Lydia Yellowbird says
February 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM
Thank you Patricia for sharing, your mention of the chant “Thank you, thank you…” I found helps too. I could not find anything better than that in the most bleakest, painful moments this past week and when I focused on what is this teaching me and the answer came as be grateful for what it is teaching you, I had to say thank you, thank you! I felt so much better even if for an instant, it was enough to give me the lift I needed to go on with my day! LPG!
February 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Oh Siany – MWAHhhh that’s a big kiss! 😡 And Niels, you are brillant. That is exactly what I knew but could not grasp or articulate, but I knew. Some of the most painful experiences in my life I am most grateful for because they became the very thing that rose me to a new level of freedom. And currently, I am going through one of the most intense situations I ever have in terms of pain, and when I get to that point of total overwhelmment, I just begin chanting, thank you, “thank you, thank you for what ever this is teaching me ” simply because I do not know what else to do!…., well, staying in the moment and grounding (i.e. walk outside on the grass barefoot and meditate on expansion) Brillantly in the middle of the night, I came across Almine’s video, “The Language of Pain”…. and this statement in particular gave me the green light to let go of the overwhelming pain, and to observe it with more awareness when it comes up again and continues to as this experience evolves, .. “Pain is ego-identification.” You see my mother is currently very ill in the ICU and in a tremendous amount of discomfort – and I quite frankly can’t think of anything more brutal that the matrix can come up with, than watching the suffering of another, who can’t speak and is making every effort in their weakened state to beg you for releif while they still have a decent chance of recovery. My sense is the best thing I can do for my mother is understand and know the illusion of all of this, while navigating the script (without agenda) in a way that truly best serves her, in this scene in the play of life. And letting go the need to “fix” anything… being the river that flows, are also big themes here. I mean from every angle of this situation that you observe it from, there is an insight… I have no choice but to flow.. 🙂 thanks again Niels, your statement “..you’re busy just surviving”… really hit home! 😀 enter my chant “thank you, thank you, thank you,”… 😀 much love and hugs to you all and my deepest gratitue and love to Almine for giving me the well stocked toolbox to help open the doors into the One Life. 🙂
February 2, 2013 at 3:58 PM
I agree Niels, thank you for your insights. I also have learned over the past little while going through a huge grotesque moment that I feared the repercussions of my actions when I disciplined an employee and in the flow of events after till now, it is still unravelling by the way! I learned to stand in my own power and empowered myself and everyone around me in the work place and it is still rippling outwards. On monday I had an offer to move to another location, sounded good but in fact was a demotion and a ploy to get me out of the middle of the eye of the storm which I am! I said give me a raise and put it in writing and I was told I would get the letter by Friday, yesterday, it never happened. Interesting! I am enjoying the unfolding of events and learning immensely yet at the same time I am detoxing and it is really painful for me physically, especially my sinuses, throat, chest and shoulders. I have not able to talk clearly, laryngitis. I have never gone through such a paradoxical time as this past little while. It is hard for me to feel free and happy and full of joy that I was feeling before christmas. I am not holding on to that past moment but it is hard to surrender to this lesson in front of me. abundance, clarity, responsibility…
February 2, 2013 at 7:11 AM
Okay, i love this, however I’m going to point out some contradiction…. I know we are supposed to be grateful for all things that come to teach us, even as the hard knock, so does that mean we increase and empower the hard knock? heeeheee… I know this is not so… hence I will continue to be grateful for such reminders, but it is an interesting contradiction…. 😀
February 2, 2013 at 1:12 PM
Beloved gorgeous sister – you made me burst out laughing as I was thinking the same thing this week!!!! xxxx
February 2, 2013 at 2:48 PM
Good point you are raising here, Patricia.
We talked about this a few weeks ago in the trialogue called “Gratitude: How do you use it?” http://www.spiritualjourneys.com/gratitude-how-do-you-use-it/
Basically, it is not the situation you are grateful for, but the lesson that it can impart that you pick up and use for your own growth. That’s how you turn a grotesque moment into a learning possibility. Usually not in the moment itself, you are far to busy just surviving. But after the fact, when you have the choice to regard it in a way that is beneficial to your being, or adds to its destruction, you choose to see the lesson behind it.
In my own life I have seen that being grateful for grotesque moments does in fact not multiply them. It seems once the lesson is learned, other situations rear their head to challenge you. For example. Breaking up with a romantic loved one is never easy. However, doing it gracefully the first time means the next times seem to be getting easier. Never easy in total, but better to deal with…
Hope this made sense…
Niels Team Amine
February 1, 2013 at 9:48 PM
So, True! In a dream last night. Niels phoned and asked me which tools given by Almine had been successfully using. Upon awakening I started to ponder over his question. I concluded that the wheels are my favorite,even though I don’t know how they work; I simply LOVE looking at them and appreciating their exquisite BEAUTY!
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