i have been outside for the last hour or two with the kids. it is sunny today with perfectly clear blue skies. perfectly clear blue is not that common. today is one of the first days it has been warm enough to just go hang out outside and feel the sun shinning down on me and relax. i brought out a small quilt for chickpea and i to lay on after i was done lanolinizing and hanging to dry some wool. the bean dug in the sand, played on the slide, and did finger puppets. every once in awhile a plan flew by overhead and i pointed it out to him and he said, “oh wow!” it was an ideal few hours and i just lay still as much as i could and enjoyed it. the pea is eager to move and she seems to be figuring it out faster then i had anticipated. soon there won’t be any laying on blankets for woowoo mama.
aside from airplanes, i also saw some crows flying around. it felt easy and natural to say, “hello friend,” and just send some greeting energy towards them. i have been doing a fair amount of woowoo work for myself and others lately. the more i do the closer to it i feel. or the less divide i feel between the woowoo world and “reality.” i find that the less division there is for me the happier i am so this is a good thing. and feeling like the energy to say hello is just flowing is a welcome feeling.
experiencing energy has been a theme in the last twenty four hours or so of work i have done. learning to control the use of energy you work with, what to do with energy, and how to allow your own energy to expand into and beyond your physical body. i love feeling and hearing about these things so i have been absorbing the blessings.
it seems like i am working with my guides on helping souls to cross a bit these days and the experience is always a marvel to me. what energy keeps them here? and what entices them to let that go? and who are they drawn to and why? in helping with a crossing yesterday i was working through a cat who was disturbed by the presence.
(we interrupt this program to apologize to all the non-woowoo folks who might be visiting. you can stop reading here cause i am about to dip heavily into the woowoo or you can try suspending your disbelief and just seeing what it feels like to read on.)
the soul was happy enough to come with me once i worked with him a little bit and he crossed safely to the other side. i knew this had been an issue in the home for quiet awhile so i asked my spirit guides to the point of annoyance if he had truly crossed and would stay where he belonged. they explained with some patience that the issue would not be this spirit returning but the home being attractive to uncrossed souls looking for some energy to live off. the house was dirty with extra energy that was brought in and not disposed of or recycled with intention. the cat told me we needed to turn off all the electricity.
if you are going to be working with energy you can’t be careless about its inherent power and staying power. energy always is. so, you don’t work with it and then just leave it hanging. as important as starting is finishing. just like you need to return to your body when you journey (or leave it in any way) you also need to close up and clean up when you work with energy. someone in the home is inviting energy in to work with and not keeping it contained and sending it back to the earth. the house is alive with extra and is ungrounded and missing its containedness. well, containedness is not a word but we are in woowoo anyway so it stays.
that was the story of energy not respected. not understood for its scope and it lasting. but a short time later (helping someone else entirely) there was a possum teaching about letting your own energy expand. you see energy is always a delicate balance. you want to expand from your core, center, essential self out to fill your body and even beyond. you want to be able to be in touch with the body you are alive in and you want to be in touch with your energetic world. this is how we truly meet our surroundings and anything in our presence – other humans, animals, trees, the forest, the ocean. we stay centered in our self, in our body, and we also vibrate out into the world. a clear bright vibration of joy and love.
when you are instantly attracted to someone they are sending out good energy – beyond their body and into the world. the possum was showing the importance of this stretching for someone who tends to stay coiled tight within themselves. keeping yourself hidden like a clenched fist inside your body is missing the point, the gift, of life. and it makes you easily scared and more easily lost on your path. because you are not touching anything and we need touch to find our way.
but you can’t just let loose and reach out into the world without regard to how far you go. you must stay tethered in your center and you must remain aware of the power of the energy you work with and draw close to you. if it is not yours, and you work with it, please have a place to put it. a recycling bin, a bowl, a cup, a hollow bone. keep it separate from you. stay grounded deeply in your center and tethered tightly to this life’s body. work with what you will and then take what is left near you, put it in a vessel and empty the vessel somewhere safe. set intention to let the energy transform into healing energy for the earth. into white light. into love. and be done with that work so that your self and your space stay clean and peaceful.
is that too much to figure out for this one life? how do you expand out and yet stay within? how do you reach out and touch but not draw too deeply in? how do you keep the beat with your own pulse and not fly off into the universe? how do you escape from your protective shell and feel the joy of being in connection?
ask the possum. ask the cats. ask your guides. ask to be shown what this balance feels like. and work towards it. and look with joy towards the infinite lives you have ahead filled with different paths and different loves and different challenges.
and no matter what, the most important thing of all, say thank you. all the time. give thanks.
peace to all the warriors walking their own woowoo way. whatever it is called. may you find your balance and revel in it.