Watching the news yesterday of the flood waters rushing through towns was especially distressing when the newsreader mentioned Numurkah the country town in Victoria, is the home and business address of my sister and family. I had heard from my mother the previous day that the town was preparing by sandbagging the shops and evacuating the hospital and caravan park, but I guess the photo brought it home to a more gut level. With an overriding sense that I was powerless, living in another state, so far away. Common sense says that I would be more a hindrance than a help, and we have organised that my sister, when she has time will keep mum up to date by phone and the messages will then flow through the family as the river flows through her town and surrounding farms. We know the Emergency services and the Army are working with the residents. but back to the sense of powerless to help.
First I need to observe my feelings,knot in my stomach,resulting in impatience with all around me, holding my breath how am I reacting? Badly. I can better serve my sister and her town by watching my thoughts, the loop they form, staying with the whirling dervish my mind has become. Being with this will slow the thoughts. As the mind realises it is being watched it will start to slow and still. Firstly I begin by watching my breathing, shallow not deep. now I can work the Pranayama technique to begin to still it. I must find my centre as I can only help from that space. Knowing we are all interconnected, so to calm the waters of this emotional turmoil I must disconnect from the”outer story” to the deep inner knowing.
To come to that quiet place and still the endless up and downs. Sit in meditation.From stillness I can send the gift of love, more powerful that the dark cloud of fear.
“Each of you choose to come to this Human existence and as you do, you birth yourselves into the consciousness of the human realm. You grow into all the ‘stories’of human existence;the turmoil stress fear pain and anguish of day-to-day living.However the greater truth of you is that you also and simultaneously exist in a greater reality, a reality beyond your mind or Body, beyond time and space. The Greater Beingness of you exists cradled in the Infinite Ocean of All -that -is, in the awareness of your own totality of being, at one with the source. As you are an extension of Source, so indeed you are also infinite and eternal.
How could it be otherwise.” Jani King the gift. http://www.goldenlightessences.co.uk
Mum reminded me how everyone in the town was helping each other. How the best in humanity rise out of the worst situations.