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Part Two: Feeling The Fear.

darkness Lau TzeI’m standing at the graveside and my watcher helps me to climb down into my waiting tomb, I lie myself down and he places the wooden cover over the top completely sealing me in. The last light of the dusk disappears immediately and I am enveloped by a darkness deeper than any that I have ever known. Above me I can hear the sounds of the earth being shovelled on top of the wood so that I am surrounded entirely by the earth, there is air coming in and I can see the faintest tinge of light from that, but before too long night has come in its fullness and I am left in this small space.

face in the dark

There is just enough room to turn myself around as I try to find a comfortable way of lying down, worrying about the best way to do this is a welcome distraction from the incipient terror that is lurking in the depths of my being. I’m talking to myself about how important it is to keep my spine straight so that the energy can flow and I can go into a deep meditative space, when I begin to notice a deep chuckle just beyond the scope of my physical ears. It’s Mother Earth laughing at my silliness, and I can hear her saying, “It doesn’t matter how you lie, I will always be here to support you, do whatever you want my child.”

mother earth

So I let go of all that mind stuff and I lay back and allowed myself to feel the fear that was running through my body, it was incredibly intense and it would have been so easy to let it take over and ask to be let out. But I was determined to last the distance, and I remembered one of the men saying that he handled the fear by doing deep yogic breathing, in through the belly, the middle of the chest and right up into the top, then back down again. As I did this I began to notice myself separating from the fear, it was still moving through my body at a rate of knots, but I was no longer attached to it.

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For the first time in my life I truly understood the meaning of non-attachment, as I became the observer the thing that I was watching began to shift and eventually the fear was gone, and in its place a deep sense of peace. That was an important lesson that has been an invaluable ally to me in the years since and I think it is no accident that I am writing about it now. I’ve noticed in these intense shifts that I have been experiencing that I sometimes tend to go a bit unconscious while things are moving through me, time to sharpen my focus and be the observer.

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For the conclusion to this story tune into my next post!

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Believe In Love/Tinkerbell.

‘Did you hear about how Tony Abbott has eliminated the minister for science from his cabinet?’
Rhiannon: why?
Me: I’m not sure, but I think it’s because they want to ignore the science on climate change.
Rhia: what?! Climate change isn’t like Tinkerbell, it doesn’t just disappear if you don’t believe in it!

Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell.

I don’t often discuss politics here, but our lack of proper guardianship of the planet is pretty much beyond the pettiness and maneuvering of our politicians, as they give us a low-class soapie to watch if we want the distraction. That we would destroy our Great Barrier Reef for the sake of coal, when renewable energy sources are actually better all round, not only for the environment but more jobs too.

Science is a bit tricky too, like our brains, it turns out to be much more malleable than we thought and very responsive to powerful intentions, this is shown in experiments where subjects tried to affect the output of a random number generator. It can be done, but the people who are best at it are very good at creating strong intention, meditators, psychics and healers for example. And no I’m not trying to say that climate change isn’t real because it is, and we do have to change our unconscious ways, it’s time to WAKE UP!

Molecular Thoughts

But I also believe that we are in a much bigger cycle, around 5,000 years or so, which is coming to an end and the kind of weather  we have been having has been reported at these kinds of end times, by those who came before us. What this means is that we need to start using our ‘spiritual technology’, prayer, chanting, walking, meditating, toning, all of these practices bring us into coherence where the brain and the heart are vibrating at the same frequency. This is the feeling of being in love, people in that space are more likely to negotiate rather than go to war.

MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE MAKE LOVE……………………………………..Ohm Shanti, shanti, shanti…

Gregg Braden talks about the Mayan calander and the cycles they describe: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8BBDB17506AA7B13

The Silent Spaces.

A HeartFire Gateway message has come through to invite me into the silence:

Within each of us there is a silence, a silence as vast as creation.

When we experience this silence, we remember who we truly are.

Tune in and record what comes thru for you:

When I experience the Silence, I remember…………

http://www.HeartFireGateway.com

I remember what it is to be free, to simply be me, to truly rest and to let go……. I feel the earth, the spirit of the land, the animals, plants, rocks and minerals. The silence holds me at whatever depth I need to descend to, it is my anchor, my rock……it nourishes my soul and absorbs the shadow that may cling to me at times. I feel the Mother speaking to me, she is asking me to dance and sing upon her skin, to be a gardener of energies, a weaver of worlds.

In the silence I feel the tug of spirit, drawing me upon the pathway of life into places of power, passion and connection, a life lived fully and well. The more that I rest in the silent spaces the more I can be all of who I am, the larger self that comprehends the big picture. In the silence I can feel the entire cosmos streaming out from my position in space-time reality, the black hole beyond the milky way is made of the same stuff that I am, everything is one.

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When I sit and meditate I rest in the silent spaces within my soul, no pressure to be or do anything, simply what is in each moment, a gift priceless beyond measure. My heart softens and it’s field expands around the world connecting me with all hearts that beat in time with the rhythm of the earth, the pulse beat of the cosmos. Sound of the drum invites me into the underworld to be in all places at once, all things to all people, everything to myself…….and nothing.

Ohm Shanti, shanti, shanti………peace, peace, peace……..

The Compassionate Brain.

My current main themes for contemplation are all revolving around awareness and the way we can choose where and how to focus our attention. You can see the world as revolving around you and take everything personally, or you can decide that other people have their own issues and problems and that their actions, however annoying at times, might be coming from the same place as your own frustrations and worries.

Matthieu Ricard.

Matthieu Ricard.

Compassion is not just some high-minded flaky concept that Buddhist monks and New Age hippies bandy about, it’s a very practical way to operate in a world that is incredibly stressful for just about everyone. So says Matthieu Ricard, a former molecular geneticist and buddhist monk, also known as the happiest man in the world. With functional brain scanning technology it is now possible to see what is going on in the brain as it happens, Ricard was hooked up to one of these machines and asked to meditate on compassion. There was an increase in gamma rays which are associated with consciousness, attention, learning and memory. There was also a lot of activity in his left prefrontal cortex which indicates a huge capacity for happiness, this man is very unlikely to making negative choices about his experience. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/29/buddhist-monk-declared-worlds-happiest-man/

There is so much evidence these days that shows that we can change our neurology, and the good news is that you don’t have to spend hours in meditation every day to do it. Whatever time you can find for that kind of activity will be time well spent, but it’s also about the myriad of choices that you make every day about how you are going to perceive your current experience. Keep making positive choices and that positivity will begin to accumulate and eventually you will begin to change your default settings to happiness and joy.

Joy-and-Happiness

This video is an excerpt from a speech made to a graduating class of college students in America and is a refreshing take on what education is all about, it’s exactly the sort of thing that ought to be taught in schools. It manages not only to convey meaning most concisely, it’s also very entertaining and if you are interested you can check out the whole speech.

Video (09:23)

http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/24400.html

The Heart Of Man…….Reflects The Universe.

I’m feeling much stronger in myself, staying in my heart and finding that it’s much easier to relax and be myself no matter what comes my way. I seem to be a bit obsessed with the heart, both physical and energetic levels, a natural response I do believe in receiving an email from the HeartFire Gateway every day with different aspects of the heart along the path. And there is a sense of doing it along with all the others who have committed to taking the forty-two day journey. There is a power in mass movements and the internet certainly makes it easier for large groups to focus together, Lyn McTaggart is a great example with her large-scale intention experiments.

Lynne McTaggart.

Lynne McTaggart.

To learn more about the power of intention listen to this video of Lynne McTaggart speaking about the large scale-intention experiments that she has been running, she is the author of a number of books, if you have a particular interest in the subject of intention then check out her book, ‘The Intention Experiment’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kis5yMn1Azc

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Whenever I think about how to bring the power of my intention into the medium I am flowing with, words or sounds, movement or stillness, witnessed…..alone, I come back to the heart. To embed my intention into the sound when I tone I stay in my heart, not actually hard to do when you are doing a joyful thing indeed! Where you will truly feel the benefits of being in the heart is when you respond lovingly in situations where your buttons are being pushed, no matter what is going on. You can be firm with boundaries but remain gentle with yourself when you stay in your heart, if you don’t have time to meditate why not try simply closing your eyes and breathing in and out through your heart.

“In the Heart of Man the whole universe is reflected, and as the whole universe is reflected in it, Man may be called the Heart of the universe.”

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Try two minutes a day of breathing through your heart, you might be surprised at how profound a brief practice can be if you do it for a period of time, we all have two minutes to spare!

Think about the heart of man reflecting the whole universe as you watch this video, let your eyes be gentle, not sharply focused, and receive all the fractals and the juicy frequencies of being in the oneness, connected to all things………enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buovB0V3IJI

Dark Reflections.

The Prince and the Princess were shocked and fascinated by the tale that their mother wove for them over the breakfast breads and fruits, they almost couldn’t believe her, but she had never lied to them before and this story was almost too strange not to be true! The Prince wanted to go into battle and prove his manhood with his sword skills, but it did not seem that such weapons would be much good against an opponent that had no body as far as they could tell. The Princess frowned as she tried to recall a story told her by one of her wise teachers, of an old magician who lived up in the hills and was renowned for his talents in bygone days.

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The Queen was so exhausted she decided to try and get some rest, while her children went riding off to find this man, to ask him if he could shed some light on this nightmare that was threatening the royal family. The Princess used a special crystal from the royal treasury to guide their journey, aligned with her intuition the stone managed to lead them straight to this man who was living all alone in a cave. He had heard the common folk speak well of their ruler, and so he was happy to be of service in this crisis, he had heard of this sort of thing happening before and had an inkling of what the cause might be.

The magician sat in the Queen’s bedroom and meditated for a very, very, long time, he was so still a mouse ran over his lap thinking him to be a statue rather than a man. When he stood up he had a fierce smile on his face, he asked for mirrors to be brought from all over the palace and placed all around the bed. That night the dark force came again to attack the Queen, and she woke as the darkness hit the mirrors, and some of them broke and there was a terrible loud noise as if it were storming inside the room. No one outside heard a thing but the magician had been keeping watch, and once again he was smiling with fierce joy.

The next day all the nobles stayed abed, it was as if a great plague had swept through their ranks, when they eventually emerged they all looked as if they had been run over by a wagon. One of the servants had disappeared from his bed, leaving a strange oily black ash behind, that the laundry woman despaired of ever washing out.

From this day forth the noble folk of the castle began to support the Queen in her modern ways, all their arrogance seemed to have been washed away and the kingdom became a much happier place than it had been. The Prince grew up to be a wise King and the Princess became a wise woman in her own right, the Magician went back to his cave satisfied with a job well done.

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You see the dark forces that array against us can be beaten back, if just once, just once, they can be shown the emptiness, that lies where their hearts ought to be!

You Are The Peace.

The peaked roof and the bell birds are behind me, once again I must needs find the sacred even in the profane and mundane world that I have returned to. Not a very nice thing to say about your mother’s house is it! Actually it’s a perfectly nice house, just feeling the loss of what was the perfect environment for me, more lessons on how to be flexible and adaptable in the ever-moving feast of my life.

I was thinking about sharing another doorway to life’s blissful blessings, and it occurred to me that this is one of those occasions when I ought to be taking my own medicine. So when I’ve finished this post I’m going to meditate, and then perhaps do a bit of writing in my personal journal. Meditation can help us in so many different ways, it’s great for simple relaxation but can also be part of manifesting your dreams, it all depends on how you choose to focus, and your intention.

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There are lots of ways to meditate, having a focus for your mind is a very common technique, this can be your breath, an image, a word or a phrase. It’s important to be in a comfortable position with your spine straight, I prefer sitting meditation but everyone is different so find what works best for you. There are lots of meditation cd’s out there too if you find it easier to be guided by someone else, or it may be that playing a particular piece of music will help you to drop into a deep space.

Your busy mind will want to go off on a thousand different paths, don’t be annoyed, after all that’s what minds do, they think. The trick is not to get attached to the thoughts, watch them from a distance or give them wings and watch them fly off into the sunset. And remember, when you are learning something new it takes time and repetition to get better at it, breathe into the frustration and keep at it! Even five minutes a day is worth doing, there is a cumulative effect that will take hold and you will probably find yourself doing more and more of it every day until you reach the point where your day just doesn’t feel right if you haven’t meditated.

That’s the theory anyway, sometimes I meditate a lot, and sometimes not, but one thing I can say for sure, when I meditate I always come away feeling like the world is a brighter place! Thich Nhat Hanh is someone who knows a lot about meditation, to find out more about him check out this interview with Oprah Winfrey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ9UtuWfs3U

And here is Thich Nhat Hanh speaking about walking meditation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdO1vZJgUu0