This is a really beautiful gift of the Multiverse once again proving to me the connection of the whole. 1 month ago I journeyedwith a Shaman to the highest part of my self and one of the lessons I was gifted was the mantra "let it go for love" it was so powerful a few days later I had to go get this tattooed on my arm along with Practice Compassion which was another lesson that came through from source (I have not had a tattoo for 36 years and had zero intention of ever getting another). To be able to let it go for love takes practice so my spiritualsearch has taken another huge bolt of energy and I feel ready for the next evolution, I started practicing and training different energy healing techniques now and all because I am letting it go :)
I took time many years ago to learn about my own shadows, I never really set out to do this specifically, in fact I was working with an Anger Management therapist who helped me understand why I reacted the way I did to different situations. I believe that for many people in the world the concept of thier own shadow is simply not understood and I believe that until you understand this becoming aware of your own energy is a very difficult challenge. Of course every journey is different, some people are naturally attuned but for me it took/takes a lot of work to be present enough to be aware of my own energy but when I am and when I notice it change during an interaction I can move from a place of reflection. The only real thing that helps me is meditation and mindfullness practices of which there are many but the once a day practice while helps is not enough, I have on my phone a bell that rings at 59 minutes past each hour to remind me to check in with myself and do a little breath work.
Say yes to life takes courage from a place of acceptance that the universe is just right. My own experience is that even when I am not living presently and maybe caught up in a story of not enough that I can come back quickly to the realisation that all is OK that even the negative feelings I may have been experiencing were there as a lesson for me. Thanks for sharing the beautiful writing.
I love this Buddhist concept of meditating on death, I have done it on retreats before and very occasionaly at home and it is something I think I should bring into my practice more regularly. The reflection of the glass already broken is a useful one for me, it is a very simple way to describe the impermanence of everything. One thing I like about what Eckhart Tolle has to say about being present is Watching the Thinker - this means (as I understand it) that if we always have just a small amount of our being watching our thoughts we are in fact present. Namaste
This is a beautiful piece and very timely as I traveling to the Equadorian Cloud Forest on Thursday. I have always felt an affinity with trees, I love hugging them, I love leaning against them and meditating. I enjoy thinking about the concept of time when I engage with trees, I wonder what a tree would say if you asked it what time it was. Tomorrow is the UN World Peace Day and as part of my celebration I am planting 2 Olive Trees with the children I work with at our NGO www.mundolibre.org.pe I hope you all can share a moment tomorrow to celebrate this day.
I find lack that spending no time alone - even if I am meditating to slowly produce a lot of unwanted noise in my body and I can become irritable, a simple walk in nature is often all it takes to enable me to loose the shackles of claustrophobia but real time alone away from all and in silence is a blessing that can re-charge my soul.