It’s been a long time since I’ve offered up one of these “stretch breaks” — inviting you to step into territory that may be unfamiliar to you.
Fact is, this past week has been intense and personally provocative in many ways: lots of somewhat-reclusive rest and containment, punctuated by forays into a world that often feels too harsh and glaring for my increasingly sensitive nerve endings. And then, back to the quiet of my internal cave. Snippets of poetry and wordforms all over the place, flowing faster than I can write them down and then POOF! they’re gone.
Our most challenging times – brutal and life-sucking as they may appear — always offer us the greatest opportunity for leaping to new levels of beingness. Some of us have walked this path for ages (truly) and are acutely aware of what is going on (even though we can’t always articulate the experience in heretofore understandable ways). Others know only that they feel beset by challenge and upheaval and turmoil, and can sense the ground caving beneath them. The question, “Has the entire world gone mad – or is it just me??” is the question now being heard ’round the world. And beyond.
This week, I found great resonance in some new or re-discovered places. Touching in with others and being reminded of the largest possible picture helps to balance and ground me during periods of significant turbulence. (If you haven’t noticed that we are right in the middle of one now, allow yourself to trust me.)
Here, I reconnected with the work of Aleya Dao, whose meditation on Self-Respect & Self-Love recalibrated my DNA at some very deep level (this, for a $1.50 download),and whose tantalizing tonings and Light Language have been saturating my home environment (along with Michael Buble, go figure!) for days. Check her out if you are so inspired. Samples of lots of things on her site.
This piece, “Relationships Now,” by self-identified Creator Mediator Christina Lunden, was penned in May 2010, yet reads pitch-perfect for some of my ongoing inner/outer relationship work. She also has a website here, and a linked blog where she offers up monthly messages.
Here’s a very current piece, also on spiritlibrary.com, titled “Infinity! The Invitation of the August Energies,” in which Meredith Murphy perfectly describes what I have unable to put into words these past days.
There are currently so many flavors of information, support, healing opportunities, and wisdom for evolving humans: I often check in with a variety of voices to see whose “take” on the larger experience is aligned with my own. I am comforted by the knowledge that I am part of an infinitely expanding Universe made up of vast numbers of others “like me” — and always thrilled to discover how many of us are expressing the same energy, albeit in differing forms.
If you feel inspired to s-t-r-e-t-c-h and check out some of these links, remember always to trust your instinct as to what resonates with you at any particular moment. And, of course, be ready and willing to shift over to some other frequency as you go through your personal changes. Some of us lean toward Mint Chocolate Chip, others to Cherry Garcia, and still others to Rocky Road. Ultimately, it’s all delicious and we all get to choose our favorites while honoring that others are doing the same. Yum.