Let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to go. Let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they were born to go. Let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go dear
so comes love. ― E.E. Cummings
Days 28, 29 and 30 of 40 days of yoga.
Two things occur to me – I have done yoga every single day for 30 days or 4 weeks or 1 month (woweee!); and the gaps are getting longer between each post :).
And let us just breathe in and out together for a minute and think about the past few days – we have passed the solstice, a 26 000 year period in history finishes, a new one begins and we stand on the threshold of Christmas. Can you feel the magic?
I took part in a group meditation on the night of the 21st. Truly, I had no expectations, although I have been reading about this date all year. There was a lot of talk about intergalactic portals and massive influxes of light, star people and global ascension. Some of it is even interesting ;). I have a very sensible brain – if there are matters about which I could never possibly know, I don’t usually choose to spend my time pondering, talking or writing about those possibilities. As the Bear would say, I don’t have a ‘what if?’ kind of brain. That means I don’t find conspiracies interesting (what’s the word that is the opposite of interesting? Oh that’s right, BORING), I don’t have a disaster mentality (I’ll deal with it when it happens, and not before), and I can’t participate in ‘what if’ conversations either – what do you mean, what if?
I am much more interested in what is. That is where the really interesting things happen.
So, I don’t know the significance of the 21.12.12 – none of us really do, do we? But I do know that it is significant in some way, and I wanted to honour it. I participate in regular group meditations, as well as meditating on my own – and this had a different feel. It felt like the Earth had just had an ecstasy tablet :). Very buzzy, very expansive. I felt compelled to send out prayers – not just for my friends and family, or my community, but the whole world.
Over and over again, I prayed:
May everything in, on or of this world Love, respect and honour Every other thing in, on or of this world. Peace.
I felt the day itself was notable for the calm quietness of the energy. A sweet energy oasis in the middle of the end of term, Christmas-is-nigh madness. The next day was the same, but there was an extra infusion of what I can only call love. Everywhere I went and every person I saw, triggered in me feelings of affection and admiration. I watched the Fairy Queen do her swimming lessons at the local pool, and was just amazed at how loving and lovely everybody was. It made me think of this, written by Rob Brezsny:
The force of gravity is omnipresent, even though it can’t be seen, heard, or touched, and almost no one can explain it.
There wasn’t even a word for it until the 17th century, when the seminal scientist Isaac Newton “discovered” it and named it after the Latin term “gravitas,” meaning “heaviness” or “seriousness.”
Can you imagine what it would feel like to become aware of an omnipresent ocean of wild divine love that has always been a secret to you in the same way that the sea is invisible to a fish?
Why yes, Rob, I can. In glimpses.
And this is where yoga comes in. Doing yoga takes me out of the mundane, the grief, the worry, the irritations and frustrations that are part and parcel of being a resident on this planet. Doing yoga on a regular basis has the capacity to plug me in to that omnipresent ocean of wild divine love that Rob was talking about. Every day I stand a little firmer on this beautiful planet of ours. Every day I stand a little bit taller, stretching up into the vast, infinite universe around us. Every day I am able to stay calm and centred for a little longer, and I am quicker to come back to that space as well.
You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do. – Neale Donald Walsch
It is an interesting balance, that between being a human having a human experience on this Earth, and a spiritual being whose magnificence is made of God-stuff. We all struggle with this balance, and no one gets it right all the time.
My friends, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, a happy New Year and everything in between. I don’t know when I will be back again – I am taking the children to Sydney to gather with family and friends on Boxing Day, and I won’t be back until after the New Year – can I be disciplined enough to practice yoga away on holidays? The final test of my 40 days of yoga :). I may get time to write during this time, or I might not.
Until then, Namaste.