There is great value of meditation and many of the rituals of connecting with spirit. But I find it to be a dangerous trap when people get too dogmatic in their practice. Equating only their way of connecting as the right way. People then lose the purpose of the ritual because they end up doing it in a restrictive almost punitive way. And then they get out of flow in that moment. And connecting with spirit is all about flow. I don’t believe Spirit or the mystery wants that from us. And I think that is the main problem with people who are disappointed with their practice. It’s not about doing it for a length of time it’s about doing it “right”. It’s being in the flow. Honoring your soul.
My favorite form of ritual is to commune with nature. Open eye meditation, which Buddhists call contemplation, is when my eyes are open and I’m just allowing everything to penetrate: the light of everything, the color of everything and a feeling of connecting with the beauty of creation because it is a manifestation of God.
Sometimes when I’m planting my garden and I am feeling my connection so deeply I’m become completely one with the flowers and can see the incredible fascinating world of the flower or vegetables growing out of the plants in my garden. I can spend hours doing that. That is my communion with God.
My garden is a sacred place not only in my backyard but living and pulsing inside my own heart…It is a mirror in great service reflecting my own evolutionary unfolding… As I cultivate, it blossoms and lights up with shaktified colors and pranic vitality… so it is inside here at the center of my soul star…shining brighter every time I play a part in the sprouting of a new seed… in the heart of a client, fan, loved one, or a complete “stranger”(as if such thing really exists!)…Loving life and witnessing miracles unfolding…
On my recent trip to Tahiti…as I was coming down a path into these great forests it was like we were in another dimensional reality. You could feel it the spirits everywhere. So when I think what we’ve done to the earth it’s sad. We are so caught up in the engine of doing. I feel I have to do this or that there are not enough hours in the day. I love every time a can be a part of bringing green into the world.