“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb.
My son and his girlfriend home were home this past weekend; it was wonderful. He was so happy to be home, hang out, do nothing but sit around in his flannels, talk, eat and watch goofy TV series. And I joined him. Wow. Not easy for me to not be doing ‘something’ -something worthwhile. Watching TV especially in the afternoon is blasphemous at least to me. I come from a family where the motto is “Idle hands are the work of the devil.” My great grandmother’s favorite quote.
However, we had a great time, baking, catching up, laughing and enjoying an episode of our favorite series. Yes I have to admit my guilty and I mean Guilty pleasure is a good series (but not in the afternoon or when there is still light outside, even if it is raining.) I had to be totally mindful of allowing the guilt of ‘not-doing’ wash over, not linger, instead choosing to be in the moment. Logically I knew I was spending time with my son, however, it is still deeply woven into my fabric to ‘do’. Programming is not easy to override but I’m working on it.
When I read that quote this morning it was if the universe had validated my lazy behavior by saying it was/is Okay to let down, let go and not have to be ‘doing’ something every moment.
I utilized my time relaxing and observed from the cosmic perspective, intuiting the magic being presented. The mystical philosophy was quite clear. The series is SG-1, StarGate 1. The four main characters each represent an ‘aspect’, a personality strength which strongly supports and adds to the whole. Each one is necessary for the integrity and solidarity of the group. One represents the ‘moral compass’; the right brain learning of history, lore and magic, while presenting a ‘heart-felt’ vision of the imminent outcome. The second, a woman, represents the left brained, scientifically educated strength of knowledge, combined with female emotional responses. Thirdly we have the simple minded, straight-forward, cynically humorous commander who has the keen intuitive insight to foresee danger and false behaviors. Lastly is the alien (who hasn’t felt like one at some time in your life?) who is the bulk and brawn for safety and security. A wonderful mix of personalities, behaviors and quirkiness. Each one has a positive and a negative, a light and shadow to their personality.
The sharp-penned authors were brilliant in creating and depicting how vitally imperative it is to recognize each person’s strengths and value. It is a metaphor and healthy reminder to not discount yourself. Even if you don’t have the strength of your neighbor or friends, you provide another vital piece to the puzzle. Each and every one of us contributes something to the whole which is necessary for the completeness to be fulfilled. Remember to never discount what it is you do and are; you are as important as every cell in our bodies. (I see the cells in our bodies representing the souls who inhabit the earth, each contributing to the rich vitality of whole-ness, each necessary for vibrancy.) As the members of the Stargate team understood, they needed each other for the ultimate goals and connections to be made, each person imperative to the operation.
To achieve vibrancy you need to remember your validness, your place on the map, your ‘worth’, your connection with All That Is. Additionally, allowing yourself to relax, be in the flow, give your brain a rest, aligns you with your greatest potential.
May you find the time for relaxing, even if you find it to be a guilty pleasure. It is still worthwhile, valid and positively impacting. I even find myself dreaming of Stargates and ancient cultures taking me to new places beyond the horizon. May you also be moved beyond the horizon of your dreams.
Cosmic sunshine to you.