Hello Dear Readers,
Writing this still a month ahead of time of my trip to Hawai’i, perhaps I am beginning to realize paradise is where you make it.
I am very fortunate to be a member of a dynamic meditation group. Each week we explore one of many spiritual avenues – shamanic journeying, 5-element Taoist meditations, heart-centered loving-kindness practices, somatic exercises to move toward well-being, chakra meditations and of course, Buddhist meditation practices. I have gotten so much from this group.
The most recent meditation group focused on the Matrix. No, not that Matrix (not the movie’s dystopian ideas). The matrix is the divine mesh that holds us all together – literally connecting all of us. Otherwise known as Indra’s Net or Indra’s Web. For more, go to this link: https://dreamingtheworld.blog/?s=indra and type “indra” in the search box.
In a nutshell, Indra’s Net is a massive web where each being (in the multiverse) is a brilliant, radiant pearl. And each radiant pearl, each radiant being, is connected to every other radiant pearl.
In the meditation, I got the mental image that sure enough, I was a radiant pearl, interconnected with every other being in the universe. I realized that many people are going through tough times at the moment, so I visualized myself as Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara – the Buddha of Compassion) and sent out light to all the pearls around me.
And then the leader gave us a supplemental meditation for a few minutes – imagine that we are all apart of a web (network) of light supporting Mother Earth. So I meditated on this for a bit.
Then I realized that some of the things I am excited about on my upcoming trip to Hawai’i are the energy vortices on the Big Island. I believe the Big Island of Hawai’i is one of the most primal places on the planet. The volcanos on the island give it a constantly changing appearance, and I have heard high-frequency people say, “careful what you wish for on the Big Island (because it will come true).” In other words, be mindful of your words on that island. This has been true for me – my wishes have come true there.
But then I realized that there are many energy vortices around me here in Central Virginia (USA). I live just a few minutes from the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains here in Crozet. And where there is not a lot of development, not a lot of people, the energy vortices are clean and crisp. It is easy to refill my container at Mint Springs, or hiking around Sugar Hollow, or the Falls trails at Wintergreen, or at Monroe Institute down in Nelson County. Basically, if you know where to look, there may be energy vortices near you!
Must we travel 5,000 miles to find paradise? Do we have to go on vacation to discover some happiness? No, I don’t think so. In fact, one concern I have is that I have been on a roll recently. I met a couple of really inspiring people, and even before that, I was pushing hard and making good progress with the Trauma Informed Astrology project. In other words, I was starting to discover paradise within. So hopefully this vacation is restful, recuperative and I can easily get back on track when I return at the end of the month!