The vertigo is back. And so is a mysterious unexplained rash I struggled with last year. It’s coming to the surface again, making me feel a bit off kilter.
I reflect. It’s nearly August and here we are, masked up, restricted in our movements, in a crazy mixed up world where emotions are high. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at my physical symptoms. After all, don’t our inner thoughts often manifest in our body
Like everyone I’m quietly getting on with life, however I’ll admit to feeling the uncertainty and worry. It’s unavoidable, and only human, to mourn what we’ve lost and the freedoms we once took for granted. Yet despite this, each day I wake to another gift of life and I feel inexplicably blessed.
I can’t travel BUT I can meditate. A few nights ago I did a meditation by Dr Joe Dispenza which transported me. It took me on a journey, out of my worries and into a state where I felt peace and wonder at the earth and all of living life here.
I imagine the trees that I walk amongst every day, that change with the seasons and prove how resilient we can all be in the shedding and releasing of old ways.
I remember the oceans that I’ve swum in and the shores that I’ve walked along, marvelling at the tides, both gentle and strong, continual forces of nature that ebb and flow.
I dream about the desert, the vastness and awe of the ancient landscapes of Mungo, the rugged grandeur of places like Arkaroola and the spiritual heart and soul of the Red Centre in Australia. Where whispers of the past become part of our present.
I picture our green pockets of nature breathing in life through rain-forests of replenishing beauty, signs that life renews and thrives even after fire, loss and devastation.
I imagine the Earth as being part of us. Slowing down. And, as we live in harmony, we’re all becoming tuned in to her new rhythm and vibration.
Perhaps once we start healing our inner world these physical manifestations, our ailments, my vertigo and rash, pain and conflict, they might restore into balance. When fear is replaced by faith there is a shift.
Perhaps once we change our inner selves we’ll see the changes that we want in our outer world: love, kindness, compassion, understanding over judgement and visions of a better world.
Perhaps if we keep the earth close to your heart we can let our love for life heal all of life. When we move in harmony we ARE in harmony.
“Every time you open your heart the earth notices.”
“Every time you give, it notices.”
“Every time you give thanks, it feels you.”
When we feel awe for a sunset or the force of the ocean or a midnight sky full of stars, when you feel that gentle breeze that caresses your cheek as you walk, these moments, big and small connect us to something greater. I stopped the other day, mesmorised by a flower. Or perhaps it was a weed. It didn’t matter, it was so beautiful it made me pause.
Let these moments lift you up. “Bless it, give thanks to it. Admire it and celebrate it. Care for it. Appreciate this earth we’re all a part of.”
Although I have no control over what’s happening in the outside world I can control what I focus on. Love, peace and acceptance. Maybe if I hold these in my mind enough, just as I held the images of mountains, oceans and deserts in my mind during meditation, the world will right itself.
Solutions come when we’re peaceful inside. And when we shift our mindset.
Here’s to being positive, forward thinking and resilient. My hope is that we lose the need to control what we can’t control and instead lean forward into love and faith.
Let’s all unite and raise our vibration. Love and gratitude will always triumph over fear. We will get through this.
Stay strong, healthy, sane and happy.
In love and light