What Resonates With You?
Yesterday was spent learning about some new technology and untangling, or at least starting to, a complicated and urgent situation that’s arisen in our building, whilst also knowing I had this post to write.
In the evening I went along to choir practice, with a busy head. Others had also had challenging days and we were tempted to blame the unusually hot weather.
This choir practice was a little different and our wonderful leader, Juliet Russell, took us through some exercises to help our technique. She spoke about fear and how we need to bipass our thinking to access different capabilities that are innate in our body. We saw can create a greater range of sound than we imagine. What a wonderful metaphor for life.
In one exercise we found a note that we resonated with. It’s hard to describe here as it’s not something to think about but doing it was transforming and felt amazing. It cut through all the stuff of the day and left me feeling deeply peaceful (it did help that we rehearse in a church with wonderful acoustics).
If, as described in the Inside Out understanding, our thoughts travel one way, from inside out. The feeling of peace couldn’t have come from the church, the teacher or group or the sound. So what was going on?
In this miraculous intertwining web of energy of life that we are all part of, it seems there is a kind of gravity (although it feels light!). We gravitate towards connection, peace and oneness.
We might get caught up in our thinking, figuring it all out and trying, but our innate wisdom will bring us back into that place of tranquility as soon as we let it.
I could have listened to the thought that said I’d better not go to choir and should get on with writing this blog. I could have taken notice of my self consciousness and not fully participated in the exercises. I could have missed the magic by trying to figure out the experience.
I could have gone down any of those lines of thought, I have in the past and I might in the future, I believe that’s all part of being human too. It would have been quite normal and justifiable in our society, you might have even been sympathetic.
It would have taken a lot of effort and felt as though I was going against the flow. I am seeing, if this had been the case, my wisdom would have found other opportunities to bring me back. Other opportunities to engage with things, people and places I resonate with. Or perhaps my thinking would clear and I’d realise that I’d been in that peaceful place all along.