Just when I thought everything was flowing beautifully I logged on and found that yesterday’s post was still listed as a draft. Oh well, first things first, I posted day twenty-eight. An easy task, and now I can proceed with today’s practice experience. I must say that a lot or not a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. What started off as a crazy yesterday has melted in to a graceful today?
As I was stitching my sanctuary cloth I noticed that everything about the experience was easy. The music was flowing, the needle was gliding, and I didn’t feel any tightness in my body or angst in my soul. Don’t worry, I haven’t reached Nirvana yet, but I guess it’s a possible destination.
So what am I getting from the cloth? Yes, the cloth is speaking, it has vibration and it shares that vibration with me (don’t worry; it’s not a medication issue). The cloth is saying that when I fight the cloth it fights back and when I’m in the flow the cloth gives making the experience effortless.
I went to hear a friend of mine do a book reading last night. Kim Rosen (www.kimrosen.net) is an amazing poet and performance poet. Her book, Saved by a Poem, got me thinking about my own experience with my heart and soul. She discussed the difference between memorizing a poem and learning it by heart. It’s the embodiment that makes all the difference. That’s how I’m feeling today; that the cloth is simply an extension of me.
It’s an amazing experience in those brief moments when I can give up the fight and simply be in a state of nonconfrontational cohabitation. The question is how do I convert that practice experience into every day life experience? I guess if I had that answer I’d be the new Oprah!
Blessings to you…