The Pulse of Life
The sacred is only a breath away.
We always have the breath to return to. This is as much
a Zen proposition as it is the consistent advice of the angels. Our species
is blessed with an ever-present device for returning us to a conscious body-awareness,
and thus to a sense of wholeness. Wholeness. Holiness. They are really not
that very different, are they?
I recall that when the angels first made themselves known to a small group
of friends in Toronto, Canada, in the early ‘80s, the angel Shelenea
had these encouraging words to say: ”A realization of healing is an
achievement of excellence in this world. For to be healed is to be made
whole, to be made holy. And then the opportunity is given the healed one
to reach out a hand and heal others. Through this you will know the nature
of the healing network whereby many, and in time all, will be raised up
into the New.” (*1)
Later, when the angels were teaching us how to make contact with them, they
placed great emphasis on the breath, showing us how to use it to release
thought forms, how to focus on our breath to cent
er ourselves and how to
quiet our minds so that we could better hear their subtle voices. Yet, it
always came back to the breath.
This has made me ponder about our cousins, the dolphins. Here we have conscious
breathers. Every breath is a decision, a willed motion to the surface. A
newborn dolphin has to be brought to the surface by dolphin midwives for
its first conscious breath.
What impact, I wonder, would this have on an intelligent species; that they
exist in an environment essentially hostile to their life and from which
they have to emerge to receive their source of life? Could their uniquely
kind and cooperative natures spring from this condition? They would, after
all, be continually looking after each others’ wellbeing. The pod
bonding which must result from this level of interdependence must be something
we can only dimly comprehend from the closest of our family relationships.
Perhaps it is this caring that has allowed them to preserve their environment
for the 40 or 50 million years that they have been around.
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I know that when I allow myself the time to focus on my breath I can start
to feel what I call “the breath of the world.” I can feel the
whole world breathing around me and, after a while, the world itself seems
to be breathing me. Doing this, I find that I can more completely experience
being part of the world.
The angels also remind us that it is through the breath that we can become
well-grounded; that as creatures who dwell primarily in the first three
dimensions, we can fully play our part as human beings by being solidly
grounded, by being very much part of the Earth.
Although this might sound a bit odd to those who consider being spiritual
as having more to do with the higher vibrations of the top three chakras,
the angels stress that our role is as a link between the higher and the
lower dimensions. The seven main chakras are portals to the seven dimensions
within which we are currently drawing our existence. The bottom three chakras
the angels refer to as World created, since they are governed by the Devas
of the rock, plant and animal kingdoms; the top three, throat, ajna and
crown, they call World creating, since it is the patterns passed through
to us from the higher dimensions of the angels and the archangels that contrives
and modulates the reality we perceive around us.
We, humans, stand at the pivotal point, the bridge between the devic and
the angelic, the link between what is and what is about to be. Our kingdom
is that of the Heart. The fourth chakra. Ideally, by focusing on the heart
chakra we can balance the more abstract intentions of the angelic realms
with the nuts-and-bolts reality of third-dimensional existence.
It is also through the breath and the creative visualizations associated
with the movement of pranic energy that we can release long-held, fear-trapped
thought forms from our emotional and physical bodies. And it is through
the breath that we can stabilize our minds enough to receive the help and
counsel of the angels (*2).
The angels assure us that each of us possesses the built-in ability with
which to open to their presence, the most natural thing in the world, the
power of conscious breathing.
(*1) Quoted from Dolphins, Ets & Angels by Timothy Wyllie and publ. by
Bear and Co. 1993.
(*2) The GRACE Process, in Ask Your Angels by Alma Daniel,
Andrew Ramer and Timothy Wyllie and publ. by Ballantine Books. 1992.
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