Deep Down Inside

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Deep down inside I yearn for the beauty of a breath that takes me into kingdoms of unknowing where I dance free and unencumbered by the trappings of life that oft bind me, if I allow it.

Now with one single breath, and one step, I find a completely and utterly distinct fresh location that seems to be moving into different configurations of life now and now….and now.

I throw my arms up in the air and embrace the clouds entangling a soaring bird in my fingertips.  Oh, that you soar free my fine and sacred feathered friend.  For you are me and I you.

With an exhale wings expand and I find myself high above the verdant forest below with not a care in my heart or a pain in my mind.

Body rooted into the sky and thinking released to the ground below, my yearning lets go into the complete and utter joy of flight.

Gazing down, drawn by the salt of the air there is wave after wave of blue green water tipped with the white foam of mirth.

Suddenly wet with the saline that runs through my veins my flesh is held at the top of a wave.  The moment is taken within as a baby held by giant foamy arms.

This ride is one that drenches me with the utter deliciousness of water flight.  In one moment lusciously inviting in, and the next catapulting into the air.

In that moment of launch, into the unknowing moment, the sound I make startles me out of the complacency that runs life in moments.

Propels me into waking up as the breath fills my lungs and invades every cell of my body and beyond.

For what is this place but a surrender into God – the Source of all creation – ripe with nothing and filled with everything.

This moment of breath, this life that invites me over and over again to simply be present to the spacious unfolding of life – now…..

Gaye Abbott, February, 2017

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NATURAL PASSAGES CONSULTING

Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Heart of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Mind, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time

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Gaye Abbott, RYT assists individuals to dissolve the layers that block well being and reveal, through a combination of the energy medicine of Jin Shin Jyutsu, yoga therapy and breath re-patterning, and as spiritual mentor/guide/coach, the larger purpose and co-creative expression that we are here for.

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Soul Musings/Day 4: Giving The Gift of Presence

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Giving presence is a gift to another and being present is a gift to yourself.  Today a very beloved friend learned that her eldest brother was in a car crash in which he was paralyzed from the neck down, and then taken off of life support.

I was with this friend all day today helping her move to a larger apartment before she was informed of this tragic news.  This evening I listened deeply, offered my loving assistance, and was painfully reminded once again how short and uncertain our lives really are. 

What are we doing when we say we are “too busy” to get together; are transfixed by our smart phones, Facebook, or e-mail; forget to look our friend or lover in the eyes and hold the gaze with a depth of intimacy and transparency; take for granted the astonishing beauty of our natural world; tell a child that we have “important things to do” when all they want is loving attention. 

In this moment as you are reading this take a full embodied inhale, hold for a pause and then with willingness to surrender exhale fully while being reminded of why you are here….that deep calling that has been there for lifetimes. 

Show up in the moment, hold someone’s hand when they are dying, create an inspired connection, allow for each and every moment to unfold with intimate attention, love with abandon, and listen…..listen deeply to the present and fully be the presence.

…..for our lives are gone so quickly.

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Each post, invited by Soul, allows the words to emerge unscathed from prior planning, editing, or censorship.  Dwelling in uncertainty and dipping a toe into mystery this union of words is an attempt to resonate within an innate way of Being…. returning “home”.

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Use breath time out

Show up in the moment

Listen deeply to another

Create true connection

Holding someones hand when they are dying – why wait for that level of intimacy

Allow the moment to unfold and cherish it….our lives gone so quickly

NOT Waiting to Exhale: Stop Holding Your Breath, and Start Living Your Life


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When we hold our breath, we constrict the flow of life force by clenching our bodies, or by telling ourselves limiting stories.  We are practicing separation, instead of belonging.  We are literally putting up walls to the experiences and people that have the potential to not only change our lives, but to open them wide up!  Yesterday a very good woman friend and I took off for the coast on a whim, and a desire, to be out in the rare sunshine at this time of year.  What was to be a pleasant day spent in nature and in good conversation turned out to be a phenomenal 24 hours!  What changed our direction?  Intuition, a willingness to let go of an agenda, a hunger for adventure, creative passion, a willingness to trust in the unknown and –  NOT waiting to exhale!  It was in the exhale that we let go and opened room for “inspiration” to fill us back up again.

What came out of this decision?  An absolute feeling of freedom and joy walking on the beach knowing that we had an entire afternoon, evening, and morning to just be; moments to soak up sunshine on the veranda of the hotel; laughter, play, and connection with “strangers” at our shared dining experience playing “2 Truths and a Lie”; a sensual dining and breakfast experience with luscious food; feeling into the rhythms of our bodies as to when to stay up and read late into the night, or go to  bed early; connecting with people that held some direction to a big personal leap that is up coming (Note here – synchronicity shows up more often when you follow your intuition/gut feeling in the  moment!); and the inspiration to create a “Spontaneity Bag” which is an overnight bag that holds just what you need for a spontaneous decision to stay overnight, drive off in an unknown direction, or even hop on a plane or train – totally unplanned.  Perhaps it should be called an “EXHALE BAG” – and note here that it should be kept with you at all times!

Here is a short 3 minute video called JUICE (click here) bringing the wisdom of a 5-year old.

and another tool that will remind you to NOT wait to exhale for those of you that are on your computer a lot.  Install it and be reminded to be in the moment and breathe:

http://www.mindfulnessdc.org/mindfulclock.html

Gaye Abbott, RYT
Natural Passages Consulting  

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