THE HEART OF THE LABYRINTH

by Nicole Schwab , Author of THE HEART OF THE LABYRINTH

” As everything she thought she knew about herself disintegrates: her health, career, family and identity, Maya embarks on a journey of discovery to the land of her ancestors. There, a mysterious Sage guides her through dreams, visions and lifetimes, to the heart of the labyrinth.

Coming face-to-face with her subconscious belief that being a woman is a threat, she understands that to step into wholeness she will have to reclaim the sacred feminine fire burning in her soul.

But what is at stake far exceeds her individual life: with it sits the fate of the Earth herself, waiting for the Priestess to be reborn.

A grand, soul-shifting answer to the hungry soul’s question: who am I? Maya’s story calls us back to a sacred, personal connection with the Earth.

Nicole Schwab is a mesmerising new voice for our times, offering a message of Earth-centered wisdom reuniting us with the divine feminine.”

Synopsis : The Heart of the Labyrinth

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Excerpt from Chapter IX Willakuti: The Return of the Sun

Saywa – “In the depth of the night, I arrived at the ruins. There was no moon and the sky was adorned with crisp stars twinkling through the icy cold of the vast plains. The Southern Cross magnificently parted the sky, right above the extensive temple grounds. A small group of men and women sat around a fire, most of them dressed in ceremonial clothing. They welcomed me in my native language and invited me to join them. I walked up the few steps leading into the main precinct and stopped before the eerie silhouettes of the ancient monoliths stoically holding on to their secrets, defying the passing of time. I marveled at the mysterious gate of the sun, a chiseled stone arch dancing in the glow of the crackling flames. It seemingly invited us to step into another dimension and leave behind all limitations imposed by our delusional minds.

More and more people kept coming throughout the night, drawn by a mysterious pull they could neither explain nor understand. They had simply followed their bodies, gathering around our fire with the unspoken faith of those who know they are about to witness something spectacular. I did not see them, but felt the growing human presence around me, and the bubbling energy of joint anticipation. My eyes were closed. As the fire slowly burned to the ground, I sat absorbed by the process of my purification from the past, shedding layer after layer of confusion, being led effortlessly into the deep dark void of pure creative potential. There, surrendered to the longest and blackest of nights, in the silent circle of our prayers, we waited. We waited for the return of the light.

Time stopped. There was no movement, no breath, no sign of life. Only the intense cold and the mute indifference of the stones mocking our impatience in the face of eternity. We held the void with all our courage, willing to hold it forever, trusting life to spring forth once again from the creative miracle of our minds. …”

The Heart of the Labyrinth,  by Nicole Schwab

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Remove yourself from competition

I am a firm believer : When you remember who you are, anything is possible.

I am a firm believer that we could end competition by claiming back our duty of bringing our best talents and gifts into our work, businesses, communities and everything we touch.

I created my business based on knowing exactly why I am here in this life time, what is it that I can contribute with and what are the lessons I have to learn. I know that those qualities I am born with plus my life experience (not only my titles) makes me unique in this world. So basically there is no need for being worried about competition.

Embracing the idea of being unique, and therefore different, removes you from the belief there is competition out there. There is no need to fight.

I believe the duty we all have here is to remember those talents, life mission, soul contract, purpose … whatever you call it. And step into that path, becoming the best version of ourselves. And stopping trying to be as everyone else expect us to be.

Competition comes from not knowing who you are.

Every time my workshops have been copied, I was publicly criticised, or questioned, I became stronger and more clear in my vision. I stepped into my creative powers and reinvented myself, my work and my contribution.

Imagination is the limit.

Knowing who you are, striving for meaning connection and contribution is both empowering and liberating.

For ourselves and others.

Now there is one requisite : that you dare to glow 🙂

Check Kare Anderson on this TED talk : Be an opportunity maker

 

Stella McCartney on career : “Somehow, it never seemed to sum up exactly what I do. “

For many of us, our “careers”, creativity and contribution are too much out of the box : we are driven by contribution, making a difference and bringing our visions “for the highest good of all” to this Earth with what we “do” … and who we are…

Many women ~ and men too ~ come to me in search for that alignment of the doing and being that will ultimately bring the expression of their unique gifts, purpose and mission for this life.

The path of getting outside a labeled box (external expectations, diplomas, achievements) that constrain is beautiful and liberating when we understand our Life Map & Soul Contract .

Each of us, yes, that is YOU ! are born for a reason and with something very special to contribute to the world.

McCartney gave a refreshingly frank speech about her career in fashion, opening by saying, “To be honest, I never felt comfortable saying, ‘I’m a fashion designer.’ Somehow, it never seemed to sum up exactly what I do. “

Read the article here :

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/11/stella-mccartney-on-proving-her-doubters-wrong.html

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Share here below : Have you step out of a box ? How did you do it ?