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Volume 4 Issue 4 ISSN# 1708-3265
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Wyrd Lynx

with John Sacelli

     The Road Not Taken

     Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
     And sorry I could not travel both
     And be one traveler, long I stood
     And looked down one as far as I could
     To where it bent in the undergrowth;

     Then took the other, as just as fair,
     And having perhaps the better claim,
     Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
     Though as for that the passing there
     Had worn them really about the same,

     I shall be telling this with a sigh
     Somewhere ages and ages hence:
     Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
     I took the one less traveled by,
     And that has made all the difference.

This simple and elegant poem by Robert Frost reminds me of what balance is not. It is not calculation. It is not the traveler standing at the cross-roads, counting how many leaves are 'trodden black' in each direction, assessing which path might get him to Starbuck's sooner, or looking at his wristwatch to figure out how long he should walk before turning back. Balance is the moment of standing before destiny, in alignment with the self, listening to the inner voice, then setting off in the direction which the heart demands. Balance is the moment before commitment, before falling into the direction of fate. It is the foot raised without yet knowing where it will go. Balance becomes 'I'm balance', the choice to forsake safety and trust spirit.

There was a man who regarded his life as being in balance. He awoke with the rising sun and prepared for the day. During the day he worked. As dusk approached, he cleared his workbench and put away the tools of his trade, and returned home. There he ate, bathed, and went to bed. In the morning he awoke with the sun. Never once, in the course of his life, did he stop, at dawn or dusk, to question what came next. Not once did he look into the line of sky which separates night from day and day from night, and let himself fall into the unknown. His life of balance never experienced the risk of imbalance. He was like the diver who stands in perfect symmetry on the board, and never takes the dive.

For the Shaman, the Sha- is the Shadow, the place between light and darkness. It is beyond the balance of light and dark, it is something in itself, a shadow world, a dream world which can only be entered when the safe territories of light and dark, active and receptive, conscious and unconscious, have been weighed and released. It is the door ajar though which one enters a different room than that revealed by the open door. It is the 'crack between the worlds' in which gods and demons are both present, and neither rules. No one may enter who has not known duty, and no one may enter who has not known rebellion. The goods of this world and the fantasies of the next are equally irrelevant.

It is the balance of preparation and the imbalance of choice and the I'm Balance of having changed the world through that choice.

While experiencing a series of Shamanic Visions in the early 1980's, John Sacelli met his totem Lynx (links) who introduced him to a series of inter-dimensional, alternative and past life adventures, and also to 'Angelish, the Original Language'. Angelish is the basis for the angeLynx Oracle deck, which John has developed along with visionary artist Chris Deschaine. John has conducted workshops in Polarity Therapy, Kundalini Yoga, Deep Tissue Massage, Soul Circles, The Dreamtime and Shamanism across North America.

To learn more about the Vows of El, or Angelish, the Original Language, or the angeLynx Oracle Deck, go to www.angeLynx.com or www.johnsacelli.com. For an angeLynx or Star Logic reading, contact John via email or call: 773 761 0252.

Be sure to read the review of AngeLynx in our May 2006 Issue.

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