In order to build a solid foundation, you must know yourself deeply. You must allow yourself to slip into an open honesty that becomes the profound inter-connection with the state and senses of your body. Weaving inside a spectacular moment of implicit communications in which, you begin to experience the solid center of belonging and sweetness, at the root of your being. As you continue downward, grounding deeper and deeper into the soul of your foundation, you are snuggled safe and secure within the depths of your innate wisdom moving moment to moment... and breath to breath...
It is an essential life-cycle exchange generating, from generation to generation
Have you ever felt that solid, that rooted inside your own skin?
When you work with the structure of your internal foundation, you establish the deepest connections inside the root of your being. You cultivate a sense of safety and stability. You feel safe and secure because you trust yourself intensely, remaining ever present in the moment of now--the moment of your truth.
- The Body Never Lies -
There is a vast storage of knowledge and wisdom inside the body's communications-
Do you listen... deeply...? Do you act purely of your body's communication and reach for intimacy and alliance..? How much do you actually trust yourself..?
In order to grow and expand in a strong and sustainable way, we must develop a solid foundation and root inside our structure. It is the most essential first part of self-care and it requires a focused presence with the deepest parts of yourself, the base of your being-- your roots.
Where do your roots come from?
This Month's Meditation Focus:
Building Foundation and Rooting inside our Structure
I saw the sweetest video this week of a mama otter snuggling her newborn baby otter pup while floating down stream together. When I watched this video the first time, I was just filled with sweetness and absolute joy! It was one of the cutest things I had ever seen. I posted it on my Facebook page and it turned out, many other people thought it was just as darling as well.
As I watched the video a few more times, I found myself slowly moving away from the obvious cuteness connection of these two beautiful otter's and suddenly, I felt myself focusing a little deeper on how the mother otter was holding her baby so close. I honed in on how mama’s arms wrapped around her baby gently and surrounded baby with affectionate snuggles and kisses to complete their journey down stream together.
I dropped my awareness down, even deeper inside myself and I began to see very clearly the depth of love mama was giving her baby pup. There was a great care and complete nurturing connection they shared together in "otter" purity and sweetness. My attention was no longer on the surface but now, my focus and understanding deepened. I was in fascination of how mama became her baby's foundation, as baby rested on mama's belly in the water. Even softer now, I connected to how securely yet mama held baby close yet, without restraint and repeatedly offered reassurance of love and affection every step of their way. I realized mama was building a solid foundation and intimate bond with her baby. Why, of course baby felt safe and secure. Of course, baby trusted her mama as they aimlessly floated down stream with no other protection but only that of her mama's arms and affection.
I sunk deeper inside and I realized that the basic needs of feeling safe and secure establishes our foundation and strengthens our ability to root in our structure. Our structure is developed and sustained from the level of deep care, nurture, and reassurance of the intimate bond created between parent and child.
From here, I fell...
Deep down, into the roots of my being and I saw the need. I saw the basic need in feeling safe and secure within myself. It was a glimmer, a chance witness to begin to build a solid foundation and intimate bond within myself.
The body never lies - you only need to listen.
Come into your own arms and explore the root of your being so you can re-build your foundation. Ask yourself these questions:
- Where do my roots come from and how are they repeating themselves in my current experience?
- How can I give myself more loving care, sweet nurture and sustainable reassurance to create a sense of deep internal safety and security?
Write it down. Have fun with it!
TIS` THE SEASON OF HEART
December can be quite a magical month and fulfilling time of year. We get a chance to embrace the spirit of holidays and witness the wonder through the eyes of children and adults alike. Tis` the season of heart, when the world steps into a place of family, togetherness, and hope. It’s an end of a year that begins an active path into giving and receiving, rooted in a coming together of values and the essence of home. The season fills the atmosphere with magic; crisp air and snow falling from sky, lights aglow on streets and in homes, long gazes into loved one’s eyes by the crackles of fire and sparks of sweet-hearts. We take care, nestling into hearty foods like soups, stews, and hot chocolate. We bundle up with sweaters, scarves, blankets and loved ones and we find ourselves surround by light, the illumination of our hopes and dreams in the stillness of love within our hearts.
The heart symbolizes life, love and the engagement in partnership. The heart never leads alone... It never beats alone... One pulse follows the other in the direction of union. A sense of union requires partnership. We learn to connect and re-connect through the heart-experience, magnified between a pair of arms that allow us to reach out and touch what we love, while, cradled and comforted between two breasts that safely hold what we feel. We are given an opportunity to feel the magic of life, connection and harmony both, individually and collectively. The season of heart reminds us in order to create a spark of life, we cannot go at it alone. We simply relate and create in a blended continuum of wholeness. The heart does not beat alone... It does not lead alone... One pulse follows the other in complete unification.
This is a time of un-veiling, re-vealing, and an un-folding of self to the inner sweetness of comfort and warmth. It’s a reminder of the mother-child experience, the inner connection and bond of unconditional love. Our very own place to rest soulfully in the wonder and awe, completely disarmed and embraced in the natural state of being. The heart leads us to a clear passage and cleansing, a shedding of old, a point to nurture life and all that we live for. It is a space given in which to surrender, to lay down a clean slate, to be re-born in concept as we celebrate into the new, calm and cradled in the mother energy, inside the season of heart.
#HeartSeason #SpiritofCalm&Comfort #MotherEnergy #CradledInHeartEnergy #TistheSeasonforMagic #HeldinLight
It’s time to get out of the “cookie cutter” version of what healing should look like and shift back into our own personal guidance and experience. Sometimes, the path to healing has us feeling off center and it’s cause for questioning but we forget, feeling off center is also for good purpose. The center balances opposing sides and reveals a place of wholeness. When the scale tips toward into the wound, the other side of balance is overlooked. The gift of wholeness is to be open and available to both sides and to integrate them into conscious balance. Your personal path to healing begins inside wholeness not in one side of experience. Let’s look at pain for example. I’ve thought about pain. Pain is real. Pain is relentless. It reveals itself through the body, not just inside it. It wants to be seen. It beckons to be heard. It tugs at you every minute of every day. Pain is restrictive, trapped in the body with no space for joy and we suffer. Pain is suffering, the physical manifestation of held in, held back, shut down and buried emotion. Your physical body can become the storehouse for ignored, unacknowledged and suppressed emotional energy. Pain is an internal broadcast system for the feelings buried inside, screaming to be heard. To be acknowledged. To be cleared. To be loved.
Every healing journey will not look the same. It’s a personal pursuit-
Have you ever sat with the inner voice of your own pain?
I have. Pain is a lot more than just what we name it. It’s a culmination of stuck emotions, blocked feelings, experiences, memories, unconscious belief systems and unhealthy patterns. Because of this, healing can be an evolution of all experience and acknowledging what exists inside you, begins the path that serves as a direction. All of it is important information to construct a very intimate healing experience. Sometimes the tendency is to give up because you don’t like what you see and it can be hard to move through. This is when healing becomes dedication and time becomes discovery. I thought about pain. I’ve had pain. I’ve worked with pain and then it occurred to me. It came into me like a whole being awareness. The other side of pain, is pleasure. Pleasure. What a revelation! In all these years, it never occurred to me that pleasure was a root deficiency to my experience of pain. I was totally invested inside the pain that I missed out on any form of pleasure. I never embraced the joy of life and in being because I never thought to look at the other side of what the experience of pain had to offer.
I thank God for that moment in wholeness. It moved me. Pleasure was now in the game and enjoying my life became priority. When you embrace the other side, you stop brow beating the wound. You cease falling back into rigid, perfectionism disguised as discipline and the “trigger” has a place to go, a space to flourish. My personal healing did not look like the ideal or what I had anticipated. I found rest. I witnessed no more pushing into life or wanting to force forward. I could feel the grip loosen, I allowed some fun and sweeter foods, exercise was no longer a bloodbath but now conscious movement based on my needs for that day. Yes, I gained some weight but I also embraced that weight and loved myself anyway. My healing journey through pain helped me find a better balance within myself, a conscious balance. It helped me find the opening to the possibility of having pleasure move through me and integrate it into my experience. When you make your healing journey personal; it moves you, it changes you, it transforms you into a state of inner-conscious being. Shift away from the “call to action” approach to healing and move deeper into intimate understanding. Let that be the life-giving medicine you take in.
-Releasing Emotional Patterns
#BecomeYourInnerMostBeing #ConsciousBalance #WoundsAreOurGreatestTeachers
#SeektheOtherSide #BecomeWhole #WholnessMatters
AUTHOR OF INNER BEAUTY BLOGS
Jennifer is a truth seeker and artistic expressionist. She is certified energy therapist, emotional wellness coach, yoga/meditation instructor and intuitive. She is known her poetry and the deep care she feels for others.