One of my themes or lessons at the moment is to do with making choices about whether to stress when I feel like I am under pressure. My observer, who I talked about in my last post, steps back and sees that getting anxious about what needs to be done is only one option amongst many. When I feel into my body for the location of the stress, I find it in my belly, a feeling of insecurity. Then I think about what it is that has to be achieved and consciously make the choice to trust that it will all happen beautifully. When I do this there is a clear shift in my belly, a sense of letting go and release, leaving behind joy and peace.
Of course there are times when you truly do need to be doing less, find your balance and answer the call of spirit from a hearted place, so that you may flourish even as you do serve. My recent week in bed tells me that I probably do need to do a bit less, tricky when I love pretty much everything that I do. But I do know what I have to do, find a market for the kind of writing I like to do, the Carrie Bradshaw of the Spiritual Realms, instead of “Sex and the City”, “Spirit in the Country”.
But it won’t be just about relationships, boy and girl stuff, this is the realm of the Spirit and all subjects are up for grabs, there isn’t anything that isn’t grist for the mill. The deeper levels of consciousness are certainly what invite me to explore within, but if you look at images from space and think about the distances out there it is clear that we have barely scraped the surface as far as space exploration goes. And just having astronauts going to the moon and sending back pictures of the earth, changed the consciousness of humanity, what will a journey to the Milky Way do to our perceptions of self and the world. What will contact with other intelligent life out there do to our sense of who we are, the future is an exciting place to be heading towards.
So I choose to be excited and confident that everything is going to work out perfectly in divine timing, that means action too of course, it also means lateral thinking to fit everything in. And there is also a need to be very quiet, still longing for that real stillness that you have out in the bush, remembering to breathe in love and to exhale gratitude.
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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 drove to my evening job with a song in my heart and on my lips, I’d had an awesome day of connection with myself and with other gorgeous people, my car was singing too after finally receiving it’s somewhat overdue service. After having lunch with a nice man, having started the day with yoga, I felt a brim with possibility, not attached to anything in particular, but really feeling into the truth that I could create my desires by lightly dancing through my life. Bit of a contrast to some of my more recent experiences, I’d refer you to a particular post but there are so many, if you are curious then scroll through May, and you will find lots of intensely emotional and turbulent swirlings of feeling to peruse.
About two hours into my shift I could feel a big knot of tension in my gut, I tuned into it and asked if I had taken anything on from any of the callers, but the answer was a no. Oh bugger, not more of my own bloody stuff, I had a bit of a go at doing some tapping but it wasn’t really possible to do it properly and work. Eventually I thought to check my phone and there was a message from the friend who is caretaker of my boxes in Sydney saying that he didn’t think he would be at the same house for much longer, which would mean me getting my boxes asap. It was too late to call him but at least I now knew what the energetic belly ache was, my intuition had picked up on the message long before I actually listened to it.
I love this friend of mine but it’s important not to take him too seriously, I’m getting those boxes up very soon and it will be absolutely fine, however my belly was concerned. I had to do a lot of soothing and convincing to get this part of me to let go of its fear, after all what’s the worst possible scenario, I might lose the lot. That would be a shame, but I haven’t seen what’s in some of those boxes since 2009, there’s a whole lot I wouldn’t even remember. I still haven’t been able to get hold of my friend, but I have let go of the fear for the most part. It keeps trying to come back and find other issues to hang on to, but I give it a firm push away and bring my focus back to this present moment.
When you are truly in the moment of NOW, there’s generally not much to get stressed about, the things we worry about are usually in the past or the future. So don’t borrow trouble from those distant places, BE HERE NOW and love the moment you’re in!
Here is Eckhart Tolle talking about the NOW, his message is simple and profound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkgNIJLpBEI
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How is it that I don’t work full-time and yet I have these crazy days where I have to consciously spin my thoughts into positive channels in order not to get stressed out! There’s yoga, meditation, choir practice, writing posts, then throw in meal preparation, household tasks and a bit (actually quite a lot) of a social life, and you can probably understand why. It’s a choice I keep telling myself, so find a way to navigate through it, or make some changes!
The thing is that all of these things that I do bring me great joy, and that includes the work that I do as well, of course there are challenges in there but that is a big part of what helps us to learn and to grow so I’m not about to ask the Gods to take that away. Remember, you have to be careful what you ask the Gods for! So I try to maintain a balance, it’s important to do stretches and meditation most days, but if doing that on a particularly busy day is going to really stress me out then I don’t do it. Not much point in yoga and relaxation if the doing of it actually produces anxiety.
It’s important to have spiritual, mental and physical practices that support you in living your life, and they need to happen on a regular basis. But being rigid about anything, even healthy things, is not part of a program of happiness and well-being. So the first question you need to ask yourself is “Am I happy?”, then look at what in your life is supporting that state of being and what is not. The ideal is to be able to let go of anything that isn’t supporting a happy state but if that’s not possible then consider how you might view it differently, as I said in my last post, change your thoughts about the situation.
The more that you are doing activities that you enjoy, the happier you will become, and you will probably maintain that even when things get busy and a bit crazy. You tend to be a nicer person to be around and that means that you are likely to be getting good vibes from those around you, it all accumulates and builds, imagine a world where everybody is doing this!
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The roller coaster at the fun park has been taking me to the edge, as I rode the energy of the New Moon and solar eclipse on May 10. Slowly rolling up and up with a sense of the sacred and of fun, creating an environment of beauty with good food, good company and mood lighting. That sense of being on top of the world, suspended for a moment…………then down with a gut wrenching dip as you scream and scream and the sobs come from the deepest part of you. Once again I am triggered into a big release and it seems there is still a lot of that unexpressed adolescent energy needing to be let out, oh Goddess will it never end!
In that space you start to stress about things that are absolutely fine, creating an environment where sleep is hard to come by, which of course ends up creating more stress. I put all that aside to prepare the sacred space for my special may toning circle, Mystical May and the Violet Flame, if you missed that post it came out on May 1st. I read the invocation to ground the new frequency of the violet flame into the physical, and we then toned for our youth and babies, institutions such as schools and prisons, the banks and pharmaceutical companies. We also toned to bring in conscious awareness and perfect health into those who are asleep, for the full invocation check out the post.
It was a beautiful ceremony and the energy that was created in the circle was palpable, it really took us all into a very deep place of stillness and quiet which was part of my intention for this circle. We still had time for people to receive healings and even I got to receive which was perfect, I could feel how much more relaxed I was after lying in the middle of the circle and receiving the loving frequencies that came from the group energy.
Tune into my next post for the conclusion to this fair ground ride, more thrills and spills, men being men and women leaving them to their masculine doing, a gathering of loving support for a dear soul in a precarious place, which way will he jump, and where will he land!
See you tomorrow!
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I listen to the voices in my head, does that make me mad? What’s more I tend to follow the advice that they give me, they never tell me to do anything that would harm myself or another living creature, in fact I find that what they tell me is usually in alignment with who I am as a spiritual and ethical being in the world. Yet most of those highly respected people who wear white coats and take charge of all the healing, would probably want to drag me away to a padded cell if they knew what goes on inside my mind.
So I don’t tell them, not that having voices in your head is necessarily a healthy phenomenon, but I know that I am sane, probably more sane than many of the people in white coats. I know that to be healthy I need to eat whole foods, reduce as much as possible the amount of stress I am experiencing, let go of thoughts that cause me suffering. I always come back to the fact that it is my perception that governs the kind of world that I create for myself, anything is possible if you believe that it can be true. Pay attention to your mind in the right way, and utopia is not only possible, but inevitable, hence my reliance on the voices in my head, they are a force for good.
Sounds easy doesn’t it, but in practical terms it takes a lot of focus and determination and what I like to call sheer bloody mindedness! We are indoctrinated in the first years of our life and we learn things like, ‘When I get sick I need to go to the doctor’, and so we believe that we are dependant on someone else for our healing. And so it goes, we are encouraged to be dependant rather than responsible for our own health and happiness, on all levels of our being. And most people buy into this story, no wonder there is such a lot of unhappiness in the world!
Bruce Lipton has written books on the subject of our beliefs and evolution and epigenetics, books such as “The Biology of Belief”, and “Spontaneous Evolution”, and is a very inspiring speaker who makes this information very accessible. This interview is 50 minutes long and well worth watching, check it out!
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