The Embrace of the Group was very calm yesterday. Dense in a good way. No hint of moving in any direction. So we just hung out there. Being. Feeling our bodies and minds relax.
Some thoughts crossed my mind then and have continued to pop up.
The pace of doing has increased, and we now live stressful lives with production and consumption at full speed. We try to fix the climate and the environment by doing MORE; producing more sustainable energy, more electric cars, more high-speed trains, more LED-lamps and why not try some global geo-engineering to shield off the sun?
In my opinion, this is to move faster in the direction that is killing life on the planet. It’s more yang energy, more expansion, more doing. What we need is yin-energy, letting go, being.
In giving up, lays a path forward.
Today when we were aware of the Embrace of the Earth, I realised that I perceived it as being mainly around the planet and above me.
When I identify as a wider Embrace though, I am everything that is inside me. I’m not a shell around my parts; I am them.
After this thought had passed my mind; I felt the Embrace of Planet Earth all around me and in me.
The concept of an “embrace” makes it easy to think of a Wider Embraces as something surrounding its parts. It’s not. There are no directions.
It’s hard to find words and metaphors that are perfect pointers.
Words and metaphors influence our experience very much.