HARMONY

Harmony: the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole

 

 

This is one of the dictionary definitions of harmony.

The word that jumped out to me was ‘pleasing’.

 

This week I have been extremely busy with clients before I jump on a plane and head to the US for a few weeks of work. At times, my days have felt chaotic, overwhelming and crazy yet they were in harmony.

 

Why?

Because they were ‘pleasing’ to me.

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THE MEDICINE OF SAMENESS

This week has delivered to me some huge lessons in humility.

 

Why?

Because each time conflict or challenging emotions have arisen in my space, I have seen that I am the source.

 

Me.

 

Sounds odd I know, but it’s far too easy these days to look outside of ourselves at the person, place or situation and blame them for our inner turmoil or dissatisfaction.

 

Humans do it all the time.

Because we have been taught to defend ourselves (and therefore our stories) against ‘external threats’.

 

But why do we feel the need to defend in the first place?

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DEEP LISTENING

“Let the words you speak be worthy of the silence they break”

Anon

 

 

This phrase was spoken into the silence of a circle I was a part of over a decade ago and they have stayed with me ever since.

 

As a reminder of the sort of deep presence that I seek to cultivate on a daily basis.

 

How do you feel about silence?

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THE BALANCE OF POLARITIES

Next week is the Autumn Equinox, falling in the sign of Libra on the 22nd Sept.

 

Equinoxes are times when the day and night are exactly the same lengths, bringing us to an alchemical moment of balance and awareness.

 

Libra, traditionally shown as a female figure holding scales in her hand, represents harmony and equilibrium in all aspects of life.

 

So this is a time when we are all invited to consider how we are dealing with seeming polarities in our lives.

 

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SILENCE WITHIN, SILENCE WITHOUT

Today, I sat on the mountainside.

 

My back to a large Ponderosa Pine tree who’s bark smelled like caramel.

The sun had warmed the pine needle carpet underneath me and it pulsed in waves of hot earth aroma, more pungent than oil.

 

The nearby Juniper tree, spoke softly to me as I worked to quiet my inner noise.

I had to work at it, but eventually, my mind calmed and my thoughts quieted.

I allowed myself to relax and simply notice what was happening around me in the celebration of life.

 

Chipmunks went about their day and chirruped in surprise when they came across me.

A quiet human.

A rarity in these parts.

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