flexible

This week's Body Poem mini-retreat focuses on the color Copper and the quality Flexible.

Deep Listening: a tuning fork meditation with an image of the associated color.

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Just listen, breathe, and let the sound and color tune you.

The tuning fork tones used are C - D - G

Options:

  • use long and slow tones to vocalize the word "Flexible"
  • visualize the color Copper filling your energy field

 

Color: my thoughts on its healing properties

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Copper

Copper is a shiny earth toned metal that is quite bendable and is easy to mold into form.  Its been used as a medium for creating items of power and beauty and can channel great amounts of energy through its being.  It can be pounded into patterns and melted into molds to fulfill the dreams and needs of its maker.   It’s a doorway to creativity and the power of self expression.  It has a resonant presence known to stimulate peace in the body.  In American currency it is used to make the one cent coin, our basic unit of worth.

Word: a contemplation on the mystical energy it inspires

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Flexible

The constant chaos of life demands flexibility.  I believe there is always a miracle right around the corner, however we may need to be willing to change our perspective or habitual patterns to see it.  Mystics are known for dealing in paradox as they foster a high degree of inner dexterity when used as a contemplative tool.  Walking through seeming contradiction into a realm of equanimity is a fundamental spiritual practice for many seekers.

Sound: a chant, tone, or simple song related to the poetic theme of the week.

Feel free to follow along with my voice or go on your own improvisational journey - harmonize, be rhythmic, play - simply take the time to be in your voice.

Warrior Seed Syllables
Ah
Om
Hung
Ram
Dza

Warrior Seed Syllables
Ah
Om
Hung
Ram
Dza

I love this practice as a way to give my whole system an energetic reset.  It is simple, powerful, and helps my energy flow freely.

I learned this chant from Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche who is part of the Tibetan Bon tradition.
https://ligmincha.org/tenzin-wangyal-rinpoche/

For more information about this practice please check out his book Tibetan Sound Healing Practices.
https://www.amazon.com/Tibetan-Sound-Healing-Practices-Obstacles/dp/1604070951

Here are a few links with further info about this practice:
* article - https://www.shambhala.com/snowlion_articles/the-practice-of-the-five-warrior-syllables/

* youtube playlist with instruction - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzcchRJWv-uzt9kAzs_2TMQERfAUPEfPZ

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