peeks at me
the dark forest leaves.
brings me up.
into the always
of white blue,
I have done,
about what I
with the limbs
of white pines,
with undulating branches
of our weeping
of the chickadee,
Artwork by Suzanne B. Stryker
Tips and Tools
What you put your attention on gets enlivened and nourished. Water a fruit tree and it will flourish and produce delicious fruits. The purpose of this section is to nourish your own experiences so that your life flourishes.
I think of an experience as a treasure chest or gift. A treasure chest is not useful until you open it. I use writing as a tool to open and unwrap that gift, to unpack layers of insights, and to appreciate and understand the hidden treasures inside.
It's helpful to record your experiences, feelings, shifts and insights. The process of expressing subtle experiences in concrete words draws them out and integrates them on all levels so that they are more accessible. Writing helps you connect the dots in your internal world, expand your awareness and enliven your inner guru.
For maximum benefit, reflect on the following and then write down your reflections:
- Look at the above images of my artwork. Do you see a hidden face in one of them?
- Imagine that you are sitting in the lap of your own personal Divine Mother. Feel Her protection and support. Know that She is always with you and loves you. What words of encouragement would you like to hear from Her?
- Imagine that your physical body is your baby. Put her into your lap and love her like your own child. Love her no matter how she looks or acts. Love her even though she is not perfect. What words of wisdom would you tell your beloved child?
- Focusing too much on the past or the future can result in feelings of depression or anxiety. One way to bring yourself into the present is to notice details. Take a few minutes and notice the details in your surroundings: the colors and shapes of things, the patterns of light and dark, the temperature and humidity, the sounds and fragrances.
- Examine how your place feels on a subtle level. Describe its qualities. Is that how you want your place to feel? What changes could you make to improve the feeling level? Would reducing clutter help? Would putting sacred images and photos of loved ones on an altar make it feel better? Would paintings of beautiful landscapes open up your space?
Remember to write down your reflections on the above and give examples from your own life so you connect your own dots inside. You're welcome to share your reflections, your experiences and relevant quotes in the Comment Section at the bottom of this page.
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The questions are very timely for me. I have just lost a mentor and teacher this week who was my “Mother is at Home”
person. She was also a writer and was always having us put our experiences in writing or in artwork. If I sat with Mother Divine I would want her to tell me that I have nothing to be afraid of. And that she’s got my back!
And since I have had health issues I have been talking to my body and asking it what it needs from me. I also let it know how grateful I am that it has gotten me this far. And that goes hand in hand with working on being here now. Hard to do when health is not great. I will try your idea.
As for my home, it is always my sacred space reflecting my feelings along with my pics of Maharishi and Guru Dev and my artwork too.
I feel changed after reading your words!
Here’s a joke a friend on Purusha shared:I found out that I am already enlightened. It’s just that I’m asymptomatic.
I love your poem and art blend. Fells so good in my heart.
This is very timely. A lot has shifted for me in the last couple of months. My experiences with Mother Divine are more vivid on the feeling level. I feel her respond to me but only in the interest of my good…opening my awareness to greater self-sufficiency, calmness, affluence and bliss. Indeed, I have already created a space for her in my home and in my program. I enjoy lighting a beeswax candle and some incense when I am in the room with Her.
I imagine my inner child as a baby boy. (LOL) And I have found myself comforting him and keeping him feeling safe by simply placing my hand on his back. It has been very calming for me. And healing. Before there was much anxiety and concerns about this and that.
And we are looking for more painting for our home. That would up level it a bit.