La Illaha. Il Allahu. A practice that helps us give back what we no longer need and to receive what is present in the moment. Each moment. Every moment. Each breath. Every breath.
“Can you endure silence? Are you a night fighter? Or more a child bored with outgrown toys trying to win at tip-the-cat?” ~ Rumi
This composition arose during a long night and celebrates the long nights of our souls as we approach the longest night of the year. A night that corresponds with a very difficult time of the year for many, even as celebrations and festivities are in full swing.
Follow the composition’s ebbs and flows: Deep thuds of the beating heart fill space as they communicate with the mind’s chorus…and then all dissolves into silence and spaciousness. Out of silence, soul speaks to mind and body. Back and forth they dance, eyes locking, movements synchronized, moving forward, falling back, wondering, knowing, speeding up, slowing down, locked in each other’s embrace as they move toward the light of morning.
How do you respond to night? To darkness? Do you fight it? Do you wake up to the sacred dance that awaits you?
Here’s to embracing what is present, both day and night, light and darkness.
A reflection on union.
🎧 Early one autumn morning, I stood next to my son watching the fog lift off of Payette Lake. A sacred moment.
Today, I sat at the handpan and breathed and listened and let the rhythm of the moment move my hands. As soon as I finished, I thought of my son, the cool early morning air on that autumn morning, and the fog’s mystical dance.
Listen with headphones or on a quality stereo system if at all possible. 🎧☺️🎧🙏🏽🎧☺️🎧
A reflection and guided meditation…and some handpan ☺️. Note: If you just want the Guided Meditation, scrub to 8:50 on the audio track.
What masks do you wear? What do you see in the mirror? Who do you see in the mirror? How can you live from your fullest and truest self throughout the day?
Join me in exploring these questions and engaging in practices to connect you to your true self in each moment. May we reflect in our lives who we truly are ☺️☺️.
A reflection on ownership and identify.
What is asking for your attention today, right now? What wants to be seen, heard, connected with, and noticed? What do you do with “unwanted” sensations, feelings, and thoughts?
If we want to live in the present, this is a muscle we have to develop.