The dancing lights of thought

The other day while cooling down from practicing yoga, I had a thought. Yah, yah, I know, it’s a life altering concept isn’t it. But, it still happened and I’m here to share it.

A while back I set my intention during a meditation session to understand how it is that the body focuses energy. And, I feel that part of that understanding has been delivered.

The class had virtually finished and the instructor talked us all through the relaxation process of the savasana pose (corpse pose where you simply lay on your back and cool down after your workout). During this time, I found myself able to relax, but my mind tracked what felt like spiraling energies around my Being. The act of experiencing the spiraling energies felt like watching the northern lights around my Being. It was kind of a wild display of areas that had higher densities of light where as other areas were less dense. As I watched, these energies seemed to move like a Walt Disney animated flame from one area to another.

As I observed this activity I was impressed that as you think about different things the light density changes as it acts upon that thought. So, the act of thinking changes the energy flow (light) that normally is dispersed rather evenly around your Being so as to make more concentrated areas and less concentrated areas. In a way, like waves, but these waves are more like computer interpretations of analog sound displayed as densities of light.

As I was enjoying the flow of light around my Being (I say Being because it wasn’t around my body, but it felt like it was around my consciousness as if I was the observer and the light show was happening around my observation point) and the instructor came over and interrupted this activity. But not in a bad way.

You know how instructors may help realign your body as you lays there in the savasana pose? Well, if you haven’t experienced this, they may shake the tension out of your legs, press on your collarbones (shoulders) to break up neck tension and then align the head via touching pressure points on the back of the neck and, sometimes, lifting the head. It’s all a very gentle process that is like a mild massage.

Well, as I was saying, I was enjoying this little light show and the instructor came over to perform this alignment starting with the shoulders and finishing with the neck. The moment she touched my shoulders the light stopped ‘dancing’ and then as she held both sides of my neck the light density completely evened out so as to form a perfect circle of calm activity.

It was really quite amazing in a subtle type of way.

As it turns out, the instructor is also a Reiki healer. I didn’t ask her at the time what she thought – or what her intent was at that moment, but I just might. And, likewise, there may be something in Reiki that I need to experience with regards to light. But that is just a hunch. 

So, what does this have to do with focusing energy? It may simple be related to thought. I will investigate more and see if I can find the right words to describe it.

Have a great day!

PS. Here is a pretty good rendition of what I witnessed. It is a time lapse of the northern lights as only National Geographic can do.

Life and the physics of miracles (needs a little hug)

I had to read through the entire book to get to the one phase that stands out above all the rest to me. It’s located in the fifth to the last paragraph and it’s not even written by the author Richard Bartlett.

When we play, we invoke magic because our mind is not interfering, fretting and measuring what isn’t.

–          SB, a masterful wizard of Matrix Energetics.

That really is cutting to the heart of it all. If that statement rings as true to you as it does to me, we’ve both experienced what it’s like to step out of your mind to let your being shine through. For when the intellect gets shoved aside by the act of being the miracle of life is what’s experienced. If that shines through during the act of playing, bring it on.

If you really think about playing and let yourself reflect on your own experiences, the act of playing may take on a broader scope.

When was the last time a song moved you? There is something special about the act of singing. It is an art, yet, at the same time, it is human expression that can not only be heard, but felt. For example, if you’ve seen the move The Shawshank Redemption I’ll bet you can remember being moved by the following scene. If you’re short on time, scoot ahead to the 2 minute mark.

How can that scene not move you? The narration provided during that clip from Morgan Freeman really does sum up the situation. And, if you can remember the point when “Andy” gets back from spending two weeks on the hole, he mentioned something like; you can lock away a man, but they can never take what’s in his heart. That is something that can never take away. You’ve got to stay in touch with that and never lose hope.

The moment when the person is participating with the performance the mind has stepped out of the way so the performance can be felt and experienced. You don’t see the people intellectualizing over whether or not the opera singers hit the correct notes or speak the correct words, no, you just experience it.

Here is another performance that you experience more than simply listening. Happens to be a group that I never get tired of hearing.

This, my internet friends, is playing at its finest.

I hope you haven’t forgot this performance:

What do all these clips have in common? From my point of view, the intellect has stepped back to let the soul of the person (people) shine through so that we can feel and experience the art of being. We feel what’s transpiring rather than simply seeing it or hearing it.

When reading through the physics of miracles, there were a number of locations where the author mentioned that the miracle happens when you get the head out of the way. And, this is exactly what I see when I witness the beauty in these different performances. They are miracles happening out in the open and readily available to experience if you so choose. These miracles are happening all the time. They are ever present for your enjoyment you just need to be able to recognize them as the artwork that it is.

There is another statement that rings true to me in the Manifestation chapter of Dr Bartlett’s second piece. It’s not all that different from the concept of playing.

One of the best ways to manifest what you want is to stop wanting and stop manifesting. In this way there are fewer struggles, thus freeing up far more energy to be directed unconsciously and unerringly to the target of your secret desires. Things will just show up and people will think that you’re lucky!

I believe that this is in line with what I’ve experienced. If you focus on the act of acquiring, that’s what you get – the actions that go along with attempting to acquire. If you focus on the act of being, with the knowledge that the item will come your way, the item will come your way.

He also says:

… when you consciously sustain a desire or want, the phase-conjugate opposite reality – exactly and precisely what you don’t want – is also manifested.

That statement really sums up what I observe happening with most people – or at least the ones that don’t get their requests (desires) delivered. You see, there is a difference between putting energy into a desire verses putting energy into a manifestation. The difference, how I see it, is that when you constantly think about ‘wanting’ something, you are constantly reminding yourself that you do not have it. If every day you wake up and affirm “I want a new car”, you will be constantly placing energy into the thought of not currently having a new car. Day in and day out, your energy will confirm that you ‘want’ a new car but don’t have it.

What you really want is to have the energy confirm that you already have a new car and, then, simply, not worry about it. In other words, define clearly what kind of car you desire, picture it in all its living detail. Act as if you feel the way the car drives, the smell of the interior, the sensation of acceleration and all the other fine details of the car and then simply ask to have your desires fulfilled. Now, at this point, let go of the image, but maintain the feeling.

When you do this, you have used your energy to experience the car. You have clearly outlined your desire and ‘attuned’ yourself to the act of playing with your new car. That process of ‘attuning’ yourself to your desire will set in motion the attraction that will bring that experience into manifestation.

At the same time, the conscious experience you envisioned about the new car will allow you to not dwell on the ‘wanting’ a new car because you have already experienced that new car. It is no longer energy of ‘want’ but rather energy of ‘experience.’ It’s a different focus that moves you out of dwelling on the wanting.

I hope that all makes sense. If not, let me know and I’ll rephrase it with a different collection of words.

Moving forward in the book, the first tag that I made was on the statement:

My goal for you in reading this book is that you realize that all situations in life are merely patterns of light and information.

When I read that statement, I was totally jazzed for what was to come (from page 27). At the top of that same page, the book title The Physics of Miracles confirmed that I was going to get an eye full of words all about how everything broke down into light. And, if you’ve read some of the other articles that I’ve posted about light, you could probably understand my excitement.

Well, as it turns out, he barely touched on this goal leaving me a bit disappointed, but not completely disappointed for he really touched on what’s most important – getting out of the mind to let the joy of experiencing life happen.  

I guess I’ll have to keep researching how everything breaks down into light while remembering to get out of my head!

I believe that the biggest point that Dr. Bartlett makes in this book is that there are many things in life that you simply ‘experience’ and you can try to explain them but the words used to do so don’t always paint the same picture. As with the videos that I’ve linked in; you can immediately feel the performance, but if you try to describe it using words (intellect) it’s pretty hard to clearly describe what you can so easily experience.

I guess the last concept that really stands out is that there is a ‘quantum’ difference between how the mind processes information and how the heart does. He points out that the mind processes linearly where as the heart processes in parallel. If you don’t understand the difference, processing linearly means that you process the information one item after another. Like reading words in a book. Yet, when you process with your heart, in parallel, it’s like stepping out into the backyard on a beautiful day and experiencing everything all at once. The moment of being present at that instant is full of a million wonderful things and you experience them all at the same time. As you focus on what’s happening, you start to linearly intellectualize each item in turn; the birds singing, squirrels jumping in the trees, the wind blowing and what not.

I love these quotes and look forward to reviewing this book a second time. For now, I’ve got one new act to perform on a regular basis. That is, to perform more parallel processing in life!

Enjoy the moment!

Talent that can’t be hidden

Here’s a Youtube channel that I just stumbled upon again; Sungha Jung. I’m blown away by the number of postings he’s made. At this point, it’s more than 250! If that’s not being productive, I don’t know what is.

In any case, here’s a rendition of Come Together by the Beatles. It’s definitely worth the couple minutes.

Enjoy.

If you liked this, you might want to visit his channel and view a few more.

Building a vibrational pyramid of words

When I think about my childhood and all the philosophical statements that my parents spoke, one of them stands out as being the phrase upon which all others are built. I don’t know why it made such an impression on me. And, in a conversation with my mom today, it turns out that it was a statement that resonated with her as a child. It was a statement that she’d heard and it shaped her life in mysterious ways. That statement is:

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

That saying is so simple, yet so amazingly powerful.

As a child, I learned that saying in the middle of one of my childish name calling sessions with a sibling or friend. Yet as an adult, the meaning behind the words resonates to create an environment where you’ll always see the cup as at least half full.

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

It’s always worth repeating and, more importantly, it’s worth practicing.

This particular concept can come down to the actual words that you use. Every word that you choose has a feeling that it will convey and, if it’s accepted as the truth, it will resonate in the listener as the truth until that listener finds a way to perceive the word or words differently. If they are successful at revisiting the words and understanding them from a different perspective, the listener may be able to find that the words that were spoken (at one time in the past) no longer hold up at being the truth.

For instance, here is a phrase that was used against me at one time in the past; “You’re a Q-Tip!” The person that spoke these words empowered them with the emotional intent of an insult. When I heard them, I could easily read the tone of an insult, so the words carried the vibration of being an insult. Yet, the damaging association comes if the listener finds truth in the statement. At the time, for a while, after I figured out what the insult meant, I found a little truth in the statement. (Insult: you’re nothing but a stick with a fluffy cotton head. In other words, you’re a 98 lb weakling and you have no brains.) Sure, I’ve always been tall, skinny, not very athletic and my hair tens to stand on end. By golly, there is a bit of truth in that statement.

So, in the act of accepting that statement, I accepted the vibration intended by the speaker. For a time, I allowed myself to see the truth in the words that were spoken, and in so doing that, the insult resonated within me. I took on that anger. I took on the words spoken by someone else as if they were the truth. I saw myself as a 98 lbs weakling. I saw myself as empty headed.

Today, I view the world from a slightly different perspective. I have experienced the words others have spoken and, with many of them, I have found different truths. It is clear, in the simplest of terms, I am more they a stick with a fluffy cotton head. I no longer resonate with that insult.

The most profound part of this insult example is that the feeling or intent of the words is what shines through and resonates in the listener. That is the vibration that the listener starts to resonate with. That is what the sub-conscious takes on and makes happen. That becomes the truth. That is, it becomes the truth if the listener believes it to be the truth.

The same holds if you speak words of praise. “That is so lifelike, you are an amazing artist!” I’ve also heard words like this that carry a genuine feeling of respect and admiration for a drawing that I’ve sketched. Being the listener, if the words are accepted as being the truth, that feeling generated from the person that spoke them will resonate within you and the sub conscious will ultimately make that feeling the truth. I am an artist. I still carry the confidence spoken in those words with me today.

Now the tricky part is whose to say that the person that hears your words will be able to discern the truth from the lie? In other words, if you say “That color looks awful on you”, will the person hearing those words accept them as the truth and forever carry the association between that color and looking awful in it? Could your words, by chance, forever shape someone’s life so they never wear that particular color again?

As simple as the phrase is “that color looks awful on you”, the ramifications can be significant if the listener accepts your words as the truth.

So now, when I look at the saying:

If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

I think twice about what it is that I’m going to say. I want the words that I speak to generate feelings that uplift and inspire others with vibrations (and thoughts) that strengthen their character and help build a solid foundation upon which they can develop their own understanding of what the truth is.

When words are accepted as being truthful, the associated feeling becomes the foundation of the pyramid that goes into making up what we choose to be.

Lay a solid foundation and build a rock solid pyramid. Choose your words carefully and generate phrases that carry positive vibrations. Those around you will be forever grateful to you for your disciplined approach to speaking.