Archive for December, 2009
One question that keeps recurring is, “How long do I hold the points?” Here’s what Bob has to say about this:
Like any other discipline this is a learned skill that takes time and awareness. Practice!
Here are some general guidelines that apply whether we are talking about the Guardian Points, the Diamond Points, the Navel Point, or the Golden Rectangle Points. In the workshops I emphasize that holding the points is also a process of learning to listen and sense. In holding the points we are learning to listen to two primary activities: the activity of the point and the activity of the body.
In holding the points, our first attention is listening to the activity of the point. The image that I use a great deal is that of a tractor beam (for you Star Wars fans). There is a palpable sense of when the point releases you.
In my experience, holding a point may vary from 2 seconds to 5 minutes, with an average of 1 to 2 minutes a point. In Module 3 we work with holding the Source point for a much longer period of time, but that is an exception.
Remember that less can be more. Just because you are holding point for a longer time does not mean that it will be more effective. “Less is more” is an important principle in energy medicine. In the energetic domain, time is functioning quite differently than our normal linear clock time.
The second level of listening or awareness is that of the body. While a point may release you, the body may request or require additional time for the information to penetrate the density of the body. Under certain circumstances it may require extra time for the body to recognize that the activity of the points has been re-established and that the information of the blueprint is available once again.
See if you can begin to distinguish between the two. You can ask yourself, am I sensing the activity of the point or of the body? Generally, these are the same, and you are unlikely to go wrong by simply listening to the activity of the point.
© 2009 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei
So in this time, as we approach the solstice, the return of the light, why not meditate with the transformative light, energy and information of the mandala realm? Why not invoke the guardian energies of light to help you stay healthy through the winter season?
In this meditation you invoke Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow, the fundamental information from which all life arises, the foundation of health that we refer to as the blueprint. Your mind and body can experience a direct connection to that information of the blueprint, or, we could say, to those guardian energies of mandala realm.
Take a moment now, after you have read this, to close your eyes and imagine in front of you, in a field of white light, a golden circle, a golden triangle and a golden square.
If you visualize easily you can actually see these figures. If you don’t, you can simply sense them, or tell yourself that they are there. Let the mind dwell on each form: the circle, the triangle, and the square. Imagine the square as order, the triangle as balance and the circle as harmony. Repeat the words, order, balance, and harmony to yourself.
After spending a few moments with these images, allow them to dissolve away into golden light. They become fluid, flowing golden light that flows around you and into you, surrounds you and permeates you. Repeat to yourself the word flow. You can feel that flow fill your body. This is the light and warmth of life, the vital life force. It is the light of the sun. It supports, strengthens and nourishes you. Perhaps the particular figure becomes a wave, or a spiral. Allow that wave to flow over you and into you. Breathe it in, feel the energy of it. The order of the universe, of health, is not some fixed and static state. It is a flow coalescing into form, moving through and in form.
Body and spirit are not two; body and mind are not two. What is called mind is in every cell of the body. That is why imagination, visualization and thought are so powerful in activating the body’s self-healing capacity. Right now at this very moment, even before you close your eyes and try this meditation, even as you read the words, that light is active.
You can experiment with imagining these figures in front of you, appearing in a field of light. You can imagine them around you, drawn in the ground. You can play with them and make them three-dimensional. Combined, they create cones and pyramids, cubes and spheres, and many other multi-dimensional structures. The golden circle, triangle, and square are doorways to the mandala realm with its healing light, energy and information. These geometric forms with their inherent order and balance are representations of ordering energies that are tied to no one culture, time or place. They are universal forms that reflect universal principles.
© 2009 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei
We are facing lots of health challenges these days unique to the modern era. It’s in the nature of life to continue, to find its way, to survive. It seems like life itself is asking us to become more conscious in the use of our energy, in our awareness of our resources, inner and outer. If it’s true what Chief Seattle said, “What we do to the web we do to ourselves,” and I believe this is true, then the reverse is also true: what we do to ourselves we do to the web. This is one of my favorite reassurances to myself because it means there’s the possibility that by paying attention to my own balance, harmony and flow I can make some contribution to the larger balance, order, harmony and flow.
One of the ways I pay attention to my own equilibrium is with the guardian points and invoking the guardians of the body. I love the guardian points. We’ve found over the years that it is possible to use them more frequently than we originally did, especially if people are using them on themselves. For me they are so helpful in strengthening and stabilizing my energy. I know this from personal experience. I do them almost every day, with just a brief touch at each point, always followed by visualizing the four points around myself with the little mantra “Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.”
If you haven’t learned the guardian points (in Module 2) there are many ways to invoke the guardians of the body. Research shows the body responds to imagery, thought and language. Imagine those guardians however you like. Maybe you tune into the myriad biochemical mechanisms that protect us daily. Maybe you visualize guardian angels, or feel yourself surrounded by rainbow light or white light.
Lie down, close your eyes, surround yourself with an egg of golden light, and place the hands cupped over the navel area, with the palm of one hand over the navel and the other on top. Invoke the guardians of the body. Say out loud “I call upon the guardians of the body to protect and strengthen this body.” Then visualize, feel or somehow connect with your imagery for the guardians. Rest and breathe in that golden egg.
At the very least when doing the guardian points or in some other way invoking the guardians of the body, I am focusing my attention on strengthening and stabilizing my energy, with the intention of supporting my health. I am involved in my own health and wellbeing in a positive way. And that’s at the very least. I personally believe that I am also connecting with and activating those energies of healing, cleansing and protection that are inherent in the body and in the larger energy field.
This isn’t instead of taking whatever steps you feel you need to at the physical level. People need to pay attention to their immune system and protecting themselves at the physical level according to their chosen medical guidance and their own research and understanding. These practices I’m talking about provide a ground, a container and a support for what you do at the every day physical level.
© 2009 Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei