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Breaching The Ordinary

Published October 31, 2018 by tindertender

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Photo by Ashley Batz

Breaking free from the ordinary, even if only for a brief moment, we experience an intense feeling of relief and can let go of any previously held fears and assumptions of what would happen if we did overcome the ‘barrier’, whether its material, emotional, or mental. Simply getting away from the trance of technology for a few hours and spending that time in Nature is a breach of the trappings of civilization that can suffocate us and prevent us from connecting to the Earth.

It is time to take a break! Make it a point to get outside. Have you become attached to your surroundings, making an illusion of safety? Remember, it is not these ‘things’ that make you feel safe, it is the familiarity you have imbued in your surroundings which have generated this false sense of security. Take time away from the familiar, it is literally about changing your external environment in a significant way. Break through the barrier of belief that has constricted you in any way, shift thought patterns and watch as doors open to different worlds and perspectives.

Open your mind and senses to information as it is presented to you; through your eyes, ears, physical sensations, and detached thoughts. Follow any ‘gut feelings’ that tell you to be wary, pay close attention to important opportunities having potential to enhance your life, and the lives of others. Assess what is emanating from your body, and then sort out any conditioned responses from what is purely instinctual. Detach, take a break, and stand tall.

There is ‘power’ all around us. It is in every expression of Nature, yet there isn’t a more dramatic display of this power than lightning. It electrifies and splits the atmosphere. We naturally seek shelter from the storm. It is a reminder that we are not in control of the natural world.

The power of Life is neutral, neither inherently good or bad. It is how you utilize it that will determine whether it is harmful or life giving, in alignment with the will of Spirit that pulses through you. Be aware of your intention, your values, and your willingness to act on them. Pay close attention to Spirits prompting. This Divine Power that is the very force driving the Universe will make the necessary choices clear.

Gift Of Life

Published March 3, 2018 by tindertender

Willow in wind

Here I stand
in the doorway
of my mind.
The wind
rushes past
my left as it
goes behind
me and circles
back around
to my right,
wrapping me

in its embrace.
Where is this
breaths source?
I look, yet
just at the arc
in front of me
where it turns,

there is a blank
space where
I cannot see.
This ellipse 
of ever rotating
breath, I am
grateful for that
which gifts
me life.

A Time For Action

Published January 12, 2018 by tindertender

A twinge strikes the tenderness of a wound,
Muscles spasm in reaction.
Patience is wearing thin,
No distractions, for they are irritating,
Nearly as irritating as this periodic burning.

A friend says hello, and another does as well,
Struggle to respond wriggles from dry fingers ~
Tired mind.

Restless legs kick out,
Teeth clench,
Breath expelled, held,
And expelled again.
Whoooooooooo ….

Time to do something about it.

Working Through Tension

Published June 15, 2017 by tindertender

Nothing to do … twiddle thumbs, look around … and eat. Get up from chair, pace the room, repeat.

A new adventure is about to begin. When these moments in life, these opportunities occur, it may feel as though the clock stops, butterflies do their thing in the belly and slight agitation erupts in the mind.

Patience_1Breathe.

Calming the nerves takes effort and practice. Running at 1000 miles per hour, or 2 ~ it has the same affect. Being so busy one cannot think, and being so stagnant that is all one has to do, has the same unsettling outcome … both require an effort of stilling the mind.

With eyes shut feel a long breath enter the lungs, with a long slow exhale, feel it leave. Pay attention to the way air moves into, and out of, the body. Do not stop after 3, let the uncomfortable sensation sit, keep breathing ~ slowly. After a time, a small relaxation will arrive … keep breathing. Breathe through the need to get up and be busy … just sit and breathe.

I Rise, I Shine

Published April 2, 2017 by tindertender

Bang, Bang, Bang …
The ball drops.
I hear it hit the backboard
And drop again.

Sleeping dogs lie.
Surrounded by sound,
The stomach flip flops,
Unease fills the body.

“Breathe” I say,
Draw it in and fill the lungs.
“What are you doing?” he says.
I respond, “What are YOU doing?”

Breathe again,
Feel the breath move through the body.
Swallowing doubt,
I release the holds on the mind.

There is a shift,
Many feel it.
I am not alone,
Love prevails.

Manipulation, control,
They have no place here.
Here, freedom dwells,
Clawing at the walls I climb.

I climb from the darkness
Called “ownership” and I claim my right.
This life is mine,
I choose where time is spent.

Before time, He was there.
After time, He will still be there.
I wait, I learn,
I rise, I shine.

 

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