It’s time for another post from Lady Awesomesauce herself, Mary Carol Moran!
Have you ever seen a hot air balloon? It starts out with sand bags tied to the sides of the basket. Once it’s inflated, the operator starts releasing sand bags to allow it to ascend.
Well folks, 2012 is our hot air balloon, and we’re going up. Many people can feel the energy rising almost daily. We’re off the ground, and it’s time to let go of some sand bags.
Melody uses the metaphor in the Jesus post (wow, what a discussion) of being pulled up by a rope in one hand, while the other hand is still tied to the ground. If we don’t let go of the rope holding us down, or we’re going to get stretched more and more. Trouble is, letting go of the rope at the bottom is scary! I know I’ve felt resistance to the idea of giving up my resistances!
Sandbags = Resistance
For me, it’s a little easier to contemplate releasing one sand bag resistance at a time. How can we do that? Here are a few ideas that are working off and on for me. The metaphors are all mixed up, but it seemed better to record them in their natural state than to try to dress them all up as sandbags. This is an experimental practice, and I hope in the comments you’ll share what works for you.
- Try to release without wondering what you’re releasing. Just let go. Ask the Universe to release one sand bag, whatever it is, just to help you vibrate a bit higher. Each morning when I meditate after yoga, I visualize letting go. Often, it comes to me what I’m releasing, but sometimes I just feel a higher vibration.
- These can be really big sand bags! The biggie this morning was realizing that I need to let go of taking responsibility. Arrggg! I’m the responsible one! But the message I got loud and clear is that my taking responsibility robs the other being of empowerment. Even the dogs in the shelter. I can’t say I’ve successfully dropped the whole bag of being a responsible person, but I’m letting the sand out in a steady trickle. (I’ll keep thinking about this one and write a more complete explanation in another post.)
- A meditation technique that helps me is to visualize cleaning out a room in my head. I don’t need to poke through the contents, just shovel it out with a big snow shovel and throw it on the fire. To fit the hot air balloon metaphor, I could shovel it all into bags and throw them overboard.
- With the higher vibrations all around us, some dark places are becoming more visible. When you come to a scary spot, imagine standing back and shining a flashlight into the corner. This is a magic flashlight that eliminates everything unhelpful. If you want to take a look later, you’ll see that the scary corner is just a clean white space. One more sandbag dropped.
- Write it down. Writing these blog posts, which Melody is so kind to me to share with you all, helps me sort things out. It feels good to put my feet down and look around at where I am. Writing does that for me. Also, by sharing here, I get your feedback which helps me immensely. You can get the same benefit by participating in the comments.
- My beautiful yoga teacher, Liou, gave us a meditation from her native Mexican roots. Imagine yourself as a tree in the Fall, and the leaves are falling away. Let them fall, and feel your vibration rise. In the winter, our roots gather strength. Now it’s Spring, and we are fresh and green and nourished, ready for the incredible rising energy of 2012.
- Here’s another example of a sandbag. I love to read. I’ve read an average of three novels a week for 55 years. I’ve also written several novels, five published. This last month, I’ve stopped reading fiction. It doesn’t interest me anymore. This enormous pleasure in my life has become a sandbag, something whose time is past. Curiously, I’m not mourning. It’s just done.
- If you’re feeling resistance to change, that’s normal! Some days I feel like I’m turning into a whole different person. It’s hard to let go and have faith that the future will be better than I can possibly imagine. When I feel myself doubting, I ask for help with accepting, and it always comes. A mantra I use is, “Embrace!” Embrace the light, embrace the energy. When the words become more than words, my vibration soars and the doubts disappear. (Later they come back and I do it all again, but that’s the process!)
- As we rise up in the vibration basket, sometimes it feels like there’s less oxygen. This can be an exhausting time and process. Give yourself a break! Sleep a lot! Play! Have fun!
- If you feel stuck and you can’t figure out why, just ask for your vibration to rise. I asked one morning and watched as the vibration rose up my eyes, past the iris, past the whites. It was weird but also wonderful. You could imagine your balloon rising, all the sandbags falling off, ahhh!!
Limiting beliefs block our reception of LOA desires, kind of like static on an old TV. With the energy of 2012, I’m working on clearing the whole screen by releasing all resistance, dropping the sandbags one by one, mostly without examining them. My intuition, or spirit guide, or Higher Self, tells me that once the screen is clear, once I’m floating way up there, the vista will be awesome, literally out of this world!
What are you doing to accommodate the rising energy of 2012? Are you experiencing higher highs and some yucky resistance-lows? Melody’s amazing readers, please share your thoughts and experiences!
Blowing kisses from my hot air balloon to yours,
Mary Carol Moran lives in Mexico, where she spreads love and awareness and poetry. Her latest project is an animal shelter for puppies and kitties. Check it out and support the site by liking it here: Amigos de Perros y Gatos Colima