11. Land Under Wave

Yesterday’s Reiki meditation had a lot of water energy.  We all started there, with the water, or in the water, or under the water.  Being at the ocean or visiting the falls or going to the river by the Shinto shrine feeds my soul.  A shower can do the same thing!  

Michele_Stowell_Land_Under_WaveIn my Reiki session, Amisha saw a large manta ray swimming above me.  The visions were fluid and deep.  I connect with that in a way that is very difficult to explain.  I can remember dreams where I have drowned (happily) and become one with the water, peace and love.

Google shares some manta ray wisdom.  The creature is symbolic of graceful strength and wisdom.  Manta ray points to a life of helping others, of not taking life for granted.  Beautiful.  (Better http://shamanism.astrologyclub.org/animal-totems/manta-ray-symbolism-meanings )

My mind goes back to Tiffany in the Wee Free Men (Terry Pratchett).  She is told by the Kelda that her name means “land under wave”.  And when her enlightenment is unfolding, she becomes one with the sea, with the creatures, with the history that actually become the chalk, the ground on which her ancestors and lineage stand.  She was always that.

We are always that.  It slips away in the daily grind.  And when the awareness returns, the eyes never quite shut completely.  

“She closed her eyes, and closed her eyes again. 

She felt it all draining away.  It was like falling asleep, sliding from that strange wide-awakeness in just normal, everyday… well, being awake.  It felt like everything was blurred and muffled.

This is how we always feel, she thought.  We sleepwalk through our lives, because how could we live if we were always this awake?”   (Wee Free Men, Chapter 13, Land Under Wave)

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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