Today we experience a manifold threshold of many mysterious crossings.
The Earth’s relationship to the Sun finds the threshold of the Equinox and the momentary balance between day and night.
In Nature, the season changes from Winter to Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer to Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
In the Stars, a new astrological year begins as the sun enters Aries.
In esoteric (beyond religion) Christianity the social mysteries begin that move from the isolation of death to warmth of connection and social union with the festivals of Good Friday and Pentecost.
And in your soul…what is the threshold you are approaching, will you cross it and what do you anticipate will be on the other side?
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An Imagination of a Soul’s Threshold
Let’s begin with the dictionary.
1 a strip of wood, metal, or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.
• a point of entry or beginning: she was on the threshold of a dazzling career.
• the beginning of an airport runway on which an aircraft is attempting to land.
2 the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested: nothing happens until the signal passes the threshold | [ as modifier ] : a threshold level.
A soul’s threshold can be a thought, a feeling or an intention that signals an entry into new sense of self. It is the grounding of an imagination, an intuition, or an inspiration.
It is also the point of incarnating or landing an inner experience of spirit into material existence or the reverse when a material reality suddenly lands in the experience of spiritual reality. Or in the mystery of Easter, when death becomes new life.
Each Soul’s Threshold requires a magnitude of intensity of the presence of love and freedom and the experience of being outside of ordinary consciousness and ordinary needs.
As we approach a Soul’s Threshold we can feel both longing and resistance.This paradox comes from the desire to be different and yet remain the same. We want to cross over into a greater sense of I, or a higher self and not loose any of the familiar lower self or me.
The crossing experience is a true mystery as it can be felt as a moment or as an eternity. It can be heaven or hell. It can be an experience of flying or of crawling on your belly. We can be intensely awake to the experience or in a deep sleep. But whatever, the Threshold is crossed.
Once we have crossed into the new sense of self more paradoxes are experienced as we experience the newness as both subtle and profound. We are both at home and a stranger in a strange land. We know nothing of our new self and everything.
The Paradox of the Equinox and the Solstice
The Threshold of the Equinox is so opposite from the Threshold of the Solstice. The Equinox is the threshold of the same. The Solstice is the threshold of difference. How do you feel both sameness and difference?
I cross thresholds in my thinking quite rapidly and with little resistance. The more thinking thresholds I cross the more quickly I can do it and the more frequently. It’s like my threshold energy is living between all the rooms of my thought life.
My feeling thresholds and, especially, my will thresholds are far more difficult to cross. I often freeze in resistance. Do you experience this?
Accompanying Others to the Threshold
I also have this ability to accompany others to their thresholds and meet them on the other side. All the Imagine Self courses are about the tools, the skills, and the reasons for crossing thresholds. My one-on-one conversations with individuals and couples are also about serving their personal process of the threshold.
How about you? What thresholds do you skip over lightly and enthusiastically, and which ones feel like they might be quicksand and swallow you up before you ever get to the other side?
And do you accompany people as they approach their threshold? And…
Who has accompanied you in your approach? and who has greeted you on the other side?
Again for me this brings a feeling of the Easter Mystery. So many have helped me to the threshold between death of an old way of being and new life, comforting me or challenging me. I also have in those moments, an inner whispering image of the raising of Lazarus when I hear a voice, a friend’s, a great teacher’s, or even my own, coming from the other side of the threshold saying “Cross, Lynn!”
Give some thought to your threshold experiences. Share them if you will.
Imagine Self Spring Courses.
Here is a list of the courses I plan to offer over the next couple of months. They all live in the mood of Spring and new life, and the challenges of intimacy and social harmony. I do hope you will participate in one or more. In a few days you will find the course descriptions in you inbox.
So just a heads-up and a bit of a tease to your evolving self.
A Brand NEW course!
The Basics of I
an Inner Foundation course
“How much self-knowledge can you bear?” Rudolf Steiner
“It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!” Lynn Jericho
5-60 minute webinars. $127- $77
Tuesdays, April 2-30
This course names, organizes, and empowers the core experiences of selfhood.
Lifting the Veils
Birth to Age Seven
an Inner Life course
8-90 minute webinars $297-$177
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20
An integrated, coherent picture of the autobiographical self can provide a profound ground for all you want to become and manifest in your future. It just makes sense.
an Inner Year Becoming I course
6 – 90 minute webinars $247-$127
also available for self-study.
Tuesdays May 14, 21,28, June 4, 11, 18
This looks at our relationships that begin in romance and lead to marriage or a shared daily living. It makes so much sense of the struggles of intimacy.
The Marvelous, Maddening and Meaningful Four Temperaments
understand the mysteries behind our relationships, and reactions and style of being in the world.
an Inner Year Being Human course
4-60 minute webinars $127 – $67
also available for self-study
Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 9,16
1-2 PM Eastern
Slipping into summer, you will find your social capacities and your basic interest in others having a truly powerful template for understanding personality. Lots of fun!