Archive for the ‘Meditation’ Category

The space between

Push! Limits are just friendly reminders that there is an alternate route.

Enduring love is that which finds a home in the space between attachment and letting go.

Each thought is a seed planting sorrows or doubt or joy or peace. So choose wisely, patiently and with imagination – to nurture a wild beautiful tree.

“The tree is wild and free.  But its roots reach the earth below.  Holding it firm and strong. The tree blows seeds of love in the wind.”

The space between - photo by Shama Mohammed

The space between - photo by Shama Mohammed


the narration of the stories of violence really shook me.  they turned my insides out and i could not hold them.
the need for predictability and control reared its ugly head and instead of looking inwards, i looked out, to people, events and things.

as always my lesson comes to me when i submit, when i leave it to God to take care of me.
the lesson is patience Shaz, and faith. God whispers, Shaz, I have got you here, to this point of clarity and peace, even though you fought me every inch of the way, and you doubt me still?

no God, I do not doubt you. yes i fear uncertainty and long for an airtight experience of security.
But I also know now that is not found outside oneself.

it is within. that unshakable trust is planted, nurtured and sowed within the deepest recesses of my soul.

and so i bow my head and submit.

The Practice of Breathing 1

Breathe. Take from the Universe the strength to withstand, the courage to believe, and the faith to persevere.  Breathe. Exhale all fear, doubt, and mistrust. Breathe. Ease the contraction of the chest and allow the air to enter all the crevices.  Release the tension with the breath, unwrinkle the brow and straighten the spine to allow the blood to flow. Open up to receiving the nutrients from the blood and the benevolent energy from the Universe.

Exhale the black cloud of fear, making room for the bright shining warm glow.  Dip the forehead in remembrance.  Be humble, submit.   Greet the Divinity within and witness its Source.

Be mindful of the flow of energy as it circulates. In, out. Feel the energy in the extremities, the limbs, the core, the organs.  Feel it surge as it enters the heart. Witness the synergy of the parts, working together for a single purpose.  Welcome the healing energy and abundant grace.  Gaze out with loving eyes at the majestic beauty, balance and harmony of the perfectly aligned Universe.  And embrace dignified restraint.