Soul Musings/Day 27: Deliberate Breathing

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By breathing on purpose you are allowing Source to inspire you.

Expanding and filling your cells with a vibration of thriving.

Focusing on one breath after another there is less likely to be resistance. The mind has nothing to complain about as attention moves with the breath.

Filling your lungs with the very best air you can give them.

Go to the ocean, open a window, sit under a tree, run through the meadow, commune with the river, rest in the garden.

Be a deliberate breather.

Allow your breath to be the foundation from which you take the best from life.

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Soul Musings/Day 23: Sharing the Breath

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“What a marvelous cooperative arrangement – plants and animals each inhaling each other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.”–Carl Sagan, “Cosmos”

The act of “inspiration” supports our embodied aliveness. The word carrying with it many meanings, layers and nuances.

In the simple act of drawing air into the lungs there exists a reflective relationship with the spirit of air. A partnership which is shared with all that are living.

Diving deeper into distinction inspiration is also an act of receiving and communicating sacred revelation.

When we consider the air that we breathe a quantum connector and shaman of inspiration why wouldn’t we want to breathe fully.

Filling our lungs with the exhalations of Life breathing.

Living life as sacred with every breath.

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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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Soul Musings/Day 22: Trees Are My Temples

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Without trees the human experience would be bereft

For what would we breathe if not the exhale of the giant sequoia

The relentless sun would beat down upon us

Without a sanctuary of shade to rest in

There would be no sweet fruit to pick

To entice our taste buds to life

And the awakened would not have their confidant

To share the secrets of the One….

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

Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

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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Soul Musings/Day 18: Sacred Patterns of Life

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Infinite Inspiration

All around and within us lies the beauty and sacred patterns of life. Within this we discover the fullness and resonance of who we are.”

Gaye Abbott from Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath

The strands of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, fower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, water crystals, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes or geometrical archetypes.

Spending an entire afternoon exploring sacred geometry one day, I was lead to what seemed like spirals of understanding as I delved deeper into the patterns of life. It makes sense that even our breath is moving in patterns that support sacred design and breathing space to thrive in.

If this is so, then I wonder if we place ourselves in architecture built upon the patterns of sacred geometry and immerse ourselves in visionary art.

Create gardens that reflect back to us the fabric of our Being.

And seek out practices that open and align us with our deepest knowing and awareness of these geometric archetypes.

That the mystery of life will reveal more to us.

Illuminating the fullness and resonance of who we are.

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(Above taken from Pg 76, Give Us This Day Our Daily Breath)

ADDITIONAL BREATH PRACTICE RESOURCE:

http://artthatsupportsthehealingprocess.com/2013/09/18/fall-equinox-2013-infinite-inspiration/

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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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Soul Musings/Day 9: Infinite Patience

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Infinite Patience by Pamela Turczyn

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With so many demands on our time and attention this time of year patience certainly can grow a little thin at times. Pamela Turczyn, the creator of the mandala above in collaboration with the maple tree, has created a practice that is actively “listening for something unfamiliar”.

This “unfamiliar” place rests in a vast space where patience resides. A space that can only be accessed if you commit to being in the present breathing moment.

I invite you to connect with this mandala through the rings of the maple tree that are represented here. Awareness on the breath deepens the experience and allows the journey to come to you.

Open attention, breath and soft visual focus will open you to the moment. A moment of Infinite Patience….

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Resource: Patience Practice by Pamela Turczyn

Websitehttp://artthatsupportsthehealingprocess.com/2014/12/09/infinite-patience/

“A maple tree with a special gift for it advised me that Patience has to do with one’s relationship with time; to cultivate Patience, one must be fully present in the moment. To do so, try silencing the inner monologue by first shifting to an attitude of open attention, as though you were listening for something unfamiliar.

~Practice Patience by visually tracking the curvy edges of tree rings in this mandala. You could do this using just your eyes, or you use could a capped pen or blunt pencil as a tool to trace along the edges.

Without rushing, follow every dip and projection all the way around one of the circular rings. Keep your focus on the exact point on the ring where you are at, without looking behind or projecting forward. Slow down if you find yourself jumping ahead. There is no reward for finishing quickly but there is a prize for bringing yourself present.

In the present moment, there is no past or future. Instead, there is an expansive sense of the eternal, a space where Infinite Patience resides.

~An alternate route to the same expansive destination involves gazing at the center of the mandala with soft eyes. Stay with it and you will notice movement as various tree rings appear to come forward while others recede. As you are held by fascination with what is happening, a portal in the center of the mandala will open, bringing you in contact with the old maple tree and the vibration of Infinite Patience.”

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Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

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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Soul Musings/Day 2: Life is Breathing

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Be present to life breathing around you, ever mindful of the artful ways that breath pulses among the minutest of cells and atoms woven amidst the field of Being that captures each one of us within the next inhale.

All breathing for and with each another, an exchange of intimacy that connects us in levels so deep that even the whale in the ocean depths senses into the next breath that you will take.

Be still for just a moment and listen to the symphony of breath that fills every moment with the exquisite pleasure of being Alive Now.

Life is breathing….listen…listen.

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

Soul Musings is a 31-day practice for the month of December immersed in deep listening to what is emerging and unfolding day by day.  Eight sentences with occasional resources to explore more deeply.

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”.

To receive daily posts simply sign up for this blog and you will be notified through e-mail.  In addition there will be daily posts on the blogs below.  Thank you for being part of this practice with me!

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The Scent of Life

eee“Breathing is one of the simplest things in the world.  When we breathe with real freedom, we neither grasp for or hold on to the breath. ”  Donna Farhi from The Breathing Book

Though we are coming closer to Winter this picture displays the pure joy that we have all felt in putting our nose close to the new life that is arising from the ground at the first hints of Spring.  As this young child bends down to savor that experience there are many things that are happening at once.

She is totally immersed in the Scent of Life with feet planted on the earth bowing down with the innocence of surrender to explore what will meet her as she inhales.  This gesture is innate and reminds us of the deep connection that we have with the Earth…and ourselves….through the sense of smell.

The sense of smell is vital to our enjoyment of so many things and is the most primal of our senses. Many species depend on this sense for survival.  For humans we have substituted so many “artificial” or chemical scents that many have forgotten what it is like to connect deeply with the natural smells that surround us – pleasant and not so.  We have shielded ourselves from feeling the fullness of life within the connection to the natural world, other species and humans.

Have you ever smelled something and a flood of memories or even an instinctive urge to take an action pour forth?  Whether it was an aftershave or perfume that a beloved person wore, freshly mowed grass, fresh buttered popcorn, a favorite flower, a negative ion ocean breeze,  pine trees in the forest……or the smell of decay, waste or a certain chemical like ether that you had when your tonsils were removed as a young child a long time ago.

For those that are “mouth breathers” there is a multitude of life giving experiences that are being missed not the least of which is an exquisite sense of taste.  “Seventy to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste actually comes from our sense of smell. Taste buds allow us to perceive only bitter, salty, sweet, and sour flavors. It’s the odor molecules  from food that give us most of our taste sensation.

When you put food in your mouth, odor molecules from that food travel through the passage between TasteSmellyour nose and mouth to olfactory receptor cells at the top of your nasal cavity, just beneath the brain and behind the bridge of the nose. If mucus in your nasal passages becomes too thick, air and odor molecules can’t reach your olfactory receptor cells.

Thus, your brain receives no signal identifying the odor, and everything you eat tastes much the same. You can feel the texture and temperature of the food, but no messengers can tell your brain.  The odor molecules remain trapped in your mouth. The pathway has been blocked off to those powerful perceivers of smell–the olfactory bulbs.”

Thus, the nose is meant to be used for breathing for so many reasons and as you can see it directly affects our sense of taste.  As you inhale the nose prepares the air to be the right temperature and humidity for the lungs and dust, bacteria and and other tiny particles are removed before the air even reaches the lungs.

A full diaphragmatic breath through the nose inflates all lobes of the lungs giving you more life energy, massaging internal organs, stimulating lymph and vascular flow……  opening the way to fully experiencing this exquisitely choreographed dance between smell and taste.

Fully engaging with our senses of smell and taste through breathing fully offers us the lusciousness and fullness of embodied life.   Join me in the Scent of Life……

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photo58Gaye Abbott, RYT assists individuals to open energetic pathways for vibrant aliveness and full expression by removing the blocks that cover our natural innate blueprint, while addressing concerns through the opening of possibility.  This is accomplished through a combination of Jin Shin Jyutsu, breath repatterning, yoga therapy and targeted guidance/mentoring revealing the larger purpose and co-creative expression that we are here for.

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