It is quite interesting that I should come across this video this morning.
I will never forget being so afraid of what was ‘outside’ that I sat frozen ‘inside’. I had to urinate so badly that I finally said to myself, fine, if someone or something ends my life when I walk out these doors, so be it … I walked outside, and no one was there to harm me. I walked straight into my overwhelming fear and found it to be nil.
As time progresses I find that the reactions I receive from people are me from a previous time in life. I often find myself saying that was me when … I behaved just like that!
I resonate with what she says about the spirit being sort of separate from every day life … and still I watch as it is uniting with all else as well. It is taking time, but it is happening.
The running away she mentions is so true! I ran and ran and ran, and then I got tired of running, I got tired of the same old story playing out in my life. So I dealt with the pain, I stopped all the things I used to do to try and bury the pain and the shame. I then began to understand that what happened to me was not anything but experiencing others in this world … their story, their journey did not belong to me, it was only experienced by me. This brought much relief and freedom. Of course the understanding never ends, it morphs as it needs to, in time.
The union of vibratory structures, bodies and colors extends beyond that which we can see. It is amazing how large this life really is.
When you hum, the muscles in the face, neck, head and shoulders relax. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system and triggers relaxation response in the body and helps reduce unproductive thinking and negativity.
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.
Tonight as I looked into the eyes of my companions I noticed “that thing” where i look into one eye for a moment and then the other, shifting back and forth between the two. I wondered if it was as obvious to them as it felt to me, and I wondered if they, too, experienced this same shift when looking into the eyes of someone.
I noticed also that I tended to break the visual connection, seemingly like a hug that has lasted too long. I plan on developing this connective skill, visually, in hugs, as well as in attention.
It seems to me that this separation has been fostered between people for a very long time, and knowingly, or unknowingly, all have been part of the nurturing of it. There are many factors which contribute to our divide, but there are also many attributes we share that can heal the rift.
Since I’ve decided to be part of the process which brings forth care and compassion in the world, I am determined to learn all that I can about the nuances of self that prohibit it, and then … as so eloquently put tonight … embrace all that it is.
I used to say, “You are the only one you’ll spend the rest of your life with, so learn to love who/what you are”, but now I see this a bit differently. Since we are all made up of the same stuff on the inside, even if it be in various stages of experience, WE are the ones we’ll spend the rest of our lives with. It is really important to work toward a greater understanding of what that truly means.
Affirming what we would like to see in the world, and what we would like to experience is a good practice. Where attention goes, energy flows.
Meditation comes in many ways, rock stacking is one of them. The focus is so keen on the balancing of them, all else falls away. In time, even the effort to stack them may fade, as it just seems ‘to happen’.
Stones are some of the oldest known substances of the earth. Crystals of all kinds make up this fabulous world! Fluorite is a fantastic item to have in inventory, not just for its beauty, but for the properties it offers the possessor.
Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, Fluoriteincreases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.
It absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.
I hold in my hands the one pictured above as I listen to the Tibetan singing bowls being played.
While life as a young person is spent detaching, finding who we believe we are, older years may be spent in developing an understanding that in union, with each other, and with all of the elements of the earth, are we fully and truly who we were meant to discover.
I move my arms behind me and hold the fingers of my left hand with my right. I bend backward, stretching my front, and I feel a warm rush move from my abdomen down the front of my hips and upper thighs, I must bend forward for it feels as though my legs might collapse. Once recovered, I repeat this movement until the warm rush of energies stop with such intensity and a simple stretch remains. I stay in this form and twist my upper body slightly to the left, stretching in a different manner, and then turn and stretch to the right for balance.
To start the energy flow there need not be any strenuous movement, one can remain seated if they choose should there be back issues or balance trouble. Mantak Chia gives a great tutorial here:
These simple exercises done in the morning take only a few minutes, yet the benefit of it will magnify your life, you will feel better and gain so much. You deserve this gift, and only you can give it to yourself.