2 weeks ago
Expansion as a way of Being rather than a concept. I’ve been struggling to find the words that would illuminate this idea into a living breathing experience for you.
We’re so used to the pressure and forces of Life that push on us and keep us tight, highly contained, and rather small. Our society, the energetic circles we dwell in, whether it be work, family, or play, naturally affect our energy body when we’re not being vigilant and aware of it. Even our lower self can have ideas of how we “should” be, further tightening the screw on the lid of the proverbial box we’ve locked ourselves in! And shit, it’s small in there.
Expansion as a way of Being is the conscious effort to move beyond the preconceived notions and automatic body responses to these situations that push or pressure us. By use of the breath, we are literally transported out of our sometimes seemingly impossible places into the expansion of our atoms and into the far beyond, way past the perceived limits of our physical, gross material body.
There are a lot of reasons why we may begin to shrink upon hearing disturbing news or being around someone who seemingly takes up a lot of “space”, or when we doubt ourselves and our intuition. However, it does not mean we need to shrink to compensate for it! The Universe is VAST. Far bigger and grander than our minds can comprehend (like, way way waaaaay bigger times a trillion or so) and breathing into all that space grounds us and allows our consciousness to open up and our bodies to become a floating anchor in space, an illuminated ultra sonic core that connects Heaven and Earth. Like the energy of a giant old majestic tree- firmly rooted into the earth with the freedom to float and drift its leaves with the wind.
This is how we become stable in our bodies, our minds, and our hearts. It does not mean becoming rigid, rather, finding the stillness in the movement of the breath. Just feeling it exactly how it is and knowing, remembering, the deeper space is always there ready to hold us. Then, we are able to fly.