Thursday, February 16, 2017

What If . . . ?

“What if” we BEings are more than the physical vessel we believe we see with our naked eye?

“What if” we BEings are made up more of subtle energy than physical matter 
much like what is represented by the spider (physical vessel) and web (subtle energy)? 

I recently heard that the ratio of energy to matter in living BEings is 90%:10% which caused me to pause and reflect. Back in the late ’80’s when I moved to Sonoma County after wandering the country in search of the “perfect job” I embarked upon a path of healing and self cultivation. As I began on this path I was introduced to the Enneagram, a dynamic map (“the map is not the territory” a soul sister voiced) of both the personality AND of higher states of BEing. I was intrigued that others saw the world differently and likewise reacted in other ways from myself. I thought to myself, “if others can see the world differently than me, I can learn to see differently too.” 

We Ones of the Enneagram are all about perfecting oneself which can be annoying to the other eight types and yet serves me well in the process of waking up from habitual behaviors learned in infancy and childhood.  While sitting a recent morning past while gazing at the beach rock engraved with the Enneagram symbol, a thought arose, “What if the opening in the bottom of the Enneagram diagram allows for the flow of Tao, aka qi/Life Force, which then splinters into 9 narrow and quite different fragments of reality?” 

Thus the Enneagram diagram illustrates that each of the nine types numbered One through Nine sees, experiences and feels a different slice of reality as though each type wears glass lenses of distinct color within the full spectrum of color representing reality, much like the opening in the bottom (all that is "real" or reality) splinters into narrow views of reality represented by the nine points around the circle. 

Recently my awareness has been shifting to seeing and feeling energy which is allowing me to recognize that energy flows within and around me. This process is affording me awareness of the connections to, not only the Tao, but all sentient BEings as well. As we live in a world of rapidly increasing human manufactured energy, aka electromagnetic fields (EMFs), how does that “static” interfere with our own individual BEing? And what disruption does more and more EMFs cause in our ability to connect or “bind together” (as in the Latin origin of the word: con - together and nectere - bind)?

Recently, while staying in a small house with solar panels atop the roof, I became aware of the splintering of/holes in my energy field. My late brother would say my energy field was "wonky." I could not connect with the beauty that I felt in my body or visually saw around me; nor could I stand still in the Standing Crane qi gong pose, one of my usual morning poses which I typically can maintain for some while. An ah-ha occurred when I noted the solar panels
above our living space. I have previously known viscerally that solar panels are not a beneficial way of generating electricity for the ever growing number of humans, most of whom have no idea about simplicity nor “what is enough.” Of course, there is the response, “the earth generates EMFs,” to which a counter response may be that all sentients BEings evolving here on Planet Earth have done so in the presence of her electrical field. The human generated EMFs are now occurring in massive amounts to accommodate the out of control appetites of our overpopulated planet.

So, “what if” the human created EMFs disrupt homeostasis not only of humans but all sentient BEings. We know from research that those humans living near electrical transformers have an increase of rare and unusual cancers. “What if” this is the end result of chronic interference with those humans' homeostases which are not maintained by physiological processes as we have been told, but rather by subtle energy processes?

Can you feel the energy and physical matrix
of Golden Currant (Ribes aurum) now beginning to
flower here at MuRefuge?
Or within the California Pipevine (Aristolochia californica)
also beginning to flower and leaf out here at MuRefuge?

For me the anthropocene worldview is nothing short of terrifyingEdward O. Wilson described this worldview in his glossary of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life (2016) as “applied to nature, the belief that all life should be henceforth valuated primarily or even solely for its importance to human welfare. In its extreme form, the worldview envisions future Earth as entirely enveloped and engineered by humans.” “What if” the widening chasm in our Congress is merely a microcosm of the widening schism between those viewing Nature with all of her magnificent subtle energy as the most valued force on Mother Earth versus “science” which believes and acts as though it can do better than Nature, or at the very least, create what she has created.

A revealing happening at the latest Heirloom Festival, held annually usually in August in Santa Rosa, California, at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, was a representative from agribusiness interviewing attendees about their preference for heirloom tomatoes to tomatoes created by this industry. YIKES! Humans think they can create something as good as or better than what has evolved without “splicing and dicing” as the saying goes?

Also in Wilson’s glossary: “Anthropocene: The proposed name for a new geological epoch in which the entire global environment has been altered by humanity.”

“What if” this comes to fruition? It seems to me we are well on our way. And if we continue on this path then of course we are participating in our own extinction. 

“What if” rather each human wakes up, is conscious and connects with Tao both within and without? Could we then avoid the Sixth Extinction?

As we each ponder this, may we 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cross Quarter Day

Today, Imbolic, or Candlemas Day, is halfway between Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. For some in cycle with the Seasons, it marks not only the beginning of Spring but marks the return of the light, mirroring the transformation within us from an inner contemplative focus towards one of outer manifestation.

"I who am the beauty of the green earth
and the white moon among the stars 
and mysteries of the waters,
I call upon your soul to arise 
and come unto Me [aka Tao]. 
For I am the soul of nature
that gives life to the universe.
From Me [aka Tao] all things proceed 
and unto Me [aka Tao] they must return.
Let My [aka Tao] worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold - 
all acts of love 
and pleasure are My [aka Tao] rituals.
Let there be beauty and strength, 
power and compassion,
honor and humility.
mirth and reverence 
within you.
And you who seek to know Me [aka Tao], 
know that your seeking and hearing will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery [aka Tao]:
for if that which you seek, 
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.
For behold, 
I [aka Tao] have been with you from the beginning,
and I [aka Tao] am that which is attained at the end of desire.
Doreen Valiente 

As we herald this beginning of Spring, may we each