Book – Updated Introduction and Scope

A single tree in the middle of an otherwise empty field.

A creek covered with brush and fallen trees.

A winter evening lit by distant stars.

A death within your soul.

The raven’s wing near your skin.

A life lived within borders and confines, is still a life. But is that life near high levels of potential or considered a complete life? And who decides this anyway?

Beneath the layers of anxiety, guilt, trauma, confusion, indecision, loss, a perfect being sits silently holding up the weight of time and in turn, experiences. In the raw form, this being is free of sin, free of bonds, free of oppression – is innocent. This being smiles with compassion, reaches a hand to a neighbor, walks with light feet upon the earth.

How do we unearth what we can be, what we truly are? By choosing to cross the border through the kingdoms of our own and other’s creation.

What is the border kingdom?

The border kingdom is any separation or boundary between two different realms. It is a transition from one space or plane to another. It is physical, spiritual, mental, conscious and unconscious. A being will arrive at a point in their life when they are ready or not ready to transition. It is a decision made to leave one space and move to another. Once across the border, there is no going back. The present becomes the past and the future becomes the present.

When the border is nearing, what and how do we prepare ourselves?

This continuous cycle is augmented by these stays in the kingdoms denoting the border that we cross – crossing the border grants wisdom, experience, life, and after death.

In death the body succumbs to the river’s flow to be dispersed at sea. Each fragment is consumed and scattered, the image of the person is recreated when the being/essence finds a new body and reemerges on the other side of the border.

To cross the border is to accept who you are now, in this present form, and choose to grow, leaving behind the previous. It is not an easy choice, and fear will always be present, but you cannot grow or cross until the fear is conquered and extricated from the being,

How do we embrace fear, become aware of ourselves, and move beyond this space, beyond the border kingdom?

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