Feel the beat, breathe the rhythm. Know within that all is forgiven. Release the tension, dance and sing, fill the air with dynamic flare. Bathe in the energy of tone and tempo, as vibes of joy begin to flow. Transport your mind along the wave as it washes through you with every bass. Draw upon the spirit of the drum, and soon you will be joined by the ancient ones. 💖
This week I have been sitting with the element of air.
Totem: Eagle + Condor.
Air correlates to the Eastern part of creation. It represents the vital breath from the winds that brought the Universe into being, with the breath of life (Om).
Air is also connected to the mind, wisdom, spirits and the soul.
When we create a prayer ceremony, using fire, breath work or spoken word, our prayers are carried up to creator on the winds.
Air or breath is the life giver to all life on our planet, it breathes in life and exhales it in death.
When we breathe in we are inhaling oxygen that may have travelled around the world and through thousands of other beings. And when we exhale we pass that breath along. We share this same breath with the trees as we do with the critters, It connects us all together.
If you connect to the breeze you may hear their stories, or feel them as you breathe.
There are many breath work techniques that can help with various things from anxiety to asthma to restful sleep, all help to move stagnant air out and refuel you with a fresh supply of oxygen.
Eagle and Condor, both welcome in the new day soaring on the wind, they bring in new opportunities, growth and inspiration.
When we open up to them we begin to float on the breeze, becoming one with the air that surrounds us and within us. Then we begin to comprehend this element at a deeper level.
May the winds of our Ancestors blow softly in your ear today.
So today while walking Loui and not thinking about anything in particular, other than finding Dandelion leaves for my rabbit. I got the words…’Riding the Waves’ and I thought to myself, ‘Think I wrote a blog with that title quite recently?’
This is what I wrote: ‘When the still calm waters begin to stir, grab your wet suit and prepare to ride the wave as it carries you to the golden shore’.
So as I’m walking along having an inner dialogue with myself, the scene of huge waves crashing onto a beach was constantly playing in my vision…this is how it kinda went…
I asked, Q. ‘if the blog post had come to mind as I needed to reread it for some reason?’
A. ‘No, but it will not hurt to read it again’
Q. Ok, then back to Riding the wave?
A. Watch the wave, what is your first thought?
A/Q . It is a metaphor for the turbulent peaks and troughs that life hurls at us.?
Q. Hmmm, that does not ‘feel’ right?
A. Watch the wave again from a different angle.
Going back into the scene fully, I viewed the sea/beach from above and this time I could see a surfer appear from under the huge wave. I watched as he weaved his way to the top and rode it all the way to the shore.
Q. I asked how come I did not see the surfer before?
A. If we look through the same lens eventually we are blinded to all other views.
Q. Yes, I get that, so what am I missing here?
A. Look again, rewrite the metaphor.
So again, I went back into the scene, looking at it from above. This time I saw that riding the wave did not necessarily mean ‘grin and bare it’, or, that being on top of the wave means a ‘good’ period in time/life, compared to the downward spiral.
This time I was on the surf board, surfing the waves from far out into the sea, and I saw it as a blessing. Those thunderous waves that rise up from the belly of the ocean have the power to drag us under yes, BUT, they also carry us to shore.
Our emotions (sea) are the catalyst to change, life is turbulent, with each passing age we undergo physical, emotional and psychological changes, we are made up of 65% water, so it is in our physiology to undergo the power of the tides, our outer life may have some bearing on this but even those who seem to ‘have it all’ still suffer the same inner emotional turmoil’s.
The wave is not the enemy to be conquered, but, if we allow it, it carries us forward. With each swell moving us away from the past and closer to the serene and stable shore.
When our toes finally feel the sand beneath them, the ride there suddenly becomes lost as we engage in the new senses and emotions new adventures that being on solid ground brings.
Give thanks for the ride, each dip, each ripple, each magical moment, that brought you back home, to yourself.
Hi everyone, still trying to perfect the sound quality of videos here but this is a bit better. I did it on my laptops web cam. Its all good, on this one I learnt that I need to speak up if I am going to lead a meditation before the journey 🙂
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My second attempt at making a Shamanic Journey video for you all. It is a little longer than the last one but unfortunately my mobile decided to stop recording mid flow.
Anyhow, my intention for the journey was to remove blocks from the path of the heart, clearing, healing and opening the way forward.
The other noises you can hear in the background is me toning and whistling.
In Joy 🙂