The last two weeks I spent near water. A few days in the more or less sheltered bays of Buzios, then a few days at the Iguazu Waterfalls and now at the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro.
Today I had a very long walk on the beach, always at the waterline. Copacabana beach is 4 km long and when I walk, watching the waves coming in and rolling back, I get a tiny bit dizzy. Enough to observe it and still feeling good about the walk.
I have talked before about the power of the water energy, especially in astrology. This time I want to observe emotions, let them come and go like the waves and observe what this does to me. When do I want to hold on and when I am ready to let go.
Watching the waves, it becomes clear that I have no power to hold on to anything, not the good, nor the difficult.
But what if we are trying? What if we do not let go to wait for the next wave to come in. Just imagine trying to hold on to the water at the shore, not letting it go back into the ocean, like being afraid that it does not come back to the shore again – ridiculous, isn’t it? Still, have you never tried? I certainly did!
What if we do not stand on the waterline to observe, but get into that place where the wave breaks, where the emotions are the stongest? What if we do not know anymore how to get out from there. At the beginning this might be fun, might be a game to play, then we get used to it and later we do not see a way out anymore. Where the wave breaks on the shore it has the biggest power over us.
The water will tumble us over and spill us on to the shore again and again, until we are so weakened that we cannot dance with the waves anymore. Do you see the correlation with your emotional state? How deep are you emersed in anxiety and in fears, tumbling over? or watching them come and go?
I have no strategy for you, at least not on a general scale. Everyone has to try his/her own way out. Fact is, the best place is at the waterline, observing and letting the emotions flow and inform us.
To dive into the depth of our soulbeing is a courageous task and we will meet a lot of painful memories. Not necessarily memories in our mind, but in our body and soul.
Holding on to them is like remaining where the wave hits the shore. Learning from it and moving on, does not delete the memories, but we no longer suffer from it. This is one meaning of ‘take the lesson with you and leave the suffering behind’!
I myself use meditation, vizualization, shamanic therapy and ceremony, past life therapy and sometimes, if my friend Anna is around, cranio sacral therapy.
Taking the fellings and impressions from that last walk at the beach I did a guided meditation. Ask for a registration if you are interested. Maybe this opens of a new chapter in your life for you!
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