Unwind – simply means NO WIND

Thich Nhat Hanh says “It is not the fault of the Moon, if she can not reflect herself in un-calm water. It is the fault of the water.”     You are the water, my friends.

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Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon

Even your own reflection in water is distorted when the water is not still.

When you do not take the time to calm or still the waters, you do not see your own True self clearly. You don’t see Others clearly.

UN-WIND = decrease the wind. Treat yourself to beginning or practicing anything that allows stillness in yourself.

Allow the Moon to reflect in all her beauty. Receive ALL to be seen for what they really are. Enjoy some clarity.

(And I wish each of you a calm and beautiful year, full of joy and happiness!)

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If you’re feeling the pressure…

Self Criticizing Under-nourishing Bleak Attitude – today’s SCUBA lesson.

Is the pressure getting to you? Do you sometimes feel cold and constricted? Your scuba diving gear may be great down there, but let’s face it, there’s nothing like the free Flowing, Life giving Oxygen that’s up there above the waters.

Somehow, at times, we’ve all sunk to those uncomfortable murky depths using our own thoughts as attached weights. Heavy thoughts, let’s call them. Thoughts that just don’t feel good, like Fear, Guilt, Negative self-talk, Anger, Blame and Insecurity.

Occasionally it may feel like Life has us by the…lungs.

Momentum and lifeLooking upward, you remember how good you used to feel. You decide to stop chasing those Problem fish. You see the light. The Light where you feel Buoyant, Joyful, Inspired, Eager, Capable, Self-empowered and closer to your source of Life’s Oxygen. Oh yeah, it all feels great up there! 

Luckily, you remember your SCUBA lessons and know that if you try to shoot immediately to the top of the water, you could get the Bends, feel pain and probably not reach your goal successfully.

The successful ascension involves a slow change. You have to adjust and only make changes that are comfortable at a pace that is healthy for YOU.  Little by little, you change your thoughts. One by one.

If you rise too quickly, your own Velocity can drive you into self-destruction and end up hurting you. We’ve lost too many great celebrities, and far more lesser known folks, who tried to Force their own Momentum from one range of emotions to the other. They forgot to decompress slowly and modify for Pressure changes as Life presented new surroundings and experiences.

One by one, you release your own Limiting thoughts, and the dark and cold waters begin to diminish beneath you.  “Regulating” with each thought change, only you can feel when the next weight is ready to be released. The surface and the Light actually begin to inspire you even more, now that you get so close.

There is no rush.  You will be where you need to be, when you are there.

The secret is to not strap on those heavy thoughts in the first place. It’s just too much of a journey back and forth and it’s only down there that the danger lurks.

 

(Thanks to Thomas Quine for image)