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By Sight, Or By Sense?

Published July 3, 2018 by tindertender

Discernment ~ It’s a frequently used word, a subject reviewed by many.


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Walking among people the energies of a room, or space, can be felt. There are others eyes to look in to, there is body movement (language), there are tones of voice and facial expression. These ‘seen’ signs help us to determine whether we wish to be part of, get closer to, or repel from, what and who is there.

What happens when one is not able to see? When, after a lifetime of visual aid all of a sudden there is none? No body language, no eye connect … What happens when it is dark and you find yourself amidst many people?

The language used is often complementary, seemingly kind. After time though there will be a vile comment made … is it a slip up? Or intentional … part of the actual reality of what is.

How do the senses become honed, like a fine edge sword?


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I once lived in a forest, long, long ago. I would regularly walk in the pitch of night with my dog. I could tell the difference of a human stepping on a twig to the sound of an animal doing the same. I could hear a vehicle coming from a mile away. I could smell a rain moving in.

In this silence of the mind where senses are coming to life once more, how is one to determine what can be believed? What is true, what is manipulation, who is friend, who is foe? What, with assistance of the eyes seemed reasonable, once blinded becomes uncertain.

Who tells the truth … who is the trespasser … who takes privileges and threatens … who wishes to control?

Who seeks to bring release … who prevents serious harm … who is consistently watching, allowing your free will to be expressed, only stepping in when life is threatened?

Can you discern these things with eyes closed? Are you able to tell who is who? Can you see the hand that dips into your pocket or the fingers that clutch at your mind? Can you feel those who determine your life, your actions, are theirs to control? Can you withstand it all … are you able to walk in joy, remaining true to your commitments made before time?

Honing the senses has never been more important. Practice, practice, practice. Be patient and listen, do not come to conclusions too quickly. What seems true may turn out to be false, what seems false may turn out to be true. Study the situation, watch and listen as the story creeps in and out of truth.

This is how you’ll know … the creeping in and out of truth … for that which is of truth will never step out of it.

Truth … it is what it is to you, at whatever turn in the bend you find yourself on. I suppose the other question one might ask themselves is, “Is this really my truth, or just a passing experience, on its way to something new?”

The Days Experience

Published July 1, 2018 by tindertender

On the way to Salem to enjoy the World Beat Festival I stopped at the rest area. There was a woman there with a sign and a starving dog. Literally every bone in his body could be felt when I petted him although one couldn’t tell by looking, he was fluffy. I used the restroom and came back out gifting her a few dollars. I saw she had a little zip-lock of food for her dog, yet he wasn’t getting to eat it. She asked that I pray for her, that she was about to ‘lose it’. I only hope that this poor pooch doesn’t die in the process of her getting her life together.

I continued on down the road thinking of how much suffering there is in the world, for the people, for the animals. I prayed that one day, driving by a farm, I would see whole families of cattle and chickens and pigs and such, and that there would be an end to humans need of flesh eating. The cows were standing in the pasture but I knew their fate and it saddened me.

Looking at the clock on my dashboard I saw it had just turned 11:11. “New beginnings” … https://willowsoul.com/blogs/numbers/5-reasons-why-you-are-seeing-11-11-the-meaning-of-1111http://www.intuitivejournal.com/1111-a-conscious-spiritual-journey/.

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Photo by Lee Pigott

Several more miles down the road I reached my destination. I was fortunate to find parking right away, being Sunday there was no fee. I only had to walk a couple blocks to the waterfront where the festival was gearing up.

Once inside the gate I went straight for the Kathmandu booth for a friend had mentioned the great deals they were giving. I bought a dress, a skirt, a wonderful silver ring with beautiful stone and … finally! … I got myself a Hemp hat!

I saw a booth selling cheesy nachos. It had been quite awhile, so I figured, “What the heck!” And bought a little plate of them. As I walked along, munching away, I heard drums … BIG drums. I stopped to listen. It was a group of people playing those huge Japanese drums! Their arms were flying … boom, boom, boom! Similar to this but fewer drummers, and of course, outside. Beautiful!

I turned and walked some more, stopping at another booth for a Huckleberry ice cream cone. So delicious!

I came upon people from India doing a prayer/dance. Their clothing was so colorful! There was a young girl and boy performing what looked to be a courtship dance, then the whole family came on floor and they danced in circle, what appeared to be celebration! (This caused me to sit and watch Indian wedding ‘first dances’ for some time this evening).

Next I came to folks who said the drumming they did was of African nature. There was a square with an empty space in the middle for the dancers. People from the crowd were invited to sit at a drum and partake in the lesson and drum with them. I took a video, then it was my turn to play. Oh what fun!

I walked along, thinking I would start the long drive home but then came to our very own First Nations people as they were holding a drumming and singing competition. Each one of them sang songs of love in their own language and then in translation for those of us who could not understand. I listened to them, moved near to tears as I thought of these gentle people and what history had given them, what was stolen from them. I smiled as I listened … through everything they still have so much love in their hearts.

The Peruvians came in, dressed to the nines. Their head dresses were incredible!!! Their garb absolutely stunning. They danced in circle, taking turns passing the implement which appeared to have the same meaning as a talking stick, only this item was given to the one leading the dance. I sat there swaying in my chair, moved so deeply by their traditional dance and song.

I thought, These are our people. ALL of them I had seen today … we are all related. Sure, we come from different areas of the world, but our heart beats the same tempo. My hope is that when they see me they think I am their people too. I let these thoughts really sink in and solidify in my mind. To see them dancing, drumming, smiling and sharing made it so personal.

These, and those who embrace the differences “we share” ~ for we are all of the same substance ~ are the ones who will birth a new world … one which all people dance to the World Beatno one less than any another.

I walked toward my vehicle and as I crossed the street a gal I know was heading to the festival. We said hello to each other, giving a high five and a smile, and then continued on.

I drove home with a grin on my face. The absolute beauty of the various cultures was stunning! To see them all gathered in one place a mind boggling blessing! About half way home I looked at the dashboard once again, still smiling, to see the clock now read 4:44 … the “Angels are near” … https://www.ask-angels.com/spiritual-guidance/angel-number-444/https://readingswithmatt.com/numerology-444-spiritual-angel-meanings/.

I appreciate so much what those people participating in the festival have contributed to the world this day. I am grateful they are so resilient, keeping alive those practices and ancient knowledge of their regions. I hope some day all of it, all of us, will form a new whole … a whole which honors and respects each other and the culture brought and taught, grateful for each and every contribution made by every one … melding into a new way of being for all to share, made up of all cherished ways.

All will be well … even if it isn’t understood just yet.

Ceremony & Union

Published June 20, 2018 by tindertender
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Photo by Jaideep Barodia

Vulnerability is a real issue for many in today’s world. Lock the doors and windows at night, especially in the city. The future will be about wide open spaces, and while the sense of being vulnerable will still be present, this vulnerability will be based in trust, of instinct and beauty, rather than fear.

The sun is rising.

In stillness we come to know our intimate union with all of Creation. Disconnecting from the distractions of this current reality will help solidify the stepping in this world, and help find balance.

Since the Spirit remains always, we are connected to our ancestors and all of those with them, from the beginning of time, and before, to now. There is a wealth of knowledge and strength at our disposal should we simply ask for it to be shared, and trust that it be given.

Taking part in ceremonial practices using pieces that have spiritual significance, we merge with the essence of the earth and those who are beyond the auric field. This blending together is the most gracious gift present, and it is for all who desire it.

Sacred Ceremony is prayer in action.

It’s All About The Nutrients

Published June 15, 2018 by tindertender

When I was younger I had an abundance of energy, my body rocked with it, my mind spun with it. Age happened and everything slowed down, became calm and less agitating.

Recently I discovered a recipe for Magnesium water. I learned that the majority of folks are deficient, and this causes all kinds of symptoms and trouble for the body and mind, a few of which are:

  1. Muscle twitches; 2) Mental disorders; 3) Osteoporosis; 4) Fatigue and muscle weakness; 5) High blood pressure; 6) Irregular heartbeat

Looking at life I can see I am experiencing many of these symptoms. Controlled, of course, by Big Pharma, because they care about me.

Since drinking the magnesium water, 3/4 cup morning and evening, I feel my charge coming back. A little uncomfortable, I remember youth and how it felt in my body. Now though, I understand this means health and abundant power. The neurons are firing, my nervous system coming alive once more.

Magnesium Bicarbonate Water Recipe

3 TBSP Milk of Magnesia
1 Liter carbonated water (unflavored)

Mag Water

Time to deal with this youthful feeling in an experienced and adult manner. Oh how fortunate to be able to do this again.

Food, Cells and Health

Published May 16, 2018 by tindertender

Past meals have caused the body to erupt violently. This has shown up as illness and lack of strength or passion. At times the day seems to drag by and at others an extreme burst of energy pours forth. Turbulence within the body causes chaos, in the muscles and in the mind.

As life moves past, an awareness of the earth and waters set in. What chemicals are in them, in the foods eaten? What choices are being made about nutrition?

Energetic Anatomy

Through vigilance surrounding an altered diet, change occurs. The body becomes stronger, the cells begin to transfer messages to each other more easily. The energetic power of the mind and the physical form multiplies.

These adjustments made, conscious and steady, will change health. The DNA will begin to heal, the harm done begins to dissipate. Once this is felt, new habits become easier, for it is obvious the changes are beneficial.

Trusting Our Instincts

Published April 20, 2018 by tindertender

I talk a lot on this blog about trusting instincts.

Energy ResponsibilityRecently I began going to meetings with a group of folks. After the first meeting my whole being said not to go back. I considered maybe I was being unreasonable, so went back anyhow. That next meeting was okay. Then the third meeting came which threw me for another loop and again the feeling that there was something ‘not right’. I waited and went back again, feeling okay with it. However this last meeting I recognized the game … I was looked at in the eyes and was told that there was no room for truth in me, for I had no awareness. Although it was later explained that it was not a judgement on me (even though the message came with solid eye connection and words spoken directly to me). Well, this absolutely went against my intuition and everything I know about myself and lifes experience.

I conferred with a friend who sees energy and was told a little about this group from his knowledge and experience. I’ve decided to remain aloof from the group for it fosters self-doubt, it decreases the surety of ones self to be able to trust in their own experience.

Standing firm in ones personal, instinctual knowledge, knowing that we are surrounded by our kin of past generations (and others), we can relax in the beautiful exchange between us … like the trees convert our exhaled breath into the next one we inhale, this exchange is crucial to life. There is a balance being maintained … a balance between each other, and a balance between the seen and the unseen. Within this experience a nurturing must take place, not by causing uncertainty in others in order to have them ‘follow’ a certain teaching, but by lifting each other and sharing our experience, freely, to whatever capacity we are able.

Manipulation of any kind is not acceptable.
Time to knock it to it’s knees.

Life Is A Garden

Published March 27, 2018 by tindertender

It needs tending to, watered, tilling the soil, pulling the weeds. If we do not tend to our garden and gift of it to others then we are wasting the offering of this life.

Soul energy

When we gift of ourselves and what we have to offer, be it an ear to hear, a hug, a lift to wherever someone may be going, whatever … it must be done with full attention to the moment. Although we may not do these things for reward, there will be one, greater than we imagined. However, when we gift too much of our self while the effort isn’t reciprocated it could stifle progress in our own life. Be willing to receive, it may not be comfortable, but you deserve it

Let yourself be vulnerable, therein lies great strength.

You’re always co-creating with the Divine. Every intention we set is in fact, contagious, with the power to influence others, not by force, but by sharing and allowing. Be mindful of your thoughts and actions, they are both influencing your outer world.

Expect to be inspired and to meaningfully touch others with all you create!

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