So last night has been a combination of being asleep in dreams, and awake in a sort of meditative place. In this place, I am at such peace. I have to mention this. I am tapping into an energy that I felt only when I was a young child and I totally forgot about it. I didn't know we could feel that magic without having to traverse backward in time. How am I accessing it? As far as I can tell, my mindset is shifting and I am becoming more clear. The more crowded and congested our thoughts and beliefs the more of a mess our energy becomes. So now I wish to share a concept that was floating around in this magical space I was in.
Balancing the Inner Child with the Inner Elder
This is not exactly a science, but it is a simple exercise and you may find it helpful as I did.
Raise your right hand.
This hand will symbolize your Responsibility.
Now raise your left hand.
This hand will symbolize Fun.
Feel out both concepts.
Come to peace with both.
Bring your hands together now to Namaste position.
Blend them together naturally.
Step back and become spacious.
Now look at these two concepts again. Responsibility is the inner Elder, the inner adult. While Fun is the inner child, both of which we must be acquainted to be in balance. Both must be integrated for us to understand ourselves. Grow up, but remain connected to your innocence. Become responsible for your life, but ENJOY it like Children do! Do not fragment yourself. Integrate.
Wouldn't you know that jut as I was posting this to facebook a quote was posted on Osho's page right below where I was typing on my homepage? Again this cannot just be coincidence, Osho doesn't post things about responsibility everyday. In fact I rarely catch a post from Osho at all. Here's the quote.
Osho is right in my view. We must also see that it is our Responsibility to give ourselves what we need and FUN is one of those things. This is self love. To not deny ourselves the simple and natural joys of life. Stay with the meditation I suggested so long as it feels good to do so.
If you feel it holds value and you wish to integrate the understanding you'll probably want to take some action which will anchor the understanding. Like having fun at work or taking it upon yourself to do something empowering and fun at once. Action Grounds Understanding. This is what I have come to understand. Before action it is just a concept which we may forget with time but when we act on it it becomes real and a memory of something that actually happened is far more difficult to forget than a simple concept which we found resonated somehow, especially if you collect some form of trinket from the event/action. Like ticket stubs from a concert or a photo of you and a friend going out for a fun night for the first time ever. When I went roller skating this was how I grounded this understanding, and I took footage and ate food I wouldn't normally eat so that it became more memorable. I don't have to hold on to the concept so tightly anymore because it's an actual memory now and I can move on to other concepts. If I wish to remember "What was that really awesome concept with which I resonated so much?" All I have to do is look through my experience! I don't have to search through the millions of thoughts I've had in the past year.
Wow, today I shocked myself like I've never done before! Last night I had a dream about a book that was made by many artists and poets. It was big, it was pristine, and I found it in the forest. Today as I woke up I felt such enthusiasm for this book and decided I should take action on it, but how? I was going to go to a print shop, but that felt like the logical way to go, not the intuitive way. I wanted to ride my bike an so I did. I said to myself, I'm making the right choice, and it felt good. I went off into the woods and as I was riding the idea occurred to me to just ask random people if they artists of writers as I pass them. One person passed me and I continued to ponder it. Finally I was checking out the scenery for possible get together spots and decided to take a path that few people ever go down. As I continued past so brambles and bushes on this half beaten path I approached another biker. I said "I guess I'm not the only one who decided to take this path!" with a smile. Then I stopped my bike and flat out asked him "Are you an artist?" he shook his head "no" I continued "A writer?" He frowned with a smile an said "No... I do some coloring though." I showed interest. He continued "You can come to my house and check it out if you like, I don't live far from here." SO I said "Sure yeah!"
This encounter was so synchronistic. I stepped out and did something completely out of character, following my heart. It turns out he is interested in Abraham/Hicks work and we have so much in common in terms of our mindsets. This is the FIRST person I've met IN PERSON that has a similar mindset to me. It was awesome. He showed my some of his work and I showed him some of mine and introduced the concept for this book. I was determined this time to no work off the internet and finally meet my partners face to face. I am so happy right now I am boarder-line crying inside, such joy and excitement!
My friends, would you believe I stopped myself on on image he colored, captivated by it. I told him I would like to have this particular image. Then I looked down to find out that it was on page 43! What!? I stood there laughin in his kitchen, and then explained the significance of the number.
Not only that but he excitedly proclaimed he had a whole book of butterflies he had colored and offered to give me one! What an honor.
And of course when I got home and settle in a little I peered over at the clock to find it was 4:30pm. Need I provide proof. Heck why not I did take a photo. It's a little blurry but I got it before it changed.
Oh hey, what do I see when I come back from dinner but another synchronistic confirmation! This is what happens when we live from the heart! :)
All things creative.