I wanted to write and share one of the many things that have been moving through me but nothing of any satisfaction was landing in my system so I sat and sat and sat with the blank screen and allowed it to be as it was until it shifted on its own. Actually, this realization came to me during one of personal breathing sessions. I hopped up, started writing and here I am with you now.
This pandemic has supported me in developing an increased capacity to sit with ” What’s So” rather than mentally opposing or fighting it. It feels like a deepening acceptance and great appreciation of “What’s So” and its relevance to me as it relates to the collective. I believe it is carving that pathway for all of us to one degree or another.
Recently, I felt called to read Werner Erhard’s passage “What’s So” at one of my virtual Monday night breathing groups (email me if you are interested in joining) and it was quite the intention setting for the evening.
It seems that as we enjoy an expanded perception of ourselves, others and the world at large, we become more aware of how much energy we exert in opposing what already exists only to create friction on a multitude of levels. This can look:
Physical Friction (Heat aka inflammation) in our bodies through contracting muscles, restrictive blood flow, hampered breath, body temperature rising, aches and pains, toxicity, body disharmonies of every kind.
Mental Tension ( Resistance to what’s so) in our minds with misperceptions and distorted stories, internal conflicts, projections, hurrying, worrying, absorption of too many viewpoints (news and social media etc) which can manifest as sleeplessness, confusion, doubt, control, depression or addictions.
Emotional Denial through vehicles of Suppression and Repression to thwart the flow of emotions that want to move through us.
Then we breathe. We breathe consciously, regularly and with willingness. We breathe again and again not for a specific result (although that might draw us to the practice) but just because we are a living being and this is a gift given to us, a tool of connection with our Essence. Our breath acts as a cooling agent for the friction we have harbored for lifetimes.
Things begin to move.
We listen more attentively.
Insight and Intuition take center stage.
We hold the capacity to sit with our emotions developing compassion and appreciation for the chaos.
Our hearts open gradually, softly with authenticity only to close and open again
A felt perception reveals to us what we have been choosing and a natural willingness to choose differently ensues.
The breath helps us to shift from the inside out. Through this practice we are discovering our essence faster than we might suppose, Nevertheless, it might be experienced as SLOWLY BY SLOWLY. Consider how gentle our inner guidance is and how well the Universe knows exactly what is perfect for us in this here moment now. We definitely have a hand in these co-creative choices.
Soothing Lets Our Way Love You
Says Loudly Our Way Loosens You
So here we find ourselves in the midst of 2020 holidays. This experience, as are all others, is rich in opportunity for all of us. What we find is based on what is required for our most prolific desires.
-How we greet and meet ourselves in each moment …
with love, adoration and compassion for ourselves.
-How we choose to experience each circumstance…
with curiosity, intrigue and willing interest in what is before us.
-What dynamics unfold for our greatest revelations….
seeing through the eyes of wonder, a smiling heart and innocence of a child.
-What we find in the mirror & our willingness to self-celebration & validate “all that shows up” regardless of its presentation…
is our most precious opportunity to move into deeper levels of integration with our Essence, swirl ourselves into the arms of Radiance and rest in our Epic Hearts
Read this passage into a recorder.
Play it back to yourself while seated comfortably, eyes closed and breathing deeply with a stimulated cadence.