Just Letting Go…
Just letting go. What a simple concept, if only it were as easy to do as it is easy to say. My opinion is that it is, on most days. Today’s trance is about sitting still and floating on top of whatever is impinging on your world. It could almost be classified as a meditation but since there is a goal here; we will go with the trance definition.
This article is part of the 100 days of Trance blog.
What is it that keeps you awake at night? Or causes you to spend all morning looking at social media instead of attending to your daily tasks and goals? Distraction is a good indication that you have hit the wall, mentally, and your brain is forcing you to think about something else.
So if this is the case. Give in to your brain’s request and go do something else. Go for a walk, do 100 jumping jacks, GO DO SOMETHING other than just sitting around and wasting time. Generally, this may be enough of a break fo re-set your engines so you can go on with your day. Distraction can also be a signal that you need to sit down and do some trance work.
One simple trance exercise I like to do during “interesting times” is the Sail Boats Trance. Imagine for a moment that you are by the sea, or a lake, any large body of water. It’s peaceful and quiet and the temperature is perfect.
As you just casually watch the water, every now and then you see a sailboat. As the sailboat floats by and you can see that something is written on the sails. You may or may not be able to make out what’s written but you realize it doesn’t matter because you aren’t in control of the sailboat you are just watching as it floats by. You didn’t write the message someone else did. The only thing that you can do is just observe.
The sailboat floats away and more time passes. There may be more than one sailboat at any time. sometimes there are none. But each time a sailboat floats off you just return to what you were doing… relaxing and enjoying your time by the water.
You can spend as much time as you like doing this exercise. I recommend about 15 to 30 minutes. What you might notice is that we can’t always control what comes into and out of our lives but we can choose how we respond to the messages.
Be Like The Lotus
Yeah, it might sound cheesy, like it did for me the first time I heard that phrase. If you realize that the lotus only can bloom above the water. The roots are below the muddy water and into the earth and what happens between the earth and the surface of the water isn’t really important.
Here are some interesting facts about lotus flowers.
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind. The lotus flower represents long life, health, honor, and good luck.
The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment. (source:https://www.deviantart.com/r08r17/journal/What-makes-the-lotus-flower-so-special-214199572)