My soul’s reflection is ocean’s edge
I brought my meditation practice to the beach. It was absolutely surreal to have my feet grounded in the sand, wind gently caressing my skin, sun pouring in through my crown chakra as I concentrated on my breath. Breathing in love, breathing out gratitude. After several moments of this, I experienced a lovely rhythm and felt my breath merge with wind, my heart merge with sun, my feet merge with earth.
Time had no relevance. I became the elements and my being soared. There was nothing else but a feeling of purely “being”–the only desire I had was to just be. To just be felt absolutely enough. I have no words to describe the feeling.
When I came back into my physical awareness, my son said it looked like I had died. So, I asked what he meant and he said that for a long time it was like I was out of my body, and then, at the end, that I came back in to occupy it.
When we went back today, he told his sister watch what mom does. He was in awe.
I experienced much of the same today. Not because I expected it, but because I allowed for it to happen. Twice. (If we allow for extraordinary at all, don’t we usually allow for it once, then leave it there? I wish to experience this every day. I wish for this to be my life!).
I am able to experience my soul’s reflection at ocean’s edge, but I may experience it anywhere I allow for it. When I travel, I take this willingness to be vulnerable and my gratitude for whatever is in the moment and allow it to open my eyes to my soul’s reflection wherever I may be. Perhaps this travel is physical travel, perhaps inner work involving journeying to the depth of my core; wherever it is that I open my heart and my eyes simultaneously, is where I will meet the Divine.
What is required? The ability to surrender my insistence upon a certain outcome, any expectations, self-limiting beliefs, doubts, fears and to open my heart and being to accept the wonderful gifts being placed in my vision.
As I learn this practice, I am learning to accept abundance, the abundance of life. I am honoring flow in a way that until now has been unfamiliar to me; to be present to graciously open to abundance as generously as I share it. Not having to earn it, or struggle or strive or compete; but, to experience the inner peace of knowing that my (our) role is quite simply to be present and open to flow.
What I do at ocean’s edge–meditate, run, take photos, build yoga rock sculptures, body surf with my children, walk hand in hand with a special someone–is not as significant as the commitment to be at ocean’s edge. It is in the ability to “just show up” that we experience the concept of enough. In such a place, we may release ‘how’ and embrace ‘just be’.
In my life, not knowing ‘how’ often allows me to excuse my self from my commitment. (As in, I know you will understand I do not know “how” to do this, so I no longer wish to be present). In allowing this to be my life, then, I am affirming that my soul’s reflection is absolutely enough and I will trust that regardless of external.
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Experiment. Explore. Experience.