We’ve now opened the door to possibility for true movement as emancipation – Very literally movement for freedom. Our bodies reflect our minds and the state of spirit. If we know how to be free in our minds and be in our bodies in a way that connects us to our innate capacities for play and joy, then we step out of the ‘happiness is outside of thyself’ paradigm.
I feel it is important to really differentiate these steps so that they can be a clear process in our personal system of ethics that enable us to cope with conflicting emotions when challenging times arise. When our confidence breaks and self-doubt takes hold, step by step processes can be calming and help to reascertain that we can habitualise more beneficial pranic patterns.
The part that I suspect is more highly needed and most commonly missing (because it wasn’t status quo local know-how in my main communities) is step 1
Communicate with kid gloves. Soft hands. We are free to grow when we approach conversations with humility and curiosity. These external interactions are the subtle, not so subtle habitual influences that inform our sense of self-worth and all of the choices we base upon that sense (or lack thereof) of worth. Conscious listening and speaking are powerful practices in humility.
When my father learned that he was sick, the doctor thought he would have two years to live. When Dad told me, I was gobsmacked (under exaggeration). I didn't see that coming. He passed away about 2 weeks later. Thankfully, I was able to get home to spend his last week with him (not knowing it would be his last week). It was shocking to see how many years (decades) he had aged in just a few months because of a richter's transformation in his undiscovered lymphoma. I had to keep my eyes wide while with him to prevent tear drops from falling - I wanted to be reassuring and calming. What I realized today was that had he had those two years, I would be saying goodbye sometime around now.