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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Woke Up This morning...Got Myself Some Peace...

Now this is the way I want to feel.

This morning, I woke up with a serenity I had not felt in months. The whole day was so quiet, so peaceful.

In these states I know what I want to do with my life, with calm certainty. However, I always forget in the hustle and bustle of life. I don't think I have time for my deepest dreams. It's not that I don't want the things that I go after, it's just that, at my simplest level, I want to do simple things.

I've also been abhoring packaged food. I just want to live on the land and grow my own. I looked at a package of raw flaxseed snack for almost $6.00 and I cringed. It was an irritating experience to know that I knew how to make the very thing that was sitting before me, almost taunting me, saying "Yeah, I'm $6.00, watcha gonna do about it?" I'd like to sum up this paragraph with the words of Hawah Kasat: “Personally, I feel better when I’m living simply and not being a consumer.”

I want to make things. I want to prepare food. I have a good sense of taste, and I eat raw vegan, so I can find a way to make a tasty version of some cooked foods or processed snacks.

I find that, when I'm in these states of peace, I feel much more comfortable with being social. I see the social sphere as a natural expansion of myself, that I engage when I choose.

Unfortunately (on the surface), I tend to feel this way during a retrograde period. In astrology, the retrograde period happens when a planet appears to be moving backward in the sky. Any planet in retrograde signifies a period of rest, review, meditation, inward journeys.

Retrograde periods tune into the right brain wisdom; this is why, for many, things get f'ed up during a retrograde. They aren't used to operating from creativity and imagination, trust and faith in the Universe.

Truly a retrograde period asks these qualities of us when it occurs. But I digress.

I'm writing this because I'm not simply a guy that knows stuff. I'm a human being with feelings (though I could tap into them much more).

Though the retrograde period feels more natural for me in many ways, it doesn't mean that the consciousness has to go away within me. I can make it a practice to honor my deepest values, and to pursue them while maintaining a calm, clear mind.

You know what's funny about that practice? It leads to a lifestyle where I don't put so much life-or-death emphasis on money.

Sure, I want it, it grants superpowers that allow me to expand beyond domestic and local affairs.

But it's not the be-all-end-all.

Hey, you out there. This is important. I think I might forget this deep dream again.

Sure I wrote in down in my blog, but, don't let me slip and forget. If you ever get a chance, remind me.

Just throwing it out there.


Excelsior Joymagic



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