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Friday, 23 September 2011

Todays Reading - Milky Way

Today’s card is from Earth Magic oracle cards by Dr. Steven Farmer. The illustration is by Garret Moore.

Milky Way - Perspective

Sometimes life gets stressful and we lose all perspective of who and where we are.  This brings a whirl of worries and imagined issues that make us even more stressed and help continue the cycle. The spiral can often end in depression. 

Our stress minds constantly bombard us with new things to worry about. It is like an infection that spreads and we cannot tell which way is up. At times like these we need to step back and give ourselves a different perspective on the situation. 

Try this now. Write down all the things that you are currently worried about. As you write each one down try and see if you can feel where in your body this worry is stored. Write that down too. Once you have your list, close your eyes and breathe deeply for at least 6 breaths. As you do this feel yourself relax. Now visualise yourself stepping back from the piece of paper with all those worries on. Feel the lightness of your body now. Relax your mind and breathe a sigh of relief. Stay in this state for as long as you can, feeling yourself floating further and further away from the list. When you feel ready slowly open your eyes and breathe deeply for three breaths as you come back to reality. Now, one at a time, go through your list and look at each worry. If you felt anything in your body when you thought about this the first time, see if it is still there. If it is, place both hands over the spot and imagine the heat from your hands dissolving the feeling away, and say ‘soften and flow’. Feel it softening until there is no more feeling. If the feeling goes to another part of your body, follow it and repeat the exercise until it has flowed out of your body completely. Now look at the worry again from your new perspective. Is it really a worry? Is it really something you can’t handle? Can you think of a way to rid yourself of it? Be creative! Repeat these steps for each worry on your list and then burn the list and feel the worries detach themselves and float away.

Gaining a fresh perspective on our lives in general is a good way to keep ourselves on track. Once a week step back from your life into a peaceful place. Allow yourself some time to relax. Then view your life from this distance and see what needs changing, releasing or creating. This exercise can be very empowering indeed!

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