Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here. Now. 

Today: Lost Horizons.  

What are your Horizons? The things you look to? Dream about?  Wish for?  What fills your heart when you gaze at the open sky? at the sea? What manifests for you in that place where the Sky touches the Earth?

Right now, “horizons” are lost, in the dizzying distractions of our world and lives.  You may not have even noticed.  Most people haven’t.  Marching stoically forward with artificial intent thinking they are ‘progressing’ but really they are just on auto pilot.  How do we stop this communal madness?

Its actually quite simple:  just stop.  pause.  Look around in every direction.  See everything from a new perspective. Take in all the information around you instead of in just one direction.  Maybe even seek out a place where you can physically gaze out upon the Horizon.  Be with it.  Breathe with it.  Surrender to it.  And then …. notice.

Where are you?  What have you been doing?  Whats happening around you?  This simple act of pausing and noticing wipes everything clean so you can hopefully see more clearly.  This cleansing is not a once in a while thing, but is part of our work right here  right now.  Actually, in every moment.  But as many times as you can remember will work as a starting point!

One at a time we can shift from being “lost” to “finding our way”.  With patience, persistence and compassion for ourselves and those around us.  If you’re feeling the confusion of lost horizons right now, its time to take some action to bring yourself back on your rightful path.

Word of the Day:   Beyul.  (Tibetan: སྦས་ཡུལWylie: sbas-yul) are hidden valleys often encompassing hundreds of square kilometers, which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges.   They are places where physical and spiritual worlds overlap and Tantric practice effectiveness increases with multiple perception dimensions.[1]  Buddhist texts indicate beyul are discovered when the planet is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practice. 

Song of the Day: Beyond the Blue Horizon by Lou Christie

 

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January 14, 2018

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.

Today.

emerge. (v.) (from etymonline.com). 1560s, from Middle French émerger and directly from Latin emergere “bring forth, bring to light,” intransitively “arise out or up, come forth, come up, come out, rise,” from assimilated form of ex “out” (see ex-) + mergere “to dip, sink” (see merge). The notion is of rising from a liquid by virtue of buoyancy. Related: Emerged; emerging.

 

Imagine yourself, buoyant.  Rising from the depths of the sea.  From far below, underneath, where you have been hiding or living.  Perhaps you sank here?  Or perhaps you were born here?  Perhaps you didn’t even realize, this is where you were?  Do you even remember a time when this was not your resting place?

Look up and see the light filtering through the distant watery surface.  How far above you is that journey?  How deep in the darkness are you sleeping?  How long have you been here?

Traveling to the light always represents a birth of some form.  You already know how to do this.  The work is learning how to not resist your own natural state of bouyancy.  To be re-born, is simply to re-member.

Find the practices to integrate into your daily life that enable you to trust, soften, relax and let go.  Perhaps it is meditation, chanting, silent walking, dance, yoga.   Look to what makes your feel free and what brings you a sense of ease.  This is not a time to force effort. Not a time to work hard. Or get the endorphins chugging.

This is a time to surrender to what is your natural state of being. This is the focus and awareness necessary to float to the surface and come in to the deeper expression of your life you have been longing for.

To Emerge.

Happy 2018.

Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

Energy Musings.  Here.  Now.  

Today.  Remember how to let go. How to surrender to the wind.  How to surrender to your passion.

Maybe you think you already do Or maybe you think you’ve never known how.  If you think you know how to surrender already, then let go of THAT.  If you think you can’t, then let go of THAT.  There is no end to this learning how to let go.  The surrender is infinite, ongoing, timeless, formless.  Do not be thwarted by the construction of judgment or expectation.  Let them go first.  Escort them to the door and show them the way out.  Don’t forget to close that door so they don’t come back in right behind you!

With each in breath repeat the mantra Let go let go let go let go let go let go letgoletgoletgo…. until it becomes a rolling ululation in your mouth.  With each out breath repeat letgoletgoletgoletgo… .and let it go with a big sigh.  When you feel a pain in your body, notice a trigger in your emotional state, find frustration or anger blanketing you…. simply turn your attention to the breath and repeat let go let go let go let go let go let go let go let go. Bypass thinking.  Bypass Rational understanding.  Bypass the need to be right or the fear of being wrong.  Get straight to the work of release without analyzing or justifying or needing to be acknowledged.  Your own freedom and happiness is the truest acknowledgement of the work of letting go.

So let it go and surrender to your infinite nature.

Word of the day:  Surrender

Song of the day:  Surrender by Cheap Trick (boy this brings back memories 🙂