Monday, May 8, 2017

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today!

Disconnect.  For a moment, a breath, a day, a week.

Disconnect from media.  From electronics. From drama.  From news.   From gossip.  From busy-ness.

Disconnect from triggers.  From toxic people.  From destructive patterns.  From negative thoughts.  From bad habits.  From addictions. Disconnect.

Disconnect from suffering.  From judgement.  From expectations.  From criticism.  From anger.  Disconnect.

As you disconnect, it becomes a shedding, a release, a letting go.  Temporary.  For just this moment.

As you disconnect from the outer experiences of your life, connect In to YOU.

In to your deeper truth.  In to the subtle sensations that create your experiences.  In to awareness.  In to reconciliation.  In to ease.  In to spaciousness.  In to forgiveness.  In to alignment.  In to attention.  In to intention.

For as long as you like, or need, or dare….. disconnect from everything that is a distraction to the inner experience of YOU.

 

Song of the Day:  Pink “Disconnected”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

Remember.  remember a piece of who you are.  before you were told what to be or how to act or who to please.

Remember.  remember the things you used to do that engaged you in a place where you lost all track of time and the world and its worries melted away around you.

Remember.  remember the moments of connection you’ve had through your life. the people who touched you. the places that resonated you.  the memories that filled you.

Remember.  remember pure joy, how it overflowed from your being.  remember how you expressed that joy.  how you let it out to fill the world.

Remember. remember where you’ve been, who you’ve walked with, what you have accomplished.

Remember.  remember who you are.

 

Song of the Day:  Little Big Town. Free.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today.

Truth.  why do we seek it?  why do we need it? why are we so concerned with Truth? who’s truth are we seeking?  Is it Truth we really want or are we seeking something else under the guise of Truth?  Is there an avoidance of uncertainty that drives this need for Truth? Are we uncomfortable with doubt? What lies beneath this need or search for Truth?

What do you think the Truth will bring you?  happiness?  love?  ease?  peace?

“Only tortured people seek “truth”” says prominent Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod.

Will Truth really set you free?  If you know the Truth will it really make everything else clear? Or has our drive toward Truth simply become a coping mechanism in an out of control, chaotic, world and life? What if Truth is completely contextual?

Whenever you find yourself really latching on to something, like needing to know the Truth,  raising your fist in rage and passion, get suspicious.   Bring discernment to this place.  How do you FEEL in your body when you tune in to this latching on to Truth?  Is there an emotional trigger, an attachment?  Remember this clouds your ability to discern. Always.  Step back. Do nothing.  Let go.

 

Get off the Truth wagon.

 

Song of the Day: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today!!!

Clear a pathway, just one pathway, to something, someplace, someone today.  It might be a small corner of your desk so you have a better view through a window, or perhaps raking an area in your backyard, or maybe even just sweeping a hallway in your home?  It could be a phone call or conversation that needs to happen to clear the air. You can even clear a pathway in your mind using your breath. Or in your body, using dance.  Or clear a pathway  in your work, focusing your time and energy on a project.  There are many ways to consider “clearing a pathway”.

Each perception is just a lens that helps us see more clearly. Remember there are always multiple perspectives at play simultaneously.  It can be overwhelming and confusing to try to think of all these perspectives all at once,  but if you pick one lens to see through clearly, all the other implications and areas will be impacted as well.  Its just about getting started and following through with your intention.

Today, look for a pathway to be cleared. A way to get from point A to point B.  And then, with focus and attention, walk mindfully down the path you have created, and see what is there for you.

 

song of the day:  heavydirtysoul by 21 Pilots

Monday, April 24, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

Rest.  Clear.  Ground.  Slow down your pace.  Re-frame your week by nurturing and taking a time IN today.

Typically, Mondays are seen as “manic”, a leap back into the business of our lives after our weekend.  But this is largely manipulated by our perception.  Try changing your perception today.

Instead of leaping into your work week, how about stepping in mindfully?  Allow the fullness of your work to come in one steady gentle step at a time.  See if this new approach gives you new tools, a new perspective, a new outlook on your work load.  You might feel like you have no control over the work you have to do. That you don’t have the  opportunity to slow down.

I ask you this:  Do you have the time to take one extra breath?  One conscious inhale and One conscious exhale?  This alone, will make a difference.  Use your breath to clear away any attachment, stress, anxiety that creeps in so you can see your work more clearly.

“Breathing in I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out. ”

Your work will still be there. No one will notice you’ve taken one extra breath before walking into that meeting, before speaking to a group, before turning on your computer, before responding to an email.  But YOU will notice.  You will.

Song of the Day:    We are Alive by Paul van Dyk

Friday, April 21, 2107

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

Be still and listen.  Be still and look.  Be still and breathe.  Just for a moment, or moments,  stop and simply pay attention.  With each exhale, notice more.  Until you find the places you hadn’t been noticing before.  Then linger here.  Observe and Accept what it is that you feel.

These places have been hidden. In the business of your life, the activity of your day, the distractions of the world, it becomes too easy to overlook these more subtle places.  All it takes is our attention gently guided and directed.  It doesn’t need to be formal or long or taught.  You already know how to do this, just give yourself the space and time you need to take that journey inward.  In the process, shedding judgement, expectation and anxiety.  These too are smokescreens, meant to keep you from finding those hidden places of holding within you, of shining your own inner light.

Today is a day to look.  To shine the light  in these places.  To be honest.  To be gentle.  To be forgiving.  to love.

Weave this into your day today, throughout your day today. Planting seeds, sewing light.

Peace.

Song of the Day: Who Wants Love by Billie Holiday

 

Messages Reflecting

I walked through the woods today. A place I walk regularly.  A place where I ground, feel, connect and let go.  A place that is at once ordinary and exquisite.  A place I love.

But today, I walked differently through these same woods.  Today this path felt different.

I found the remnant of an old stone gateway, long overgrown and forgotten, that I somehow had never really noticed before.  As I passed through, time shifted.  My footsteps lingered.  I walked as if in slow motion, moving with my breath like an ancient giant being. Careful, oh so careful, of every pitch forward.

The world looked transformed from this place.  The colors, brighter. The sounds, clearer.  The wind, cooler.  I walked and walked and walked, at a snails pace, to a pond I love dearly.  Here I lingered, for a long time, gazing at the reflections.  The upside down world greeted me, waved at me, called me, laughed at me, beckoned me.

What is a reflection, I wondered?  What is this mirror of the world I am looking into?  What secrets does it reveal? What messages does it have?  Breathing deeply, I moved on.  Continuing my journey through the woods.  Along the way, I found the stub, the knee, of a tree root, closely resembling a spiral.  I bent down to examine it.  It spiraled inward clockwise, like a lid sealing a jar tightly closed. What secrets is it hiding, I asked?

I looked up, and something called me to leave the comfort of the path I was on and just to go up. Straight up the incline, the steep hill before me.  So I climbed, until I reached the top, turning around to gaze down upon the path I was just on.  But then I noticed another tree root.  Its shape and form remarkable resembling Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.  I bent down again, offered my prayers, placed my hands on the earth and was suddenly pulled in.  My being traveled into the earth and through the roots of this Oak tree I was under.  Down and down I followed the roots and then I gazed up at the Tree taking in its full height, understanding that for as far up as it reached, it also reached down into the earth.

And here I was, standing on this earth, on this physical ground that marked the midpoint between its tallest visible point and its lowest invisible point.  Holding the space of the middle, the balance, the clear place.

I turned again to face the descending landscape before me. This time, I saw not a forrest of trees, but the reflection of their beings, their roots, dug deep into the earth.  I recognized that what we see from our perspective is only half the truth.   And the woods before me became alive as never before.  As I slowly, even more slowly, walked back to my path, I felt my own imprint, the vibration of each and every footstep, echoing below and into the earth as I walked above it.  As I passed the grove of  Cypress trees, I found another root, distinctly in the shape of a Buddha.  He seemed to be waving at me.  “Goodbye!  Come Again!  Remember!”  he whispered.

These reflections, they are invisible, but they are everywhere.  We only see half the truth at any one time. But if we open our eyes to the wonder of it all, we might get a glimpse of the true nature or this world, our lives, our selves and our impact.

This is living in fullness.  Eyes Wide Open.

Aho.