August 2020 – Shamanic Meditation Studies – Hide and Seek
I plan to hold our August Meeting on Saturday August 22 at 3 pm Arizona (6 pm eastern) time.
Please make the time and space to Just Watch life flow through you during your busy day. Each day this month, invest at least 5 minutes without filtering life through a personal point of view.
Consciously make room for life to just be, without labeling or judging anything, or anyone! Please post what you experience…
Nice journey, Missy. Sometimes I wish I could catch a ride on these journeys, but I have to say when my heart is open I always get what I need from our gatherings.
My journey Thursday also involved the incredible cosmic gown and dancing, much dancing, In which the beads glowed and as they twirled around they were shining brilliantly as the Sun lit them up… I had been flying around over Various sacred lands, hearing about harvest seeds, like blue Corn and others, and these beads were Seeds of Peace shining down on the Earth. Namaste, Love.
Labeling and judging interferes with experiencing life as it flows through. It adds to the illusion of separation and gets in the way of the pure, fresh experience which is available whenever I just stop. Fortunately those moments happen spontaneously and always seem magical.
Thanks for sharing your journey, Braveheart.
During Thursdayâ€™s class, I journeyed to Ma Ha. Taking Keshavâ€™s suggestion, I asked Lightening to bring me there. I waited. Nothing happened. Mind started to argue then zap – my body jumped as I felt a light energy zap go through me. Traveling to the upper worlds, I saw the woman with the skirt of stars. Mind asked if it was real but quieted when the response was â€œWho cares?â€ I jumped from star to star then slid down a tunnel of blue light landing in a very fluorescent, blue place. At some point, â€œlâ€ had no form. There was an awareness of a pulse, a pull, a connection. I was using the flute music as a beacon – a callback, when the computer sound cut out. I looked back at my body, still in front of the computer and noticed it was still physically moving, connected to the energetic pulse. Still connected, I dropped the fear of not having the musical ordinary reality lifeline and shifted back to the blue energy. I dropped into a fluorescent blue land. The pulse/connection was strong. It was an awareness, an acceptance, a form of communication. It felt like I had a form but it was small, dwarfed by the shapes around me. Everything glowed and vibrated. I looked for the mushrooms, Keshav asked about. Expecting tiny ones, there was surprise when I realized they were as big as a shed. I sat down, introduced myself, spending a timeless time getting to know them and asking what they had a share. They invited me to try them like a magic mushroom but there was a strong awareness that they were energetic beings and that I didnâ€™t need to consume them to take in their magic. There could be a peaceful working together. On the top of the mushroom, I noticed a glowing white powder? Fog? Dust? I rubbed my hand over? In? it and realizing that the energy could be absorbed through contact. Like the mushrooms Iâ€™ve had in ordinary reality, things began to visibly vibrate. I heard the words, vibration and frequency over and over.
Color, sound, frequencies, pulses, energy, sound waves, color waves, light waves… ways to send energy = Frequencies = information, communications. It seemed to me that was how they were communicating. In the background, I again heard flute music. Time to get back. Bowing and backtracking, I came back to my now still body.
Aha. And why do we work so hard at separating when itâ€™s only natural to come together!
Keshav. There is NO trying in the thumbs coming together! It is a happening like Woodstock in 1969.
Great observation Diane. For me, the operative word is "try."
Hum. The more I try to keep them apart the closer and quicker they come together. Message: resistance to what is is ridiculous !
Wow. The dhyan mudra: with the left hand on the bottom I noticed that the thumbs more quickly connected than when the left hand was on the top. I also noticed that when mind was thinking about what was going to happen, nothing happened. They connected in both ways when there was "no mind". I will keep working with this. By the way, just the other day I actually tried working with this mudra. Funny how it should appear in the group..Love the synchronicity.
Watered Mugwort patch this morning Keshav and called out Binky44 for her healing energy to go your way … direct Link for sure, since itâ€™s from your original plant I believe!
Interested to hear more about your Blue Mushroom Colored starlight beads… my datura also one of your seed plants, has been producing more flowers this week, so that connections for you too…
See you soon, Namaste, Love.
Yay! It works for me!
I am still in recovery and want to meet on the 22nd.
My understanding (at the moment) is that we are given free will to experience life from the perspective of seeing the flower or being the flower. One experience defines or informs the other. I believe that is what life in form is all about. To play the game of seeing the flower as a separate self while safely abiding in the whole as the whole, safe at home. Knowing that while playing, makes all the difference. Especially when the game gets scary. We can just turn off the projector and return to home, a place we never left. And if we get too caught up in the game, it is good to have a teacher and a group like this to tap us on the shoulder and remind us. Thank you Russ and Missy and of course, Keshav.
Missy, using Keshav’s words, even objects and the objective is subsumed within the subjective. Being able to choose which we focus on, it seems to me, is yet another gift. Duality as far as I can see plays out within the subjective. This being the case, even when body mind seems focused on passing and objective thoughts; if we recognize object is subject to subjective, our meditations are firmly rooted. Thank you for sharing your experience with the topic. Namaste
Last night was full of light and beautiful energy right away when I joined zoom. I picked my drum up about the second song when Keshav rattled and when we stopped, my ears and the sound in the room around me were still booming like I was inside the drum drumming. I know you said Keshav your hearing was very sensitive now, I think you were showing us that last night, I felt it like never before. I keep picturing Horton Hears a Who and the Rabbit that could hear with his big ears all around the world to the bug chewing on grass? Something like that.. love Dr Seuss and his fantastical interpretations I grew up with. Living them out as an adult is awesome! Namaste. Love.
Where to start.. from Turkey feathers to today, feeding them 3 juicy tomato hornworms…I wanted to let them live but one grew twice as big overnight, on a plant gifted to me, so I gifted the Turkey a meal or whomever finds them first … I left them fresh tobacco leaves too if they want.. I’m still laughing about a 10 second video I made of it chew chew chewing and then a poop popped out! As Keshav says it’s the ultimate eating/pooping machine! Actually they are very good at hiding with their exact green leaf color, until the leaves totally disappear do you notice them. Finding humor and making choices along the way, have no idea what’s next. Russ I believe I’m acting in and reacting to the moment, it bounced back and forth kinda like a tennis match, with wins and losses and finally acceptance on my part. Namaste.
Diane, I have found fear work to be immeasurably fruitful. I admire your willingness to do so. I wish you well with it.
Fear and love – witnessed myself in full blown doubt taking me away from life that has been present! Today, a shift occurred right after seeing the full moon, and then watching the sunrise. Embracing what is, and accepting the feelings bouncing between fear and love, and feeling more love. Gratitude has been reignited as well. My session with Keshav on Friday opened the gate!
Yes, it all depends on the aperture. How far are we willing to hide while playing the "game of hide and seek." Like all stable geniuses, donny trump is shooting the moon.
Am I acting IN the moment,
Or reacting TO the moment?
Even when reacting, it’s just a dream of being out of time.
Loved the music selected for last night’s chanting! I liked singing along AND loved feeling connected through the music.
That witness position exposes the beauty of dualism. It often mirrors the death of an old and obsolete version of me, to make more room for the me that wants to explore items not found on the first page of the menu. Are we not good enough to let go?
I am right there with you Too joe
I second that, Joe!
Thank you Keshav. I find my need to be less than or greater than others to be a major contributor to my pain especially in spiritual work. When rooted in a separate sense of self ,the “ less than” wants to be a victim and remain stagnant. In a place of greater than, mind is constantly looking for a reason to stand out. My experience has taught me that these are constantly flip flopping which is energetically exhausting. When I can stay seated as the watcher there is nothing else that I need to be other than genuinely at peace. The magic that I seek or wish to hold onto is everywhere for everyone.