There is a beauty and a magic found within the ability to have a practice of rituals. From rituals, we are able to create a foundational awareness to taking care of our health, such as something as simple as brushing our teeth daily, to really deepening our faith and walking our path with the divine intelligence that is present in our life. In today’s story Kamala Murphey shares her experience with growing up as a Catholic finding she really enjoyed the rituals of faith, such as the 14 states & even as a 13 year old, signing up for being one of the teachers for younger students to learn about Catholicism. While being enthusiastic in her learnings & teaching of htis Christian path, she always felt a little out of place. Kamala found from an early age that she would see and experience things that couldn’t be explained on her seemingly ‘normal/traditional’ path. One of the biggest moments for her in realizing there was a discrepancy in her personal beliefs & reality versus the traditional religious route, was found & defined by an encyclopedia actually. She was looking up something under the letter G, and at the top of the page it ghosts as a subject, was listed, which caught her attention. The definition left her wanting as it said that there was no such thing as ghosts. As she had had experiences with them directly hersel, this left a gap in her awareness, & drove her to seek a greater explanation that she would eventually find in another form of faith.
Immersed in the writings of Hafez or Rumi, it was a poem about experiencing Oceans of Love that really spoke to Kamala on her path and introduced her to a practice of Sufism. This is the gnostic forms of Islam, quite ancient, steped within the arts of dance, poetry and visualizations, that would lead her into a beautiful awareness of her world and help her experience ritual in a whole new way. Drawing from that faith, from the wells of deep love and compassion, Kamala uses her devotion for divine love to help people, particularly women, dive more and more into the heart centeredness after having been shut down in life due to abuse or lack of nourishment of the emotional body. She encourages these women, typically with religious backgrounds, to really embrace self-love, even if it feels that it is unavailable at the moment, to even start cracking that door open to that beautiful center, that will lead to a happier, healthier & more heart centered life.
Some of the big takeaways from her life experience and story is to really allow yourself to be inundated into the richness of the divine, in whatever path that you follow, as she is such an exemplary individual to highlight how savoring the divine and universal love in your life brings forth a lot of magic. Kamala also heavily encourages anyone who knows what makes their heart happy to follow that path, because at the end of the day not only will it revitalize someone’s spirit, will help them sustain their health and well-being, and bring them peace in their final moments. Our heart awareness and happiness is of the utmost importance and should never be undervalued.
Note: The statements and opinions in this podcast are those solely of the individual being interviewed, and not to be taken as medical advice. This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only.