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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wave Movements ~ ~ ~

There is a “phenomenon” that occurs whenever I go through major life changes. I experience an incredible wave of profound peace that is unexplainable and beyond comprehension before the event; as if I am being “gifted” by The Beloved’s Presence in a tangible way. I should know by now that there is something coming when I feel this peace that is beyond understanding. It happened before my husband got the job in Minnesota, and it happened again last Tuesday, the day he found out that he had been let go. It’s as if it creates a cushion or buffer for what is to come. Maybe this is Grace. Of course these are only words that describe the feeling. Why this happens I have no idea… Neither do I need to know. It just occurs and I accept it, am grateful for it, and note that I wish I could feel like this all the time. It is like being consciously aware of the bliss of Being.

At some point after a major event, there is also a wave of sadness and grief that comes. It showed up today. I have also come to accept this wave; to not interpret it, judge it, resist it, avoid it, but to allow myself to experience it as part of the ebb and flow of living, and ride its wave. It’s uncomfortable at first. I bobble around on the wave, enduring the tempest, gasping for air, until I eventually recognize it as just another wave of life’s movements – oh yeah, here you are again – and surrender. I have learned over the years to simply sit with this wave, in silence. There’s nothing that can be applied to make it better. It cannot be stopped. So I just sit with it in the quiet space of the Heart, until it recedes…

When I finally sat down with sadness mid afternoon today, befriending it, I found peace there too. It just had this covering of molasses all over it… I noticed that it loves to be met – this sadness – as well as the peace within it. It’s like Peace meeting the molasses of feelings is peace. It’s Peace meeting Peace in a different form. When whatever the feeling is is met with acceptance, there is only peace.

Every movement, every wave of life is a movement of the Ocean of Being - of Peace. There cannot be movement, there cannot be a wave *except for* the movement of the vast Ocean of Being – of Pure Awareness – of The Beloved. Everything that occurs, occurs within and as this Ocean of Being. In this there is peace.



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Picture ~ The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai



14 comments:

  1. This is so lovely, and resonates deeply with me. Just what I needed to read this morning before heading out into my day. Thank you! <3

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  2. Welcome Sarah! And thank you for leaving your lovely comment this morning.

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  3. "Every movement, every wave of life is a movement of the Ocean of Being - of Peace. "

    I absolutely loved this post, and I so needed to read it today. Thank you!

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  4. Cate ~ So good to see you here! Thank you for your comment... Amazing how Life always reminds us of Its presence through Its waves...

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  5. "Why this happens I have no idea… Neither do I need to know. It just occurs and I accept it, am grateful for it," It sounds like some kind of pre-knowing, pre-sensing. I always find these instances interesting and sounds like they are quite strong and consistent for you. Love that you don't need to explain the heck out of it!

    For me your post is all about acceptance. Acceptance of what arises, no wonder it brings peace, no unsettled feeling from wanting things to be different from what they are. Thanks for this wonderful reminder.

    I love the Ajahn Cha quote "let go a little, have a little peace, let go a lot, have a lot of peace"

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  6. Thank ZDS ~ Well,am learning to accept what is and just rest in the depths of the Ocean, letting those waves roll through... Seems there's always opportunities to let go and just be... Thanks for the quote...

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  7. One of the wonderful and sublime things about Dearest Christine is that she is a Mystic meandering through our lives and writing about it from the Depths.
    So grateful and with love.
    xoxo
    -L.

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  8. Thank you Maria :) ♥c Hugs back

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  9. Thank you Leslie! What a sweet thing to say... Lovely to have you meandering with me :) ♥

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  10. Beautiful imagery... "I bobble around on the wave"... thank you for sharing your journey...

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  11. "It’s Peace meeting Peace in a different form. When whatever the feeling is is met with acceptance, there is only peace." This is so beautiful... Thank you for sharing your wisdom, my friend.

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  12. Thank you Darla for sharing it with me :)

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  13. Thank you Kristen-spirit :) for your presence on the Way...

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