The earthquakes (which the Hindi’s would recognize as Shiva Dancing) expresses the Buddhist notion that all of conditioned existence, without exception, is transient, or in a constant state of flux…that everything we build – be it family, finances, temples, et. al – can all be wiped out in a m(om)ent; so we should prepare for it.
pic; feeble ilg Beginning Again and Again during a personal Practice of “Japa Mala” whereupon each bead of one’s Blessed Mala is fingered mindfully with an inner recitation of a syllable from one’s Blessed Mantra Rarely can i peruse a paper or blog or scan through any form
…besides, how often do you get to see a bona fide Princess picking up
other people’s trash?
“Yes, my love?”
“How come some people throw trash on our Mother Earth?”
“Well, baby girl?…they just didn’t have Go(o)d Teachers…that’s all…”
ilg has been steadfastly stalking this huge, beautiful Trout Being for the past several weeks in a not-so-secluded pool just off the Colorado Trail near my childhood home up Junction Creek Canyon, Durango, Colorado. i’ve been in my Zendo, applying not only the mandatory Mantra’s for the safety of any harming ilg might cause, but also the Zen Archery technique to catching (and releasing) this beautiful Trout for weeks…visualizing which fly i’m going use, my approach, what time of the morning, my presentation of cast, the drift, the mend…you know, all the other 10,000 Things which keep fly fisherpeople like ilg awake at night…well, FINALLY, the Universe aligned Herself so this new, old Daddy could combine a training run with yet another ninja assault upon my Present Precious Trout Podium Being…the girls left the house early enough and i was alone!!! so, of course, i picked up a burrito to go and a pear (a pear?) along with my Ilg Supreme from Sunrider Herbs…that’s when the hilariousness of the Divine began…
feeble ilg prays this Teaching enters your cells with your Breath and Posture conscious… on the 3-hour drive down to my ailing M(om)’s casa in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, ilg experienced a 3-hour long Mula Bandha, Ujjayi, and Mantra workshop (self created) that catapulted me into a very high state of Vibration in order to be as Clear and Strong for my just-out-of-hernia-surgery 82 year-young M(om)….i arrived in the Land of Enchantment, absolutely, totally Enchanted…ilg has all-Ways dug It (Lila) down here and even under the pensive circumstance, my inner self beamed with Sacred Happiness….Practice paying off, once again…
buckle up, the next two pics might be tough on the queasy:
S(om)etimes, especially given the WF quiver of Word Choice arrows designed to bring Awareness and Purification to our Speech, our Wholes(om)es lies in what c(om)es out of our mouth and keyboards! See below for a refresher course on my “TAF” Technique; a long-time part of this Proven Path of Transformation.
If you have faith, sooner or later it may well be put to the test, and wherever the challenge may come from—from within you or from outside—it is simply part of the process of faith and doubt.
So, up those seemingly endless, sky-high, snow-surrounded mountain passes, i cultivated the Witness Within. i practiced watching my effort -detached – without form watching the formfull. Basically? ilg just ‘watched ilg pedal up the mountain.’ This ‘witnessing’ technique is an ancient spiritual warrior tool for transforming suffering into mere effort. Suffering has emotional baggage, however pure Effort is Suffering without the emotional baggage.