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Personal Expansion

Published August 8, 2018 by tindertender

When younger, and smaller in stature, I felt much larger, larger than life! Now that I am physically larger I still feel spiritually larger than life, yet forget how my body has grown until I actually roll to the side and rest my hand on my belly.

Funny … I still feel the frame made by bones and therefore feel ‘smaller’ yet know the physical has grown. I realize too, that the spiritual aspect of this that I call me has grown also … I am in awe as I recall the differing phases this life has afforded me. I am in complete wonderment of this experience.

I have a friend who knew me when I was much thinner and used to say I should have more pride and join a gym, lose the weight I had gained. I let it be known I would learn to love me as I was. It is foolish to always be chasing some ‘form’ or dream … the ‘now’ IS where it is at … besides, for quite awhile now I have felt sort of separate from this flesh, even while living in it. Strange.

When I hear people judge my appearance … my weight, my current hair style, my clothes, or my tattoos … I tilt my head in wonder. Can’t they see there is so much more than that going on here?

Photo by Karl Magnuson

I think about the human experience and I wonder … aren’t people aware that we are all so similar? The BIG one is the fact that our minds are always churning thoughts, even when from looking at us it seems we are calm, cool and collected. Most of us dream and have difficulty remembering them, unless we journal right away upon waking. We have all suffered loss … of things, of love, of friends. We have all experienced lack of some sort … food, shelter, compassion and care. Many of us probably believe we deserve mistreatment it has been happening so long. Many of us have grown hard and decided we simply don’t care any more.

How do we return to love? How do we foster joy and feed the innocence within us? How do we release pain, sorrow, anger, jealousy, fear?

It begins by undoing the broken record which plays in our mind. It is in the creation of NEW super thought highways, it is in counter-intelligence.

Do you know you have the power to transform every single aspect of your mind? And in that transformation you essentially create new realities?

Perhaps you have been in a sour mood, yet put on a happy face, pretending. Before you know it, you may even actually BE in a good mood. This is the power of the mind. You can flip these switches on and off at the slightest intention!

Intention is everything, and it is yours, it is mine, it is ours.

This world is the collective dream, and together we can change what we see and what we experience, simply by choosing a different thought, action, and outcome.

And so when I think of my physical form I think me ‘skinny’. I wear comfortable clothes which do not bind and I honestly am not interested in what people think of my attire. I am too focused on the inside work, the inner expansion.

Awareness … it means so many things to different people. Let the vision expand, take it ALL in, and the ‘little’ things, such as the body, seem much smaller … whether some say it is or not.

Dance of Life

Published July 11, 2018 by tindertender

You may say to yourself, “There is so much further to go! So much needs to change!” Do not focus on the end goal, it can be daunting and elicit feelings of defeat … focus on the journey, have fun with it, life is meant to be a dance. Recognize that no matter how lonely you may feel at times, you are never alone.

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Photo by Vitto Sommella

Emergence ~ You may notice you are in an intense process of emergence, coming into the next cycle of life. Unlike more gradual shifts in awareness you have experienced, this one is happening quite rapidly and came on somewhat unexpectedly. You may even think you are unprepared for such dramatic changes in your life, yet you are prepared and can put to use the experiences and wisdom you have accumulated up to now.

Life is demanding that you move into the next stage of maturity. This requires you to adjust your thinking about yourself, others, and your  community. It calls for you to shed yet another layer of you ego-filled defenses and let go of any illusions of being less than who you are.

This period of emergence is one of a broadened consciousness and heightened perceptual capacities; and since it is inevitable, it is best to surrender to the flow and allow yourself to gracefully move into the next cycle of your life.

Get grounded ~ Spend time in nature, allow the earth to assist you in leveling out the senses.

Breathing ~ Your breath is the crossover between Spirit  and physical reality. Breathing comfortably and steadily helps you align yourself with Spirit, which then brings a clearer focus on what creative expression is preparing to be birthed through, and from you. Discard any habitual thought patterns that would prevent the manifestation of what you are being prompted to bring forth. Allow yourself to take risks with this self-expression, and all of Creation will smile upon you.

Release and Activation ~ Nature and all of its sounds and aromas may assist you in releasing tensions, or a warm bath may ease the stresses from your mind and body. Music may activate your hearing, which sparks the pleasure centers in your brain. Art may activate your emotional responses. The touch of another human may activate a deep need to be physically held in some manner again.

Now is the time for action. Engage in some activity and be fully present so that you forget about your surroundings and enter into that timeless and multidimensional experience of union with the focus of your creative attention. Let your physical body be active. Movement alone – whether quietly dancing by yourself or hiking up a hill – will require you to be as present as possible in your body. Enjoy!

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