To intuition, new teachers and ancestors

September 1, 2009

I have just came back from a life-changing experience that I had no clue would happen at the beginning of last week. I have booked a holiday and without knowing what will I do, I was thinking of a powerful experience in nature, something that will take me away from busy London and allow me to slow-down, relax and connect with the nature and the Earth. After couple of days of unknown and nothing really happening, all got decided within few hours and I was on an overnight bus to Scotland for a truly remarkable time.

Thank you 1 – Intuition : At times it is necessary to create a space for things to happen, for your intuition or random sets of events to take you towards a destination you can’t possibly plan. By creating the space (e.g. taking couple of days of work), holding the intention and following subtle guidance and listening to your intuition, very interesting experiences are waiting for you…

I spent few remarkable days in north of Scotland, in a truly raw yet beautiful land. It was so interesting what was happening with me and my body, it took me about 2 days just to slow down enough to start really enjoying myself, it was amazing how many things were rushing through my head at a blistering speed. “Wow, do I really think of so many things every day?” I was asking myself as I was watching birds play with the wind and trees bend from one side to another in a wonderful symphony.

While speaking with a friend that lives on the hill, it was also fascinating to realize how much our civilization is dependent on technology. We turn on the light in the morning, take a hot shower, travel to work using transport, work the whole day, stop by a supermarket and buy food, cook some using electricity or gas, store the rest in a fridge, watch TV or listen to music. Nearly every single moment of our day is connected to one or other technological invention of which some are entirely crucial to our existence (like electricity). I remember growing up in my country that my grandparents were completely self-sustainable just living off the land. That was 20 years ago. Today, I am not sure how many people still know how to grow crops, how to preserve food, how to treat the land properly. We show up at the supermarket and hope all will be there. Day by day. I am very grateful for the level of technology we have, I am also aware how fragile it is…

There are many more thoughts in my mind which there is no space in this post to describe. But none of this would happen without an invitation from an amazing person that I had a chance to meet, get to know and learn so much from over these few days. We rarely knew each other before, one inspiring conversation at a workshop, really. Yet so much wisdom, potential and learning was possible, just to ask…

Thank you 2 – New teachers: There is so much you can learn from anyone really. Sometimes, these teachers are people, sometimes they can be random moments of silence and stillness where we allow our busy minds to take a break and listen into the space in-between. Do explore these connections as there might be so much waiting for you. Thank you my dear friend…

The last evening before coming back to London I had an amazing privilege to participate in a sweat-lodge ceremony, which is a traditional tribal ceremony that was/is used in different places around the world. If you are interested to find more, please see a description at my friend’s webspace here.

What happens in a sweat-lodge is beyond words to describe. So was in mine. I can only say that it has been one of the most interesting experience of my life and a powerful reminder of my connection with nature, the Earth and the past, present and future generations.

Thank you 3 – Ancestors : We are living the life we live thanks to all the past generations that came before us. “Standing on the shoulders of giants”, appear on one of the british coins. It is so important to honor the traditions that were being practiced long, long time ago when none of our world existed. It is by honoring and learning about these from our ancestors we can find a key to our present and our future…

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