Born on a Thursday # 7
I watched the following videos this week.
What is your ripple in the Collective Consciousness?
This first video is a tad preachy, which was one of the things that I’ve had trouble with when it comes to my yoga experience – however – the speaker, Jeffrey Armstrong, has some good points that I certainly didn’t realize I’d need to think about when I decided to become a yoga teacher and train at an ashram.
I only spent one month on the ashram when I trained at Sivananda. At first I had a difficult time adjusting to the ashram lifestyle, but then, I had a hard time adapting outside of the ashram once it was over. Having a focus, which was music and yoga, really helped me to step back into the world – at least I felt like my ripple in the pool had purpose. The concentration did seem to shift my world.
I am still exploring a “reasonable way of living on the planet” and being dedicated to the “good of all.”
At the end of most of my visualizations and prayer rituals I say, “This or something better, for the good of all.” At the end of yoga class, we sing Om shanti, shanti, shanti, Om peace, peace, peace. It sounds beautiful. But we sing it three times to soothe and remove obstacles from three realms – the Physical, the Internal, and the Divine (Body, Mind, and Speech). And there is something about the utterance of the words that seals the shifted energy in the room.
Magic as I have experienced it, is a concentrated shift in consciousness, and that shift is what I love about creating music, art, writing, performance, yoga — and very much what I love about creative exchange with others.
This leads to the next video which is a clip from the documentary The Mindscape of Alan Moore. Alan Moore is a writer best known for his works in comic books and graphic novels including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. (see wikipedia)
Moore says, “I believe that magic is art and that art, whether that’d be writing, music, sculpture or any other form is literally magic.” If we think of art and writing as “merely forms of entertainment”, then what does that mean for our collective evolution?
Even if we have not made the conscious choice to declare ourselves magicians, what kind of world are we creating for ourselves and others with our words?
Are you conscious of the way in which your consciousness shifts?
How do you go about preparing for conscious change in your life?
Do you take the time to meditate and/or focus?
Could you make time in your day to let go of “being productive” and just be?
Have you ever dedicated an action or a thought for the “good of all”?
Thanks for reading! Namaste.