Die Kraft des Schmerzes

The lonely woman in a dark room

Schmerz und Freude sind in unsere Welt der Dualität zwei Teile eines Ganzen.  Das eine kann nur in der Präsenz des anderen bestehen.  Eigentlich ist es ein Segen wenn man (noch) im Stande ist um tiefe Emotionen zu erfahren. Bei den meisten ist dies nur eher unfreiwillig der Fall und man spricht von großem Unglück oder emotionaler Instabilität wenn Burnout und Depressionen uns heimsuchen. Kann doch unsere Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft nur mit immer perfekt produzierenden Menschen funktionieren, die wenn möglich mit stolzen Lächeln beweisen wollen, gerne ein Rädchen in einer stetig wachsenden Wirtschaft zu sein die erpicht ist uns Wohlbefinden zu verkaufen.

Doch eigentlich ist es ein Segen, das Emotionen es uns bei Zeiten unmöglich machen um noch ‚normal‘ zu funktionieren. Es gehört zur Perfektion des Lebens.

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Nourish your authentic nature

path 2In our spiritual search many of us have experienced their godly being, that which is formless and has no ego. But nourishing our earthly being, our true individual authentic nature we live in our daily lives  not many do.  Yet our authentic nature  is the connection point between the fear driven ego and our godliness and nourishing it means opening up to the totality of your authentic being. Step by step.  In the eight weeks online and personal guidance e-mail course ‘Nourishing your authentic nature’ you start of into the amazing world called YOU.  But take your time to read and connect a bit more with what it means for you to feel if it is your next step on  your spiritual path. Continue reading

Get the feeling of having all the time of the world…

timeTime is a rare commodity.  With the excuse of lack of time, we rush from one place to the other, try to do as much as we can within a given timeframe. Productivity and efficiency are values we seem to accept automatically as being normal and needed.  We need to organize our time, to have some time for ourselves….to relax, socialize, take care of our body.  Calculate time for our relatives, our children and our spouse.  Time is a rare commodity and time is likely our most abused commodity as well.  How did this happen, that time has become rare and so scarce?

We have become greedy with time, we act as if we are starving and we grab every little moment as if our life depends on it. It’s true actually that we are starving, but not because of lack of time and also not because we do too much, we actually could do even much more if we simply would change our idea of time.

Here we experience time…

Did you ever stand in a supermarket in the line of the cashier?  Ever waited for an airplane that was delayed?  Those are the moments where ten minutes can be like an hour and an hour like a day.  Did you ever ask yourself why this might be the case?   Can it be because you had no control, no influence on how to get it done faster? You just had one option:  to wait.

It’s my experience that the moment you lose control and you are not able to influence of what to do next simply because you can’t do anything right now towards controlling the next moment, time runs very slowly.  Of course the average person starts complaining when things don’t move fast enough or try to push things……losing control of the next moment seems to be a huge fear and for that controlling what will happen the next moment has become our focus.

I create my life….

And controlling is not controlling, yes? We call it creating these days: I create my life!  That sounds much nicer.  We create our life ─ which means if we are honest, we plan our life.  For what? A bit of happiness, a feeling of having made a difference?  So many of us run after a fulfilled life and end up with just a full life.

So my promise of the header of this blog, how to have all the time of the world? It’s simple: don’t think of time.  And I will not come with this thing of be in the moment, be present in the moment.  No, not today. Today I say:  simply don’t think of time.

Can you forget about the commodity of time and just do what you do?  Likely you can’t, because a day just has 24 hours and there is so much to do…..

It’s not the quantity of things we do on a day that messes us up. It’s our fear of not making it, missing out of something that should have been done. Losing control.

Really too little time?

It’s the stress that comes with it and we nurture that stress by telling ourselves that we have so little time.  We complain that we have too little time for ourselves, to relax. That we take on to many things, say too often yes, while actually don’t have time.   All this are expression of the fear of having not enough time. Not making it.

 Mini exercise that does wonders…

Take a moment and think of all the things you do on a day. Pick one random task and imagine this would be the only thing you would do that day.  Think about it and do it exactly the way you do it normally only imagine it’s the only ttime-2hing to do today.   How does it feel? Is it relaxed? Is it even fun?

The thought:  “I have all the time” does wonders with every task you do. It changes how you do it and in my experience I do it often even better and faster, because I give it all my attention.

We are not exhausted of what and how much we do but how we do it.

I wish you many timeless times and tasks. It does wonders.

 

Much love Karin

Empaths – the healers of the unspoken and unexpressed

images-2Lately I am experiencing quite often empaths and I see that some of them aren’t yet fully aware how their highly emphatic  nature is such a blessing to us, and I mean not just their intuitive contributions which are of cause great as they are freed from our ill-need of rationalizing all, they  have a good connection to intuition and many believe that this is actually their gift they have and the price is sensing all – but they are an even much bigger blessing to us and themselves. Continue reading

My Vipassana Silent Retreat Experience

dhara271Quite a life experience I had during this 10 day silent meditation retreat Vipassana.  I learned a wonderful meditation technique which I think is really great.

There are some aspects of this Meditation that touches my truth fully. One is that during the meditation only own resources are experienced.  Meaning no music, no nice guidance, no light, no ceremony, no created nice atmosphere by candles, beautiful cushions etc. Let me say all the things we perhaps love to surround us with which evoke pleasurable feelings in us. No this meditation relays fully on our very own inner awareness and beauty — but it goes much further than that. Continue reading