deep down from a place beyond you, deeper than you – the centre of the earth, the rock below you. The island in the sea says “I am not just a floating piece of rock and sand on this ocean. My heart, my ground, my foundation is below the surface – I am part of the earth, and only a small part of me rises up above the water line.” We are all the same, all like the island, but sometimes we think we are just the part that can be seen above the shoreline – and we feel we are floating, and disconnected from life and from other people. But if we seek the Awen, the cold bubbling spring from deep underground, the molten lava that surprises us with its power when it bursts out of the earth, then we open to our Deeper Self, and our More-Than-Self that lies at our foundation.  And we feel once again united with all humanity, all Being.

Approaching a source of Awen, Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia


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