I celebrated my birth a few weeks ago by visiting my 1st acupuncturist. Some people go for drinks, I go for microscopic stabbing. Hello yet another year of mind/body experimentation!
This ancient Chinese practice of holistic wellness is as intricate and interesting as you'd expect. Apparently, we all fall into one of 5 so called "constitutions"; water, earth, metal, fire, or wood; each corresponding to certain temperaments, seasons, and psychical characteristics. I was told that my constitution was woody. Being that I love trees, I was cool with that.
Allow this morsel of information to weave itself into today's topic: the M Spot: aka, Meditation Spot. Didn't think your psyche could climax, did ya?
Well, the other day as I was walking home, my eye caught sight of a really interesting tree; it had a little seat like surface sitting on the bottom of its bark. I glanced around and felt myself get antsy and curious. This was going to look weird, no doubt; but seriously now, how often do you see a natural built-in lazy boy on the side of the road?
I waited for the cars to pass by and skedaddled over to this marvel of a resting spot.
Not really making much of it, within seconds of getting comfortable I felt the urge to meditate. It’s like my body synced into it's wavelength. I felt supported, calm and connected. The tree also faced a pond and within seconds of closing my eyes, I was gone.
This random experience really got me thinking about the places we choose to meditate. I always heard that being outside raises our vibration a ton; which makes sense, as we're not being energetically depleted by rampant EMF radiation of wifi, cell phones etc.
And sure, we could try to find peace in a cluttered room, check out line, or sterile yoga studio, but why not give our mind the most ideal environment to expand and reset? Nature!
So my question to you is the following:
What type of natural spaces inspire you?
Do you ever drive by a certain park, lake, beach, trail, garden and think "ahhhhhhh... that looks so nice"?
If so, I'd encourage you to follow up on that inner yearning by test-driving that impulse to explore.
Our bodies are constantly giving us clues into ways of connecting with our Source, being... highest Self. Ideally we honor those signals as often as possible. After all, isn’t an "inspired" life one through which our actions are guided by instinct? Our lives are robotic enough as is, so why not let pleasure guide us into a more wild and natural way of being.
Sure, those impulses to "tune in" are easy to ignore, but what if we made an inner agreement to invest at least 5 minutes to feeling out whatever triggered our curiosity; kind of like the oh so rare instances where we find ourselves fist deep into a bag of potato chips, promising to be done by like... chip 5; only this time, we'd only be doing ourselves a favor by saying "just ONE more" (minute that is).
Finding our M Spot takes time. Communing with our breath opens up our channels to start noticing what feels good! And once we find it, it's almost guaranteed we'll keep coming back for more.
Bjork probably put it best by saying: “I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.
So then, think you have the time to start feeling good?
Ask your body, she'll know.
* KEEP STREAMING*