The world is a ball

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This afternoon we took our yoga practice outside, to the park a few blocks away from Lisette´s studio.

The spring has been hiding behind dark clouds, heavy raindrops and cold winds for weeks, so today when the sun greeted us with heart warming warmth we could do nothing less than greet it back. Outdoors.

So, off to the Ripperda Park we went, with Freya, Lisette´s always-happy English cocker spaniel in tow.

As we sat in the deep grass meditating to the sound of the soft wind, mixed with incoming trains and planes Freya was doing her “run around with the ball dance” and you could feel her joy and happiness swirling around us, closing us into her circle of abundant joy which she finds in every moment anew.

At one point during our asana practice, Freya was rolling around under us as we were in Adho Mukha Svanasana, ball one second in her mouth and the next second throwing it herself to run after it and Lisette said with a laugh “it is as if she thinks that the ball is the most important thing in the world”.

A nanosecond before Lisette had finished her sentence out loud, a clear and direct comment came from Freya “but the world is a ball”!
First we smiled about it and then we realized Freya was right. The whole world is our ball! And it is up to us whether we decide to play in the world or just let it sit.

Today Freya taught us the lesson of choosing to see, to notice, to en-joy, to choose ourselves to be there in every moment.

Thank you Freya!

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Being Divided

– this little text is what spurred out of me when we, as part of our writing assignment during one of the parts of the Naked Writer course with Jo Parfitt two weeks ago, were asked to write about Being Divided.

3D or 5D ?
Here or There ?

In that world or this world,
– or is this world that world?

Is there a division?

Why is one harsh and the other soft?
Are they maybe just two sides of the same medal?

Fear is what is creating the divide.

Fear that in 5D I am leaving something, somebody,
many somebody’s behind.

Fear that in 5D I cannot handle loving and being loved,
as the old scars and personalities are actually a comfort zone.

Rage, injustice, anxiety, irresponsibility, finger-pointing,
going against your will, feeling down and locked up is the comfort zone!

Sharing, co-creation, taking responsibility,
light, joy is on the other side.

Division?

Or just two sides of the same coin?

Dark needs light, light needs dark,
without each other they cannot exist.

Existence.
Division.
Existence.
Division.
Existence.

Staying in the middle, balancing the coin,
is that the task?

Or is that just choosing not having to choose for some time?

It makes you feel like a tree,
with on one side the roots deep down in Fukushima
and on the other side the roots high up in Bhutan.

Poison, radiation, bitterness, no bright future,
fear but familiarity of “civilization” on one side.

Large mountains, nourishing fresh air,
crisp, clean mornings with newness, insights and adventure on the other side.

Financial, environmental crisis,
loneliness, despair and disease.

Human, Earthling, spiritual and environmental growth and prosperity.

Division?

Or two sides of the same coin?

One cannot exist without the other
but the other will destroy the one.

Existence.

Extinction?

Existence.

Balance .

Being.

Existence.

Fear or Flow?

We have a choice. Especially in these times of environmental and economical crisis making that choice is crucial. Are we going to get frozen in Fear or are we just going to take a deep breath and go with the Flow?

Going with the Flow does not mean that you go along with what everybody else says and thinks. It takes a bit of slowing down – most of the time – on your part and listening inside. To that voice or feeling that lets you know when something feels right. When the chest is not tight but it releases and feels soft from the inside, when something is melting and opening instead of tensing and closing.

Then you are in Flow. Then you are choosing Flow.

Every time you find yourself in Fear you can first acknowledge that you are there, not judge just acknowledge where you are. Then you can make a conscious choice to release and open for Flow.

Nothing more than the intention to open up to Flow is needed. That’s all. That is the beauty of Flow.

If the intention is there Flow takes care of the rest. Anything can be changed in this way. Step by Step. As long as the intent is pure.

If you find that feeling hard to find in your body or hard to trace, just stop the next time you see a cat crossing to street to your side and pat it, just look into the eyes of the next dog you see and connect, just put your hand against and tree or your feet in the ocean and breathe.

What do you feel?