There is NO place for settling. Keep moving.
Another confirmation from nature: a rolling stone gathers no moss.
Recently, I received a surprise visit from a friend I haven’t heard from in a couple of years: my great blue heron. She (We haven’t been formally introduced, so I choose “she” is a her.) first entered my awareness around 3 or 4 o’clock one morning.
I was awakened from sleep by what I interpreted as a scream. I sat up to better hear. Instead of someone screaming, I heard screeching. On this—her second—visit, I saw her standing by my back stream, exactly where I saw her my first time. I was in the midst of my physical, emotional, and spiritual transition, so I interpreted her visit as my sign to investigate her message to me.
In Native American lore, the heron embodies wisdom and patience. Herons are intelligent, resourceful, and very determined. They are at home in three elements: Water, Earth and Air. Comfortable in multiple elements, the heron will have one foot on land, and one foot in the water while breathing air (and air being its medium for flight) patiently waiting for its dinner to swim by. Comfort in multiple elements is symbolic of easy transitions. My “transition” was very challenging.
One article I read spoke of liminal spaces.
“liminal: a barely perceptual sensory threshold; of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition.” – Merriam-Webster
In ancient cultures, the action of the heron having one foot on land, and one foot in the water has been recognized as “a sign of liminality – of crossing into a space that is neither here, nor there.” This is what Eckhart Tolle refers to as the “Now.”
This spoke to me of my transition, my in-between place. I was neither here, nor there…which reminded me what my daddy used to say to reel me back from whatever excuse or rationalization I was giving him for whatever I was in trouble for!
“That’s neither here nor there.” he would say. True! I was desiring escape from my uncomfortable space.
Blue Heron’s message to me: I am not my environment. I am not my body. I am not even my circumstance. She showed me I CAN move through my in-between places, people and/or things, calmly and patiently. I CAN maintain my stability. I CAN remain focused. I CAN BE present.
When you find yourself in liminal spaces, an in-between phase, remember Heron’s tranquil stability, ready and set for action when her perfect opportunity swims by. Until, her wise stillness is mirrored on the water’s calm surface.
My transition is my Now. I am learning: I touch my feelings in-between my upgrades—“opportunities;” I feel my emotions; I stay in my now; I breathe inspiration in my tranquility; I love my life, and I love my life lessons.
As I utilize my Mastery Systems’ (www.masterysystems.com ) life upgrade coaching tools, I remember:
I touch. I feel. I stay. I breathe. I love.
Are YOU ready to discover your greater mission in life? If so, email me. I am available and enthusiastic for your remembering your masterful self.
If this is your first visit to “Conversations With Cynthia,” please check out last week’s introductory article for this series.
Because they are Divinely sourced, some call our electromagnetic body our “spiritual body,” or “astral body.” The way I see it, they are whirling electromagnetic vapors from God’s life-giving breath resident within. In Truth, You are God’s address. HE IS resident within You.
Envision the movement of a small firenado. In comparison, when our chakras are open, their flowing funnel of electromagnetic energy moves in a vortex, sparking physical, mental, and emotional health. Although there are more, seven are generally illustrated and discussed.
The first—Root Chakra—is located at the base of the spine and represents our foundation and feeling grounded; the second—Sacral Chakra—is in the lower abdomen, representing connection, with others and life experiences; the third—Solar Plexus Chakra—is in the upper abdomen, representative of confidence and feeling in-control of our life; the fourth—Heart Chakra, in the center of the chest above the heart, represents our ability to give and receive love; the fifth—Throat Chakra, at the throat, represents our ability to communicate; the sixth—Brow Chakra, on the forehead between the eyes, represents our ability to focus on the bigger picture; and the seventh—Crown Chakra, on the top center of the head, represents our ability to be connected spiritually.
Please understand, that when I use the word “health,” it’s not only physical. I quote from Mary Kurus’ article, “Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health.”
“It is only by dealing with each part of the whole within the whole, that we can have vital and energetic health. All organs, systems, thoughts, emotions, have their own specific energy or vibration. Each organ vibrates at an energy specific to it alone. Each piece of food or drink that we consume has its own vibration. Each emotion has its own vibration. Therefore what we feel, what we think, what we speak, eat and drink, have direct effect on our health.” (I discuss this in Part Two: As A Man Thinketh of my book, HOW TO BE THE BEST YOU, http://booklocker.com/books/6811.html )
You’ve read that canned food has no vibration. That’s because there’s no life left in it. This is why I bring into the light the importance of understanding our whole, in order to BE whole!
Regarding essential oils: Any time I talk about using essential oils, I will only recommend Young Living’s (YL)! Why do I only use their oils? It is the only company with a “Seed to Seal” guarantee.
First, YL owns their own farms, globally. They monitor every aspect of how the oils are produced, from what goes into the soil to how it is bottled! They use organic seeds, the soil is nurtured with enzymes and organic fertilizers, watered with spring water, and weeded by hand. They harvest (flower, stem, leaves, root, bark, and/or resin) at the optimal time of day/season, and distill at low temperatures for the correct amount of time to get the primary benefits.
I know what I am using is 100% pure essential oil. I know what I use can be ingested, inhaled, or applied topically without harm to my body or others around me.
If you’re new to natural living, you may be wondering why I use essential oils? I’ve been into alternative medicine and ‘organic’ since my early twenties. The miraculous aspect of essential oils is their molecules are so tiny they penetrate past your skin, into your blood stream, through the walls of your cells, and are in every organ of your body in twenty minutes. When you inhale an essential oil, those same ultra-tiny molecules enter your lungs and brain and do the same thing! And, essential oils are 50-80% more powerful than herbs!
For other companies, any toxin in the oil from the farming and distillation process will also be inside that little bottle. Even if it says “Organic” on the label, the FDA “guidelines” for organic is only 3 drops of an essential oil per bottle! The mixture can be chemicals, preservatives, and perfumes. You have no idea if it was distilled at the right temperature or for the correct amount of time to be used for its healthful benefits. If the bottle says “DO NOT EAT. DO NOT INGEST” on it, do not put in on your body either! Read your labels! https://www.youngliving.org/4Wholeness
Next week, full throttle!!