December 2020 — Shamanic Meditation Studies – The Dreamer!
I plan to hold our December meeting on Saturday December 19, at 2 pm Arizona (4 pm eastern) time. (Note: time change)
The Shamanic Dreamer model of the Universe is that we are the very fabric and structure of existence itself; taking form while playing a game of hide and seek. The first realization to arise from the peace of the moment is that we are only pretending to forget who are. And, that we as mere dream characters do not wake up from such folly. The Dreamer eventually realizes the value of waking up after not really falling asleep…
Together, we inspire each other to make this life into a waking dream. What is it going to take!
I love how you worded that about Saturday Keshav, I want to copy and put it on my studio wall… maybe I’ll do a Collage with that in it.. so special to be part of the magic, Thank you for creating and holding the space for us all to join when we can.
Happy Boxing Day ! I’m ready to move on, one foot in front of the other… or maybe I’ll skip and dance! 5 days left of 2020, soooo looking forward to 2021! Namaste.
Sharing peace and love this Christmas!
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
Merry Christmas everyone
Sitting in Circle Together on Saturday was eye opening for me. Hanging in space together as we set the Intent to drop the filters in order to see, and to be seen; now, that was a light show that will not be forgotten by me. There was magic in the air that felt like the antidote to the dream of the planet.
You probably are aware that CT received a lot of snow on Wednesday/Thursday – 18 inches where I live. The plow guys said they’d be out on Thursday, but didn’t get here till Friday. Then, they forgot to do my walkway, so I could not get to the garage. They came back after dark (!) Here I am Saturday morning strangely disinterested in ‘going out’ but sort of hypnotized by the intense whiteness of it all. I have felt safe and content while I was ‘snowed in’ – it was a state of being all alone and yet clearly going through the exact same thing with all the neighbors. Interesting how attention shifted temporarily to a new ‘threat’, and when it was dealt with the old threat remains. Take care, stay well, all my love, Carol.
We are entertaining ourselves with lovely dreams or torturing ourselves with nightmares while traveling in this incarnation, as form, in an imaginary reality, while the One, safe at home, the One observing our travels, holds us anchored in presence. As Keshav says we are playing hide and seek, a game of awake and asleep, the hiding in the dream and then being â€œrediscovered.â€
It IS really nice to hear from others. It feels like connecting with family. I donâ€™ t have much to report on a personal level. I think I know what house arrest feels like, minus the ankle bracelet. I go out mostly for food, mostly drive-thru and curbside. From my deck there is a view of a 24 hour car wash, the backside of a Walgreens, and storage units. The constant sound of the car wash, the big rigs shifting at the stop light, motorcycles and mopeds, and the rush of cars going by. Occasionally screeching of brakes and the sirens mostly from the trucks from the nearby firehouse break through the cacophony. One little hummingbird who chatters at me when I come out. I suspect the last tenant had a hummingbird feeder. Been there, done that. Sorry little guy. Still, I have sunshine almost everyday which is so much appreciated as I am solar powered. I miss New England; my walks and drives through rural towns. The trees, brooks, lakes, rivers, shoreline. The horses, cows, deer and once a moose and the too numerous critters and birds to list. The old New England town with the Victorian houses, old trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, the leaves changing. But I cannot go back to the cold and rain and snow and ice. So, I am feeling blessed to have found a place where the rent is do-able. I miss working but love not getting up to an alarm clock. Maybe in another year we will have made it through the worst of it. Thankful I have another perspective, another way in which to view life. And thankful we all have each other.
Sitting here next to the wood stove on a quiet snowy Sunday afternoon, smelling the beautiful fragrance of the Balsam tree we just brought into the house. Light piano music on Pandora, a puzzle going under my iPad here at the table, dog and cat behind me soaking up BTUs by the stove. A place they rarely move from this time of year, nor do I.
The need for warmth inside and out, I just fed them the remains of the Turkey giblets, what a treat! I’m actually enjoying this Pandemic year of retail, less crazy shopping when I work. We control the numbers in the store, spray locally made Barr Hill Gin alcohol sanitizer on everyone’s hands upon entering, people appreciating this practice. Wearing and breathing in a cotton mask for 6 hours is hard tho, so I’m glad I’m not there but 2x a week. It definitely takes more energy from me, my sinuses were sore this morning, but as we have proven it’s working, so I can suffer a lil to keep others safe!
I’m having some seasonal masks made locally, with fabric designed by my sons GF, so I’m trying to help many artists while enjoying more time in my paper art world. This is a lil piece of my dream world as of today. Namaste. Love.
Despite the illusion that I am somehow stuck or lost, there is also an awareness that I am BSing myself. The feeling of “home” is unmistakable.
Music helps wake me up. Beautiful chants that help me pause, bringing me back to the moment. Watching musicians play is mesmerizing and hearing favorites from class, retreats and mitotes open my heart. I've found several new favorites on Keshav's YouTube Channel. Keep them coming!
On a personal note: I'm asking, I'm pleading, I'm begging, please post. Share funny stories, movies/shows, photos, jokes and songs by email or text. Reach out. It's a great way to come together to laugh, share and inspire each other. Every day I come to the Community Share. It's like walking into class. Sometimes I sit quietly listening and sometimes I join in. I always breath in – feeling both individual and group energy.
Showing up makes a difference. It is felt and appreciated. It's winter, there a pandemic. Everyone is dealing with something. Connecting in circle, as circle makes a huge difference. Namaste.