Day 11 with Amber, Woman Unleashed, we met up with Action. In the meditation we looked at all of the senses. With the ways that action meets touch, in where we walk, how we touch the planet, my writing and artwork, spending time in nature with the plants and yard. The temperature of the skin.
We focused on listening, on the way we hear externally, and the way we hear internally, in how Spirit expresses itself. We pondered tasting the moment, smelling the moment, this one right here. And for everything we see, we can notice the nuances, the shifts in color, the differences in perception between another and ourselves.
Tuning in to the heart, the central, emotional heart, we can feel the interconnection of the One, our call to give, and our depth of receiving. I can really spend time on the reciprocal, connected, balance of giving and receiving. The relaxation into the latter proves to be one of my biggest challenges. I obviously am constantly “receiving.”
We all are receiving, Divinely. I always find it funny to hear people speak of being atheist. No offense to the logic there. But it is a form of defiance to believe that there is independence, a life that begins and ends without an outside Source. With my own logic, I know that science does not have an answer to the most ultimate of questions.
What begins and ends the breath, the heart beat, the thoughts and observations of the mind? Jill Bolte Taylor popped to my mind. She has amazing Ted Talks on YouTube, and has written several books as a neuroscientist who stroked out, and observed the full course of returning to pre infantile space, and refinding her way back to high earthly intellect (A Stroke of Insight). Action. She really reached for action, even in awareness that she could be perfectly “peaced out” in that other realm.
I don’t live that ultimate awareness and also walk in the body. Meditation/prayer can help me bridge the gap. Reiki definitely does the trick. Sometimes deep expression in art or wilderness or writing gets me into a period of time in the emerged and grace filled action. And I am noticing the reciprocal part, the giving and the receiving, that receiving is so important to an evolved life.
Coming to the moment that is the here and now, experiencing with everything that I have, every sense that I have, is my call to action. Action gets the mind on forward motion, and although I glimpse what the next step might be, or where the long term goal appears to lead, the hardest part might be receiving that call, and not worrying about HOW I will get there, how we will get there. Letting go. Staying here. Be here now. (Ram Dass, we got ya!)