Since sharing with you the news of my upcoming move, I've been enjoying the challenge of staying anchored in the Now, when the Now itself contains components of being "here" and being "there," of being excited and being anxious, optimistic and hopeless, suffused with a feeling of abundance and contracted into fear of lack.
I've been thinking about resonance, congruence, synchronicity. It's as if different aspects of life have to catch up to one another, or take place at different speeds. It was my birthday on Friday, but I haven't yet caught the "new year" flavor of this, and my birthday this year was nine time zones away from the one I was born in--and yet those "new year/life" intentions and reflections have been regulars of late, birthday or not.
We are graphic equalizers!
Body-mind is freaking out over having stopped losing weight (even though losing weight hadn't started out as a conscious goal) but body-mind also knows that losing weight had to stop--everything else hasn't yet caught up to that knowing.
One of the participants at Sean Hill's poetry workshop last weekend wrote a piece around the concept that we're always seeing what "just happened"--what's just on the verge of being in the past--because of the speed of light. The rest of us were captivated by the idea and the way she expressed it.
When I feel the awkwardness and freakout in my body, I think of her poem, and of the graphic equalizer image, and I tell myself my pieces and parts may not have caught up to one another, or that the emotional pain I'm feeling is a trace of something already past.
Meanwhile, I visualize myself a wheel rolling smoothly south and east down this continent come the end of the month. Here and now, I turn from one task to the next and imagine myself a piece of clay on a wheel being shaped into a vessel capable of giving and receiving in abundance.
I love the image of a wheel identifying the various aspects of whole health.
Which spokes are too short? Which might be too long? Too much attention on one aspect can shade toward obsessiveness and can take attention away from another aspect that needs it.
Do you agree with the elements included on this wheel? I think it's interesting that "nutrition" isn't on there as a thing unto itself--it comes under "physical." What else might be missing?
Sound and touch are so closely allied. I know when there's something wrong with my car, because it vibrates differently. I can hear it, and I can feel it. Any machinery, really--the whole house will tell you if the washing machine is unbalanced. If a neon light is on the fritz, I can hear it and feel it as well as see it, and I'd better get out of there fast! Are you the same way with neon lights?
Pendulum clocks in the same room come into rhythm with one another. Take two tuning forks of the same frequency, strike one of them, stand them both up, and both of them will sound--in unison.
Interesting that "spooning" is also a form of resonating energy. Should this tuning fork phenomenon be calls "forking"? Not sure "knifing" can fall in the same category.
Please share with me your thoughts of resonance and congruence in rest and in motion.