Wednesday, November 16, 2011
"Seek out a Tree, and let it teach you stillness" - Eckhart Tolle
I have been looking through a beautiful book from an Ekhart Tolle retreat in Findhorn, Scotland and just really absorbing his words into my cells...they feel good inside. I still find myself so mesmerized by the powerful teachings that have surfaced from my fall. I continue to seek those important lessons that come through dramatic changes in our lives. Though I fell from a tree, I still find myself in such a state of nothingness when I gaze at them from my bedroom window...still awestruck by their grace and presence. My fall forced me into a physical state of stillness through becoming paralyzed...creating a shift in the way I do everything....from waking to sleeping...my routines have changed in ways I never ever would have imagined. I am still learning to sit fully in my body and tune in to its painful whisperings...each one yearning for my gentle attention. On my new mat table, I am allowing myself the time for stretching and laying flat in my favorite yoga pose..."Tree." I breath deeply into my aching ribs and back...seeking the space inside and sending it oxygen that is only available to me from our symbiotic relationship to those beautiful trees outside my bedroom window. I imagine my legs to be the roots...digging deeply into the earth below me and requesting her nourishment...feeling the energy spiral up from my toes, through my spine and up towards my pointed hands above me.
Great things take time...gardens need to be nurtured...weeds pulled...soil tilled....and patience and gentle care is a necessity in growth. Sometimes the storm comes and pulls and tugs on you...floods you with emotions....and breaks your weakest points...but nature is infinitely changing and re-adjusting to the flow that just IS. I'm seeking that space. That acceptance of truth within me that just flows with the balance...whether that means sun or storm...they are all a part of that delicate scale back to the divine union of duality.
Thank you all for listening to my channeled ramblings ~ My sincerest gratitude for your unique expression...whether sun...or storm...or just plain clouds....we are an everchanging and formless flow of life together.
Blessings ~ Namaste!