Regardless of what
we regard, life comes and comes,
one breath at a time.
The word ‘medicine’ has vague beginnings from 15th century Europe, when they were still bleeding people to make them well. Then the shamans took it, breathed into it and transformed it into meaning ‘magical influence’. Such is the task we face with all of our superstitions, to breathe into them as they arise, until they slow to the deepened speed of truth, ‘magically influenced’.
Delightfully, we join a brotherhood of others, both male and female, now and down through time who have done just that. The four directions of the shamanic invocation and the four directions of the non-dualized cross are one and the same loving intention spread across thousands of years.
In fact, it is in the brain that the harmonizing influence of breath is most needed. Like some dinosaurs, it could be said we have two brains, sometimes called the “higher mind’ and lower mind. (A few days ago scientists revealed the feathered tail of a dinosaur in amber. How long before they discover that dinosaurs also sang and danced. lol) The lower mind is actually situated in the solar chakra (see chart). It is the locale of personal power, ego and 3-dimensional time. It is the only part of us vulnerable to insanity. It finds itself very important. It does not originate thought, or anything else for that matter, except for, perhaps, what we refer to as ‘problems’.
Nearly all short-circuiting of our energy field takes place in the lower mind. It is a master of fragmentation and takes great pride in its fragments. As we use our breath combined with intent to move at the speed of love this part of us may, at first, experience increasing levels of discomfort. More and more it clings to actions driven by and under the spell of ‘survival’.
Breathe into your thoughts.
Feel the difference.
In time your lower mind will be able to hear the love you have for it, in every moment. But it will not recognize it as that. Instead it will encounter a ‘magical influence’ and begin at first to find itself, again and again, just ‘wondering’. Such a fine frequency to find oneself in.
(End of step two – the Medicine of Breath)