LISTEN & LET HER SILENCE SPEAK NOURISHMENT
Daily Meditation, Inspirations, and Practices for the Sacred Masculine, September 9
- Today's suggested practice: Day 9 of this month's practice... (see below)
- My playlist while writing today's meditation: Clapton, Please Be With Me https://music.apple.com/ca/album/please-be-with-me/1452857931?i=1452858016
- My morning practice: 7am for 30 minutes of physical, yogic, and meditative practice, including the Creative Capacity for Life meditation
- My vulnerability practice: I am still, and breathing into the openness of my heart, and in this too-long moment of tenderness I receive what I cannot imagine. Always, more than I imagine…
Hans Peter Meyer
VIDEOListening… leadership… allowing
Years ago, when I needed guidance RIGHT NOW, I would grab hold of everything that seemed to be a life raft in my emotional storm. One of these “life rafts” was a quote by Yogi Bhajan. In typical YB fashion it “poked, prodded, and provoked.” That was his teaching style. My wise friend, sensing perhaps that I was ready for something gentler, suggested changing the tone of the quote. It’s. now a daily reminder on my phone screen: You know how to sit. You know to wait. It is the greatest art to sit and wait for it to come.
As I said earlier today (see the video), I am very lucky to be in a relationship with a woman who speaks very little. I am invited to sit. To wait. To practice my art of holding space, and allowing her to reveal what needs to be revealed.
Perhaps that is one of the gifts of this strange intercourse we engage in: What needs to be revealed is not mine to determine; it is her gift to me, as my Oracle, to subtly show me what I need to know or experience, in the right time.
My monkey-body, this miracle of evolution, is primed for premature everything. Premature ejaculation we’re all familiar with. It’s one of the blessings of an evolution of producing the most offspring in the most efficient way possible. I submit that this is not working out for us these days, on a demographic level or a sexual level. Neither is premature “understanding.” Or premature “success.” I know I’m not alone among men who leap to conclusions, actions, pursuit of the prize… Whatever that prize may be.
My Oracle schools me. Not intentionally. No, in her way as a deeply feminine-identified woman: with her whimsy, her changeability, her dissastifaction, her attraction to beauty and flow and freedom of movement and feeling… All of these, if I’m listening, paying attention, call me to something richer than I’ve imagined.
Always. I need only sit. And wait. And practice my art of allowing her gifts to come, in their time. Not mine. This is how I allow nourishment to flow to and through me. It’s all around.
Let Her flow!
🌀Creativity is a way of relating to the unknown, and the yogis, poets, artists, dancers and musicians are the experts. Encountering the unknown through the making of art is an ancient practice that has always been a part of the human experience. (Tim & Marieke, Kundalini Yoga School, Creativity sadhana, Day 11)
🌀.....stay connected to ground. There is so much to be swept up in and carried away by that we can lose our tether with the very space giving birth to the experience.
… just remember to stop, open the soles of our feet, and take a few breaths. (John Wineland, Some Lessons from Burning Man)
🌀The Conscious Warrior practices the cultivation of wonder and awe. (John Wineland, Precept 7)
🌀There are so many…. and then I remember you, who sees me and hears me and knows me. (My beloved. My Oracle)
TODAY'S SUGGESTED PRACTICE
Day 9 of this month's practice, take 8 minutes today to sit and listen to, or chant, the Ganesha Meditation... This meditation (Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha) brings our attention to our foundations, our roots, and invokes the Indian god Ganesha, a curious yet powerful character who removes all obstacles.
Please read through first, then ...
- Today, sit (or stand) in stillness with these questions…. Where in your body are you anticipating intention, meaning, consequences good and bad? Where in your body is the deep still place that knows how to wait, and allow? (Remember to breathe, to feel the ground beneath you.)
- Setup: your "setup" for this month's daily practice is how you "hold onto yourself" and receive...
- Begin by closing your eyes and aligning your body into its truest, most elegant posture, tucking your chin to lift your heart, tilting your pelvis to straighten your spine. Become still, more still than you've ever been. Your alignment is the physical training for trustworthiness. Bring your hands to your heart, right (masculine) over left (feminine).
- Focus on feeling the vibration. That is all.
- Set your timer for eight minutes or listen to the “Ganesha” mantra by Deva Primal here:
- As the timer signals or the mantra ends allow your eyes to slowly open. Take three, relaxed breath cycles, no pressing, no effort, and feel yourself full, without thoughts, open. Safe to receive. Then, step into your day, letting the mantra echo as a nourishing vibration whenever you become still. You don't need to DO anything. Let the world come to you with its demands, its complaints, and yes, its endless tide of gifts and blessings.✨✨✨