In my life, there has always been a tremendous need to go into periods of quiet, aloneness, no music, no talking, no reading. As a child, it was challenging doing that in a busy and emotionally charged Italian household. “What’s wrong with you? Why are you sitting still in the dark? You look like you’re dead.” I heard that a lot growing up. Consequently, I spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Many times it was the only quiet place in the whole house, and a place where I would not be disturbed too often. I needed the quiet to recharge, regroup, very much like resetting an electrical circuit breaker.
Being Still, Fertile Ground For Listening
To this day, being still is important to me. As it turns out, besides being a way of recharging, it is a fertile ground for listening. If the mind is busy rehashing the day, caught up in the busyness of life or on emotional overload, you cannot hear the quiet, still voice of intuition or feel the interconnectedness of all life.
When I was in my early twenties, one evening I went to a neighborhood meeting and the meeting started out with a meditation. The group consisted of anywhere between 30-50 people. A few years earlier I started studying kundalini yoga with my teacher of natural medicine. So sitting and meditating with large groups of people was nothing new, but this was the first time I attended a meeting whose intent was to create a conscious community.
Power of Consciously Communing
On that evening, during the meditation, I experienced such an expansion, and the feeling was one of being lifted off the ground and uniting with a presence that was coming down from above. It was exhilarating, encompassing and circling the whole group. In that point of timelessness, all personalities disappeared and melded together; there was only one presence, almost like a vehicle or circle of light. And I was able to telepathically communicate with some of the members of the group. I felt graced and I have never forgotten that special feeling of being connected to everyone and everything.
The following imaginal exercise comes from the mystic, St. Theresa of Avila. Imagery is to be done quickly; no more than a minute, with imagery, less is always more. Close your eyes, sitting on a chair, feet flat on the ground, hands resting on your thighs, back straight. Start with long slow exhalation, normal in breath through the nose three times.
Gently allow yourself to fall into a place of deep rest. Ask to enter into a place of deep expansiveness; ask that the true nature of your soul come forward. See the great beauty and infinite love that you are. Feel the mystery in and all around you. Breathe into who you are right now—a wonderful and mysterious being.
Keep these images for yourself, knowing that anytime you can come back here.
Josie Nigro – Spiritual Life Coaching & Spiritual Healing
I am privileged to walk beside you in your spiritual awakening and personal growth and offer the following services:
Hands-on and Remote Healing – I am a vehicle for guided healing energy that flows to wherever it is most needed.
Morphology – Used as a diagnostic tool for reading the form and structure of the face. Morphology reveals information about one’s personality, temperament and behaviors; dietary needs and health; business and career paths; personal relationships and more.
Dowsing - A means of obtaining answers and information from your Higher Self and Spirit Guides (can be done remotely or in person )
Imagery – The use of imagery to heal the emotions and body and connect more deeply with Spirit
Spiritual life Coaching – Together, we tap into your Higher or God Self and bring the spiritual down into the physical, incorporating the above modalities as needed.
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