All Rights reserved Catherine Meeson 17 May 2014
It would seem that every day we hear of more pollutions, chaos and sufferings. It would appear to be, because the great collective believe it to be so, as part of our collective dreaming. Dreaming born out of largely unconscious dynamics, urges and power relations. That which is manifest is mirror of our mind, mirror of our emotional state and physical state. We dream out nightmares into being until we awaken.
Our sanity is being tested by our creativity, our creativity not born in balanced relation and love but a mix of curiosity, fear, desperation, destructiveness, and the love of power. The earth once pristine offered sanctuary amidst her wild beauty. Yet everywhere our kind has stepped, have we interfered with the natural order and wrought our own creations of destruction.
Coming out of the dark ages into scientific realizations and now consciousness realizations demands that we own our ability. If we do not start exercising wisdom born from experience, we rent our own demise. The way is clear...........choose to create sanctuary of lose our sanity.
Sanctuaries of sanity are needed which are complete zones/ spaces protected at a mineralogical, biological level, electromagnetic level, and sonic level. All life within must be held sacred and remain untouched or rehabilitated so that the minerals can serve their function as the strata upon which the plant world resides, which supports the animal and provides a rich tapestry of being for all life to co exist, where, for us we can come to heal, reflect, learn and realize. In times gone by this function was served by sacred sites. SANCTITY HAS BEEN DEFILED.
National parks are not enough. They are sold off to mining explorations, or forestry operations, World heritage listings undermined. Collective agreements violated, action wrought with no consequence but for short term gain, no thought given to the decimation of species and ecological balance. Once gone the breath of a thousand years no longer transpires, the branches are gone which gave home to many.
Increasingly disease and stress, are manifesting within us, within all species. We are constantly tuned in to the great grid umbilicus, the electromagnetic age. For biological integrity and balance we need to disconnect from our devices and connect in to at the biological level with other living beings, and the planets magnetic field, We are severing ourselves from it and believing if we acquire the knowledge we can go to other planets when this one fails us. We are out of our minds, behaving with insanity. Only insanity would sabotage the integrity of the whole. The corporate monster will permit us to bite off our own tail.
Our pollutions span the waters, the earth, the air and even the region of fire with the use of energy/ transformative power of the electromagnetic spectrum, and subatomic and nuclear force, and disregard oftentimes for spiritual teachings and truths. Our pollution is of the mind and emotions, the body and spirit. Mind is the correlate of air, emotion of water, the body of earth, spirit of fire. Our pollution seeks the ether, the force level of all things and penetrates the realm of sound. The cacophony deafens, irritates, drives us crazy, scares away other life forms. Our symphony is changing, the voices of the living being replaced by machines and devices, Industry and mechanization. We seek peace, to retreat. Sometimes we go into these zones to stimulate, other times we seek retreat. We do not question what we hear, because it is normal to us, but we must examine the nature of that normal. What is it? Where is the balance of systems? IS it life supporting, or a son of Industry seeking to further conquer the world?
WE NEED SANCTUARIES OF SANITY
WHAT ARE WE HEARING?
WHAT CAN WE KNOW?
ARE WE LISTENING?
DO WE NOTICE?
Change is every day, some within our control, most beyond us, within this ceaseless movement we must create rest, we need to create space within and reclaim without. Sanctuaries of Sanity, places of repose, reflection where all can come, where all is sacred, where a global convention protects the Integrity of that which we are so rapidly losing, the FOUNDATION OR LIFE SUPPORT ITSELF.
And yet such a planetary sanctuary begins with a reclaiming our own mind and body. Our body must become Sanctuary for our soul, not slave. A welcome home, not a place of torment. Our mind, one with spirit, at one with the greater universal being that permeates all. We must realize we are the sanctuary and extend that sanctuary field to all life, lest we all fall together into the decimation of souls, of which there is no return, no return to the state of the garden where we were. We would instead leave survivors to inherit the corridors of nightmares and scavenge amidst the waters of our old ways. We need no less that a COMPLETE REVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, a turn around, to an enlightened humanity where we cast aside the toys of war, and the playthings of ignorance and grow into our becoming one with, again, in The Sanctuary of Sanity.
There has long been a link to hearing, listening and prophecy and the failure to take heed. Native prophets, Christian mystics, nature mystics, daoists, Buddhists, all speak about relationship too. He who has ears let him hear. (I use the translation given not politically correct adaptations), Jeshua (Jesus), knew even then that hearing , perception, attention and comprehension are selective, albeit within a varied time, culture and worldview. Truths are eternal and translate down the corridors of time. He knew that people choose according to their context/ culture ‘what’ to give their ears to.
The fact that the ear is linked to the limbic system , to survival in it’s most primal form, has been viewed as late as an evolutionary throw off, something we are beyond ,in our sophisticated technological age, by virtue of cognitive capacity and mind over matter rationality. But the body does not lie. Yet, we ignore these auditory signals all around us at our peril. There exist tales of the gods bringing great destruction because the cacophony of man grew too great in times before, it was making even the gods crazy.
Lack of, disappearance, excess and cacophony are just as important to take head of as are lions, in the jungle, corruption in the cities or violence in the hearth.
I invite you to explore aspects of this in upcoming workshops
1. ‘Music and Sound in the Healing arts- What you need to know’. June 28 St Kilda
2. ‘Healing Persons, Healing Communities Healing Planet’ July 26 St Kilda
Please check the ‘What’s on’ tab under ‘Workshops’ in coming weeks at www.creativetherapeuticencounters.com.au
Sincerely with love Catherine
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“Seek and ye shall find...the kingdom of heaven is within”.J.C
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EMPATHY, ENERGY FIELDS RESONANCE AND NATURE PLAY
Empathy is a form of being with, which completely transcends the level of mind. It is something we register as thinking beings, but thought is a process and product of the over residing consciousness of which the Overself is director. Empathy involves listening, presence, sensing and higher sense perception ( Brennan, B 1987), and yet is a phenomena that is not solely conscious. All human faculties involve both conscious, unconscious and super-conscious levels, and have varying degrees of involvement within the different bodies in which we dwell.
We empathise on the unconscious levels as much as the conscious level as empathy is a resonant phenomena at the Quantum field level. We vibrate with, we resonate with, we empathize, we feel with and for.
Human comprehension is never limited solely to a moment in time, it is not static but evolving into greater levels of relatedness. Comprehension is intrinsically related to understanding, inclusion, as a part of.
If it were solely about Identifying with, that would imply mutual knowing and understanding, common ground. But the ground is centred within the greater sphere of being, within the field.
As a resonant phenomena it involves a sharing of information, an association with, by virtue of mutuality. A mutual existence in the greater web of being. With empathic practise we develop our ability to know other, to attend to; on greater or more refined levels, to be conscious of and mindful. When we empathise we are in recognition,- mutuality. There is no other, there is we, although ones sole identity is still retained.
THE ENERGY FIELD
Surrounding and inter-penetrating all living beings is an energy field. It has been known by different names according to time and culture. The levels of it, often called ‘Bodies’ of different names, densities and functions, are integral to healthy function. We have recognised for thousands of years the reality of a greater sense of being beyond the physical. It is this sense, this knowing of and awareness of, that has often saved us in times of danger.
This ‘field’ is discernible with training and sensitivity exercises. It is something that the majority of people have experienced, in various aspects at a phenomenological level but have not had the insight with which to describe or understand it. You sit next to someone on public transport, and although your bodies may not touch, you find yourself in a state of unease and cannot explain why, your intuitive sense is giving you information on subtle levels, asking you to pay attention.
So it often is dismissed as nonsense, hallucinations, projection of the mind, being off with the fairies etc. Cultural view, world view is crucial in understanding these phenomena. But our Quantum Physics has proven the reality of fields for a while now. Our scientific era is beginning to catch up to the knowledge of the ancients, but we do not have many tools as yet to measure the reality of these things. One tool we can use to photograph is kirlian photography, which often shows the phenomena of the field presence after a part of a leaf has been removed for example.. The future will bring the tools with which to discern more refined levels of the subtle spheres, which underlay all matter and inter-penetrate it.
Are any exercises or process whereby we aim to establish a sense of resonance, energetically, physically emotionally, mentally, spiritually, abstractly, conceptually, etc. We can resonate with people places, stories, information, concepts, music, plants, teachings, to name but a few.
In essence, resonance practises are a form of sensitivity training, or a remembering of this state of being that was once natural before the age of conditioning and the forming of the protective membranes over the chakras.
In resonance practises we seek our resonance and meaning, discerning for ourselves what is the nature of our experience, without the interference of others. We seek to make sense with a greater understanding and we learn the following.
A formula that is essential with resonance practises which involves a level of conscious detachment after the fact is -Resonate and Release.
For if one does not disengage a sort of energetic entanglement can occur as fields combine and bonds between develop. Yet this is an essential part of relating, that can not be bypassed. Bonds are literal energetic attachments between the subtle bodies and chakras. When we end a relationship to or an association with, when relationships end, it takes time to recover, for the bonds are breaking down, we need to draw our chi our life force, our subtle stuff back within, and re establish the boundaries and repair the membranes of where we end and another begins; and yet the great paradox of ‘I’?. We have no end and beginning and certain of our bodies can extend out into the vastness of the universe, or most certainly travel to the outer regions, (A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in.Easy Journey to Other planets).
In nature play we engage with the world of nature, of which we are part . we embrace the natural world in site specific episodes, or bring elements of the natural world into our process . We learn through observation of detail and kinaesthetic awareness, multi sensory attentiveness, phenomena about ourselves and the world in which we live, our place within the greater whole which is most direly needing review and healing. The elemental nature is enhanced , a connection is made and understood. Person is with and on planet, a greater resonant transfer of information or archetypal knowing can occur if we provide the space for it to emerge.
We are again reaching back into the reservoir of more primal being , seeking to move beyond body conditioning and psychological blockage nurturing our at one-ment with the world of nature. We open up to life, to exchanges at the level of mutual being.
I offer processes exploring resonance, empathy and energy field awareness and how it may serve to heal self, deepen connection between the Self and the whole and assist in any therapeutic work in which you might be engaged.
I am a girl from the North who lives in the South...a Minstrel of melody, a wordsmith, creatrix extraordinaire! I Compose sonic tapestries and create visual delights, and tantalize with tales from other times! Multi modal Artist/ Creator with Words, Pictures & Sounds. Ambient Music composer & singer songwriter. Artist/ therapist/ healer.