As we say farewell to the summer and transition into autumn, we begin to notice changes in the weather, the temperature, the quality of the air, the intensity of the wind. We become aware of the length of daylight growing shorter as the nights become longer. We see the leaves changing color and then releasing, falling to the ground. And we are reminded of the transient nature of things. Nature blatantly shows us that nothing remains the same for long. In fact everything, including you, is constantly in flux, ever moving, growing, transforming.
Due to our fear of change and because of our desire to have something solid to hold on to, we expend a good deal of time and energy attempting to create a rigid image of ourselves. We try to label and define who we are. “I am like this. I am a Taurus. I am shy. I am physically weak. I do not like this kind of food. I am not a morning person.” Once we have defined ourselves, we spend even more energy trying to uphold this image that we have created.
NOTHING WILL CAUSE YOU MORE PAIN THAN THIS!
You are so much more than the tiny, inflexible self that you have defined yourself as. Stop trying to hold on to this image and instead let it go. Reconnect to the You that lies beyond the constraints of your mind, the You that exists beyond your mere thoughts and rationalizations. Take time each day to close your eyes and experience being alive, without putting any words or labels on your feelings. Just pure, unadulterated feeling. Feel how you change and shift in each moment, riding the ebb and flow of your breath and of your life. Dive in and celebrate! We are the ones we’ve been waiting for…
“There is a river flowing now, very fast. It is so great and swift that there will be those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and suffer greatly. Know that the river has its destination. The elders say we must push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above water. See who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history we are able to take nothing for personally, least of all ourselves, for the moment we do that, our spiritual growth comes to a halt. The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves; banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred way and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” ~ from a Hopi elder
Playlist: Upbeat FLow
The Long Road - Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Slow Down - Moby
Inside - Moby
Gamelan - Cirque du Soleil
Connection - Stereo MCs
The Connection - Travis
Essarai - Cantoma
Moonsmith - Cantoma
Pandajero - Cantoma
Blessed to be a Witness - Ben Harper
Let Go - Frou Frou
Feel Good Inc. - Skye
Storm of Prayers - Craig Kohland & Shaman's Dream