Videographer: Jeanette Macdonald
This morning I watched the sun rise over the highest of tides courtesy of the full moon. As I was watching the waves flow in and flow out at the edge of this massive body of water it suddenly stopped being something I was seeing, something I’ve always seen, maybe ordinary and normal, and I found myself in awe of the amazingness of it all.
This ocean doing what it always does in its natural movement, never ever the same configuration twice, got me to feel my own body and how right down to the cells and within to the finest detail and beyond to the atomic, matter into energy, there is an inflow and an outflow, an in-breath and an out-breath, a pulse.
Nothing is ever the same in any moment in the body either, there is always a flow of movement with all the systems and cellular activity. Cause and effect. Unceasing.
And I could feel that how I have been living these last six decades, what I have been eating and drinking, how I have been walking, speaking with someone, doing the dishes, accepting, resisting, feeling what is going on around me, my mood, others moods, resting, not resting, appreciating, etc, affects and determines the climate of my cells, and my body and my general wellbeing and sets me up for how I will be next.
I know how awful my body feels if I have put unnatural pressure on myself, reacted to a person’s comment or have been disregarding of my body. This reminds me of a saying that goes something like “I may not be able to change a situation I am in, but there is something I can do, I can change the way I feel about it.”
How incredible it all is.
Pondering on all this has deepened the feeling in me even more, everything is dependent on the QUALITY of the way in which I live and love, cherish my body and my ‘beingness’, cherish others or not, do or be, react or respond and so on.
Everything affects EVERY cell and determines from that moment forth how my body will feel and be and, as a result, prepare me for my next moment... and then that next moment forth and so on and so on...
And so it is with the ocean and the body it is a part of, which is in itself a part of a much greater body; the universe and beyond.
I feel like there is a universe inside of me.
Feeling the beauty of this which has awakened deeper the responsibility of it and for it and that feels beautiful too.
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