Geometry, Chi, & Magick

About 5 minutes ago I was in meditation. Asking for my next step I get the nudge to write about mathematics, or more specifically, geometry in meditation. So here I am.

For decades the tesseract as drawn on paper has fascinated me. Here’s a video I found which has some mind boggling animation to ponder.

This is the key. Mind boggling. Anything to shutdown my local, physical brain for a while opens doors in my mind. Those doors lead to some very curious places in the mind-scape.

Another visualization I have been playing with has been folding space. What would it look like if you grabbed a piece of the fabric of the Universe in each hand and brought them together?

All I’ve gotten so far is what looks like a star field popping into my mind’s eye. Should be fun to explore.

The point of this exercise is the shutdown of my local brain experience. Getting the explainer to go play somewhere while I go deeper into other experiences.

Or just observe and learn.

One idea I will experiment with next is using geometry or the folding space process combined with chi. I am curious what will happen when I channel energy into the experience. Both with and without intention.

Be interesting to see what and possibly who might show up and join me for tea and a chat.

How to Do Successful Ocean Money Magick

I forget where I saw this first.  Either at RuneSoup.com or StrategicSorcery.com.

Magick is not an ATM machine.

No wait.  Magick is not alimony. It was one of those.

Either way you don’t just wish you had some money and poof, you’re bank account is full.  There’s a bit more to it. For one, you are part of this process of having money find you. Other people are part of this as well.  Money flows between and through people.

If you want to work with money magick there are a few concepts to consider. For that matter these ideas are worth considering for any ritual work you are wanting to do.

Tips for Successful Money Magick Rituals:

  1. Confidence – During the ritual imagine being confident even if you are not. This isn’t the same as faking it.  What I am suggesting is to have the confidence of a child playing.  Playful attitudes will carry you a very long ways.
  2. Intention and Presence – Be here now. Meditation can help. Speaking out loud to whoever you want to work with does as well.  While your speaking you tend to stay focused on what you are saying and your audience.
  3. No Leaning – Don’t beg.  Doesn’t work. Don’t be a bully either. Be centered and grounded. Anything else pushes people away or draws in vampires.
  4. Appreciation – Sea shells, tobacco, rum, whiskey, or sage offer whatever you feel drawn intuitively to offer. What’s most important is the appreciation.  Without groveling. Remember you are dealing with energies and entities which do not have to worry about things like eating. They don’t need your wine or sea glass. The value is in the love and appreciation being expressed.
  5. Transmuting Emotion – How do you feel having in the act of paying off your car?  Or whatever you are asking for?  How does depositing that $5000 feel? Don’t focus on the money directly.  Focus on the feeling of the money circulating into your life. If getting the roof fixed is more powerful for you than seeing your bank account balance with a surplus focus there.
  6. Magickal Awareness – Cultivate a magickal perspective on life.  See the world around you from a magickal point of view. Since magick will work in unexpected ways you may miss the seeing the results show up in your life because you were looking the other way.
  7. Patience – Stop obsessing with whether your ritual worked. Worrying like this only delays results. Or worse, cause you to miss them altogether.

Money or Wealth Finds You Through Other People

If you aren’t connecting with other people in some way money won’t find you. Think about like going fishing. Just not in a predatory way. Are you more likely to catch a fish with one fishing pole or 10? Each line in the water is a potential catch. Create channels for your desires to manifest.

So far this year my money magick work has been really educational. After a year my real estate brokering efforts have brought in zero dollars. Real estate could in fact be a good choice in the end.  Right now, goings are slow for me in the hottest market in history.

Why hasn’t magick worked in real estate? In a way magick has been working.  Potential clients have been finding me within days in rather unexpected ways within a few days each time I do rituals.  No transactions yet.

On the other hand I had a very nice windfall from a completely unexpected source show up within a few days of a ritual this spring. That ritual involved the Headless Rite, Four kings of the four directions, and spiced rum.  Or whiskey.  I forget.

This is typical.

Financial magick, like all magick, works by the rules of other realms. The magick does not work by human expectations.  You have to start somewhere though and having an idea where you want to go or what you want to achieve is important. Just make sure you create ways for results to come to you.

Browse the Internet for a while looking for wealth or financial magick stories. As a rule, whether you are working with angels or dragons, results happen in very unexpected ways from surprising sources. Timing will also be paradoxical.

One way and it is a good one is tapping into your gifts.  You were born with gifts to express in this world.  Some of them are even worthy of offering in exchange for money.  Offer value for value to other people. Your gifts are one way you can participate in the circulation of energy involving money. Figuring out your gifts though can be a challenge.

What Are Your Gifts?

The one thing I have been reluctant to do for decades, write about magick and help people with ritual work, is where all the energy is for me. Other hints I have been getting for years have been coming from other people about my voice.  I always get compliments on the quality of my voice in helping people get into trances for hypnosis or energy work.

These are my gifts!  I’m just now understanding sharing them.  The more I am sharing what I am learning and ready to share the more I am seeing results.  As is typical the results don’t fit my brain’s expectations. I am also learning people are happy to pay for me to share my gifts with them. This in another concept which has taken some inner work to get through.

When I started doing a new round of rituals this spring I decided to do something brand new to me.  I started working with archangels. Just to be clear, angels have never been my thing. No particular reason other than lack of exposure on my part. While I can’t really point to specific results from some of those rituals this spring there is one worth mentioning:

A ritual involving Metatron was very helpful in realizing a few of my  inner secrets:

  • First, seeing clearly how important the Ocean has been throughout my life.
  • Second, I have become much more willing to be more public about helping people through and with rituals and magick.
  • Mix ocean magick and sharing with others led to the creation of this blog.

The other rituals appear to be working they just aren’t really measurable yet. Remember timing is in a whole different dimension from yours. Results can happen in days, weeks, and sometimes a year later.  When results start showing up though you might feel like you were struck by lightening. Staying in the magickal frame of mind is key to not missing out.

Working with Mother Ocean

If you have a guide or spirit you would like to work with and are ready to power up a bit grab your life jacket.  Mother Ocean has been here since the dawn of time ready to work with you. You don’t have to be near the ocean.  If you have some ocean pictures, sand, water, or wave soundtrack can help you tap into her vast energy.

Your imagination is the doorway to all magick. Imagination is more powerful than most people realize.

I love working with the ocean because for me the images are so easy to access.  That ease is a big clue.  Life takes effort but it doesn’t require struggle.  If I am struggling in any part of my life I always take a closer look.  Including in my magickal and spiritual work. There is no effort for me to feel the tide coming in delivering  with it gifts from the ocean. Try it!

Can you readily imagine working with the ocean currents, sea life, tide, and moon?  Yes? Then you have access to Ocean Magick. Even just a deep inner knowing you are supposed to work with Mother Ocean is enough.

Setting can be helpful in stirring the energy and inspiring your imagination. People use alters in part to help create a setting for getting into the productive space.  Listening to waves, touching sand, and feeling saltwater whether at home or on the beach will help set the stage for you.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to be at the beach there’s all sorts of possibilities! Rocks, sea glass, sand, shells, water, sticks, driftwood, birds fish, the list goes on.  Make the space meaningful and respectful for you and all creatures .

Combining your imagination and Ocean Breathing you can connect your intention with the energy of the ocean. Acting as a guide you can channel ocean energy to empower your money goals. Or, ask to find those hidden treasures and gifts within yourself.

Release your energized intention and let it fly of like a seagull cruising the air currents off a cliff.

Let the tide bring your desires and gifts ashore.

1 Thing I Did Years Ago to Get Ocean Magick Energy Pulsing Through My Body

Years and years ago, sometime around 1998-ish maybe earlier I started an intentional practice to develop my ability to sense energy.  I wanted to begin to feel energy course through my body. Not only that I wanted to be able to choose to ignite the flow both when I wished and where I wished. Meaning I wanted to be able to get in the energy state walking around or even driving.

What got me started on this path was something I read in one of Tom Brown Jr.’s books.  He talked about a feeling you could experience physically when you get to a certain state of meditation.  I forget exactly how he described it.  An electricity flowing through you. The force which connects all things. I wanted to feel that connection. The exact motivation I really don’t recall.

These days I understand what he was describing as Chi in Eastern terms. The subtle energy one taps into with Reiki and other related modalities. As is typical with my life’s journey I didn’t seek a master or teacher. What I got was a bright idea.  The best way I can to describe this idea would be to call it Ocean Breathing.

Forgive the detour but I can’t believe how much of my life I have experienced in an Ocean context.  My whole sorcery practice can be described as Oceanic.  The exercise I am going to describe is  blatantly Sea Sorcery yet only recently did I get this is what I have been doing.

Even when I was exploring Earth based approaches.  The most powerful experiences I have are nearly always near or in the ocean. The more I reflect on this idea the more I see the pattern.  The quietest inner voice is the most powerful. While the ocean can be a deafening storm of wind and waves the power is often in the depths which appear very quiet to us surface dwellers. This perspective also explains the amazing amount of ideas I get in the shower or while swimming.

Back to the Ocean Breathing.  When I say Ocean Breathing I am not saying put on SCUBA gear or attempt to actually breathe underwater. What I am suggesting is you imagine yourself a wave in a vast ocean

Ocean Breathing in 3 Steps

  1. Imagine every breath you inhale peaking at the end of your inhalation like the crest of a wave in the ocean.
  2. Imagine every breath you exhale ends in a trough.
  3. Imagine feeling the Ocean, energy, being drawn up into your being and flows back out as you exhale.
  4. Repeat.

Do this everywhere all the time.

  • Walking,
  • Driving,
  • Watching TV,
  • Playing Video Games
  • Cooking Diner

After a while you will begin to notice rather subtle feelings in your breathing process. Exactly how the sensation feels will be a little or even a lot different from person to person. Just be open to noticing what you notice.

As you develop the capacity to flow this energy you will also find you can direct it somewhat.  In fact, we open a Universe of ideas when we consider the possibilities for working with this energy. Some of the more obvious ones are related to healing work.  Healing is something I am not involved with these days. Developing your facilities of energy access and guiding though is one of the main piers for our magickal practice regardless of a specific area of interest.

Ocean energy skills work are also useful with:

  1. Sex magick and sexual connection at the energetic level can definitely get your attention. The power is in the subtleties. My most profound experiences have come from creating a space to be filled and holding that inner space confidently, patiently, and without expectation,
  2. attracting money and financial opportunities into your life,
  3. attracting your soul mate,
  4. connecting with entities whether personal or really in any pantheon will get a boost from developing your ocean energy abilities. Some of the ones I work with are quite personal and some are well known. Energetic skills have been helpful in every case. Much more so than specific words I may use in a ritual.  Communicating with energy is just so much more effective for me.
  5. most importantly, connecting with yourself. (The real point behind all these practices.)

You can open yourself to a new life of experiences and opportunities by starting this simple Ocean Breathing practice. No force, just the energy wave being drawn in and flowing out. Let the energy of Life keep flowing through you connecting you with the rest of creation. Stay open and the ripples turn into waves you can surf.

Ride the energy wave!

How To Tap into Infinite Energy for Magick

Energy.  Magick.

Really the same thing.  Making changes in reality with your mind.  Can happen by choosing to pick up a hammer and building a bird house.  Or, by casting a spell or conducting a ritual.

Decide how you want to direct your energy or chi. Do it.

Where do you get this energy?  In the physical we need enough sleep, healthy food, and clean water (maybe a little coffee now and then) to keep our body and brain ready for action.  In the non-physical realms of chi and spirit we gather life force and emotion.  Some might lump those together.  I see emotion as an aspect of life force. Chi energy goes far beyond emotion.

How do we accumulate energy for rituals or casting spells?

Energy is flowing through reality constantly. Reality IS energy. All of our experiences and existence come from a pool of chaotic energy.

  • Meditation practices can help gather this energy.
  • Transmuting emotion is another effective process.
  • A number of traditions have specific exercises you can practice.
  • Freeing energy from our internal belief systems.
  • Channeling energy from other physical entities.
  • Channeling energy from non-physical.

While people use magick to change their external worlds.  Magick, in the end, changes us.  Some of the most effective ways to harvest energy from life are to change ourselves.  More specifically, change our belief systems which are taking energy to maintain.  Especially, beliefs we’ve accepted from others during the course of our lives. Even more powerfully, social taboos.

One very simple way to experience this change is with the clothes you wear.

  • Get dressed like you would be going to a job interview or dinner in the nicest restaurant in town.
  • Put on a pair of unicorn rubber boots.  Or boots with polka dots.
  • Put on a silly hat.
  • Go to the mall. Or grocery shopping. Or your kid’s soccer game.
  • Own it.  Show up and notice how you feel.
  • Notice how others react.

In the owning of the stepping outside of customs or norms you accumulate energy. Another source of energy is the feeling of people around you.  What they are projecting to you as a result of your showing up.

All of this energy can be gathered, cleaned,  stored, and redirected. Energy is just energy.  No matter the source. Your mind is probably filled with little belief systems sucking energy off you.  Just like the belief about what you should wear to a job interview.Release them and use the energy.

You are probably spending energy dealing with other people’s beliefs and energy which are directed at you.  Keeping your own beliefs intact while being flooded from other people takes a lot of energy. Use their energy.  Stopping taking whatever you are receiving personally allows you to use their energy.  Either back at them or for any other purpose.

Become a hunter and gatherer of energy. Sources are everywhere.

  • Locate the energy source.
  • Attract the energy.
  • Process the energy.
  • Redirect or store the energy.

Energy can be stored in objects, your own body, or non-physically.  Be careful.  You can make yourself sick or worse doing this incorrectly.

Having help from a spirit-type entity is also a good idea. They can help make the process very efficient and effective.

Experiment. Learn to sense energy physically. See it. Feel it. Touch it. Hear it. Smell it.  However works best for you. Play with it.

We haven’t even gotten to sex yet.  Sex, either solo or partnered is an incredible source of energy and place for learning and experimenting. Stay tuned.

Coffee Shop Experiments in the Power of Imagination and Chi

Your imagination is powerful! Very powerful. To give you an idea, I want to share what happened last night in a local coffee shop.

Looking for a place to get some writing done last night, I emailed a friend. He’s usually hunkered down over his laptop with a cup of coffee somewhere in town. The spot he was hanging out at had a few empty chairs so I asked him to save me a seat.

When I showed up there as a nice cushy easy chair waiting for me across my friend. Getting settled in, I started writing, watching people wander by, and enjoying my passion iced tea. Eventually, I needed a break from all that and decided to try an experiment.

Because my friend has an extensive background in working with energy (chi) I thought it would be fun to work some energy with him without telling him. In this experiment, I didn’t intend the energy to be active in his body. Doing so without his permission wouldn’t be cool. What I did was I created flow of energy in a cyclonic doorway pattern between the two of us. After a few minutes of of flowing and cycloning I IM’d him on Facebook, “Feel that?”

He didn’t see the message for 10 or 15 minutes. When he finally did he looked up and laughed. Looking at the time stamp, he said he definitely did feel something at about the time I sent the message but it was outside his body. So, while we were talking about what had happened, I intended the energy to move internally and began moving it in a circular manner through him.

Yep, he felt the shift immediately. Note that all it took was a shift in my intention for him to feel a corresponding shift. He also began describing the nature of the energy to me. Basically, the energy had a gentle feel to it as it was sweeping and swirling through his body.

Without saying anything I decided to try something new. And this is where the experiment in the power of imagination really starts. I imagined the energy I was flowing towards him as being passed through a funnel. What this funnel was doing was concentrating the energy into something resembling copper wire or a cable.

Then I intended that energy wire to coil tightly and work its way from his solar plexus to his head. After 20 or 30 seconds he said, unprompted, something felt different. The energy, he said, felt focused, denser, and more concentrated than it had before.

Two things happened with my friend in that coffee shop session. First, I made the choice to shift the energy experience and second I tried a new model for guiding the energy with my intention. Using my imagination I was able to create a new pattern for the energy to flow along.

While you don’t create the energy or tell it what to do, you are able to guide it. Kind of like sailboat. You don’t make the wind blow from a certain direction. You use a sail (imagination) to direct the wind and a rudder (intention) to guide the boat (you) to your destination (attention).

Why Learn How To Feel Energy or Chi?

“There are guides that can show you the way.
Use them. But they will not satisfy your longing.

Keep wanting that connection
with all your pulsing energy.

The throbbing vein
will take you further
than any thinking.

Mohammed said, “Don’t theorize
about essence!” All speculations
are just more layers of coverings.
Human beings love covering!

They think the designs on the curtains
are what’s being concealed.”
–Rumi

Don’t theorize is good advice. Direct experience has been my approach to the spiritual and energetic. No amount of thinking and talking to yourself will develop awareness of energy or chi.

Why Learn How To Feel Energy?

Developing your sensitivity to subtle energy adds another sense to the customary set of five. For example, a stranger sat next to me the other day. Turning to face each other, I immediately sensed a void or blankness. The sensation was a mixture of physical feeling and something else I’m not sure how to explain.

Later, in conversation, it came out this person was feeling sad and vulnerable. In other situations, where people are in pain or ill, feeling the energy flow as a tingling sensation is common. From there, holding a healing space for them is a simple matter of intention and surrender.

Becoming sensitive to this energy is rather simple though can take practice. Your body is like an antenna for chi or subtle energy. You were born with this sense. Through cultural influences it has atrophied. Kind of like living in a dark cave and losing your eyesight.

If you wish to regain your energy sense you can starting today. Here’s how:

  • Focus on Your Breath A Few Minutes
  • Relax Your Body By Systematically Noticing Tension
  • Pay Attention To One Part Of Your Body
  • Notice Body Sensations Just Under Your Skin

If you practice this regularly, it won’t be long before you find yourself feeling an ever so slight tingle just beneath your skin. You may well feel it immediately!

A couple of tips that will help you feel energy:

  • Have a Playful Attitude – Seriousness really restricts energy flow.
  • Childlike Curiosity will also help.
  • Allow – Forcing will get in the way. Focus on your breath while being aware of the sensation beneath your skin. This may sound tricky but it works to disengage the logical mind from the process.

Pay attention, intend to feel the energy, and surrender, allowing the sensation to be noticed.

With practice you can learn to increase the flow of the energy, as well as guide it. Your body, the antenna, works both as a receiver and a transmitter. Holding healing spaces for people is a common practice for people developing the ability to work with energy. You get to practice opening to guiding the flow while helping hold a beautiful space for someone.

Overcoming Stage Fright, Reading My Own Poetry in Public for the First Time, and Talking with Women

Across an ocean in a foreign land,
Words of the guru fell into the man’s hand.

Mystery cried for him in the darkness,
Her tears, eons old, waiting for him to wake.

Feeling her warmth night after night,
Vulnerability was her power.

He would eventually learn.

Love and light is a perilous path,
Darkness may kill you but it’s the Mystery you seek.

While She grinds beneath you urging you on,
Slowly destroying you so you may be born.

–Me 🙂

Part I – First Poetry Reading

Last night was Poetry Night in Bellingham and I read my own work for the first time. Second poet in the second set if you wish to listen to the podcast. I haven’t checked to see if I am in the recording, yet. If you listen to the podcast and I am on it, please let me know as I’m avoiding listening to myself speak.

Yep, bright lights, a stage, a microphone, and an audience of very good poets. My heart was pounding and my voice trembled when I got up on stage to introduce this poem, written mid December 2011. How good the poem is I have no idea. My goals were to be on stage, share something I created, and feel my voice project from my heart as I spoke.

How did it feel when I was done? I felt like I could get right back up there! In retrospect, the nervous feeling was a mixture of excitement and not really all that much fear. Given I didn’t feel like throwing up before hand, really, the reading went very well. It may have helped that I had not planned on reading when I decided to go to poetry night. I brought my notebook to do some writing before the show. A friend persuaded me to give it a go.

Part II – Talking with Women

Afterward, the poets meet up at the Copperhog for beer and great conversation. This is where I got my second chance to deal with fear and insecurity. Between massive stress, depression, divorce, general instability in my life, and spending so much time doing the introspective work over the last 5 years, my social skills have really atrophied. Like in the toilet. Really.

Anyway, a charming, attractive woman I had never met before sat down next to me at the Copperhog. She had been at poetry night last night. I have no idea if she is in a relationship or not and it really makes no difference. The fact is, she’s the type who can make my brain shut down. Immediately following said shutdown, typically an awkward silence builds as I run screaming into myself.

Not last night though! While I still have a ways to go, I don’t feel I did terribly during the conversation last night! Woohoo! I’m relearning! Eventually, I may even be able to be the goofy smart-ass in public that I am with my kids and sisters in private.

What does this have to do with you?

The mind can get in the way of the heart. We learn to control the mind so we can experience what it is to live by our hearts. The mind is a tool. The heart is supposed to be in charge. Fear and insecurity come from the ego which lives in the mind.

Love comes from the heart. These days we spend most of our time living from the mind with no balance from the heart. Your heart whispers to you. When you quiet your mind you will be able to hear its message. Once you learn to listen to your heart it’s time to learn how to act without fear, according to its guidance. Take action in the world you were born into, as well as the inner worlds. Act with balance and ease.

Find your edges. Those place you fear to get to close to in life that are holding you back. Explore them. Your heart is waiting for you to feel the joy of being free of the limitations of the ego.

Lessons Given to Me by Two Psychic Deer

I would like to share a rather unusual, true story from my life. It’s about two psychic deer that I tracked near my home one day ten or twelve years ago. What happened when I touched their tracks at the end of the trail is what this blog is about.

My first encounter with touching tracks resulted in two lucid dreams that were like visions and a series of related dreams over a number of years afterward. I had touched a track made by a mountain lion after a few days of meditating in the woods and doing awareness exercises with a group. Group work can be pretty powerful! The above photo is of a mountain lion track a friend found in Idaho. Different cat, same type of track.

The story I wanted to share, though, starts on a late spring afternoon near Bellingham, Washington. One of the practices I was actively doing at the time was going to a sit spot on a nearly daily basis. A sit spot is a place one goes to sit, watching and observing nature while doing awareness exercises with one’s physical senses. The idea is to become familiar with one spot on the Earth throughout the seasons. The act of doing such a simple thing is, in fact, so profound it will require a number of future posts to cover. This particular spot I had been visiting for at least half an hour five times a week over the course of a number of months.

My sit spot was at the edge of an overgrown field, ringed mostly by alder trees and bordered by a creek. I had encountered coyotes, deer and a number of other birds and animals over the months. Ringed by trees and a creek that ran down one side this field was actually just yards from a large housing development. The planners had done a decent job of preserving the natural environment but even so this was definitely not virgin forest in the middle of nowhere.

Yet, the animals were there despite all the people living nearby. And they became comfortable with me being present while they went about their daily routines. Coyotes would pass by me within yards with barely a glance in my direction. After a while, all the animals seemed to see me as just another part of the forest. Even the squirrels!

On this afternoon, two deer had come through the trees, about fifteen yards to my right. As an side note, there’s something you should know about deer. Reputation aside, they are not the stealthy creatures of the forest. In fact, they can be pretty damn noisy. More often than not you can find them by the stumbling and snorting that precedes them as they eat their way across the landscape. I don’t know. Maybe there’s a difference between suburban deer and rural deer. A few more mountain lions might quiet them down.

These two clowns were definitely of the suburban variety. I had heard them coming for a good five minutes before they reached the field. When they reached the field they stopped for a moment and stepped into the long grass. From there they walked down the middle of the field about 20 feet apart and parallel to each other.

After they passed I decided to follow them. They didn’t seem to mind so for the next twenty minutes or so I walked when they walked and stopped when they stopped. I kept my distance such that they wouldn’t feel threatened.

As we approached the other end of the field the two deer crossed paths. From where I was standing I could see exactly where they crossed. When they stopped to graze at the far end of the field stalked quietly up to the spot their trails crossed.

When I knelt down I could see the tracks, less than a foot apart, of each of the deer and which individual made them, clearly. Grazing fifteen yards in front of me both deer were facing away from me.

Kneeling there in the field, I recalled a story one of my mentors told me about animals being able to sense when someone touches their tracks. What a perfect time to test this idea out. With both the deer looking the other direction I touched one track. As soon as my finger touched the soil the deer that made the track lifted its head, turned and looked directly at me. When I lifted my finger the animal went back to grazing. Interesting. So, I decided to try it again with the other set of tracks. Same thing happened as soon as I touched the other set of prints. Head came up, turned, looked directly at me. When I lifted my fingers slightly, back it went to grazing.

What happened that day with the deer? What shifted in me that allowed me to be there and have the experience with them?

The answers to those questions are deceptively simple. Learning to work with the energies representing the connection felt by the deer that day as well as consciousness is also simple. Again, deceptively so.

Once you open your awareness and further develop your consciousness your world will change in a number of ways. You’ll see and feel things others are not, yet, aware of in their own lives.

You will also be challenged. Your own ego will keep finding ways to interfere. From feelings of self-importance to inadequacy. Everything will pop up at you to challenge your peace of mind. The biggest challenge is in not complicating things. Something the mind and ego are particularly good at doing.

And this is where the nature awareness routines will be so valuable. When you sit alone developing your awareness of and empathy with the various elements and life forms in nature your ego you will discover a very special mirror has been waiting for you.

Nature is the ultimate mirror for your ego. Beyond human and absolutely indifferent to your ego or even physical survival, nature is able to reflect Truth to you. Personally, I found this rather comforting. My life, until my nature meditations and experiences, seemed to be filled with rather arbitrary rules. This system which was far bigger than myself and not ruled by other humans and their whims, had very simple rules. And was completely unfazed by the whining of my ego.

What happens as you spend more time in nature and your ego has nobody to argue with other than a cedar tree who couldn’t care less?

  • Your inner dialogue will trail off into silence.
  • You will learn to hear the quiet voice of your heart.
  • Your intuition becomes more reliable.
  • Your dreams have things to teach you.
  • You begin to feel energies you hadn’t felt before.
  • You inner life becomes both richer and calmer.
  • You are attracting things into your life intentionally.

As you keep tuning in to the natural world. quieting your mind, you also notice the influence your consciousness and heart have over your life and relationships. Researchers are even able to detect these influences of the heart, brain and mind, now. There are even some fascinating developments in physics research happening that offer exciting insights into our true potential as conscious beings. Here are some links you may find interesting to explore:

Thank you for taking the time to read this far. I hope you found this first post helpful. My goals for this blog are simple:

  • Write insanely valuable posts that will be useful to you on your spiritual path.
  • Learn from each other and grow together.

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Feeling a Friend’s Heart Breaking

Earlier this week, I met with a friend. We talked for quite a long time about this and that. It wasn’t until we were in the parking lot leaving that he began to share why he wanted to meet up with me.

He and his partner have recently chosen not to be together. Both of these friends are each wonderful people and amazing together. I hadn’t understood what was happening with them until this moment in the parking lot when we finally got down to the heart of things.

As my friend moved beyond his rational mind into the still place, I felt his heart breaking in my chest. This wasn’t an emotional response. It was very much like opening myself to energetic flow. Typically, it’s my hands responding to someone’s physical pain. In this moment the electric charge feeling was in my chest, and I’m pretty sure my heart. And it passed through my body like a wave of energy would in a healing session.

My friends feel guided to not be together. And I was present to feel what was happening energetically with one of them as they pulled apart. This may be the first time I’ve been sensitive enough to be aware of something like this physically in my heart.

Like I said it wasn’t an emotional experience. In fact, the energetic hit took me by surprise. Afterwards there was a sense of released tension in my body.

We are all connected. Whether we are aware of the connection or not it is there. Your heart is a very real, physical connection point to the rest of humanity.