I am sat here writing, the early morning sun pouring through the window, I can feel the waves crashing against the shore along our street to the harbour, the music of Ludovico Einaudi caressing my ears, coffee steaming in the pot and the smell of Bergamot and Frankincense essential oils soothing me.
How are you?
How are you feeling in your heart?
The past couple of days I have been experiencing such heaviness, sadness for our human condition and the suffering that is tangible on the planet at this moment, it is, of course a pain that is there simmering in the undercurrents of our lives, throughout time, sometimes though, like now, there is a collective rush of these energies.
I have been feeling too great waves of love, compassion and gratitude, to be alive and well, for the services and people who are showing up diligently for us all, heading to work day after day, despite their own concerns, and gratitude too for those that are resolutely, lovingly following their dharma, it is inspiring, humbling and magnificent, and so needed!
For me, the last few days have been pretty intense, emotionally and energetically, feeling ALL the feels, shedding tears and layers, feeling into spacious openness, opening wide in love and determining my own next steps on this miraculous and ever-changing life path.
Isn't it incredible that we can feel a whole range of emotions in one single moment!
In fact, there is one thing we can all be certain of at this moment.
Life is built upon that which cannot be pinned down, everything is in a constant state of change, movement, in evolution.
If we allow ourselves to become comfortable with change and welcome it as our constant companion, the easier it is to navigate all that we need to with acceptance and gladness in our hearts.
With change comes rebirth, the shedding of the past, and the awakening of possibility.
With change with rub up against our own limitations, fears and need to control outcomes.
When we navigate this path with grace we may evolve beyond our previous parameters, this may mean opening more to other aspects of ourselves, others and the various experiences yet untapped that life has to offer, it may mean for us shedding layers, taking things right back to basics, in simplifying and regrouping within ourselves.
The wonderful thing is that each and every one of us has a different path to follow, and yet we have moments in time that cross over and connect us, some of which last a lifetime and some of these interactions are brief.
Even here, as I write for us, the invisible bonds that connect us through these words, across the airwaves are important.
The meaning I place upon the words I write, the energy, emotion and intention they contain, and the way in which you interpret them affect us both, are felt by us all.
That is, if you believe, like I do in such things! You may not of course, and that is wonderful!
“I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.”
- A Course In Miracles
I am wondering how you are thinking and feeling within yourself?
If you look at the world around you right now, the deeds and actions of others, and yourself, the climate and environmental concerns, the ecology of our own homes, and societies, what are the quality of thoughts you are experiencing?
How do these thoughts and emotions feel in your body?
Is there a way that you may turn the thought’s around to explore the opposite?
Is it possible to occupy the space between the extremes of opposites?
How does it feel if you try?
How about the space back of all thoughts, acts, and emotions? Is it possible to rest in this place?
I love practicing in this manner, it is useful to be able to shift states and experiences, to come away from judgement into wholeness again.
As I have been self-studying A Course In Miracles, and sharing some of that journey with you, here on these blog posts, it has been a beautiful daily anchor in my life.
An add on to my daily sadhana, spiritual practice.
Today we find ourselves at Lesson 22: What I see is a form of vengeance.
If we seek peace of mind, we need to expand our true seeing beyond the ego’s tendency towards projection, attack and self-defence. If we have thoughts of vengeance towards the world, another human being, or ourselves, ultimately, we hurt only ourselves.
We discover that what we fear does not actually exist, it is all projection through our own veils of perception.
This fits with this idea of everything being in a constant state of change.
According to this lesson in ACIM, we see only the perishable. We see nothing that will last. What we see is not real.
Our task now, I believe, is to decide clearly with love in our hearts, and the veils of illusion lifted, is to envision a life that we each would dearly love, enjoy, be inspired by and in service to us all.
What do you think?
Does this feel true to you too?
Perhaps, if you would like to, you may wish to meditate upon the following questions, and journal your responses.
What does your deepest, truest heart know?
What does the quiet voice within whisper to you when no-one else is listening?
Do you dare to listen to this souls yearning, this whisper, and make it your lived reality?
What are the secret yearnings of your heart?
What would you do if money, resources, and time were not a concern?
How would you live your life? Where and with whom?
What would you do for free, for the sheer joy of doing so?
What do you believe the planet needs?
What steps do you need to take today towards that dream?
I would love to know how you get on.
With my love to you, and yours, may we always appreciate the subtle connection and invisible threads that bond us.
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