Slowing Our Roll

image.php (9)“The soul requires duration of time
……rich, thick, deep, velvety time
……and it thrives on rhythm.
Soul can’t be hurried or harried ….
We may go through many events in the day
and experience nothing
because the soul has not had the opportunity
to feel them from many different points of view.”

Robert Sardello

Oooooh……I love the ooziness of this quote…….velvety, expansive time in cycles of movement experiencing from multiple perspectives……..that is the energy of our soul…….flowing with the encompassing transforming texture of each moment…….being with each moment that we experience thoroughly and completely….the soul awareness energy wrapping itself around and through….going deeply and joyously expanding into the opportunities presented…….

and so what happens to this process when we are running from thought to thought, situation to situation with nary a breath in between………hurry, don’t be late, try to squeeze a little bit more in, impatient with life unfolding, angry when things don’t go our way, trying to make ourselves feel worthy with our many ‘doings’……..but when when we are in the zone and centered moving within our moments…..our soul has time to experience the experience of ourselves and that is where our ahahs come in…..insights and understandings…..intuitions are heard…….because our souls, our self awarenesses, have time to explore.  So let’s take a breath or five and slow our roll this week……and drink deeply from the cup of the soul in present time…….Andrea

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: When the Soul is in the Driver’s Seat

In these days of uncertainty and rapid change, it can feel like we are on a wild ride.  If you remember the Disneyland ride of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride from your childhood, it brings a smile as you warmly reflect on all the high-pitched screams in the darkness as the 1990s motorcar crashed through a wall into the library where MacBadger  is on a ladder with books teetering over your head while you crashed through the fireplace with ashes and sparks of fire flying all around.  (For those who want to remember the good old times, the rest of the ride is described in Wikipedia.)

As a child, I loved this ride.  As soon as I got off the motorcar, I ran to the back of the waiting line.  The ride scared me and I loved it.  It was a way for all of us to test how we could integrate into our developing minds scary events that we knew existed in our world.   Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride was a safe way to learn about handling fear as a child.

Riding in Mr. Toad’s car was beneficial because we  slowly learned that none of it could hurt us.  Somehow the books never hit us, the fire was harmless, the train with its bright light zeroing in on us never hit us. Then we could just scream for the pure pleasure of screaming.  We knew we were safe.

The ride also has teachings for us as an adult moving through this world as it is now.  If our ego….that energetic place of resistance within us to the realization of who we truly are………is driving our car then we are going to fuse with the emotions of anger, fear, and a need to control the external world and the our inner world.  That is all the ego knows.  It’s job is to protect us and it is endlessly trying to accomplish that feat.  To do so, we tend to fall into our stories and languish there. More

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