Dear fellow travelers,
In Blog #47 I described feeling stretched to the breaking point. The stretching has continued, yet recently something shifted energetically and now there is no breaking point. I am at a stage of my own spiritual journey where all that I experience feels to be in the Divine flow. When what I experience feels "difficult" I take it as Spirit offering me
an opportunity to shift my perception.
Lately my life circumstances have led me to feel an exceptional amount of stress. Five years ago today I wrote about serving as a pressure relief valve for humanity (Blog #26 On Telempathy and Serving as an Emotional Pressure Relief Valve) and I wondered whether the stress is a variant of this. What's different is there are objective
reasons for the stress and it feels personal rather than collective.
To the extent that I have a regular spiritual practice, it is to keep my heart open and carry on, whatever comes my way. During the past several weeks I have been finding a way to see/feel the stress as a spiritual practice that has physical and energetic facets. At the physical level I pay close attention to my body when the stress feels especially intense to make sure it doesn't become incorporated as tension. Deep breathing and keeping my shoulders
relaxed help with that. Emotionally I allow myself to feel the stress in a neutral way and mentally I observe it dispassionately, all the while holding it in my heart with love for myself and others who are also feeling stressed. Holding myself and others who are feeling stressed tenderly in my heart creates an expansive feeling of connection with others that extends farther than I can perceive.
In my previous blog I talked about Quartzite as a metaphor for human incarnational experience. The stone pictured above is impacted sandstone from the meteor crater that lies below Serpent Mound in Ohio. High temperature and pressure polymorphs of Quartz can be found in the impacted sandstone of meteor craters. Perhaps the stresses that we feel individually and collectively are serving to catalyze our crystalline natures.
In the meantime, hold the frequency, stay grounded, carry on.