I was asked. Yes, I said. (then silence)
And I mused on the interaction that they didn't follow up with - so what does that mean for you? I can only imagine the images they had presented on their minds screen.
My teacher uses God as an acronym - Good Orderly Direction - and I adopt that as my own. The natural world is a microcosm of multi-layers that interact in order to keep the rhythm. Birds migrate, bees rearrange and bush and will need a clearing out now and then. And the more out of sorts we are, the more it has to work in extremes to bring itself to balance.
We talk about global warming and the devastation of our planet and yet the general premise is to wait until a disease is at such a deranged stage it warrants severe acute care. We define health as a separation from spirit - or how I like to interpret it, we now need to wait for someone else to tell us something feels wrong.
Digestion issues. I have observed this often - people know that they have a digestive disorder but when asked how their digestion is feeling the usual answer is "What do you mean by that?" Where is that connection gone? Where is the relationship in your microcosm? Another comment I hear often and why clients come to be is to seek "balance" and yet when questioned as to what that looks like, it gives them a moment of pause to consider. Ask yourself right now what it feels like to be balanced - in practical terms not the current vogue of talking in etherics -
- When was the last time you thought you were balanced?
- What was happening to you at the time
- What was your state of mind then?
- Who and what kind of activity was in your life?
- Where did it all go awry?
Good. Orderly. Direction.
There are 7ish billion people in the world and rising. There are 7ish billion unique expressions in this world. Some say we are over populated, perhaps, but another way to look at it, is that the universe has an immense desire to play and for us to get along. There is a sad irony that there are more people in the world and less human interaction. People disclose more on Facebook to the world at large than meeting someone for the first time. The art of connection is taking a nose dive and we are separating further from our core at the same time.
Ayurveda is a practical science. It is not a religion. It is a science of observation of the outside to the inside. It prepares you for greater meditation (if you so choose) and helps you to become independent in your own assessment - you decide your own Good Orderly Direction and not have to be at the mercy of a distant opinion. You attend to the smallest of concerns as part of your daily rhythm and dance and not wait until your screaming body and mind has to collapse you.
To me, God is ease. God is relaxation and being able to smile at a stranger. God is being part of the whole dance, looking to nature and it's qualities to guide you, looking within to check on how you feel, always ALWAYS looking to the state of your breath and whether it is calm.
God, to me, is sincere and non judgemental listening, and I'm still practising.