The journey continues as the weather goes from warm sunny to windy cold and back to the sun again, all in the space of a morning! At least nature is doing almost all of the watering at our latest house sit, and the chooks are easy to look after. Nice eating the eggs too, when my Beloved gets home I’m going to make egg salad for lunch! The simple joys of life, so much easier than wrestling with things like insurance out in the world. I sometimes envy people who enjoy doing that sort of thing but you know it just isn’t me so I get through these necessities as best I can. There is always some sabotage but I find if I am kind to myself and accept it may take longer this way, I get where I want to be and with less stress.
Acceptance is a big part of being able to move forward in life, it doesn’t mean things can’t change and in fact it can sometimes be the driving force that helps us to do the action required. When I really know something I feel it in my whole being, my body mind and spirit. Even a glimpse of that clarity that can come from truly knowing something about oneself, can open up the door to all kinds of possibilities. In that moment of alignment you can feel into the quantum field that surrounds us and focus your dreams into the space of pure manifestation.
I am a day late again with this post, seem to be in the sweet chaos of the feminine at the moment, very much in the moment a lot of the time. I am afraid that my bladder infection hasn’t gone away after all, had some uncomfortable time in the night which felt horribly like this bacteria hasn’t been dealt with as yet. Can’t see the doctor till after the weekend and my naturopath has gone away. So perhaps the message is to sit with it myself for a bit. It’s a busy time with friends visiting but I will endeavour to find the still space within the centre of it all and be with what is going on in my body.
Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace.
There are times when I manage to cruise even when I have a lot to do, it’s the everything always works out every other time, so why shouldn’t it this time frame of mind that I am referring to here. When you surrender to that flow then somehow it all fits in, and if you’ve made the choice not to stress well even better! I am getting clearer and clearer on the ways in which we are always choosing how to respond to whatever might be going on, and there is always a way that involves letting go to what is, acceptance and trust.
I find myself very grounded in red, the red shoes are ushering in a new strength in the base, full of earth, rich tigers eye for the solar plexus and solid jasper for the heart and the throat. Being fully in that heart space, softly in coherence, gently glowing and softening, dropping down, down………..I am the earth and the earth is me.
I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry.
to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death
of all that is alive.
I am a mayfly metamorphosing
on the surface of the river.
And I am the bird
that swoops down to swallow the mayfly.
From “Please Call Me By My True Names” by Thich Nhat Hanh.
I am the wind and I am the sunshine, the moon is a part of me as are the tides that her influence controls, my blood flows through me just as water flows through the rivers and creeks. I am everything, and everything is me…………..
Check out Jah Wobble as he sings about how we really are a part of everything:
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I’d like to have a bit of a yarn about triggers, not the kind that help you to blow your brains out when attached to a gun, the ones that help you get your stuff moving. They tend to be the people you care about, or hate, the ones that annoy you on a regular basis, and of course when desire is involved stuff tends to come flying up from every which way!
The important thing to remember about triggers, is that most of the time the reaction you are experiencing is way out of proportion to what has actually occurred. In fact a lot of the time they have nothing to do with the feelings that are coursing through you, but the temptation to point the finger of blame and to project is very powerful. Not only are you dumping on an innocent, you are missing out on the opportunity to take responsiblity for your own feelings and let go of old patterns that are no longer serving you.
I’m the first to admit that I tend to go a bit unconscious when something nasty is moving through, but it doesn’t take me too long these days to realise what’s going on. If the situation seems to show my unwitting trigger in a bad light, I immediately cease any and all speculation about what was actually going on. After all, if it’s my own stuff coming up, then it’s inside my inner world that I will find any answers. And once I understand what my feelings are connected to, the situation that set it all off generally makes a great deal of sense, and I offer a prayer of gratitude and blessings to the one who has helped me into this space of greater clarity.
Now I’m not excusing bad behaviour here, if someone is rude or unkind or unfair, you have every right to respond in an appropriate fashion. There are people who have to be separated from the rest of the community because they are dangerous. But as Kabir said, “Do what you do with another human being, but never put them out of your heart.” When you harden your heart against another, you hurt yourself as much as the other person, choose to be in your loving heart and you have instant protection. And the response you make is much more likely to be non-judgemental and appropriate to the situation.
Wherever I ramble it is always my heart that I come back to, in that still space full of love and acceptance, I feel welcomed and held. In these uncertain times when our inner beings are being flung around in the storms within, the heart is our safe refuge, the port that I call home.
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