Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness month 31

4-24-17 This prior weekend I went to a spiritual retreat lead by R.J. Stewart, where we explored the Further Path…basically a Faery teaching. It was profound work and it seemed like the right time in terms of matching up with some of the changes I’m feeling internally. There’s this feeling of movement…and a sense of […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 30

3-23-17 One of the most pivotal lessons my work with stillness has taught me is to stop looking outside myself for completion. Stop looking toward a job, a lover, friends, etc., because when you do that, it never satisfies you and objectifies the people. With romantic love, we’re sold a myth that you can find […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 29

2-23-17 What stillness teaches me in the moment is how to recognize when I’m putting myself in a situation where I need to take a moment and ask myself if the course of action I’m engaging in is the best choice. It’s also helping me step back and recognize feelings of irritation and frustration I […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness month 28

1-25-17 The other day I attended a lecture about Gurdijieff’s work. It was quite fascinating, especially when the person giving the lecture talked about a person’s actions were essentially just reactions to everything that had had influenced the person. While my initial response was to be skeptical, when I considered the idea, I found it […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 27

12-23-16 Patience is something I’ve been meditating on lately in relationship to stillness. I am both good and not good at being patient…it depends on the context I suppose. I’m currently working on a couple projects and really want the work to be done, but feedback I’m getting suggests some further refinement, so I’m reminding […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 26

11-24-16 The other day I told Felix that sometimes I felt like I was climbing up a very steep pit, when it came to the process of self growth. It takes a lot of effort to change and sometimes it seems like it would be easier to slide back down the pit. The only problem […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 25

10-23-16 In my latest newsletter I wrote about how my feeling of dissatisfaction drove me to experiment and I thought I should spend some time with that feeling, so I meditated on it today in my stillness work. And not for the purpose of doing anything with it, but rather to just appreciate the feeling […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 24

9-26-16 Sometimes stillness meditation isn’t about stillness, but is about the state of mind stillness puts me in. I won’t be able to fully still my mind, but I can think about things that are on my mind in a way that allows me to put information together and make decisions differently than in my […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness month 23

8-27-16 After I committed to working with stillness for another year, I had another of those gravitational experiences, where I felt like I was a center of mass that was bringing things toward me by just being still. It was fascinating that it happened after the commitment, kind of a way of Stillness acknowledging my […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 22: Keep on Keeping on

7-24-16 There are some days when I meditate where I don’t have really deep experiences, where it can even be a struggle to hit the meditative state. I had one of those days today. When it happens I end up focusing on the struggle and that becomes its own meditative experience. What it reveals are […]

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