Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Energy Musings.  

Here.  Now.  Today!

Boundaries.

a line in the sand.  the word “no”.  a fence.  a wall.

What do boundaries serve?  WHO do boundaries serve?  This, as in most things, all depends.  Depends on who you are, where you are and what is happening.  Boundaries divide. That is true. But boundaries also protect.  Division.  Protection.  When are these necessary? When are they problematic?  This is the real question.  

Examine your boundaries.  Personal.  Private.  Familial.  Societal.  In your work, your ideas, your relationships, your words.  

Many have a tendency to believe that a life that is unbounded, is the most creative, expressive and desirable.  Many have a tendency to believe that setting limits is restrictive and confining.  

But limits and potential need each other. 

If you try to fill a cup with no edges, what exactly are you filling?  If you can’t fill, how can you experience your wholeness?  If you cant experience your wholeness, how do you know who you are, what you are doing in this precious world?  If you are  the universe (which you are) and have no container for your being, what is your work here?  How do you direct your life force without boundaries?  

This physical form of ours is form of boundary, and it serves us in this time and place.  We are energy bodies in a human form.  If we leave this form, we no longer exist here (some call it death).  But to be alive, is to understand this form, this place, these boundaries.  And to know how to work within them.  We can touch the infinite and have a connection there, but we live in this body.  Our body of boundaries.  

Boundaries can both powerfully serve us and others as well as potentially harm us or others.  By examining your beliefs about boundaries and being honest with yourself (aye, theres the rub!)  there is an opportunity for deeper connection, deeper work, deeper understanding and greater clarity.  Its easy to be deceived by our belief systems, so being as neutral as possible with this examination is key.

When boundaries are up, its time to examine your own first.  Then look to the manifestation of these patterns in the world around you.  Everything becomes a reflection of it all.  The infinite and the individual are not separate.  We are bound together.

 

Song of the Day:  

The Walls Came Down.  by The Call.

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here. Now.

This Weekend.

Theres a chaotic energy whipping through the trees today, stirring things up, moving them around.  In some cases, movement/stirring is a good thing.  In some cases, not so good.  A favorite astrologer of mine likes to talk about loss vs gain in astrology (think retrogrades) not from an absolute perspective as “good or bad” but all relational.  For instance, if you lose a beloved pet, that can be seen as a negative. But if you lose weight to get healthier, that can be a positive.  Loss, though often considered negative, can also be what is necessary and desired.

This is true of everything that is out there, which makes the complexity of our world quite apparent and calls for the need for true discernment in all situations.

Lately, there has been a serious lack of subtle discernment.  While the main “message” of an event (for instance) may be positive, without full understanding of the energetics of language (in particular) we can find ourselves in a deep mess though that was never our initial intention.

And let me tell you, there are those of us out there who are constantly “cleaning up” energetically after such messes and see the implications that others choose not to see.

The request here is to pay attention, and then to pay attention even more deeply still.  How do we do that?

Come in to stillness.  Come in to silence. Rest here a while.  Let go of all attachments.  Let go of all beliefs.  Let go of all triggers.  Let go of all judgement.

No.  REALLY.  ALL of them.

This is where we fall short.  We let go of the things that we want to let go of, but hold on (sometimes even more intensely) to the places we think or believe in.  And we somehow fall in to the very dangerous and false assumption that “if only all those other people would let go of x,y,z…. then the world would truly change”.  If you notice ANY part of you beginning to externalize or blame in this way, take a GIANT step back.  And repeat the steps above.  Clear your internal slate.

So much is happening in the energetic field right now.  Change wants to come.  But those who are initiating that change for the betterment of all beings everywhere are still BLIND to the places where they are actually holding back that very same change they wish to see fully realized.  They think its others that are holding back the change, and fail to realize it is actually them.

All I can say is this: be honest about your blind spots.  Look for them.  Ask others to help you.  You’ll know what they are when you are triggered.  First, you have to recognize when in fact you are triggered (or listen if someone else tells you you are!!).  Then look there.  Whats behind the trigger? Thats the place for you to work.  When there are no more triggers, you come in to the true ‘neutral zone’ and then… only then… will you see the path forward that has been waiting for you, for us, for all this time.

From the depths of my heart and the trueness of my being, I offer you this today, this weekend, and moving forward.

Song of the Day: High Hopes by Panic at the Disco

Saturday, Aug 18th, 2018

Energy Musings. Here. Now.

The Weekend Report.

Your Authentic self shines behind the clouded sky.  A blanket of grey, like a dusty lens, covers the clarity you seek.  Its only a matter of cleaning a small place to see through, a before you can get a glimpse of the work of your soul.  But when we clear off just one small spot in the midst of  a large dusty surface, it can quickly become consumed again.

This weekend, find a moment to cleanse an area of  your awareness.  There are many ways to do this:  meditation, coaching, yoga, QiGong, art.  You might choose where you go and what you do to “clear your mind”.  From that “clear mind” place, pay attention to what you notice.  This is but a partial view what and who you really are.  And an important starting point.

The question is:  will you remember it the next day? And the day after?   or rather:  HOW will you remember it the next day?  And the day after?!

This is a place for you to be creative and playful.  Write it in a journal, compose a song, make a picture, call your best friend, put sticky notes on your computer.  Find something you do every day anyhow, and add a reminder to the activity.  For example:  I light a candle each evening before going to bed. If I put a beautiful note right next to my candle with my insights, I will see and read it every night.  Then remembering becomes part of my evening ritual.

Eventually, you will be ready to clear more of the lens, take a bigger look: see more, be more.    For now, start with a peek, and let it in.

Song of the Day:  Johnny Nash.  I Can See Clearly Now.

 

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