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Perspectives on Power – 86 – The Power of Grief

After a delightful kundalini yoga class and a nurturing gong meditation, I was in my usual state of peace, flow, and creativity as we entered into our closing song – The Long Time Sun.  Snatum Kaur’s version of this song is amazingly soothing.  As I check in to see who I will send my love and light to during this closing chant/song, I immediately think of my father.  I am overcome with a wave of tears as I realize that I love him so much I am also feeling tremendous grief and a lack of power.

My father is living with the effects of a brain going through dementia, and while his transformation has mostly served to strengthen my beliefs in the power of the mind, there are times, like today, where I am humbled by how powerless we are to assist those we love to be “better” in health. I suppose it would help if I stopped making his brain “wrong” for not functioning the way mine does.  Just because it creates uncomfortable situations when he sees things (hallucinations) that other people do not see, does not make what he sees right or wrong.  Still, in this moment, at the end of the gong meditation, singing Long Time Sun – I am feeling the all consuming power of powerlessness.

I suddenly have a whole new respect and appreciation for what clairvoyants and channelers must go through when discovering their gifts and learning to share them with the world. grief

What I love is that I am in a kundalini class.  There is a small group, and tonight my guides had me set up in the back corner of class (normally I sit up front and as close to the gong as possible!), so I just let the tears (and snot) flow while others sang and went through grief, sorrow, hopelessness, and despair.  I am not sharing this to elicit sympathy.  I merely want to acknowledge that there is great power in all emotions, and that from a place of deep love can also come deep pain.  I embrace them both.  But I also do what I know I can to return to deep love and rest inside that power and freedom and truth.

So today’s perspective is to recognize and honour the power of grief (or any emotion that you perhaps didn’t wake up thinking – boy oh boy I am so excited to experience X today!) and allow it to move you.  Allow it to consume your entire body.  Express it any way that feels natural.  Be vulnerable in sharing that expression with others as much as possible.  Power is not always something we wield, or control.  It is always something we experience and feel in our bodies however.  So just be present to what you are feeling when grief arises.  It is ok to be sad.  It is ok to feel helpless.  It is ok to love someone so much and not want to see them suffer.  You are not alone.  They are not alone.  We are all in this together.  Sharing.  Being.  Amazing Lovers.

Blessings,

Pamela

 


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Perspectives on Power – 92 – Come out of the circle

Come out of the circle of time,

and into the circle of love.

—Rumi

 

Out of the circle of time…as though when one is BEing in the circle of love, time does not exist, or matter, or have meaning.

There is great power in love.  This I will explore more in the perspectives on power.  For today I can say that my love for myself and my love for others took me to many beautiful discoveries today that were very EMPOWERING.

 

I wonder if BEing in this circle of time also has a sense of power?  Does that come from the ego?  Is it a short lived sense of power, like when you pour gasoline on a fire?  Or is it a longer felt power, like when you wake up the day after the day after (yes I meant to write it twice!) a workout and you’re still sore and you still feel all powerful being so aware of all those muscles healing!

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this one….

 

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Perspectives on Power -96- Silence

Silence is golden.
Silent treatment.
Silent meditation.
Silent prayer.
The calm after the storm.
Waking up to nature in the country.
What you hear when everyone is busy enjoying a great meal!

Sometimes the sweetest moments – the impactful, lasting memorable times of your life, did not involve words being spoken.

There is great power in silence. Go into it in love, peace, & joy and you will come out of it with those in abundance…

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Relationships…

It’s spring!  The birds are singing, the sun shines longer and longer each day, the grass is green and growing, and slowly but surely the trees will grow leaves and flowers will start to bloom starting with our dear tulips!  What a perfect time to consider our relationship to the world, to each other and to ourselves.  What are we putting out vibrationally speaking and how are we perceiving that which we’re receiving in return?  I recently came across Sean Stephenson’s Living at Cause series online which I thought were truly amazing, but I have to tell you that these videos on relationships really spoke to my core.   Imagine being able to put a name to that which you search for within yourself and within others?!  Imagine knowing with clarity what your yearning or upset has been about in the past so that you can now come to really make peace with it?  At the very least, Sean is hilarious as a speaker and you are sure to laugh in these videos.  Enjoy….

http://www.finerminds.com/love-relationships/sean-stephenson-love-dating/

May magic find you today,

Pamela 🙂