I heard something from a friend recently that intrigued me no end! I
heard that the yogi saints in India are dying of throat cancer because
they spend so much time out of their bodies. My friend further explained
that the yogi saints spend so much time not breathing that this connection
in their throat gets stuck and then closed. The connection I made to
this scenario is that our throat is our connection to the breath of
life. I also realized in another sense how this scenario shows me yet
again the essential importance of balance in our lives. I believe our
bodies are sacred. In our human experience I take that to mean we are
meant to live joyfully present in our bodies, not outside of them!!!
We are not to deny our bodies! We are to cherish them, to embrace them!
As we move into this month of September where we once again celebrate
the balance between dark and light, light and dark, may we also remember
the essential balance between celebration and mourning, the natural
ebb and flow of life and death, the ebb and flow of the natural cycles
in all of their expressions. May we celebrate our relationship with
wholeness, rather than focus on our fear, our separateness.
sharing these ideas I would like to make it very clear that I deeply
love many aspects of Eastern mysticism. The practice of living what
I call a walking meditation is very central to how I live my life. I
did not know until I heard this statement from my friend recently that
the yogis were dying of throat cancer so this new thought has given
me much to think about as I continue my embodied journey through life.
My understanding of Eastern mysticism is that through the practice of
asceticism there is a denial of the body, perhaps a laying down of the
body to focus on Spirit. This sounds like a separation from Spirit.
I believe the body is Spirit in manifestation. That is not the belief
that I was taught as a child. It is the belief that I cherish as an
adult. What this new information means to me is that no matter who I
am, because I live in a physical body, I am going to die someday. My
purpose, as I understand it today, is to live joyfully, fully, in each
moment, in a body that I cherish, in a body that I love and care for
with all my heart and soul. I accept the “response-ability” to step
into my destiny, to fulfill my destiny, to live a fully empowered life.
I live a walking meditation as I look squarely at who I am, as I look
squarely at my fears and my yet unfulfilled dreams. I keep walking in
the direction that my hopes and dreams take me and I trust that “my
faith is sufficient unto the day” because I live in a benificent Universe.
Despite all the “craziness” that seems to be going on in people’s lives
I look deeply into the Heart of Love that I am and that we all are and
I call forth that Essence in me and others so that our destiny of love
and peace and a cherished understanding can be fulfilled.
celebrates my favorite season of the year. I love the changing colors,
the cool/warm breezes. As we move toward the Fall Equinox, that time
of equal night, equal day, may we embrace a sense of balance in our
inner/outer lives, may we embrace a vision of our wholeness, our essence
as Spirit’s Beloved, so that we may see with eyes and hearts of love
and peace, joy and understanding. May we accept each “setback” as simply
an important and necessary step on our journey. May we accept each “victory”
as an important and necessary step. May we live with a purity of heart
that brings us joy!
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