In a beautiful session today being coached by my friend Kathi, I saw something new and wonderful. There are many kinds of “stuck” or “heavy” energies, which can lead to a down. Sometimes the energy is like coal dust or small black icicles: with this type of down, exercise or a cathartic, active meditation technique can move the energy or dissolve it or shake it off.
But there is another kind of dark layer: more like the vast sheets of rock in the Grand Canyon. For these downs, a warm, calm, slow-moving river of presence feels more appropriate. No amount of shaking is going to help — in fact, all your “doing” might actually make things worse.
No — when meeting that thick rock-like layer, resting next to it / on top of it is all I can do. A gentle, slow-moving river of consciousness… And like the Grand Canyon, after a long time, slowly slowly, without someone noticing it, the rock starts to dissolve, leaving more space for Love to flow.