I believe that one of the most important things that we as humans need to do right now is to stabilize in love. By releasing the stress patterns that most of us have picked up throughout the Fourth world, we come to a place where our bodies relax more and more, and we can refind the open expansiveness that is our birthright. And when we act from this place we have much more chance of being beneficial and creating real change.
So what do I mean by stabilizing in love? Well, imagine that you are on a beach towards sunset. You are at the water’s edge and the waves are gently lapping over your feet. The air is warm and soft, with a slight breeze bringing freshness to you. The sea stretches away to the horizon. Everything is lit with golden light. The sand is soft and firm beneath your feet. The sound of the waves gently caresses you….
Hopefully you’ll recognize this kind of experience. It can be had in many scenarios, in a forest, by a stream, in the early hours of the morning, feeling the sun on your face, talking deeply with a friend. In these times there is a very real physical relaxation, which then allows the spirit to expand. Our boundaries become porous. Creative insights bubble up and we feel a sense of freedom. We know we are held by something vast and loving.
Learning how to stabilize is learning how to find this feeling wherever we are. How can we enter this state of relaxation as we go about our daily lives? For me, meditation helps a lot. Also, bodywork (I find the Feldenkrais technique very good for this). Spending time in nature is one of the best ways to begin to find this feeling. Prayers and ceremony are also all about this.
Once we have found it, once our bodies have tasted it, then we can start returning to it over and over again. Doing this without judgment, in a quiet and everyday way, helps us to stabilize in this feeling. Outside stressors no longer have as much of an effect on us, and we may find ourselves coming up with more creative solutions to challenges.
As we all do this more and more, the effects begin to ripple out around us. We stop triggering people with our own problems. This can be a very effective way to change our environments and the world around us.
So, spend some time today remembering the taste of that feeling, and then get out there and give yourself more opportunities to feel it!
(Image is from here.)
Steven Dances the Dream