June 2021 — Shamanic Meditation Studies – Acceptance!
Please note that we are scheduled to meet from 3pm – 5pm (Arizona time ) on Saturday June 19.
I recommend maneuvering through each day by consciously shifting attention to the unrestricted silent place where each and every changing life situation takes place.
As changing life situations arise, focus attention on the unrestricted beingness of the accepting position itself, not on what is accepted or the "you" that accepts. Do so until you can feel the "you" separate from acceptance; fall away.
Making room for such unconditional acceptance allows understanding of changes to be complete, and impersonal; devoid of confusion and tension.
Please post what you experience!
It is our culture's blindness to the nature of spirit and spirit guides that keeps us from heeding the knowing that to treat any one part of the whole poorly, is to treat all with disrespect.
I had to lose my mind to find my soul… Good trade!
Looking forward to seeing everyone. I’m just taking in all these changes and sending you all a sparkle when you come to mind. Height of summers full light, mama bear and 2 Cubs here, many plant and bird spirits gracing us every day. Namaste. Love.
Opening to change here and now. There is no past to hide in or future control. Both are time bound and a waste of energy. Being present gives space for gratitude and wonder in countless ways. Breathing is amazing and so is stopping to listen to a bird’s song. Old beliefs no longer work. Apparently, I don’t need to stay in the same place or hold on to certain things in order to be safe. I was afraid of change. Now change washes in like the ever present tide. And I’m focusing on one wave at a time.
I have committed to more consciously wake up from sleep into non-personal awareness. I first notice the feel of the pull to step back into identification with "Keshav's" pure body/mind. I can also feel the nonsensical pull to identify with unchecked egocentric thought patterns that start the day by trying to form a "me" with a personal point of view.
There is also an intimate and boundless spacious awareness; not yet distracted by the "process" of self-formation.
Lingering, if only for a moment in such simple beingness allows divinity to blossom and shine. This peace of "no mind" is free and limitless; part of that pregnant pause between asleep and awake. And, it sets the tone for me to open to New ways of being and doing.
When challenged, it’s a little jolting to see how flimsy my perceptions of reality are.
I was doing yard work today ,pushing through the humidity and heat. As I was dragging the branches into the woods my ankle twisted. The immediate response was begging for what the fuck, fuck this, or just plain fuck. I decided to rest in the quite space and observe ,and I began to chuckle appreciating the fact that I didn’t sprain or break anything. The need to fight reality does some pretty pointless.
In that “unrestricted beingness of acceptance position” it is impossible to take things personally. Nothing and no one to defend or judge. That truly is freedom.
Freedom is just a concept until I drop the conditions that veil its divine essence.
I inadvertently ordered something from the store that could not be returned. My “waste not want not” self was not ok with that and giving it away was not an option. I felt guilty for the financial waste. Keshav, thanks for the reminder that I was in the dream of the planet mode vs acceptance. The weight of self-judgement and self-chastisement has dropped away. “To err is human” but true acceptance is Devine.