Feel it as a flavor of the divine

In one of the regular Friday Vortex Healing Zoom meetings, a senior student said: Feel it like a flavor of the divine.

Whatever is here – discomfort, anxiety, sadness, anger, reactivity – feel it as a flavor of the divine.

It’s a helpful reminder for me. It helps me not only notice that it’s happening within and as what I am but also feel it. Take it in. Rest in it. Allow it to work on me.

Here are some additional pointers I sometimes find useful:

You are welcome here. Stay as long as you want. Thank you for protecting me.

Is it separate from me? Is there a dividing line? Does it happen within and as what I am? Am I capacity for it?

Or some other phrasing: Is it true it’s separate from me? Is it true there is a diving line? Is it true it’s not happening within and as what I am? Is it true I am not capacity for it?

For me these days, this noticing and these shifts in noticing are mostly wordless. It may start with the “feel it as a flavor of the divine” reminder and then the noticing is mostly wordless.

Image by me and Midjourney

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Is noise also the voice of the divine?

I am in a place with more traffic noise than I am used to.

My personality doesn’t like it very much.

And I am also exploring something.

What if this is the voice of the divine too?

Can I find it as the voice of the divine?

How is it to notice it as the voice of the divine?

How is it to find it as the divine expressing, exploring, and experiencing itself as that too? As the traffic noise. The traffic. This human self responding to it.

NOTE

In exploring this, there is of course a lot more happening.

I find I can do it more easily when I am rested and have more resources available.

I notice parts of me frustrated with the noise. I see what happens when I thank these parts of me for protecting me, and relate to them as a good friend or a good parent to a child. I notice that this too is a flavor of the divine, just like the noise itself.

I notice that the noise only exists, for me, as something within my sound field, within my sensory fields. It happens within and as what I am. I cannot find it “outside”. Even any image I have of “outside” happens within my mental field.

If my human self feels tired, I am kind to my human self and put on headphones or put in earbuds and listen to some music.

And I also just allow myself to be frustrated by the noise and complain or make a joke about it.

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Feel it as a flavor of the divine

Pointer in spirituality are medicine for a particular condition.

Some pointers are more universally helpful. And some are more specific for some people and some situations.

One that’s specific to where I am now is this:

Feel it as a flavor of the divine.

Sometimes, something comes up – a sensation, discomfort, emotion – and my old pattern is to react to it. My mind tells itself that this is not good, it’s not the divine. So avoid it or make it go away.

When I remind myself that this is a flavor of the divine, there is a shift.

I remind myself that this too is the divine. It’s a flavor of the divine. I notice it is the divine. It’s happening within and as what I am capacity for. It’s happening within and as – what the mind may label – consciousness, awakeness, love.

This morning, I woke up feeling material from an old issue – perhaps going back lifetimes if my sense is right and that of others who have sensed into it. It felt very uncomfortable and I did wrestle with it for a few minutes and felt grumpy. Then I remembered this pointer, and it helped my relationship to it to shift. The symptoms are still here but there is no longer any need to struggle with it. I notice it as a flavor of the divine and that makes it much easier.

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