Day 1 of Playing with Being Present: Today’s theme is BIRDS
Mayan Daykeeper Imix has brought us back to the beginning of a new cycle of 20 days.
The essence of Imix is the beginning of a cycle. The start of one dividing into many & yet still being part of the one. Imix is the one. (Full info at bottom of post)
In this 20 day cycle you are invited to play with being present. Being in the present moment really means we are being conscious. Not in the past and not in the future. When we are in the present all the kvetching we do is not there. What you may notice is that kvetching/internal dialogue is about the past or the future. Every day will bring a new theme with which to play. An invitation to experience being present for as short or as long as you like. This is not a test, perfection is an illusion and not the natural law. Natural law is imperfection, if you doubt this, I invite you to go into nature and find one perfect thing. There is perfection in imperfection. No matter what we play, sports, games or anything else, with repetition comes learning and improvement. So be gentle with yourself, this is not work, it is play. Have fun experiencing …….
What catalyzed this theme was the recent death of a Gabriolan, who was killed by a car while jogging. I met this person only once, just a few weeks ago, and yet can hardly picture him or have anything to share on my experience with him. I was present physically however not present mentally! Who knows what I was busying my mind with, or why I had split attention, the bottom line is I missed an opportunity to be present with him, unaware that this was my only opportunity to engage with him in this life time. What might I have learnt about him, what richness may he have brought to my life that day, what gifts were on offer with the interaction that I missed. It has sparked in me a resolve to focus on being present when I engage with people in the future, no matter what the circumstances. Now I know I’ll not always be successful, but as long as I continue to play with being present it will eventually just become my naturalness most of the time.
My intent is to open a space where you can experience different aspects of life and yourself in the present moment. The concept of ‘being present’ is bandied about, however how often have you actually taken the time to play with it, rather than it being yet another thing you’re supposed to do. So go and play. If you have a theme you’d like to suggest, please do.
Here are some questions to ponder after you’ve done playing with the theme for the day.
~ Does it differ from your usual experience?
~ Have you had a new awareness from this experience?
~ Do you want to play with this again, or did it suck?
~ Was there any value in this experience? What ….
~ Are you beating yourself up for not playing well? Be present with that, and see if you want to repeat the flogging, or might you find that being present with a wee bit of compassion for yourself feels good?
Play, play, play. This is not a test, not supposed to be hard. If it’s not fun don’t do it now, try playing again later.
Now for your listening pleasure and a few chuckles here’s Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan – The Tennessee Bird Walk
Your interpretation and experience is your own. I can only share my personal understanding, I invite you to find your own truths and their relevance in your life. This is really important. If something resonates great, if not chuck it out. We gain nothing by ‘taking on’ others life experiences and beliefs. The juice and healing comes from within your own understanding, it is pivotal for your healing journey and manifesting what you want.
Mayan Daykeeper Imix: The essence of Imix is the beginning of a cycle. The start of one dividing into many & yet still being part of the one. Imix is the one.
Imix often manifests in human reality as the ability
to remain in the present moment without concern for the past and future.
It can be recognized as a clear link to that which lies beyond the mundane.
Imix offers the ability to transcend time
and to refrain from having time oriented desires.
On a Imix day you may want to be less structured.
Make time for yourself that is free from previous commitments and obligations.
This is an opportune day to discover from within
what you truly want and where you truly want to go in your life.
It is a day to acknowledge that which lies beyond time.
People who are born on a Imix day are often dreamers
that lack the desire to succeed in more materialistic accomplishments.
They often come up with new ideas that others bring to manifestation.
This is an exerpt from
Mayan Calendar Voice of the Galaxy by Raymond Mardyks and Stacia Alana-Leah
Should you wish to know your Birth Daykeeper, please contact me and send me your Birthday.