“What is the most important lesson you have learned in your Life as a seeker?”
1) Your perception depends on your state of consciousness which naturally changes.
2) Everything in Life has a process which needs to be respected.
Some perceive a widget to be “good,” others will see the same “widget” as “bad.”
The widget is neither “good” nor “bad” in itself until we change its quality through our conditioning. In Life everything that has happened and that is happening, is necessary as it is; that is why to qualify something as “good” or “bad” means not to understand the process of change.
There is no “ending” state to reach. It is a full circle. For example, “No-I” will bring “I” and in return,”I” will bring “no-I.” This is an eternal process, the “yin” and “yang” which is meant for Life to self-sustain.
“So what I am supposed to DO in this Life then, if there is no goal to accomplish?”
Do what you desire. What you DO does not matter. What matters is if you are fully enjoying the experience, if you are fully AWARE of the experience.
“Can you be more “real” and give down to earth examples to understand?”
You are taking a shower. Are you enjoying it? Do you feel the water caressing your body? Do you fully enjoy that sensation or some mental conditioning appears? Is your mind not allowing you to be fully in that moment? Is your morality not allowing you to caress yourself? Observe. BE AWARE. No judgment is necessary.
Did you work hard to get your 6 figures dream job? Enjoy it. When joy is no longer there, you may need to change. Are you all stressed out and lying to yourself that you “truly enjoy your job”?
Better stop lying to yourself. Sooner or later things will change, because Life is change.
It does not matter what you choose to DO in Life. In our society it matters because we live with mental ideals and moral standards to accomplish something in this Life or the one beyond. You could become a “beach bum” and sell margaritas for a “living.” Are you enjoying it? Someone may tell you “Why are you wasting your Life in that way?”
If your focus is enjoyment, every moment is joy. Life will go and you will be gone in joy.
That is the most spiritual, grateful way to live Life in my humble opinion. You will teach others without speaking a word. You will be “highly” spiritual, without practicing any ritual. You will be true to yourself, honest; without wearing the mask of trying to BE someone who you are not meant to BE. You will be DOING “good” without intending to DO it; thus “true,” egoless DOING.
When you are naked like that… is when society/religions and “isms” will desperately try to “save you,” by dressing you up.
Note: The article below is from my friend, Paul. He shared this article with a group of local energy/light practitioners and I requested him to allow me to share his article in the blog. Paul is describing the healing aspect of Nature, which Avyakt7 has experienced (Avyakt7 is an avid “beach goer” with infinite love for Nature.) There are several ways to clean your chakras at the beach.
Why is this important?
Because we accumulate heavy energies throughout the day and we need to “clean” our energy field from that heaviness. If we go on, our mood will change and our sensibility will shut down. Our aura field expands and shines when we are healthy. We are in “inter-beingness” and our subtle/energetic body is in constant relationship with the totality. To be in Nature is natural for a healthy human being.
“There are occasional times or periodic episodes in our lives when we become disconnected, or as Abraham-Hicks might say, we are “out of alignment with Source.” And intuitively I recognize when the need arises to follow through on my personal prescription or inner-guidance system, to take time-out from the demands of life or self-inflicted judgments and false beliefs about myself. I get back to nature. And although the parks along the seawall of downtown Saint Petersburg have been like church to me for about twelve years now, there is also a time when the specific need for the beaches along the Gulf (or Ocean) calls to me with its own medicinal characteristics.
Walking barefoot has been a part of my nature which I probably picked up from my Mother. But now I do it consciously and with more frequency in part because I understand, as an energy worker, the benefits of connecting with the Earth, grounding, and even as a cure for insomnia.
But there is such an INCREDIBLE feeling when my feet first touch the sand. The therapeutic results are immediate. My shoulders drop, the muscles in my face soften and I often release a deep “AAAH!” exclamation which vibrates down into my abdomen, down my shoulders and out my hands. It is an acknowledgment of connection, gratitude and humility on an emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level.
The beach is also geographically unique in that it contains all the elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth, simultaneously. In addition to the sun providing healthy Vitamin D for our skin in as little as 20 minutes per day, 83 elements of the periodic table, biologically available, are found in sea water. Inhaling a sea mist filled with negatively-charged ions, or molecules that attach to your lungs also boosts your immune system, according to naturopathic doctor Connie Hernandez.
In addition, proponents claim that swimming in seawater opens pores in the skin to allow the absorption of sea minerals and the expulsion of disease-causing toxins from the body. Nature’s own flu shot!
Moreover, the beach can provide an almost-instant chakra cleanser, opening and stimulating all of our senses. Its vastness inspires creativity, wonder, perspective, tranquility and introspection. And on a personal level it invokes elements of creative expression that transposes itself into the music I perform and the massages I provide to my clients. I often draw Reiki symbols in the sand to activate the intention of global healing. Even though you are likely aware of many of these benefits of the beach (we DO live in Florida, after all!), just think of this as a reminder of who you Are.
The simplest pleasures in life remind us of our personal Divinity and Universal Connectedness. Whether we choose to put on our favorite loose-fitting clothes and attend a laid-back, beach-front gathering, or to find a place of solitude and necessary alone-ness (not to be confused with loneliness), our miles of endless Floridian beaches allows us a fresh element of therapeutic peace.
Paul Demske, LMT A native of Green Bay, WI, Paul is a Licensed Massage Therapist (MA#66850) / body worker, musician, Reiki practitioner, voice impressionist, writer, photographer, and certified Quantum Touch™ practitioner. His multi-faceted levels of experience led him to Florida in 2001 to further pursue my spiritual path and self-initiated education in the areas of wellness, quantum physics, metaphysical studies, alternative research and awareness, and as a Heart Forgiveness Facilitator. Available for massage sessions in Pinellas County. 813-438-9171.