Today’s post was contributed to this stream of in -formation by another of my Soul SisTARS –Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb I am grateful for her words and her wisdom – What are You Gazing At Today?

Word play is up BIG time in my life. My husband of 11 years has always played with words, sounds and puns. Our children are both fast becoming able to twist words into new meanings with their tongues and their wits. This is a new exercise for me as my birth family was not one to mess around or joke about much of anything life had to offer. We were a serious family with serious activities to DO!

 

Recently I was listening to the news and found myself mulling over the words Gaza and Israel. And today as we were gathered together at Amethysts to play with the singing bowls the words came pouring out again:

 

Gaza. Gazing. Gaz in. Gaz out. Gaze in. Gaze out.

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The funeral for 14 of around 40 people killed on Tuesday when Israeli mortar fire struck near a United Nations school in Gaza where many people were taking refuge. Photo: Hatem Moussa/Associated Press



Israel. Is Real. What IS REAL at this time and place? Here and now? What IS REAL about Then and There?

 

As we gaze at Gaza we see Is-Real. What are we seeing unfold between the two peoples of Ancient Palestine and Israel? For ages and ages the people of these lands have fought wars over who controls the rights to this part of the Earth. For ages and ages many parts of the Earth have been fought over for the riches the Earth births forth from the light of the Sun and the depths of her soils.

As we gaze at Gaza, we see that which IS REAL in our own lives. There in another part of the world THEY are fighting about the age old claims to land, self rule, choices of how to live, where to live and who can or can not be living along side the OTHER being. For those of us who are light workers, we know this story we hear is not only about THEM, it is also about US. THEY are a reflection of our inner lives. The part of our being which is struggling with the US/THEM within. Time has come to step within and gaze without to see what we might unfold from the depths of our own beings around this conflict thousands of miles away across the Earth’s surface. For many in the US, Gaza and Israel could not be much further from our minds, hearts and souls. Yet, as we hear the news stories or witness the photographs of children wrapped in shrouds, among their siblings, mother at their side, we are moved. Take these images inside your being and witness the bare naked response of your inner being to these images. Who’s children are they? Who’s nameless mother is this? Could it be this is OUR family laying on that mat, dead for all to see?

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Hilmi al-Samuli mourned over the bodies of his two sons and a nephew, reportedly killed during Israeli shelling early on Monday. The reported death toll of Palestinians passed 500 since the assault began, including 100 said to be civilians. Photo: Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse -- Getty Images

 

Breathe! We have the gift of life! We have the gift of another breathe to inhale and exhale. What will you choose to do with this gift of life? What will you choose to reflect on this day? Where inside your being will you travel?

 

Gaza. Gazo. Gaza. Gazo. Gazin. Gazout .Gaze in. Gaze out. Gaze in. Gaze out to see Is Real. As the breath goes in and goes out, notice. Notice your breath and notice the conflict. Notice where this conflict sits within your being. Does your heart hurt? Does your solar plexus feel tied in knots? Where do your legs fit into the noticing?

 

What do you see in the mirror of this conflict? What is the fighting for?What are the bombs, booby-traps and bullets carrying?Where, between the bombs, do you see the peace that people long for? Or is there a longing for power over, power struggle, struggle to hold onto every bit of the Earth that is there to be cut up, divided, shared or scarred? How do you divide your world? How do you divide your resources? Are your resources limited or limit-less? Do you have boundaries drawn within your being or do the energies of your being flow in and out with the breath? Gaze in. Gaze out. Gaze with in once more.

 

BE GENTLE as we unfold the images that are pouring through our beings. Shedding light on our darkest parts is not comfortable. Our light, when shined can seem to magnify what we ultimately are ready to see, witness and release from our inner being. Being a light worker does not excuse you from being in the dark. A light worker uses the light to notice those places which are not comfortable within. The light shines into the darkness revealing those parts of our selves we are not yet comfortable sitting with in our meditation. The Light is our tool to unearth the darkness, birth it forth into the light for transmutation. This is the cultivating of our soil. This is the compost of our lives. This transformation brings forth our flowering.

 

Contemplate for a moment the lotus flower floating on the pond’s watery surface. Follow the stem of the lotus down, down, down to the bottom of the pond into it’s roots stuck into the muck and mire of pond life. Here in the darkness lies all that has been discarded by the animals, trees and plants in and around the pond. All that detritus settles around the stem of the lotus and from this muck and mire the lotus finds sustenance. Our lives are like the life of the lotus flower. As my teacher, the Reverend Stephanie Rutt often said, “We are who we are because of not in spite of all the mucky-muck of our lives.” As we look to the muck and mire of our lives it is possible to glimpse the possibility that we have come through the muck to a new place of understanding. From the muck of your life, take a moment to notice the gifts that lie within the muck. Notice how the muck nurtures your being, brings a safe haven or protects you in some way. These mucky, yucky, scary, sad, angry experiences are gifts we give ourselves to open when the time is right.

Are you ready to open yourself to yourself? Are you ready to see what you are holding within your being to bring into the light, to shine into the light? Can you see the jewel in your heart or does it need a bit of polishing? Take bold steps to notice yourself and the experiences you gifted yourself with in the past day or week or year or even from the beginning of your first days on this beautiful, wonder-filled planet we call Earth. If you would like assistance in this process, especially with regards to releasing physical issues from the body, please contact me at relax@sarah-elizabeth.org. As a CranioSacral therapist and massage therapist I am available to facilitate the release of the issues from your physical being. When you are ready to take the journey within your physical body, journey with me at your side to explore the depths of your darkness. As a facilitator of healing, I hold a safe, warm, comfortable place in which you are allowed to explore yourself.Come dive into the muck and mire in order to shed light and release that which holds you back. Please view my website at: www.sarah-elizabeth.org We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!

 

Peace, Love, Light and Joy,

 

Sarah-Elizabeth

 

“Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, fabulous, gorgeous, talented? Actually, who are you not to be?”

– Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

 

Sarah-Elizabeth Whitcomb, MA, LMT

 

relax@sarah-elizabeth.org

(603) 365-0852

 

www.sarah-elizabeth.org

Offices in Concord and Wilton, NH

 

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