Friday, May 26, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

The last post I wrote, was about dis-connecting.  In that time, I have reluctantly been forced to dis-connect from social media and the swirl of life & people that it brings.  Through this process, I have noticed so much.  Here are some of my current observations and understandings (to be continued).

  1.  Social Media is totally addictive.  It doesn’t matter if you are simply a “lurker”, post every day or use it only for your “business”.  Its important to remember the addictive quality of these outlets.  Some of us are better at navigating “addictions” than others.  You know your Nature.  Pay attention.
  2. Social Media is a distraction to your work & your discernment.  It doesn’t matter if you are simply a “lurker”, post every day or use it only for your “business”.  Its important to remember the distractive quality of these outlets.  Some of us are better at navigating “distractions” than others.  You know your Nature.  Pay attention.
  3. Social Media fills the empty spaces in you (making you feel either good, bad, angry, motivated, etc) instead of YOU filling them consciously yourself.  This is a bad idea.  Period.
  4. Social Media has an energetic long term impact that is hard to disentangle from once you are in it on any level.  It becomes impossible even to see.
  5. Social Media emphasizes comparison to others thereby making it increasingly difficult for self awareness to blossom authentically.  We are in deep danger of having this collective work of our conscious evolution being thwarted in this manner.  There’s research on this (framed as depression and anxiety as related to social media) gathering out there.  Look at it. This means you.
  6. Be aware of the lurkers, the unseen and unknown, entities on social media tracking and following you.  I’m talking energetically here again, as I know there are safeguards in place and information accessible to help you protect yourself from more ‘tangible’ hackers and predators.  The unseen world is far less understood .
  7. Be aware of yours/others resistance to looking at, considering or admitting any of the above as it pertains to you. There is a vast culture of denial around social media pitfalls and the aspects of it that are unhealthy.  We are the opposite of “risk-averse” when it comes to technology, the internet and social media.  People think they can self-regulate and navigate this virtual world in a conscious way but I have not seen much evidence of that yet.

 

Theres so much more I could add.  And I just might come back to this topic, because it feels incredibly important to me right now.  I’ve been feeling a huge hole, a vast leak, in our collective energetic field.  Right now, I’m registering that as social media (more specifically Facebook).

For now, the questions I am asking myself are this:  what do I want to be a part of? what do I want to contribute to long term to this society and this world I belong to?  how can I best contribute my time and energy to create the kind of evolution I believe in?

Its OK to go against the grain. Its OK to not buy in to what “everyone else is doing”.    Its OK to question, to be critical, to challenge, and to wonder:  in the name of progress, are we stepping into patterns and places that will support or destroy (either physically, emotionally, spiritually or energetically) us in the long run? In fact, its our work to ask these questions.

peace.

Word of the Day:  Luddite.  (from Wikipedia: The Luddites were a group of English textile workers and weavers in the 19th century who destroyed weaving machinery as a form of protest. The group was protesting the use of machinery in a “fraudulent and deceitful manner” to get around standard labour practices.[1]Luddites feared that the time spent learning the skills of their craft would go to waste as machines would replace their role in the industry.[2]It is a misconception that the Luddites protested against the machinery itself in an attempt to halt progress of technology. However, the term has come to mean one opposed to industrialisationautomationcomputerisation or new technologies in general.[3] The Luddite movement began in Nottingham and culminated in a region-wide rebellion that lasted from 1811 to 1816. Mill owners took to shooting protesters and eventually the movement was brutally suppressed with military force.)

Song of the Day:  People Have the Power by Patti Smith

 

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