Lately as I’ve struggled with the healing journey I’ve been thinking a lot about the world and the environment and how I think the physical and emotional health of each of us has an impact on the world. Particularly as I’ve read about environmental issues and earth changes it has felt to me that the earth is undergoing a process much like the opening and shifting I experience every day.
The world and all her people, plants and animals are one. One interconnected web of life. I look around at the stiff bodies everywhere, I feel the buried angst surrounding me. How can the earth be healthy when we aren’t? At the same time, more people are healing and the earth is shifting and changing with us.
In my movement classes I see so many blank looks when I try to explain that life feels better when the body is open and flowing. When I try to tell people that I think the most important job each of us can do is to heal many look at me like I’m daft. Heal emotionally Heal physically. Heal the world. Oneness means that the state of being and the energy of each of us is contributing to the state of the whole. I see a correlation between the current state of the world and the health of its population. When enough people heal, I believe the earth will heal.
It;s hard work. I watch people bump up against places that don’t want to let go and they start making the movements smaller or quit coming to class. They don’t want to go there. I get it. Looking in all those dark corners isn’t fun — though the relief after something is released is heavenly. Lots of the patterns involving tight muscles relate to buried memories, emotions and issues. Healing yourself is a big job. Healing the world is a big job. But the thing is, you don’t have to take responsibility for changing the government or healing the planet or stopping crime. The only place where you have complete responsibility and control is over yourself. Heal yourself. Heal the world. I’m trying to figure out how to say it so it makes sense to people.
Restore your body to flowing and with the healing and release, be the change in the world.
HEAL YOURSELF. HEAL THE WORLD.
Don’t forget about Collective Prayer Sunday. I’ve been working on the challenge I offered to chant for Rara’s accusers. As always, the chant is softening my heart and my feelings around the case. I’m a little behind on blog stuff so if there’s been any outward change, I don’t know. But as my heart softens I know that the only space I want to hold around this is the one that has love for everyone involved.