Fall 2012: Peace, love, happinessVagina Speak sure has some talk for you this season. Actually, I'm pretty sure this "column" of sorts will from now on be from a new angle (angel?). Connecting our bodies with our spirits - a little contribution to making the world a happier place. Leave the mind out of the game, which is basically just an illusion that your ego wants you to play out anyway, am I right? Yes, turn your mind of and turn inward. Throw a blanket over the mirror, open the windows and burn some sage already!
So, now vagina speaks(s) to you not from our lulu's so much as she's reaching from the heart. The heart center. the place that one will close off in times of vulnerability, pain, fear, sadness, loneliness - you get the idea. When the heart center retreats, certain parts of you can start to feel that sting of btterness, resentful, regretful shit rising up. We've all been there to some extent. So, it might help to recognize that it's the ego battling your heart, wanting you to live in either the past or the future, but certainly not the present. The other day I read on facebook one of those people's shares for the day who love to share Buddhist quotes and photos of kittens sleeping with puppies:
If you are living in the past you are depressed, if you anxious you are worried about the future, if you happy you are present.
Even though it's slightly agitating and pretty blunt when people need to post this sort of spiel, it got me thinking. Happiness. When are you truly happy and is it happening often enough? You know those precious instants when you breathe deeply and live totally in the moment - like a dog sticking it's head out of the car window on a sunny afternoon? We can be more like dogs!
So start operating from your heart center. Other advantages include feeling those yummy, happy, blissful times and finding the courage for compassion. A missing human link in our next step to find the Rainbow connection, people! Compassion helps you check yourself before you wreck yourself. Before you think, say, or DO something out loud, stop and think - "is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?" Then act. Now that's some Real Love, just like John Lennon preached! As my grandmother Astrid taught me, you never know what someone else is going through. Maybe they didn't tip you or say thank you or agree with you or apologize, but it's only your reaction that you can control And once you can take a deep breath before your next not so fun interaction and reaction, think about Peace! Peace! PEACE! And how those reactions can serve the greater good, the higher consciousness.