Friday, Feb 26-Sunday, Feb 28 2016

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

This Weekend.

The muse takes flight.  Your fancy reigns.  Play with your materials, your medium, your tools. Experiment and lose yourself in your Art.  Only to find yourself again, on the other side of lost.  Flip the coin.  See  where it lands.  Take a chance.

Song of the Weekend:  Take a Chance on Me by Abba

 

 

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today!  What are your Questions?  The ones that keep circling around you almost haunting you.  What are the questions you find yourself asking in your deepest moments of darkness and the ones that present themselves during your most inspirational times? The questions that your soul seeks the answers to.  The questions that take flight in your dreams.

What does it mean to you to just BE with the questions themselves, without judgement or expectation?  To ask them out loud and then to sit in silence.  To write them down and leave them on the page.  To paint them into a painting, to dance them through your body, to sing them into being.

Express your questions…. and them let them go.  Really let them go.  Watch them fly and with a breath, release them forever.

Some inspiration from the poet Rilke

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Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today.

Pull it in. Pull it all in. Way in.  Into your core, your essence, yout be -ing.  For now, resist the urge to expand outwardly.  Sometimes, this action of expanding outwardly can be like a reaching, a grasping for something other than yourself. Do you need to feel like you are connected to source or are “important” because of something that you do or prove or reach for?  Watch for this. It can be very very very very subtle or blaringly obvious.  Maybe you notice it in others, but not yourself.  As you remember the world around you is but a reflection of YOU, you will know that these manifestations around you are really mirroring your own unconscious habits.

In this moment, here, now….move inward.  No need to prove anything. No need to compare yourself to others.  No need to want or desire to be anything other than what you are right here, right now. In this moment,  your private moment.  Where no one can see you or judge you or compare you or praise you or lift you.

Who is this “behind the scenes” you?  Love this intimate version of you.  This imperfectly perfect and real you.  Coming in even deeper, find your true home. The one inside you.  The one with you always… through all the shifts, changes, lifetimes, ups, downs……. find that place that is always always always constant and steady.  The jewel in the lotus.

Here is where you are.  Here, is where you are.

Today, its just about You.

Ommmmm.

Mantra of the day:  Om Mani Padme Hum

Song of the day:  Come Together by the Beatles

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

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Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

 

Today!

Did you see the moon last night?  See its fullness, round and soft edged?  Taste its milkiness as it seeped through the heavy sky?  Smell its freshness , hear its sighs?

Did you dance in the moonlight, under the canopy of clouds, with wisps of pure white light filtering down like tiny spotlights from an unseen spaceship?

Did you dream of lifetimes as old as the moon itself and see into the future through this giant lense opening for you?  Did you feel the cries, the tears shed, the river filling with the rain all under the graceful eye of the Moon?    Did you see at sunrise, the leaves shimmering, the ground seeping, the moon waving her final goodbye.

Did you hear her messages, whispered through darkness in languages before words, into your slumbering restful being?

Close your eyes, listen again, and drink them in.

 

 

Song of the Day:  I Have the Moon by Magnetic Fields

Monday, Feb 22nd, 2016

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Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today!

Let the light shine right through you.  Clearing a new pathway for you to unfold within.  Drop your worries, anxieties, doubts, fears, stress …. And your expectations, hopes, wishes, desires, too. Shed it ALL like an old skin.  None of it serves you here, now.

Close your eyes and spend a few precious breaths listening to sound of your own heartbeat.  Your own blood coursing through your veins.  Feel the life force that is within you.

And then, stand in your truth, in your vulnerable place and allow the light to fill you from the outside in… completely.  Knowing, there is nothing to remember.  Just breathe it in.

Mantra of the day:  Aham Brahmasmi

Song of the day:  Nothing to Remember by Neko Case

Friday, Feb 19-Sunday, Feb 21, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

THIS WEEKEND!

Center.  The message never gets old.  We hear it over and over.  A million different nuanced ways.  It sounds new each time.  We can use many different words to describe this centering.  This centered place.  Balance.  Wholeness.  Neutral.  Inner calm.  The words change but the feeling remains.  Clarity and discernment arise.  Everything that is not clear, not true,  not honest… burns off.

Its that simple.

I stand between the fire and the water.  A burning, a disintegrating a smoldering.   A flowing, a shifting, a clearing.  Together, fire & water have a tricky relationship.  Too much fire, evaporates the water.  Too much water, puts out the fire.  But in the center, I can hold them both.  One in the left hand, one in the right.  Here, in my hands, they co-exist.  The balance to carry them both equally is tricky. Because “equal” does not mean “even”.  And that balance changes daily.  Its like walking on a tightrope with your balancing pole in both hands. The pole shifts subtly to maintain balance as you move with care, focus and attention forward.  Everything is contained in that subtlety subtle awareness.

What is your balance?  Where is your center?  What, in your life right here, right now, are you balancing?  How long can you maintain your awareness on your center.  Focussing here, ease will flow back into your life.

 

Word of the day:  Center

Inspiration of the day: a page from “Be Here Now” by Ram DasIMG_1187

 

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Unknown Find your neutral ground.  The place of non duality, non judgement.  The place of clear discernment.  Your clear mindedness. Your place.

This neutral ground holds the key to change. True, lasting, integrated change.  Without it, there is no real balance.  Only the superficial shifting from one extreme to another.

The word neutral is fascinating.  Its meaning has come to be associated with qualities like lack of power and uninvolved.  But the Latin root neuter “of the neuter gender,” literally   means “neither one nor the other.” Why and how did the implication of neutral become synonymous with weak?

What does ‘neutral’ feel like to you?  Where are your resistances to becoming neutral?  Are you attached to anger, fervor, control, righteousness in the name of passion?

More importantly, can you find your true passion in the neutral zone?  It is there.  Full of life, potential and understanding.  It is the secret of the buddhas, the sages, the rishis… passed on through millennia.  It is here for us now.

Open your arms and step into this Neutral place.

Word of the day:  Neutral

Quote of the day:  Thich Naht Hahn on The Happiness of Neutral Feelings

“If you are a good practitioner you can easily handle your difficulties; the transformation is quicker. There are many kinds of feelings: painful feelings, pleasant feelings, and neutral feelings. In the process of practicing we discover that the neutral feelings are very interesting. As when we sit, there is a sensation that is neutral. When we bring mindfulness to the neutral feeling, you find that it is quite nice. You see that you already have enough conditions for happiness with a neutral feeling. If you look deeply at the neutral feeling you see that it is wonderful. When you see your feelings passing by like a river, you see that 80% of your neutral feelings are quite pleasant. With mindfulness, our neutral feeling is transformed into happiness.”

January 9, 2011. from Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, France.