Being With Pain


Illness. Pain. The mind wants solutions… suggesting… trying… what if this, what if that…. it wants to escape the body pain… now! It’s so persistent in its quest to stop this actual ‘what is’ state. Jibber-jabbering away wanting to be helpful. I’m sitting here watching it do its thing… creating fear, scary thought, anxiety stories, all kinds and varieties of stories. I used to resist the mind and the body and the stories, but that just kept me tethered even more. So, I watch it do its thing. Jibber-jabber… when will it?… what if?… stop me in my tracks writhe, grimace involuntarily; disapprove of it as I’m sending it love and approval; call out to Uriel, Lester, god god god, a friend… what a cacophonous symphony. Not a distraction. Not to be denied, ignored, or by-passed. But to have the courage to dive into the apparent chaos where peace, pain, noise, silence, whatever-ness, and all of it resides. This is the challenge of illness… and life.
Courage to be with all of it, and to let it be all of what it is. Until it isn’t.
mu, 02/15/2016

Ojai, CA

Let Go of the Stories

969206_223880034433500_981849729_n I made a comment during a recent Q&A with Marianne Williamson in her 4-week online seminar called ‘Divine Alignment of Body and Soul’. It was a very spontaneous decision to write and submit this comment regarding holding onto ego/mind stories that do not serve us, ‘raise’ our level of consciousness or well-being, or lift us out of limited ideas about who we are and what we are capable of BEing.

I have observed how many, if not most people – in this case, ones who had created body issues for themselves, also seem to have a strong attachment to a negative narrative running in their mind – a ‘story’ or ‘stories’ related to their history or some type of experience, ‘trauma’, or set of circumstances ‘outside’ of themselves. As if something external was/is responsible for our thoughts, choices, addictions, and unhealthy or unloving behaviors towards ourselves and/or others. This type of thinking and ‘victim consciousness’ is what Caroline Myss calls “woundology”. I was hearing and reading about a lot of woundology-speak from participants during the seminar, so I wanted to briefly raise the topic (and share the transcript of the excerpt here), because I know that for most who think and speak in woundology stories, it is an unconscious, habitual, pattern that reinforces the ‘wound’, trauma’, behavior and thinking. I also know that something wonderful happens, and a shift occurs on a mental and deep cellular level once we recognize our very own ‘Divine’ Nature’. Everything changes. Everything.

Here is the planetmu MuTube video of my comment and Marianne’s words of wisdom: http://youtu.be/6ZMP3L6lKqM

~ mu
For more information Marianne’s website is at: http://www.marianne.com