Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Potluck gathering as sacred geometry

Posted on Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Last night I was at a potluck dinner where I began knowing only a couple other people. As is my tendency, I gravitated to a corner from which I could talk with the person on either side, or sit back and just listen to other conversations, or watch the proceedings, which is what I did, but this time with different eyes. At first I simply took delight in all of our surface differences the tattoos, hairdos, clothes, ages, levels of engagement with each other. Then, given our differences, I wondered about what drew each of us to this gathering, not just on a social level, but on the underlying level(s) – those of energy, geometry, gravity. I began to “feel into” the energy of the group, and found a cohesion there, even as people moved toward, and away from, the center(s). And, as I began to move towards “separating” myself from the group, I wondered what would happen to the feel of the group as I did that. When I look back on it now, I imagine a large bubble of water, from which a single drop emerges, and the bubble reforms, slightly smaller, but still with an attraction for the individual water drop, now forever connected and transformed by, energetically, that bubble. I am now more likely to reconnect with that group than I was to go there in the first place. These people are now part of my memory – the boy with curls just like his sister’s at that age, the man with empty holes in his earlobes, the teenage girl sitting on her mother’s lap. And beneath that, circles within circles; spirals; spheres. What will happen when we all see the entire universe this way?

Summer Solstice

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Last night I participated in a Global Heart Coherence/Summer Solstice Labyrinth walk. If you don’t know about HeartMath’s Global Coherence Initiative, please check it out: It is about bringing our collective hearts together in an uplifted vibration to bring energetic/vibrational coherence to the planet. While it is a global initiative, the experience of centering in your heart is very personal. We began with that – centering in our hearts – and then we walked the labyrinth. I was first. I danced my way through and, when I got to the center, I sat and, centered in my heart, waited. A dream from last winter came to me, a dream in which I was retrieving things from behind 3 doors, but in the dream I had only gone through 2; last night I went through the 3rd, retrieving my onederment.

This morning I feel sad and scared that I can’t/won’t live up to that possibility in each and every moment of my life. Of course,that;s a tall order for anyone; even the Dalai Lama forgets and swats and mosquitoes. So I’m trying to be gentle with myself, trust my intention to guide me, and know that will be good enough.

New Year’s Beliefs, Part IV

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Master’s Challenge: Imagine there’s no money; I wonder if you can

Gene Roddenberry could, the author of Conversations with God comes pretty close, and the movie Zeitgeist, Addendum sees it coming, so why not give it a try? If you’re having trouble, watch some Star Trek episodes, or the franchise’s movie First Contact, in which this concept is explained, or go to and watch Addendum, and then begin “dreaming into” it yourself. The internet is moving in this direction; a lot of what is available on the internet is absolutely free, including the Zeitgeist movies. What would your world look like if there was no money?

And revisit John Lennon’s song while you are at it, at:

New Year’s Belief Changes, Part III

Posted on Monday, January 5th, 2009


Lead from your heart, not just your head

Every time you are about to pay for anything—an electric bill, a massage, a new “toy”—check in with yourself and see if you are developing a knot in your stomach or are having a little trouble breathing. That’s fear. Now, before you actually spend the money, move into your heart and get to a place of joy and/or gratitude for the item you are paying for. If you can’t do it right then, walk away until you can. Maybe that will be a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days, but don’t spend money from a place of fear.

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