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Being here, living and breathing is full of peculiar paradoxes; and anything that makes us more embodied will likely bring us closer to them all! By dropping deeper into the body we will inevitable become more intimate with ourselves others and the wider world around us. Being in a body we get to feel fully- it may be deeply delicious - or alternatively it can take some stamina to learn to stay with the sensations arising within us! As we get more embodied we may feel both deeply feeling filled and deliciously emptied out! There is both so, so, so much amazing stuff to learn, in the direction of our self actualising. Of course there is simultaneously completely nothing to do and nowhere to get to! Clear seeing, allowing and accepting can work much magic! It really is just all about cultivating choice of where we put our attention... To be fully here and human we get to own both our shadow and a shine. The can tend to be a focus on shadow and self improvement- yet I reckon that being guided by our gifts is an important imperative too. Why not reflect a little more on your own sweet shine! what qualities and ways of being you have within you, that you will bring forward and offer out to the wider world? May we dare to bloom bright my dears... Amazing image by @gartenwerk #movementmatters #5rhythms #embodiment #cultivatingchoice #touched #ownyourshine #bodybasedwisdom #giveyourgift #blossomandbloom #share your #shine #wildmoves #feelingfully #alive
....no need to improve, to resolve to be more of this or less of that. no need to resolve to work on it, work it through or to work it out.
quit resolving to be better, to be more, to be different.
If you must resolve- then resolve to relish more and to cherish more.
Resolve to sink into the sweetness and return to the breath, to soak it all up.
Resolve to be the you that you are, nothing to do, nowhere to get to.
to be bright and brilliant and broken and brave and oh so beautiful in all of your perfect imperfectness.
resolve to inhabit your experience. embody it, enjoy each moment.
we are not here to check out- we are here to check in-
how are you now, how deep are you breathing? How’s your body, your heart, your soul, how’s your neighbour?
drop down into your senses, into the sensate and sweetness of being right here, right now.
Be with the pleasure and sometimes pain of being present.
stay still, feel it, face it,
forgive it, forgive you, forgive them, forgive life for being just as it is and just as it isnt.
forgiveness not as another thing to do- just as a choice to let flow through you-
yes at some point this will include having to forgive Obama, Osama and ya Mamma….
if you do surrender something this new year. then surrender your whole being and your logical way of doing life to the strangeness and sumptuous of spirit moving through you-
surrender into the divine sweetness of something greater than you, let yourself be vessel for love.
if you do want to change something then pray to be changed, for great globules of grace to drip down on you.
Trust that you will wander into those much welcome shifts and sheddings whenever divine timing decrees it is right.
may this be year that goodness find you, the greatness finds you, that you are soaked in sweetness, may this be year that wild grace drips down on you, that great fortune finds you when you are least expecting.
may it be divine, holy, human, humble, happy, shared and full of some strange magic that makes it mighty memorable and oh so very mmmmmmmm.
Life is precious and potent and passes all too quick.
so open to it just as it is, and just as it isn’t , open to it and offer what you can from there.
so live life and love it and let it and you be
and relish and cherish the yumminess of being just the you that you are.
Copyright - Tess Howell New Year 2011