From Knock Knock last week, Jeff asked a terrific question that needed more space to answer. Even more space than anticipated, as it turned out, as cascades of thoughts continued to pour! Too much. Simplicity is key, so waited out the deluge until clarity arrived, paring out the excess for future posts. :-)
Specific to my sharing:
“As for me, I’m quite happy to shed the incessant plumbing and exchange it for integration.”
Jeff questioned: “How does this work practically? Is all it takes just a simple acknowledgement that something is triggering us, and a desire to integrate whatever it is? What if you don’t “know” why or what it is?”
We are, at our core, intentional beings. It’s how we manifest (i.e., create with the energy stuff of this universe). So, our desire/our intent to do anything is foundational, yes, absolutely.
I want to say using our intentionality is something like Harry Potter’s wand. Wands, themselves, are just focusing devices. When Harry (or any other new student) first got his wand, he was all over the place. The wand waved him, so to speak, and the early results of his intentions were hit or miss. Practise focusing intent yields ever improving results, like any other thing we do with consistency (exercise, write, sing, drive a car, etcetera). The magic is already there. Some of us may be faster to master, others may take a bit longer to get the hang of it.
So, yes…it can be as quick or as lengthy as we seem to need to make it…that’s part of the game here, isn’t it?
I feel we get hung up on the need to know why, overall. When things are completely sideways, or even upside-down, questioning is survival. For the most part, though, it’s usually a mind activity. Lots of time is spent (even wasted?) on the relentless pursuit of the why. As we evolve out of head space towards heart centered space, our understanding flows increasingly from heart wisdom.
So, imagine when discomfort arises, saying “oh, hello, energy being from the past…you’re here to resolve and integrate with me? Anything you’d like to tell me? Anything you’d like me to know?” Listen. Sense the reply. I have been amazed at the deep compassion that wells. It melts the separation and the reunion, the integration, becomes a sweet sweet homecoming.
I’ve done this in quiet space. I’ve done this while driving. I’ve experienced just the act of recognition and asking is enough to trigger release of the trapped energy. Other times, it’s a bit longer as I gain understanding from the replies.
I was recently engaged in listening to a discomfort when my mind kept intruding. I kindly said, No, thank you, I’m doing this now…I’ll attend to you after. But it was persistently interrupting. Now, I’ve written more than once on the who is thinking me? topic. So, directly after becoming frustrated with my mind’s intrusions, I paused, accepted my mind as an energy being (whether or not you choose to, too, is totally up to your inner resonance), called to it, asking what it needed. Acknowledgement. Acknowledgement was what it needed. My heart sank as I recognized how very hard my mind has been working, even admist all the crap it’s fed from programming, to protect me. I felt a welling of compassion and gratitude, energetically embracing this being, a real component of my human experience, and the separation dissolved. I can’t tell you the difference, the peace I’ve been feeling as a result. I am more coalesced and consequently lighter within my being. So cool.
How’s that sound? Did I explain it well, or leave something uncovered?
Thoughts? Experiences of your own? Anyone? I’m listening :-)!
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