How to Interpret the Messages from Nature
Insights Of A Deeper Song
The Creative in me honors the Creative in you!
When we learn to listen to the stillness we receive all manner of guidance and insights. It begins with quieting your mind and opening your whole body as an antenna to receive the information.
Everything has energy and we can receive messages from the elements, the plants, the rocks. The example I’m going to give is with rocks and I invite you to use some of the ideas to talk to the rocks and crystals you have around you, to your plants, a tree in your yard, and to any aspect of nature that calls to you.
Feel their energy
When I was first taught to listen to crystals 40 years ago in NYC, I was told to put the crystals in my left hand (receiving hand) and listen. What I got was a sensation in one of my chakras and I began to use those body sensations as a starting place for interpretation.
Where the energy expresses itself in my body is still an important part of my listing to nature.
What prompted me to write this was an inner prompt that happened this week in my daily start-the-day practice. I am surrounded by crystals. I probe have over 150 of them. Sometimes they call to me across the room to come participate more closely But each morning when I sit down at my computer after playing my flutes to nature, I pick up and talk to the crystals I have currently been called to work with.
But here’s what happened because of a nudge from my inner voice. I picked up one crystal in each hand. Now right there is a place to experiment. Which crystal goes in which hand. Hold them, feel what you feel, switch hands, and feel again. From that inner insight find out if the crystal wants to work alone or with another crystal.
Sometimes I hold a crystal wand by both ends. I change the direction of the ends to see how the energy changes. But here’s my latest discovery. I held each pair up to my head to see where it resonated. The first sent very strong energy to my eyes. I simply sat and accepted it for a while. The sen pair sent more energy when they were held near my crown, although I had also tried them in front of my third eye. My body was telling me what it wanted from the rocks.
Experiment in order to hear better
Your rocks/crystals will tell you what they are for and how they want to be held and how they would like to be in proximity to you. Experiment with your rocks and your chakras.
You might find a rock on your walk that calls to you I got most of my crystals at expos and crystal shops. I tried to not have my eyes do the choosing by how it looked. I tuned into my body and listened. Pick up each rock you are considering and see where it talks to you in our body and what message it brings to you.
If you have something you want to heal, ask nature to provide you with some assistance, and then pay attention. It could be an acorn that falls from a tree or a twig or a feather or a bird call…. listen and nature will offer you her gifts for self-healing.
This energy messaging also comes from hand-made items for the energy and intention of the craftsman are part of it. Your house plants have messages for you. They choose you. They wanted to be in your home. Sit with a plant. Touch its leaves Listen. Ask it for guidance or for a message. It will talk to you. You just have to listen and learn to interpret.
Whatever calls to you, listen. Listen with your inner voice. Listen with your body. Hold it in one hand, then the other to see what difference there is. Put it in different places near you – left side, right side, in front, it will tell you.
Part of my morning practice is simply to look at what I have around me. Part of that is appreciation, another part is to see who is calling to be picked up and held or who is simply sending me energy from where they are.
All of life is energy. Rocks are wisdom keepers. Go exploring and start talking to rocks. They have wise insights to share with you. Learn to listen to the messages of the rocks.
DEEPER SONG AFFIRMATION
I listen more closely to nature and experiment with different ways in which to listen.
DEEPER SONG PROCESS
- Choose a rock or crystal or a gift someone made for you or something you are very drawn to and hold it in you your left hand. Close our eyes and notice what sensations appear in your body. What thoughts. How are you interpreting that energy?
- Move the object to the other hand and see how or if the energy changes. How are you interpreting it? Sensations? Thoughts? Images? Is the energy stronger in one hand than the other?
- Put both hands on the object – use just your fingers if ir is small. Again notice the areas in your body and use that to help you interpret the message.
- Move the object, hold it in both hands in front of each chakra and notice what shifts, what speaks to you,.
- Ask your rock for guidance and see what thoughts show up
- Trust That
- Repeat often.
MY DEEPER SONG THIS WEEK
The River of Time – The Discovery
An Exploration of the Unseen World
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I SEE YOU. I AM HERE
The Zula greeting Sawubona means “I see you.” One way to respond is ngikhona, which means “I am here. So shared Chris Brogan in a recent newsletter.
I see you. Do we really pause our thoughts and beliefs to become fully present with someone? Do we look into their eyes, feel their energy, understand their heart, simply be present with them, understand and experience our flowing energy exchange? Be present. Be present for yourself. Be present for others. Experience the flow of energy between you. Open your heart to them. Be WITH them.
“I am here.”When we are fully present in the moment, we experience ourselves, we experience the other person, the circumstance, the subtle energy flows around us. We have to quiet our mind, put aside our emotions and take that mindful moment, to be in our Still Point before we open ourselves up tho the flow of energy around us – energy coming to us, energy flowing from us
I see you.
I am here.
WHY DO YOU KEEP MAKING LOUSY CHOICES?
If your life is not working – change it. If it is not exactly how you want to be, fix it. I think what happens is that we are unaware of slowly sliding into a situation that has become toxic or that no longer serves us and the shift is so gradual we barely notice.
Make a list of what is NOT working. It could be your health, your work, your relationships, your spiritual life – just let it flow out onto the paper. Get angry, be sad, become aware. Write down everything that is NOT working in our life right now.
Now focus on what IS working. What you cherish, what nurtures you, what exists you, what makes you joyous.
Which list is longer? You probably have some work to do.
We have tremendous control over our own life experience – we have a choice. To do or not do. To accept or reject.
Look at your list and make some new more aligned choices.
FIND THE SWEET SPOT – ENERGY AND WILLINGNESS
When the time is right it sure is easy to do it. This week I found a new sweet spot that suddenly makes something I’e been fretting over both doable and easy. You can’t ask for much more than that. You see, I found a sweet spot for a task I had been putting off and have been beating myself up for not doing. The answer lies in timing.
I have a few introspective sweet spots in place. I work at my computer first thing for about 90 minutes. Another sweet spot is that I take a shamanic journey at 12:30 or so and get very introspective.
But I actually need two new major sweet spots that are more physical in nature.
My new “doing” sweet spot comes after an hour and a half of creating – writing something or editing something. It is my Honor My Home moment in which I put in 15-20 minutes of cleaning or dusting or sweeping, organizing. 15 minutes. Each day. I have been sitting. I a ready for a change in rhythm and focus. My body would love to move, my home would like some care. It all comes together as a sweet spot. Then I reward myself with breakfast and a cup of tea and The View. I like rewards.
I see a second sweet spot forming in mid-afternoon. I want to cook more for myself. If I combine listing to Nichole Wallace on CSNBC with chopping up something to cook that works as a sweet spot. And another shift from introspective focus to outer world focus.
I could use one more sweet spots. One will be a jaunt down the hall for the mail and maybe a turn up and down joining hallways at about 4:30. Now that the weather is chaining I cold take a flute and site outside and play to nature. I would like to do that.
I am going to add my Qi Gong practice to each day so I am looking for a sweet spot of willingness and energy in which to place it.
Where are your sweet spots? Do you need to find some new ones?
EXPERIMENT WITH A RANGE OF OPTIONS
Short o long? Weekly or monthly? How many classes in one offering? How often to podcast? Or video? or… I have a lot of things to offer, who is my target audience?
These are all questions we ask ourselves and often wrestle with. My suggestion is to experiment and see what resonates.
Here’s my suggestion. We hack about 12 weeks left in this year. If we explore one now idea a week, that’s 12 ideas or skills to explore. That would certainly give us a good starting place for designing our offering in the coming year. And it could be fun.
The first six weeks are about exploring. I seem to be talking about online entrepreneurship here but you can translate it. That’s six different .. what-ever to explore. That means immerse yourself in the idea and see what it takes to go that direction.
Goole the topic you are considering building a business around and notice what comes up. How are other people setting up their web presence? What are they offering? How much are they charging? What are they doing that you could translate into the ideas you are considering?
Make a list of what calls to you in an easy access document on your desktop. Keep notes on how you feel about what you find. Fun, hard, exciting, not for me, maybe later…
You may need to learn how to host Zoom so get an account and a friend and practice until you own that skill. Get on the many free Zoom calls to see how others are doing it.
If creating a podcast calls to you check out Pat Flynn. I spent about 18 hours watching his free video course when I first started years ago.
Make a video and post it on YouTube so you know if it is something you want to do. So far you have invested no money and made no choices. You have looked at options for getting information to people.
What do you want to learn for yourself and what do you want to help others learn and do?
Normally business coaches start with who do you want to help, but I find that making my topic be about what I want to learn more about is extremely motivating and inspiring. Just a thought. What topic do you want to immerse yourself in for the next few years?
Experiment and see what resonates. I can see such differences in what I have offered along the line. My books began 20 years ago with booklets sold in my church book store. The information is solid and the references could be updated but that was where I was in my thinking 20 years ago. I also like short so books are not a natural fit or me.
I studied books on writing articles and learned to write posts. That has worked for a lot of years.
I have taught courses in person and online but that is not calling to me now.
I made a few talking head videos (just a head talking) and was not drawn to them. Others love to do them.
Returning to podcasts has added a degree of intimacy to my communication that wiring alone does not have. It is very rewarding to do them now.
So sometimes your progression of choices will need to take some time and at other times you may know immediately what format you are to use and even what you will offer.
Use these 12 weeks as a tine of exploration to understand what calls to you – both in format and in topic. Try some formats out on some friends. Once you decide you are going to start making online offers the ideas will start lining up until you will be hard-pressed to choose.
What new aspect of your business will you begin in 2021?
Know when you are full up and don’t do more. I got so excited at the Shift Network Qi Gong practice that I selected 18 people to listen to. I listened to 15. It was wonderful and I am tired but I am also inspired to restrict my I Gong practice. You have to get real about your energy and your time and choose accordingly.
What do you want to learn? Wh two you want to share? What do you want in your spiritual practice? When do you connect with your friends?
It’s OK to lean a little heavier in one direction for a while but each month stop and seek balance. Do you need more rest, more play, more conversations, more mental stimulation? What do you need in the next four weeks Chose that. Do that. And let the rest fall by the wayside for those four weeks.
You must have balance in order to stay healthy. Enough rest, enough food,, enough downtime, enough mental stimulation… That sounds like a busy week and there is no “work” in it – no have-to’s that you have chosen as your way to make a living. It’s important that you love what you do because it takes a large amount of your time.
Know what calls to you and select that. Let the rest float on by to be explored another time. Find balance.
LISTEN TO YOUR INNER SELF
The Native flute has no wrong notes so it is a fabulous form of self-express yourself. Each morning before sitting at my desk, I sit facing nature outside my window and play.
I have watched my inner music mature, first with my innate ability to drum, particularly on the djembe which called to me greatly. I figure I have a drumming ancestor somewhere.
Sometimes my flute playing sounds like an Irish jig. Another ancestor I think.
One day this week as I played without any plan I realized how happy I was. My playing reflected cheerfulness, willingness, expectation. It was a good way to be.
What subtle ways do you listen to yourself? Humming is good. Hum whatever shows up. Direct your hums to specific places and circumstances for healing. You can make a drum out of a plastic container, or a rattle out of popcorn in an empty glass jar. Then sit and let your inner self start expressing herself/himself through sound. Sing if you like, tone if you like.
I love the Native flute because I am not trying to play a specific tune, and whatever I pay is perfect. But I do find myself playing lively rhythms. I find one note sequence and I repeat it but I don’t try to remember it, I just experience the moment.
I have made up songs for the ritual drumming I do with the Buffalo drum I made 40 years ago. I drum to the elements and the directions and over time songs appeared. it makes a lovely ceremony.
Take time to express our inner self through sound.
OUR EVOLVING FUTURE
We have to let go of the way it was because it’s not going to be that way again. And that can be scary. And exciting. And challenging. It’s time to be creative and innovative and look for entirely new ways to provide a shrive or a product.
Put on your creative hat and go exploring. Be open to the oddest of ideas. Who knows?
Qi Gong can be done at any age and it strengthens and brings chi energy to body, mind, and spirit.
After listening to 14 different speakers on the Qi Gong summit on the Shift Network, I know that I really want to resume my practice It is good for energy, balance and spiritual expansion. It is slow moves that gradually shift your weight and the direction you face while establishing a breathing pattern that brings it all into balance. As an old lady I really, really, really need to put this back into my life.
Breath and breathing is a foundational aspect of Qi Gong.
In the very first talk the teacher taught a Qi Gong sequence that I can easily do, but the part that I helped me learn it was the images and intentions he put with each move. Gathering in, pushing away. With those visuals, it was easy to learn. I was hooked – again. I can do it as an old person. I can practice it with no equipment I can practice inside or out. And the health benefits are enormous.
It is taught that the breath is at the core of all of these healing and strengthening movements that strengthen breath, muscles, immunity, and spirituality. The suggestion is 20-30 minutes at a time, two or three times a week. You can do it inside or out.
Breath is a cornerstone and with another speaker, I learned a way to expand my Tan Tien though breathing.
One ay I “accidentally” got on a talk I had not planned on attending. And the message I took away was to tune into your own body for a series of moves and intentions that open up the flow of Chi breathing and put that in harmony with your body and your soul.
I learned from Daisy Lee the Radiant Qi Gong Practdice on the Shift Network. I’m going to review both courses I took. and put Qi Gong firmly back in m life!
A DEEPER SON
Qigong is a way of being.
Being soft, yet strong.
Qigong is a way of breathing.
Breathing deeply, yet calmly.
Qigong is a way of standing.
Alert, yet relaxed. ~Nigel Mills
Qigong is the art and science of refining and cultivating internal energy. ~Ken Cohen, The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing
Keep singing a deeper song.
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