In making decisions, finding perspectives and voicing feelings, there is a simple way to tune into what your heart has to offer. It may well be different than your mind. 😉
I just finished watching one of my all time favorite movies, Contact, for the I-don’t-know-how-manyth time. And as is usually the case with movies of that sort of scope, I once again got something new from it.
What is it that moves Ellie’s consciousness from her little interdimensional capsule into the simulation on the beach, where she has her contact with the being from Vega? Do you recall?
Beauty. And the wonder and awe in response to it.
She can see through the wall of the capsule, and what she is shown is something she first describes in her recorder as a celestial event. She is overcome by it’s beauty, and as the tears come she breathlessly utters “No words. I have no words. It’s poetry. They should have sent a poet.”
Whether she physically leaves the capsule, or has a lucid out of body experience, what follows is a profound an beautiful interaction with a being from another world. From whom she gains insight into herself, her species, and the evolutionary process of it all.
Ah, science fiction. There is so much wisdom here. Gratitude. Wonder. Awe. These are the emotions that move us into new states of being. The neurochemistry of such events is well documented.
So it’s simple, really. Take in the beauty around you. Get out into Nature. Slow down between the ears, and it’s everywhere. Surrender to your experience, and it will call out to you. Love yourself completely, and your heart will overflow with it.
That is my experience. May it be yours, friend.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen Contact in awhile, or ever….
I feel the breath
I rest there
And from the quiet space
Of my heart
I feel you.
In your own rest
In your own breath.
And I love you.
It doesn’t seem to matter
Who you are
What you think or do
Here, each at rest
Taking a moment
Into that quiet place
Are we so different?
Two witnesses of Life
Of a grand play
Of dancers in motion
Of hearts broken open.
Why am I here?
We might ask the night sky
As we walk through the darkness
Breathing this mystery.
How beautiful this is
Our hearts will whisper
Light and color
Exquisite joy, and pain.
We are here!
We weren’t always.
We won’t be forever.
Beautiful it is.
To be here Now.
I feel it for you
And share it with love.
There was a time when man thought the Earth to be the center of all he could see in the sky. The Sun and Moon were revolving around the Earth, or so he perceived. Until he gained a new vantage point.
As I look at man’s collective relationship with this Earth we live on, and the beings we share it with, it seems we need a new vantage point. One where our survival isn’t the end all be all.
When you look at your children, is your survival more important than theirs? Of course not. Love drops us down, out of our conditioned survival mind and into something far more expansive. Something more joyful, more fulfilling. Despite what our programming may have us feeling, there is far more peace in not needing to survive than there is in all the protection the world could offer.
Not only that, there is more joy in such freedom. More creativity, and with that, new ideas. Solutions. Loving ones.
It seems to me that from this space we could feed the hungry among us. And without the cruelty to animals we demonstrate now. From that place sharing the world’s resources as a global human family just feels good. And easy. Because from that place, from the deepest parts of our presence here, we are all here together. Connected by the gratitude of simply being.
There’s surviving, and there’s living. Which are you experiencing?
More thoughts on this, and one way of getting there, in the video below. It’s a bit longer, (16 minutes) than what I usually post. I trust you’ll find it worth the time.
Possible anytime, anywhere. Effortless, actually. Video is 6 min.
May you enjoy some today.
Thank you, Life, for feeling this way.
Thank you, my heart, for opening to it.
Thank you, to those that shot this. And thank, Mother Earth, for having me here.
(This is two hours of wondrous sight and sound. It loops after about 20 min. Even 5 min of this….may it take you Home)
7minutes. I never thought I’d be here, but I am so glad I am.
If I keep saying ‘thank you’ to Life, I feel the Love of It’s presence. Be it simple beauty like this, or the physical challenges of my body- if I just breathe, and give thanks for the experience of it, and keep breathing….a subtle sense of awe quickens my spirit.
Gratitude opens the door for Grace.
I feel more alive. I sense the eternal nature of my awareness as it experiences a precious moment that will never be exactly the same again. It feels like a gift.
This recognition adds more gratitude. And grace.
All at once I am aware of the great expanse of experience that is my life. The joy, the heartache. So much beauty….and from here, from within this moment of heart centered presence- all that once did not feel beautiful, now does.
The alchemy of this relationship with Life changes completely when I stop thinking. The endless search for solutions and control mercifully ceases. I just am. Here. Now.
I know myself~ beloved on this Earth.
Somethin’s happenin’ here. What it is, ain’t exactly clear.
We can love one another through this. We can see our truth, and live it, without the fear that will divide us.
May this version of a classic bring peace to your heart. The social cry of those (and these) times, fused with the love and peace of a kirtan flow. For what it’s worth…
Can you breathe deeply into this moment? Can you let all of you in?
It’s a powerful thing, every time I am all in.
This is an eyes wide open meditation. Outside if possible, alone in Nature or on the streets of your city. Take a 15 minute walk with me….and every expression of you.