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Tuning into the Subtlety of Sensations, Part I

The mind easily recognizes familiar objects (patterns) in its environment, all the things it has come to “know.” However, it can also easily fall into habitual/addictive patterns of thinking and doing, ones not necessarily beneficial to itself.

Mind can be thought of as a pattern generator and pattern recognizer. Understand that different patterns of behavior and thinking can just as easily be created, ones that are more in alignment with Higher Self.

By observing/noticing the mind (as in meditation), it is fairly easy to “see” or understand that the mind has layers upon layers of “noticing.” There is the superficial noticing of the environment and things in it, including our bodies. There is the noticing of thinking, of desires, feelings, likes/dislikes, etc. There is also the noticing of our sense of self, of our “I-ness,” the one who experiences.

Along with this type of superficial observing/noticing (which is easily taken for granted), there can also be a noticing of circumstances in our lives that seem to be out of our control or understanding, oftentimes in the areas of relationships, health, finances. It could seem like there are forces at work below the radar of our knowing that create havoc in our lives.

For these unseen and “dark” forces, we think of as being part of our “unconscious” or “subconscious.” We are able to observe or notice these forces through the effects that they have in our lives. Is it possible to observe these forces directly, to bring them into the light of the conscious?

Just below the superficial noticing of our environment, body, thoughts/feelings and sense of self, when we direct our attention inwardly to the underlying sensations and feelings, there is a noticing of the overall vibration. And just below this vibration, when one is fairly relaxed and quiet, there can be felt a subtle “feel good” feeling/sensation (akin to light giddiness)…and observed/felt underneath this are sensations that seem to initiate coiling/twisting/squeezing reverberations that express in the spine and body through “micro movements.”

This is a very different kind of relationship that can be experienced with our sense of self, with our life force…an awareness that is quite different from what we’ve grown familiar with.

Feeling into the subtleties of vibrations/sensations, as felt deeply in the body, is a practice we may not have truly understood, even through all the meditation and somatic exercises we’ve engaged in.

There is a simplicity in just feeling deeper and deeper into body sensations…and yet the power and beauty of this way of being with life energy is missed because of some mechanism of mind that has a way of short-circuiting our noticing what is just below the threshold of what we’ve come to consider “normal” and “familiar.”

It is the finest of barriers, because the body is rife with sensations, both obvious and subtle. By the mere tuning into subtle sensations and following deeper and deeper into the body and spine, an opening is created in our understanding and knowingness that…FINALLY… allows us to explore vibrations outside the range of what we’ve been accustomed to.

This simple allowing of ourselves to just feel deeply (below the obvious superficial sensations) is monumental as it represents a vastly different relationship with our life force, one that is not fenced in by the narrow spectrum of experience that had become our default pattern of existence.

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Discovering Your Life Purpose – Create Everyday!

This post is for those who feel stuck in life, not knowing how to move forward. It is also for those who wish to discover how to connect with their life purpose. Creating something everyday is a way to get energy moving within, which then helps us to connect with our life’s purpose.

Create everyday! Anthing! In whatever field you are attracted to, create something, no matter how small or insignificant you might think it to be. The idea is to get to the point of having fun, but in the beginning, just get energy moving even if you feel silly about it.

Move energy within and allow yourself to fly upon creative currents with wings of breath and voice. Get out of your own way and give life to what wishes to be born. Please do not worry about or judge how the world may view your creation or how it may weigh or label it. Just open up and allow the energy to move and dance within. And as you do so, you will find that energy to be conscious and powerfully creative, prompting you to connect with the unique gifts that it wishes to express through the channel of your consciousness.

If there is any blockage or feeling of stuckness, just get up and walk. Or do some doodling on a piece of paper. It doesn’t have to be “beautiful,” or “correct.” Whatever activity you enjoy in the slightest can be used as a way to get the creative river moving within. Listen to the hum of the refrigerator and create a simple tune that is of your making. Write a simple poem that captures what you are experiencing in the moment. None of it need be for human viewing or consumption. The idea is to kick-start the energy, to melt the ice that has grown around the mind and heart so that they are once again allowed to express freely and effortlessly.

Listen within! You have the power to free yourself from moment to moment. The heart is the most sensitive instrument that lets you know when you are moving forward or when you are stuck. It feels on the deepest levels and will guide you each step of the way. However, the mind and its habits of inertia and fear tries to keep the body and heart shut down and in holding patterns of what is believed to be safe and familiar. But again, the heart is powerful. In a sense, it can be used as a “binary diagnostic tool” that can show when you are “on course,” or when you are “off course.” Listen quietly to its voice.

As you learn to create everyday, to give space for energy to move within, the energy begins to connect with the unique purpose of your existence on earth. You begin to discover the gifts that you were born to share and express. There is then no more fighting with Life, with struggling to “fit in” with the expectations that the world has of you.

Feel the resonance of what plays within and around you. It is all there! Never think that you are far from the Source that can change your circumstances in an instant. Listen on the inside, relax and then observe quietly without grasping or forcing the thoughts to work for you. Merge into the flow of what is already moving deeply within and that is connected with the deepest layers of the Creative Source.

Allow energy the space within to play! As it gains momentum, it begins to vibrate and grow stronger of itself, dissolving all hesitancy and timidity. Begin now by creating something, even the smallest thing, everyday! In due time, you will be as intimately connected with your life purpose as you are with breath and heartbeat!

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