The Ripple Effect

The late Phone call sent us into a spin, How to deal with the fact a loved one is in hospital in a far away city?
The sense of distance often called the tyranny of distance here is now so obvious. Feelings place us in free fall how to help?Where to turn,should we hurry to his side, no this is not practicle as there is family close by and we would be in the way.
To feel so useless and yet we are or have I forgotten the interconnectedness of all life, how the ripples flow ever outward, as a feather or a falling leaf stirs the breeze, the edges of mind,mine and yours.

Connecting heart to heart or sending a distant healing . Prayer or sending loving energies much less a voucher for a Reiki healing when he has left hospital. Strange all of these very real, effective techniques are forgotten when we are tired or stressed. Still the ripples flow out and I have forgotten to sit in the stillness.

Observe, observe, observe
What am I thinking, feeling, saying

As I step back and place a space between myself and the situation I am able to see what do I want to achieve?
Possibly to overcome my worry, to calm the person close to me or to support and still the hearts of others. so often it seems when all is calm the rug is pulled out from under us and once again we feel vulnerable, useless, hopeless or lost. How can we help as we wait for the diagnosis. Remember the ripples that flow one from another, just by calming our breath as we speak on the phone or imagining the person as healthy and radiant we send ripples from our heart to theirs.
The power of the unseen is much greater than the unseen. Put another way the un manifested is so much greater than the manifested.

Deepak Chopra in his book Ageless Body, Timeless mind tells us
1 Sit quietly and relax your body.
2 Intend the outcome you want. be specific. you can visualize the outcome or express it to yourself verbally.
3 Don’t get bogged down in the details.Don’t force or concentrate your intention should be as natural as lifting your arm or get a drink of water.
4 Expect and believe in the outcome
5 Realize that doubt worry and attachment will only interfere with success.
6 Let go of desire.You don’t have to mail a letter twice; just know that the message was delivered and the result is on its way.
7 be open to the feedback that comes to you either inside yourself or from the environment. Realise that any or all feedback was elicited by you.

It is when we turn in ever-widening circles of agitation that we muddy the waters. Come back to stillness.
This breath, this very next breath this very next breath and as our breath slows we are able to observe the ripples we create and send outward.


About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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