A new door and a new landscape opened within me last month when I read Siska and Alan’s translation of chapter 34 from the Tao Te Ching: The Way of the Action of the Soul. It is surrounding me, lifting me, and keeping me grounded to the earth.

The True Alive Path Umbrellas

I clearly can see myself walking in a new landscape.
It is new, but at the same time, familiar.
I know and don’t know the landscape,
but it’s colors are lifting me and guiding me to keep moving.

I can see the sky, the flowers, the water, the mountains, and
I can feel my heart and soul connecting inside my chest.
I feel so happy, so truly happy, to walk in this with all existence.

I feel a deep gratitude and tears on my cheeks.
This is a moment I have been waiting and longing for.
My soul has guided me to find this place, to embrace it,
and become ONE with all there is—the past, present, and future.

Thank you for waiting and guiding me,
for letting me take the steps necessary to find home
in a world that doesn’t appreciate spiritual wisdom,
but deeply needs it.

To survive, people need to embrace spiritual wisdom.
We are ONE.
The wisdom of the nine Soultypes is open for us to develop,
so we can embrace everyone in a new and loving way.
We are connected to all, the ten thousands things.
We know this.
Aligned through our souls, we know each other.

I see that we are becoming travelers,
travelers who walk the path
from the known to the unknown,
ONE with all existence.

Janne smiling in a red hat

Janne Ulfstein

Janne Ulfstein, Soultype 6, is a student in the NEATO Level 3 – New Equations Certified Teacher program. Janne lives in Oslo and likes to write, walk, and talk!