Oh My! What have you missed?
It’s so amazing what we miss out on because… we want to do something really fast, we are overwhelmed, we have no space to see or do anything else and so much more (or so many more reasons). Yet is there really any good reason not to tune into the majic? Is there any good reason not to stand and take the person, the place, the situation in without judgment or prejudice? Try this little exercise for the next week. It’s called Tracking Majic. It will increase your awareness. I will explain in detail but first read just the bullets.
- Invite new eyes to the mundane.
- See the person in front of you as if for the first time
- Get curious instead of mad or sad.
- Align your ears and heart and listen from that connection.
Overwhelm often brings a deep disconnect. To reconnect, add a big dose of wonder, of curiosity, or adventure. This needn’t take any more time, but a slowing down of your breath to allow a new perception in.
“Invite new eyes” means “let your eyes go out of focus,” slightly out of focus. This is an old shamanic technique. Let your eyes go wide and soft and see what is there. This can serve you more than you know. Let me know what happens with this.
Yesterday I looked out my bathroom window and saw this orange thing on the power pole. It made me laugh because I knew what it was. I have a squirrel who is very tame and has jumped on my feet and eaten nuts from Keith’s hands who thinks he likes oranges-or he likes them for a time and then doesn’t (not sure which), but he steals oranges and then I see this orange up on the telephone pole.
He doesn’t really steal oranges. To him, he is never stealing; the oranges are really his. Now I don’t know if he is leaving that orange there for a friend or drying it up in the sun, (or any number of scenarios). All I know is… I love noticing it sitting there. The squirrel is God talking with me. What have you missed seeing?
See the person in front of you as if for the first time. Wooza! This one is challenging, but makes life so much more fun and investigative. You get to be curious instead of reactive. You get to notice things you may never have noticed. You get to play with this person in new ways. This will create new patterns and new fun. You hide so much from each other for fear of ______ (you fill it in). Being present will help reveal what really is going on in the other, not the box we love to put each other in. We have categories that we sort people through fat/thin, in shape/not in shape, color of skin, clothes, voice, jewelry, car… all this means that we want to move towards them or away based on (very often) untrue summations. I know this is a protective mechanism but it has become so much more. The sorting file that says trash or treasure, can help me, can’t help me, keeper, not keeper (and yes, there’s so much more), cause you miss the joy with the revelation-the joy of the unexpected.
The joy of… who knows what? Please say you will try this with new people and the people deeply entrenched in your life. Look through the eyes of innocence and see something amazing that you have never noticed. Then please share.
Do you understand that “stuck” means so much more than “not able to move”?
It can mean “stuck in a way of thinking that no longer serves us” (or maybe never did).
Stuck can mean “stuck in patterns that make your life safe or busy but not fulfilled.”
Stuck can mean “unwilling (till now, hopefully) to see things in a different light.” It’s too scary if you were to be truthful.
Stuck can mean “anything that stops you from having anything other than a totally connected life.”
If you are feeling stuck and ready to get unstuck, then please join us in this small group for 4 weeks of inspired transformation. Go here and make the leap and join us.
This is for those who said, “I want to work with you” but… (I have removed all the “buts”) now you have to say yes to you.
Wahe Guru love love love to you,