Raise Your Sails
An Inner-World Exploration
We are sailing along on the sea of life. Sometimes we have a destination. Sometimes we’re simply flowing and allowing ourselves to be taken wherever the current takes us. And when the winds are calm, we may even paddle a bit. But when we raise our sails, when we catch the wind, we determine the speed and direction of our journey.
We have only to raise our sails.
You set your direction through intention
Sometimes we steer. Sometimes we drift. But even when you are casually drifting, it is good to have a general direction to move in.
Your intention will also determine your speed – it tells you how many sails to raise. How full you let them out. It may be a lazy slow-moving day or it may be an all-out race. Your intention will determine your actions.
Use a mudra as your compass
There are many ways to center yourself before setting sail. A mudra hand position is an easy one. Experiment and find the ones that call to you.
One of my favorites is the Buddhist Walking Meditation mudra – simply close your fingers around your thumb. Do this with each hand. Notice how your energy shifts. It’s amazing what a single hand gesture will do to focus your mind and your intention.
Fill up your sails and center your compass with your breath
Use your breath to begin this inward journey. A mindful breath in, a releasing breath out. Create a steady rhythm that keeps you moving increasingly inward.
Merge with the “I AM”
Lose yourself in the experience of gradually sailing inward. Allow your body suit to disappear. Allow your awareness to disappear. Simply be the vibrational energy that you are. That is your destination – to be aware of simply being One.
Heal with colors
On this inward journey that you take with your mind, you can use colors to balance your body suit and your earth-bound world. Fill yourself with whatever color comes to you and simply feel it, experience it. Don’t interpret. Let the color move through your body to release and rearrange and heal any part that calls to it. Let it tidy up. Let it clean and clear things out. Perhaps you even change colors.
Rather than see and feel the light energy coming through your crown, let it come from within you as a sphere, and simply change colors at your core. Let it radiate out. If there are blockages or stuck places, they release themselves and leave the circle of light that you are.
Expand your vibration
On each slow exhale, feel your sails unfold and expand and begin to pull you forward. You are a golden sailboat, shining in the sunlight, sailing smoothly atop the waves. It is a happy day, a positive day, a fulfilling day. Fill your sails and feel yourself fly over the surface.
Allow the experience of being limited to your body suit to disappear
Become one with the wind. Become one with the sun. Become one with the water. Disappear your body and then finally disappear even the pinpoint of you as your mind.
Now that you are still, expand your vibration
Feel yourself as a circle of light. Feel the energy radiate out, first in inches, then feet, then yards and then miles until you are radiating out energy that covers the planet, energy that moves to the center of the earth and reaches out into unknown galaxies. You are radiating as Everything-That-Is, as The One All, the Everything.
Hold the expanded energy that is All-There-Is in your heart and feel its power expand into an all-encompassing vibration.
Lift your sails
You are safe, you are expanding, you are raising your vibration. Raise your sails and fly across the surface of life. Experience and accept. Accept the serenity. Accept the healing. Accept the guidance.
There is trust involved in sailing
When you set sail, you have to trust that the wind will be there, to trust that you know how to set the sails.
A slight shift in the sails, in their tension, will slow you down or speed you up or change your course. Adjust your sails to keep you on course.
What to do if there’s a storm
When the ride gets bumpy, take down your sails and ride the storm out. Withdraw into yourself. Trust yourself. Heal yourself. And wait. The sun will come out again. It will soon be a great day for sailing.
Awareness + choice = change
When you are ready to set sail again, become aware of your desired destination, set your intention and you will head in the direction of your choice.
Hold the feeling of Oneness within your heart
There is only one All-that-Is. There is only one Emptiness-That-Holds-Everything. There is only one Cosmic Soup. Once you have released your awareness of your body suit and have moved into the sacred space within, allow yourself to sink into the feeling. Deepen that feeling. Remember that feeling so you can return to it immediately on a single mindful breath.
You are One. We are One. All is One.
Deeper Song Affirmation
I raise my sails and journey inward.
Deeper Song Process
- Decide where you want to go, what you want to accomplish. It may be a small goal or a large one.
- Plan the best course.
- Raise your sails and go for it.
To Sing a Deeper Song, Consider:
How to Walk a Path of Inner Stillness
Believe in The Power of Your Own Ripple
The Packed Potential Before the Beginning
Why We Need to Raise Our Vibration
Build a Launching Pad for Your Inner Work
Broaden and Deepen
Your Personal Journey
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