The messages Anastasia brings,
gives us a way forward.
Engaging with the simplest of ideas
we can be like the dolphins
who plough ahead and let their young
be pulled into the slip stream.
The Inner Sanctum
My life has changed dramatically since starting on this journey with the Ringing Cedars Series by Vladimir Megré, not so much outwardly but inwardly. I know that my whole focus and vision is to “Create a Space of Love.” I have had to begin with my inner sanctum and then expand into my physical home. This process hasn’t necessarily been smooth running. I have and continue to experience what could be called a “Healing Crisis.”
In Dr. Douglas Morrison’s book “How We Heal,” he says “A healing crisis can be described as a period of imbalance and discomfort as the body heals: we experience adverse symptomology similar to what has been suppressed and / or experienced in the past…….”
“Besides nutrition, many things can precipitate a healing crisis. Some are physical, but many are otherwise. Something as simple as the practice of love or non-resistance can bring on a healing crisis. Forgiveness can do the same. Or gratitude. And so on. Anything of an uplifting nature can potentially contribute to a healing crisis.”
Over the years from the study with various teachers, and with help from my brother-in-law, the following is a little acronym that I have found hugely helpful in these situations.
R.A.D.A.R. The key is to always be like a radar looking for the ‘bleep’ on the screen. If we find ourselves stuck at any one point it is important to simply “allow” or in other words “be present” to the feelings within, but briefly it goes like this:
|R – Recognise
A - Accept
D - Decide
A - Action
R – Repeat
|We need to be able to see the problem for what it is
We need to accept the problem for how it is
We need to make a decision of what to do
We need to take action on the matter
We need to repeat that action so it becomes a habit
Then be a RADAR with the focus on the positive goal.
"Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning."
Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, Indian Nationalist Leader
The Outer Sanctum
Watching the profound changes occurring over the last year in myself, my family and in our surroundings is a wonderful reward to risking stepping out. Tui can be heard as I write and an abundance of fantails, wood pigeons etc are often to be found flying around the house. None of which occurred before last year! This rekindles the vision to Co-Create A space of Love in and around our home.
All it takes is a little courage to take a step. – To say YES to our dreams and visions! – It reminds me of when our children were teenagers and in my eyes, faltering a little, I found myself being reactive to their steps.
Remembering when they were babies and how enthusiastically I called to them as they took their first brave steps, hugging them when they fell, I recalled the feelings of joy and pride and excitement – and all that went with those moments – I saw I needed to view these teenage years in the same light. They were simply taking steps; bravely picking themselves up and you could say in surfing language – going back out to ‘ride the wave.’