One of the many things I love doing is translating my favotrite songs and poems from Hungarian to English. The below poem is very close to my heart, and I would love to share with anyone who loves poems. The author is Sandor Petofi and he wrote the original Hungarian version in August, 1845.
What is it they are saying!
That my imagination bound to ground
To the Heavens, I can’t soar It high.
It travels on the level of Earth
If that is what pleases It.
And what is more
Often it sinks below.
Like a diver sinks to the depth of the abyss
To the bottom of the deepest sea:
The heart that is.
Although, if I tell It
“Descend up high!”
It hovers in the breeze
And sings like a lark.
If at this time I encourage It
Fly higher up my image
I chase eagles into order with It
The eagles all tire out
As It remains tireless
It initiates a way
With the highest thunderhead
It does not socialize long with the clouds either
It roams up high
Straight to the vault of the sky
And if at this point
There is a solar eclipse
It slips by the darkened sun in a bliss
It slips by with a short glance at it
And it’s lost magnificence
returns to it.
My imagination still isn’t resting
It appears on top of a far away galaxy
Where God’s world ceases to endure
It creates a new world with
In the year of 1970 a song was written by a Hungarian band named Omega. The song is called: Ballad of a Gunsmith’s Son.
“Winter runs through the night
A life weeps in a new cradle.
His father lifts him up
This child will be a gunsmith
If I live to that.
And so it happened
But one day the son said
Let us not make guns any more
There will be no war, tearful and sad
I will see everyone happy
With a small bell that he casted
He puts on migrant’s clothes
And wonders all the world with his bell.
The song of the bell softly sings
That no one can hear
And everyone laughs at him who sees him.
One day he returns, stands but barely lives
He is no longer the one who left with eyes closed
His father laughs; just open your eyes
In such a world guns are needed
I know, I know, I know your heart is broken
And yet, still you have to understand
I know, I know, I know your heart is aching
And yet, still you have to understand”
You can listen to the song here:
The following is an excerpt from Lincoln”s speech 200 some years ago…
“The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same we do not all mean the same. What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling seacoasts. These are not our reliance against tyranny. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of men, in lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?”
The Dalai Lama was once asked why he didn’t fight back against the Chinese when he was exiled from Tibet. He replied, “because war is obsolete, you know.” Then he paused and, in a more serious tone, said that “the mind can always rationalize fighting back, but the heart will never understand it. We would then be divided in ourselves (the heart and the mind,) and the war would be inside us.”
A client of mine going through a serious medical diagnosis came to see me for relief. We talked about her family situation and in her sharing and our conversation, she recognized the war that is going on inside her. On one hand; she feels sorrow for one family member she feels she needs to protect. On the other hand; she is angry with the one she feels she needs to protect herself and others from.
In Dr. Bert Hellinger’s work, he identified three key elements in the family system:
1) A child’s need to belong
2) A child’s need for social hierarchy (order of birth regardless of living or passed family members)
3) A child’s need in balance of giving and receiving
If one of these elements is out of balance, the family system on a sub-conscious level starts to work on repairing itself. These sub-conscious attempts may show up in a family member developing illness, loss of income, difficulty relating to others etc… This does not have to be!
It is so important to recognize the war that is going on in our own minds. Healing starts from within. In our own backyard. With our own family. The son of a gunsmith remembers that Spirit within. Lincoln also did. Ghandi, the Dalai Lama, so many others too. And so can we! It Is Time!
We all experience procrastination from time to time. Some of us occasionally and some of us habitually. Did you ever ask yourself the question why? Are you curious to know the answer? Would you like to change this pattern? Read on to learn that we rarely do things for the reason we think.
A client came to see me with complaints of lower abdominal pains. She has been through the medical field and did not receive a diagnosis. Her tests were all negative, which is a really good thing, yet she felt she would feel better if something was found, so she knew what to do and “get rid of the pain”. Guided by her desire, searching for an answer to feel better, one day she heard about craniosacral therapy and she made her first appointment with me.
During CST, it is not uncommon that emotions resurface. Tears, laughter, anger, joy, frustration etc… are all welcome. The memories that we may become aware of during a session are helpful in making sense of a long-held ache or pain even if there was no previous diagnosis. There is a part of us that is connected to Infinite Intelligence. Our Inner Physician/Intuition brings the real value in Its guidance towards recognizing the relationship between the memory, the emotion and the aches and pains experienced in the body. An event, coupled with an emotion may be the cause of a bodily ache and this same can also be preventing the healing from occurring. Our current reactions and behavior patterns can be recognized by the memory of the patient and with the help of the Inner Physician the repatterning can begin to take place. This is where SomatoEmotional Release (SER) becomes part of the CST session. This can be prompted by the therapist or it can be prompted by the Intelligent System in way of a memory and a stop in the craniosacral rhythm, Dr. Upledger called the significant detector. SER is different from traditional talk therapy as cells have consciousness and store memories as energy. We experience this energy stored as tight, tense, stuck, dense, hard, aches and pain. When the patient is able to repattern, change perception of the memory that popped up, the tissues release tension and become softer, lighter, freer.
In my third session with my client, she experienced waves of movement first in her lower extremities, later on along her thoracic spine and then felt it stopped happening at her cervical spine (neck) area. As she recognized that “stop”, she became aware of her attitude of “just because”. She then had a memory of herself as a child and being told “because I said so”. She also recognized that overtime this “just because” attitude led her to procrastination.
She was aware that she was procrastinating in most area of her life, but did not connect the dots to why or what she can do to change. She frequently asked herself questions like; “why would I want to do this or that? It makes no difference and it does not matter when I pick up the garbage from the floor or wash the dishes etc”… as a response to being directed by adults who gave her no choice and when questioned she was told “because I said so”.
In repatterning her old habits, she realized that she actually loves it when her house is clean, her work is done on time and wakes up in the morning to a kitchen with space on the countertops. She realized that the “why” in her doubts were pointing her towards her love of and liking things. And so were the adults in her life, who were just unskilled in their communications. All of those mattered. And with an emotional release of tears, she recognized that SHE matters too.
At the end of her session she reported “feeling lightness in my belly and there is a flow in my neck.”
What are your bodily experiences and/or procrastination pointing you towards?
A few nights ago I was woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of an animal crying. Since I was used to having baby deer in my backyard crying for their mother, and I was still half asleep, I did not think much of it. The crying would stop and then start again and it went on all night.
When the sun started to come up and I was able to see the backyard from my window, I saw a cat sitting on the lower roof of my house. He was crying, because he could not find his way down. How did he get there in the first place is a wonder also.
As I slowly opened the window to reach for him, he got startled and ran down to the gutter and was weighing his options there. My husband went outside and took a long wooden board from the garage that reached all the way up to the roof, in hopes he would leave it there and the cat would walk down. As my husband was carefully approaching the roof, the cat ran up to the top where he was previously sitting and without hesitation, jumped to the higher roof. From there he found his way to the other side of the house where a tree was giving him the support to make his way down into safety.
Later on I found it interesting that all night he was scared, crying and afraid to move. Even when the sun came up. The upper roof – opportunity – was there for him, yet being scared of us – not knowing we were there to help – gave him the “adrenalin” he needed and did something he did not think he could before. He jumped up to the upper roof. The ability was in him all along, he just needed a “push”.
This happening made me think… and asked myself the questions I am asking you now too…
Where in your life do you feel stuck, see a possibility, but do not think you can make something happen? Can you use your fear to get you out of this stuck place you think you maybe in? Are you aware that help is available?
“If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.” – Charles Haanel
This beautiful gray cat considered the spout and decided not to go for it. He looked up to the upper roof a few times and did not decide to go for it either, till he felt there was need for a “radical change”. After all those considerations, he did not allow his fear to keep him where he was… he made a quantum leap and found his way home.
I love sitting in my kitchen watching hummingbirds enjoying the nectar in the feeder hanging outside the sliding door. I find them to be fascinating. One day as I was sitting there waiting for one to show up, I saw two of them flying by. One was chasing the other. The pursuite went on for about 3 minutes, as one wanted to feed and the other not wanting to share. The one that wanted to feed was flying in a circle until he found safety behind a flowerpot. It was funny to watch the pursuer flying around now searching for the one hiding. He finally decided to fly to the nearest tree and stand guard. The one behind the flowers thought the scene was safe and came out from hiding. He flew to the feeder and a second later the chase started all over again. They both disappeared and came back alone a while later.
A thought occurred to me… “If they only knew they had plenty of supply, they would both be sitting on the ledge of the feeder enjoying the unlimited amount of nectar they are both entitled to, because of who they are. Lovely birds we welcome back each year. We supply them with food for our enjoyment and theirs as well.”
This happening reminded me of the teachings of Wallace Wattles in his book – The Science of Getting Rich – as he says:
“There is no limit to the supply of Formless Stuff, or Original Substance. The universe is made out of it; but it was not all used in making the universe. The spaces in, through and between the forms of the visible universe are permeated and filled with the Original Substance; with the Formless Stuff, with the raw material of all things. Ten thousand times as much as has been made might still be made, and even then, we should not have exhausted the supply of universal raw material. No man, therefore is poor because nature is poor or because there is not enough to go around…….. Thought is the only power which can produce tangible riches from the Formless Substance.”
We may lack in our awareness now, but unlike the hummingbirds, we have the mental ability to connect our awareness to the Original Substance as Wattles calls God, the Universe, Source etc…
What is one idea, belief or opinion you would be willing to see differently today, so you could experience more abundance in any area of your life?
In the past few weeks, I noticed I have been receiving an abundant amount of junk emails. Not only spam emails, but businesses sending advertisements and offering their services without my choosing to receive information from said service.
Twelve years ago, when I started as an entrepreneur and went through the etiquette of running a business, I remember being taught that under no circumstances we were to email people who did not sign up and gave their permission to receive emails from us.
I found myself a bit more frustrated today looking at my inbox and when I read this particular one “I hate to be a pest” sewer service, I felt like writing him back; if you hate to be a pest, please do not be one. I did not opt into receiving marketing or promotional emails. And please add an option to unsubscribe. He very nicely emailed me back wishing me a great day. I graciously received and wished him the same.
Later on that day I felt uneasy about the situation. I am sure he is a nice guy trying to make ends meet and making his clients happy with safe and clean sewers for their homes or businesses. He may even be in a networking group I belong. I felt my energy going down and I felt contracted.
Going to my Intuition I heard these words: “Don’t mess with Mr in between”. I remembered I heard these words before, so I looked it up. To my delight it was the lyrics of a song by Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters.
“You got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
E-lim-i-nate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mr. In-between
You got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
And have faith, or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene”
I realized I was second guessing myself in the decision I made to stand up for what I believe was the right thing. My doubts showed up and were going to drag me down. I decided to feed my faith and starve my fear and this song was a great reminder to make a decision and go with it. No Mr In-Between belongs in my mind.
Where in your life could you eliminate a Mr. In-Between?
A client mentioned an unwanted happening in her marriage to which she kept having the same reaction. She cringed. Like most people, she wanted this unwanted happening to end by stopping her husband’s action from happening.
Recognizing a Pattern
As we tapped into what actually was happening through her, she realized and heard a physical experience of a static noise in her head. To the question whether she remembers this noise happening before in her life, she noted a particular event with her mother in which she found herself thinking “I did not want this, I don’t know what to do”. She felt so stressed at that time that she needed to leave her mother’s house. She went to the beach and shared her thoughts with a friend.
Connection and Growth
At the time she did not know, but in our SER session she understood, that as she was talking to her friend, she was also working her thoughts out within herself, and she recognized that what what she wanted was connection and growth in her relationship with her mother. She was able to reconcile her discontent with her mother and their relationship became stronger. She was able to face her mother’s decisions with compassion and support.
The Saving Grace in Saving a Marriage
In her mind and relationship with her husband, this same concept did not exist. She wanted her husband to stop doing what she did not want or knew how to deal with. She was contemplating a divorce. Her experience was the same – cringing, static noise and, not knowing what to do – but this time she had resentment on her mind when she talked about the situation. As she connected the dots of symptoms and thought patterns, she came to the understanding that her choice of resentment is a detour from creating a happy marriage.
Making a Decision
She made the decision to think of her husband that same loving way she thought about her mother. Not because she felt her husband deserved it, but because she remembered who SHE was. She decided to remember love within and take action from that memory. A simple change like this moved their relationship from going forward with the divorce she was contemplating to keeping the dancing in their marriage alive.
I had a challenging day a short while ago that connected me to some of the decisions I and a loved one made. I felt “useless” and “did not know what to do” or “how to help this loved one close to me.” By then I was familiar with meditation, the idea of Intuition (the still, small voice), so I took a few minutes out of my day and sat down to contemplate. As I worked on quieting my own mind and accept what is, I heard the “still, small voice” within me say:
“You are loved to all extensions your imagination takes you”.
For a little while I stayed with the peaceful feeling this thought brought me. Then it got me thinking. What does this really mean? What can I do to experience that peace and feel loved no matter what my circumstance is? And once I know, what can I do to help my family members and others accept this as reality?
“Your mind is the means by which you determine your own condition, because mind is the mechanism of decision.” ACIM, T-8.IV.5:7
I learned through the message I heard that no matter what decisions I make, I can not fail and that I am loved. I also learned that this is a message I can actually apply to my thinking in any situation or circumstance I find myself in instead of reverting to my judgmental state of mind. I am loved. It is a gift and I have the choice to accept it or deny it. Either way, I am loved. The difference my decision makes is how I feel, the words I use, the actions I take or not take, hence the results I see in my life.
In his book – You Squared – Price Pritchett wrote, “Unless you allow yourself to make mistakes, to fail, you will never have the opportunity to test the limits of what you are truly capable of accomplishing.”
Would you join with me in applying this idea to your own circumstances; “You are loved to all extensions your imagination takes you” as you continue living your life? You too have a choice. Accept or deny. Which one will you choose and apply in your thinking hence your experiences? What decisions would you make from knowing “you are loved to all extensions your imagination takes you”?
Applying this message to my life brought me to add Life Coaching to my already existing Craniosacral Therapy business. My loved one is meditating and turned his life around too. I love how life unfolded from that one heartbreaking experience for both of us. I am exited to see how we will keep on turning a mistake into an experience that keeps on living and giving.
I love you. Thank you for reading. See you next time.
A couple years ago I was working late at night and was sitting in an ambulance waiting for a call. The night was slow, we had just a few calls to respond to. As my partner and I were sitting and waiting, I started to get antsy. I was feeling bored. First I thought I was just going to take a walk, but I decided to take my time and get into my happy place instead. I noticed that feeling antsy was my signal that I wanted to feel something better than bored. I asked what I would love. I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be productive. At that moment I could not think of anything I could do to make that happen, so I sat back and meditated. Later on I realized sitting back and meditating is also an action, just not the way I believed being productive would ease my boredom.
In my meditation, memories of my childhood came in mind. Particularly my dad and grandfather. I heard their words: “being a productive member of society” fairly often. They were hard workers and I hardly ever saw them sit and relax. I saw myself believing in their words and learned to live the same way.
I turned to my Inner Wisdom to show me what “productive” means. I received a beautiful feeling of relaxation and with that the words:
“Feeling fulfilled without having to do”.
My boredom was gone instantly, I felt happy and fulfilled for the rest of the night without another patient to attend to.
The following morning this daily quote was sitting in my inbox from the Hicks Foundation:
“Your action has nothing to do with your abundance! Your abundance is a response to your vibration. Of course, your belief is part of your vibration. So if you believe that action is part of what brings your abundance, then you’ve got to unravel that.”
If you would like to explore your path to “feeling fulfilled without having to do” or become a better listener of your Intuition, my Life Coaching (online or in person) programs can help. You’ll be glad you made the call.