Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These tools are being created so that when these winds of change come blowing through, as they are now, one has developed a rooted, grounding system so deeply, that one will be able to allow these winds of change to blow through them and not to uproot them. Like in the winter months, the trees and the plants establish a deeper root system, now is the time to do that for yourselves. And, so, as these winds of change come blowing through, you will not be influenced. You will only be a witness to them.
One of the most important benefits of journaling is that it coordinates - engages and integrates - the three "bodies" (or aspects of human experience) that are tangible to your physical reality:
The five bodies are:
When you journal, your mental body has to coordinate with the physical body in order to write. And the emotional body has to coordinate with the mental and physical bodies, in order to express what you are feeling.
As one coordinates the three bodies - emotional, physical, and mental - the spiritual and energy bodies are then able to align more efficiently because you are no longer being overly influenced by one body or the other. You want all bodies in balance with each other, bringing a much more expanded viewpoint of reality and yourself, ultimately experiencing then, the happiness, peace and contentment that comes along with such integration and understanding.
Another major benefit of journaling is that it gives you a simple, easy way to move through emotional upset, especially if you feel stuck.
When you are in emotional distress, often the antidote is using logic. Writing can provide a viewpoint - a broader perspective - that takes you through physical and emotional release, then helps you reach clearer levels of thought, so you can see your life situations more clearly, more realistically.
Journaling will also help you deepen your relationship to whatever issue you are processing. In other words, you begin to understand the issue at subtler levels. And you move from emotional upset and logical understanding to deeper and deeper levels of awareness, and transformation.
When you journal, take the time to enjoy the process. You might be surprised what percolates! When you feel the freedom to play with it, you might even find that you are being introduced to aspects of yourself waiting to be discovered and understood.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Why would one want to spend time contemplating or meditating or even playing with some of the suggestions here on the blog? Time and effort has value to you. Why use that which is of value in this way?
We have a saying "To the degree that one is in perception of oneself, is the degree one creates in one's reality".
What does that mean?
Perceptions create. Whatever perceptions one holds for oneself, whether understood or not, manifests in ways that are sometimes very obvious, more often, though, not.
Perceptions usually hold one into narrow points of view. By encouraging one to contemplate, we invite you to look at situations from different angles, hopefully beyond judgement and fear. By inviting you to do so, you don't have to believe in what we are saying. We are just suggesting one looks at a situation from different angles so that you can see that often times there are more choices available to you than you thought at first glance.
When you experience having choices, it also supports you in staying out of any victim pattern, fear and contraction. Now, these choices may not seem viable. Initially it doesn't matter. What is important here is the training of the mind - to first seek different avenues or viewpoints which will help you from going into these all too familiar emotional 'knee-jerk' reactions which are rarely productive.
So, playing with these contemplations can have a much larger influence than one might think. It supports one in becoming a clearer creator of one's life. By looking at the same situation from many different angles, one engages one's intellect and emotions to help see the difference between concept, or perception, versus reality.