Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

First day of March.  What will this march bring?  What are we marching towards? away from?  beside?  Are we even aware of this marching? This forward movement? This momentum?  One foot in front of the other?

How do you place each foot as you step through this world, this life, this day, this moment?  Do you place it with love, with gentleness, with ease, with awareness? Do you place it with force, with power, with presence, with focus?

When, Where, How… do you march?  Are you even aware of your footsteps, your personal intimate march?

If I stomp up the stairs to speak to my child or if I tiptoe up the stairs as quietly as a mouse… have I already “spoken” before I even open my mouth?  What did I say? How much am I paying attention?

Each footstep sends a vibration into the earth, felt by all, and especially by those closest to us.  Each moment we walk, we are dancing in awareness of our impact on this world.  The Dance of life is not confined to a stage, or show, or performance.  It exists in each moment. And most importantly in all the in-between moments.

Today, watch your step.

word of the day:  march

Mantra of the day:  Om-Ah-Hum.  Clearing the Body, Speech and Mind.

Fri-Yay,17, 2017

Energy Musings, Here, Now!

This Week-End!

What does it mean to fill with Love?  What does it mean to practice Loving-Kindness?  Start with you.  Every fiber of your being.  Every cell of your body.  Practice here, filling yourSELF with love. Practice here, feeding yourSELF with loving-kindness & forgiveness.

There is no part of you that is not worthy of your love.  With love, comes great forgiveness. With Forgiveness, comes even greater awakening.  This Love-wakening IS powerful, is the path of the Warrior, is Fierce.  It cuts through illusion, unconsciousness, blind spots.  It is the light that shines its brilliance on everything.

There is a “false awakening” that rides on the path of fear, anger, hatred and triggers disguised as passion.  If you focus on filling with self – love, you will see very clearly if this “false awakening” is trying to convince you of its “false power”.  The light of love sees all.

This is not a “head in the clouds” sort of love.  It is a life changing, evolutionary, all encompassing love that quickly sets illusion ablaze with its truth.  This is the love to feed. This is the love to grow.  This is the love to encompass.

Start with Self, then gently, slowly, lovingly, kindly, allow that love to ease out of your being into the world.  This love. This power.  This light.

Let this love guide you this weekend.

Peace all!

And Rock Out!

Word of the Day (which, I invite you to use in a sentence today!) :  Weltanschauung:  a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint (from https://www.merriam-webster.com). The German word Weltanschauung literally means “world view”; it combines Welt (“world”) with Anschauung (“view”), which ultimately derives from the Middle High German verb schouwen (“to look at” or “to see”). When we first adopted it from German in the mid-19th century, weltanschauung referred to a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe, and this sense is still the most widely used. It can also describe a more general ideology or philosophy of life.

Song of the Day:   Pagan Black Metal from Ukraine.  Who knew?  Nokturnal Mortum-Weltanschauung

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

Listen to the wind. She sings for you today.  Her gentle whisperings, her hushing tones, her howling rage.  If you close your eyes and listen, what do you hear?

Watch the wind.  She dances for you today.  Her playful rhythms, her wild demonstrations, her subtle gestures.  If you look closely and watch her move, what do you see?

Feel the wind.  She moves for you today.  Her light tickle, her intimate hug, her powerful push.  If you open your arms and embrace the wind, what do you feel?

The wind is your messenger today.  Use her to fill, ground & clear.  She will show you everything you need right here, right now.

Word of the Day: Wind

Song of the day:  Wild is the Wind by Nina Simone

Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today!

Resistance.  I have been contemplating the meaning of this word and its associations lately.  The feeling I get when hearing or reading it.  Its multiple applications from the Physical Body, to fitness, to historical moments.

Resistance.  Sometimes it seems to have positive attributes and intentions.  Sometimes it seems necessary though not ideal.  Sometimes, it holds a kind of captive power that concerns me.  Like a false kind of strength that makes you feel good, but really, you’ve gained nothing.  Sometimes it seems to call forth a quality of stubbornness which may or may not be useful.

Resistance. I treat this word, this concept, as I do all words/concepts, with respect and extremely careful consideration. Its too easy to just pick up the drum beat in unison without first asking : Why?  and is this the best tool for my stated desired outcome?

Lately, I feel that resistance has become the second sister of Anger, living in her shadow. Not knowing where to place complicated strong emotions, “resistance” becomes an easy target for these un-resolved feelings.  Just insert all frustration, anger, anxiety, etc here, in this  box called “resistance” and suddenly you feel empowered.

I question everything that empowers me.  What kind of power am I suddenly imbued with?  who’s power?  at who’s expense? Is this clear, honest, non judgemental “power”?  The kind that uplifts everyone ?  or not?  Where does this power lead?

I would like to pose an antidote.  Something new to try, even if just for a moment.  I am not asking you to live with this forever.  Just to get curious, explore and see what is here for you.

Resist Nothing.

Start with Acceptance.  Start with Love.  Start with Compassion. Start with Non-Judgement.

Notice then what happens to the resistance. Is it still necessary?  Does it have the same force?  Does it lead you in a different direction?  What has changed?

Is there another word that comes to mind that better expresses what is here, in this space? What wisdom, knowledge and understanding is to be gained here?  In this place of non-resistance.

This is what I am exploring these days.  The world of non-resistance.  I’m not talking about passivity or detachment.  I’m not talking about faking happiness.  I’m not talking about giving yourself permission to witness atrocities without responsibility.  All I am talking about is this:

What happens when you let go of your attachment to resistance.

I really want to know.

Peace.

 

Word of the Day:  Resistance

Song of the Day:  Redemption Song by Bob Marley

 

Monday, Feb 6, 2017

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

Today!

Establish yourself in the present moment, and then, move forward with clear action.  With each breath, with each inhale, with each exhale, bring yourself here and now.  Each step forward through your day re-establishes your present moment awareness.  Each breath of your day re-establishes present moment awareness.  Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.  Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out. Moving gently forward as you anchor in to each and every moment.

As thoughts arise in this place, this clear sacred living place, they arise from true connection; true union.  Union with your breath, this life and this moment.  Deep connection is always here and now, waiting for you:  to notice, to pay attention, to breathe life into.

In this present moment, there is only acceptance.  Acceptance of this breath, of what is here, of what is now.  It is fleeting, ephemeral, precious, holy.  In this present moment, there is only oneness.  In this present moment there is only love.  Our life is a collection of these present moments.  One layered on top of the other. Each one building upon the previous moment.  And each one brand new and fresh in and of itself.  Each one sacred and unique.

How many present moments have you lived today?  This week?  In your life?

This is what matters most.

 

Word of the Day:  Now

Song of the Day:  Living in the Moment by Jason Mraz

 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today.

Live the Ceremony.  Walk the Ceremony.  Be the Ceremony.  Breathe the Ceremony.

You ARE the ceremony. In each and every moment. With each and every breath.  Inhaling infinite clear potential and exhaling blocks, constrictions, limiting beliefs.  With each and every breath. Literally.

There is nothing “to do” differently. There is no need to make it special.  To add bells,whistles, colors.  In its simplest of forms, the ceremony holds tremendous power.  Incredible life changing opportunity.  The creation of all the surface details, of all the external rituals, serves to remind us of the constant state of ceremony we all live in always.  Remember that.  It is easy to get distracted by those external things, thinking they are what makes a “ceremony”.  But if they become distractions than they have lost their purpose.

Come back to the breath.  Really, that’s all it takes.  No tools are needed accept your razor sharp awareness.  No action is needed accept to Breathe.

Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.  Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out. Its that simple.  Breathing in, I know that I am the living expression of the ceremony. Breathing out, I soften into acceptance of this.

We are the breath. We are the ceremony.

Now walk forward through your day, carrying this awareness with you in each and every step.

Word of the Day: Ceremony

Song of the Day:  We are the World

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

Today.  

What does it mean to live and be “awake”?  What does “eyes wide open” mean to you?  How do you “pay attention” with full discernment?

Lets try this.  Close your eyes and enter the awareness of your body, tuning in to subtle sensation and responses.  Tune in first to the breath, she will be your guide.  Allow her to lead you through the body.  Listen, Listen deeply.  Take a deep breath in and blow it away.  Really blow it away.  Then breathe again, this time, a bit more relaxed, softer, more accepting.

And now listen to these words while you maintain your inner awareness. While you remain connected to your body.  Imagine you hear someone, other than you, saying these words.  How does your body respond? if at all?  (We are actively looking for triggers here so know that they might show up.)

Here we go:

“If you are not feeling angry right now, than you must be asleep.”

breathe it in, let it go.

“If you are not happy right now, than you must be an angry person.”

breathe it in, let it go.

“If you do not feel hopeful right now, than you must not be spiritual”

breathe it in, let it go.

“If you don’t see the hopelessness of this moment, than you must not really be looking”

breathe it in, let it go.

“If you don’t accept this President, then you must not be Patriotic”

breathe it in, let it go.

“If you accept this Presidency, then you must be stupid.”

breathe it in, let it go.

 

Now try these:

“I’m so excited there’s going to be a change”

“I’m so sad about what’s happening in the world”

“I’m so worried about the future”

“I’m so hopeful about the future”

 

Now listen, listen deeply to these words:

“Liberals react to every issue, emotionally. Never using common sense. But in reality, they just want to feel good about themselves.”

“Conservatives react to every issue, emotionally. Never using common sense. But in reality, they just want to feel good about themselves.”

“Liberals come off as a rambling ball of unreasonable hatred which if any had a good cause to promote I couldn’t tell because it was lost in childish rhetoric and hostility.”
“Trump supporters come off as a rambling ball of unreasonable hatred which if any had a good cause to promote I couldn’t tell because it was lost in childish rhetoric and hostility.”

“European news sources are saying that the Democrats’ goal is to destablize the country, the govt and ultimately our economy.  It’s about power and money.”

“European news sources are saying that the Trump’s goal is to destablize the country, the govt and ultimately our economy.  It’s about power and money.”

I have heard and read all of these above words (and so many more) in the last few days/week.  From all sorts of walks of life and people.  People who claim they are awake, people who have no clue what that means,  people who couldn’t care less, people who care deeply, people who teach others to be awake.

Are you awake? aware?  eyes wide open?  willing and able to see the whole picture?  Unwilling to point fingers, blame, shame or condemn?  Because I know this much, that the path of pointing fingers may seem like the shortcut but is really a detour leading us back to this exact same moment in time over and over again.   And even here, we may disagree. And even in that disagreement, we may find respect and understanding.

But we might start with this:  What does it mean to be awake?  Lets get our definitions clear first.

Word of the Day:  Awake!