I remember as a child pointing in the air and someone saying to me, “Don’t poke holes in the air, the seagulls might trip over.”
I was recently reminded of this during an online Esoteric Yoga session. I have found that Esoteric Yoga sessions can really support me to build a relationship with my body and to reconnect to the natural stillness that exists within – a must for my busy lifestyle.
This yoga session happened to take place in my car as I was in between meetings, so I had pulled over to a quiet spot facing the beach, pulled out my laptop and completed the session by Skype with an Esoteric Yoga practitioner.
So here I was in my car, and as I was a bit caught up in the momentum of the day, I found myself talking really fast. The practitioner asked me to close my eyes and supported me to re-connect to my body, feeling my feet, my ankles, my legs, my buttocks on the seat, my back, my shoulders and neck, and then my head.
Within minutes I could feel the racy momentum I had been in drop away. I slowly connected to being with my body and the world around me expanded.
The practitioner then asked me to put my seat belt on, while holding the quality that I had just established in my body. It was like chalk and cheese compared to how I would normally put my seat belt on.
As I completed this gentle movement, that saying came back to me and I got that we can move in sync with the world, or we can move against it.
I found myself doing a very familiar movement that felt in sync in the world – which was a rarity because I normally don’t do it in sync; one could say I had made quite a few holes in the air!
My normal mode is usually one with very little conscious presence, in autopilot, and quite often I rush the ‘house leaving’ or ‘car starting’ part of my day. If my childhood saying was true, I would be “poking a lot of holes in the air,” and for sure, the seagulls in my neighbourhood would be on crutches more often than not!
But not this time: the energetic quality that I had established meant that I put my seatbelt on with such ease, one could even say with grace, and definitely it was in flow with the world. I don’t think the seagulls would have even batted an eyelid!
So continuing with this hole theory, have you ever watched someone in high emotion walk into a room – did you notice that a disturbance can be felt, ripples can be made, and that holes could be created?
I remember when a good friend of mine was dying. We were surrounding his bed during his final days, and I watched the effect of how different nurses would enter the room. Some would enter, take in the mood of the room, be in sync with what was going on and go about their duties. They graced the room. Others did not do that; they almost barged in and did what they had to do, then barged out again, leaving an out-of-sync feeling in the room.
I was then filled with a deep appreciation for Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine practitioners and modalities because they are inspiring so many people to look at the energetic quality in which they are living their lives.
We all do trillions of activities throughout our lifetimes, but how often do we stop and look at how we are doing it – what energetic quality and what impact are we having on the world around us?
It is not what we do, but it is how we do it. Do we stop and ask ourselves ‘how’ do we talk to ourselves and to each other? How do we walk into a room? How do we put the bins out? How do we send an email? How do we hold ourselves at work? How do we do the dishes? How do we put ourselves to sleep? How do we respond to critique?
These are good questions to be asking ourselves and I have found the presentations and healing modalities of Universal Medicine certainly help me to understand energy and what quality I undertake many activities in.
Are we creating holes or are we maintaining the natural rhythm and flow of the world around us?
I appreciate that I now have a new marker as to how to put my seatbelt on – I might not remember every time but it is there.
Showing me how to put fewer holes in the air!
By Sarah Flenley, Woman and keen observer of life, Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia