The foundation

Ahhhh, did it again. Just rip it up….haha

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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5 Responses to The foundation

  1. fatima says:

    Ha! Marille, greeting “guests at the guest house” is what you are doing here?

    Making new from old on two fronts…..
    The first, the world we live in. Marianne Williamson’s comment re the Obama presidency came to mind. “You can’t put new wine in old bottles.” Which chimed in me because in the world we live in …in most cases…that is exactly what needs to be done. All that can be done really. It will re structure as and if the balance of consciousness shifts. (I thought she was just lovely btw…very real, imperfectly human and just perfect.) Documenting the signs of change is why I appreciate all the ‘signs’ of movement that you post here I guess …along with everything else you post the beautiful, the sublime…the silly….very optimistic. And….why not? It is life. The tragic, the cruel and the abased is a part of life too but why give it power of our attention?

    The second front, the world that is us, the human man or woman. To become at ease at peace with who we are…. a mensch, a householder, an ordinary human being….free of identification and attachment in all its forms as we perform our duties. A process of purification in the face of the Majesty of that to which we are all connected.

    The foundation for both is consciousness, present moment awareness, heedfullness, attention…right now — whatever they call it. Who I really Am, the witness greeting the guests as they come in, thoughts, feelings whatever arises. That could be thought of as making new from old in that the person will have its individuality but much simpler, purer and, most of all, congruent. That would be a period of work (maybe years…maybe all the years I have got)….to recognize the attachments, and identifications, that they can dissolve and then….?

    They speak of mystic union, the Prophets, the Saints, the Buddha.

    What do we know about this? I only know what I have read and what I imagine I recognise in others. Probably best not to speak of it, who would know what to say?

    I am impressed times two that you are able to speak about this vague subject…’myself’ without becoming emotionally overwhelmed (projection). I am sure that you have experience speaking to a group on a topic and how much easier that is. Or isn’t it. Also, because I know you do both, I would be interested in your experience of inner space when listening versus speaking. I almost always experience losing center when I talk…not so much when I listen.

    Wonderful experiment though I don’t have the imagination to understand it. Mysterious it is to me.

    : )

    • Michaela says:

      Haha – yes, you are right – it is a LOT easier to speak to a group, but then – its just a matter of getting used to speaking to the universe. Not sure about the experience of inner space though – when I am speaking, all I realise is – I am talking. And sometimes I think – thats just awful, but usually I forget about it.

      So this is just cognitive behavioral therapy – embarrass yourself as much as you can. Haha

  2. fatima says:

    lol. Well, at least hope to see embarrassment for what it is, a reaction to a threatened idea of myself.

    That is my experience too. “when I am speaking, all I realise is – I am talking.” and sometimes it sounds “funny” as if it isn’t my usual voice. Who knows? I have not asked anyone about it. Whatever.

    Not that it is particularly important but I was also asking about the difference between speaking on a predetermined ‘topic’ and coming to the camera with nothing specifically prepared, responding to whatever is in the air, so to speak.

    May we diminish and grow together.

  3. lalaboheme says:

    Hi, I couldn’t hear this one as well. The sound was a little low but very nice and engaging convo.
    More suggestions would be to have a conversation with someone via skype or in person. Also, if you have a camera in your phone you can take a field trip to your favorite spots for meditation, inspiration, etc. Well just a couple ideas. It is nice to branch out and try new things!

  4. Fatima says:

    I see what you mean. I experience that on my laptop but not on the pc with external speakers. No problem there.

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