Monday, May 29, 2017
Wisdoms For The Day That's In It
Pain of all sorts
Ekhart Tolle says that suffering has its place in deepening our life experience and developing compassion but then there comes a time when you realize you don’t have to suffer any more. (And he doesn’t mean finish yourself off, more that you can choose to stop tossing and turning and prioritize fun and contentment instead).
Gifts and Skills
Oprah Winfrey says life is about finding out what your gift is and then using it in service to others. (It’s actually easier to use your gifts for someone else than for yourself though. Case in point: I made a dowsing rod yesterday evening and cleared 86 vorteces from Harmony Hall. Just buzz around your house and have a listen to what’s going on. I asked ‘show me to anywhere where energy, power or soul is being lost and any geopathic stresses taking their toll’. Energy can form impenetrable walls OR drains like a plug hole…Don’t let the fabric of your reality get too frayed - I recommend doing something in the service of your own soul today.
Something like one third of all food produced is wasted and yet one seventh of the world’s population is starving hungry. The group, Stop Food Waste, say to do an inventory of your fridge and cupboards before going shopping. I’d go even further and suggest to try not to go shopping at all for a while. Living off one’s hump, like a camel, activates your imagination – like this morning’s lime and nut crunch creation. Google is your friend in this. Just tap in ‘recipes using …..’ If you think one person can’t do any good, I heard differently. For example, a calculation found that 430 something animals are spared each year for each person that goes vegetarian. It does add up that if you don’t buy stuff, the producers will feel the pinch to produce things you will!
The Desiderata (16th century anonymous verses found in St Paul’s Cathedral) say to stay interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Thinking of the work available these days and the state of the world today, I believe getting into the present moment is the best chance of survival, let alone health and happiness. How do you know if you’re in the moment? Try playing a piece of music and if you can’t get through even the first tricky passage, you can be pretty sure that your mind is elsewhere. This applies what ever you are doing. If you able to concentrate and equally observe yourself getting things done, then you’re definitely on the right path. If, on top of that, you can muster up some gratitude or enthusiasm for the task in hand then you’re well on your way to regaining consciousness. That’s a good thing to aim for by the way as it involves being coherent, of sound mind, non resistant, not too solid and therefore healthy and lots of other things that I can’t think of right now!