"You are looking for what is looking."
~ St. Francis of Assisi
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
You - a latticework of energies
My morning ritual is pictured above. Each day I start by sitting outdoors (along with my three dogs and a very special cat on my lap) and I commune with nature. I view nature, people, plants, animals, and everthing in the material world as energy. To connect with this energy, I light a candle, incense, and a white sage smudge stick. I begin by smudging myself by moving the smoke energy by using a feather. I smudge my four legged friends along with the area where we will be sitting. This creates a clean environment that is free of all negativity, and then I envision a pure white light of love surrounding us.
The four elements are being accessed - earth, fire, water, and air. We are all created from these elements and when we connect to them, spiritually and physically, we allow an energy medicine to come into our bodies and keep us whole and well.
In our modern world we live in, it can be a strange, unnatural, stress-filled environment. Many of us have lost our connections to nature. Our immune systems don't recognize this strange environment that our bodies are desperately trying to adapt to. It attacks what it doesn't know. Our chakras become unbalanced, and as a result physical and mental illnesses arise.
Everything is energy, or vibration. When we see this, we can understand why the ancient shamanic healing practices are now being introduced into modern cultures. According to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel laureate in Medicine,"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy."
When you cultivate your capacity to weave these energies into a part of your life, you can be a more conscious and sensitive instrument of energy medicine than all other technologies combined.
When I enjoy my morning coffee and surround myself with my ritual candles, incense, etc., I am focusing on my body as a living system of energy, and I realize that this powerful energy is already inherent in my hands and in my very being.