How are you going with the #feelgoodinAugust project? We are up to week 3 now.
I am sure you have notice that the intensity of conflict around the world is heightening. Lives are continuing to be lost throughout the Middle East.
I have begun a new meditation practice - when I wake in the morning, I visualise the leaders manifesting statesmanship, compassion, and righteousness. I personally go to a very high place, seeking not to be drawn into the polarisation around who is right and who is wrong, who has historical claim to a piece of earth, who is able to gather world opinion to them. There is a higher place from which to view these conflicts. That place is from spirit. When we look at these things from the place of spirit we can recognise that every mother loves her son.
Every Mother Loves Her Son
If we hold on to this truth that every mother loves her son. Then we can support, commit to an ideal world where every mother's son builds up, contributes, plants his crops, nourishes his family, and contributes to the betterment of humankind.
We have entered the second half of the month of the water monkey. The monkey is metal. This metal is about either the sword or the mind. When we choose the mind we cultivate and nurture wisdom, when we choose the sword we cultivate and nurture conflict. Cultivating the mind means that we must learn, we must practice equanimity. We need to practice and to cultivate this equanimity at least daily . When we seek to criticise, when we are drawn into polarised arguments, when we take sides we contribute to conflict.
When the Yang water sits above the metal, the water can drain the metal, if the flow is correct. Water is the communicator, the philosopher, the conciliator. When water is productive these qualities come to the fore. When water is unproductive emotional states rage in an un-contained way. Again, reflection and equanimity are the resources of the wise man.
Here is another meditation, creative visualisation that can help us maintain our equanimity, our own commitment to health, healing and well being.