“We live and breathe and have our being within the mind of God”
Breathing is good for you! Our breath is our greatest teacher. And our breath, like all great teachers, comes from within. One of the first lessons we learn in life is that we cannot hold onto anything. We must from beginning to end learn the art of letting go. The intake of our breath is the bringing in of spirit for the experience of life. In-spiration is the first breath as we animate this body to be used as an instrument on this physical journey through Maya.
Re-spiration is our continued maintaining of the body til this earthly life is complete. We are not the instrument/the body. We are the spirit animating the body. The out breath is that very same teacher showing us that we must let go. We must learn to allow life to flow freely. All situations from the outside world are finite and must by nature pass on. Our resistance to change, our fear of letting go, or our reliving of hurt or anger at real or imagined grievances creates blocks to our well-being. Breath teaches let go!! Breath carries us and sustains and maintains us in this physical vibration. Our breath is indeed the breath of God; the very universal energy that allows this incredible journey of life and death. “It” powers the experience of physicality, duality, and individuality. Many meditation practices teach us to pay attention to our breath; sit and breathe. Our times of stillness and silence do inspire and reveal more of the mystery.
We have, in this mystery of life and death, agreed to suspend the truth for a while and enjoy a spiritual treasure hunt. Travelling the many paths that our imagination has created to re-veal (unveil) or dis-cover that which already is. Everything that ever was or ever will be already is, and the stage comes to life through breath. We have no need to develop our spirituality! Or to look for God! We are what we seek! (Perhaps we do not recognize ourselves in physical garb!) We can “breathe” ourselves into awareness as we sit in silence.
“In silence the teachings are heard; in stillness the world is transformed” (lao tzu)
Our final lesson is with our final breath. The body we inspired with animation for this incarnation is no longer. The body drops away and “we” are still conscious; the gentle reminder that we are not our body. Even so we have animated the body with the breath of life, or spirit, and as such the body is sacred. For as long as we use this body it requires our attention and our respect. For this reason many cultures often say in greeting, or in departure, Namaste! The God in me salutes the God in you; a beautiful recognition that God is within us all. Just breathe!
You are the light at the end of the tunnel!
Namaste! emmy chetkin
2015 is the year of the sheep (goat)
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