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Last week I posted an excerpt from one of my daily practices inĀ A Structure for Spirit on my Facebook page


How much of your life has become habit? Where do you feel like you are in a rut? Do you take the same route to work everyday? Do you sit in the same spot to watch TV, eat dinner or work on your laptop? Have you been having the same conversation with someone for years?

Repeating the same patterns over and over not only create ruts in your day, they create ruts in your mind, well-worn grooves that limit your ability to see anything in a new way. Today you will create a new path for yourself. Notice what happens when you change something in a monotonous routine. Change creates an opportunity to see something in a new way. Not only do you create new pathways in your life, you create new pathways in your mind. Neural pathways and connections in your brain are created that were never there before as you break free from habitual patterns and routines. Try turning yourself upside down to get a new perspective! Where can you create a change in your daily routine today and open to the possibilities that change offers?

Running is one of those places in my life where I tend to create well-worn pathways. I find a route that I like and will run that same path over and over again. I like to know where I am going and how long it is going to take for me to get there.

For years I ran through trails in a small nature preserve on Long Island where I used to live. I recently returned to these woods and went for a run. I ran into the woods from a place I had never entered before. A new pathway. I had a chance to take my own medicine.

This new point of entry left me disoriented. It had only been a few months since my last run here but since that time the foliage had changed completely. The recent rains and heavy winds left many trails covered and overgrown. It was as if I had never been there before that is how unfamiliar everything felt. Shit I thought. Will I find my way out? It was already getting late and with the summer nearly over the days light switch was going off much earlier. The last thing I wanted was to be lost in the woods in the dark.

Can you feel the fairies here?

Can you feel the fairies here?

I start running. The rhythmic motion of body and breath over Earth begins to fade away thoughts, as if Pachamama herself beckons them to her belly. I am alone. The silence of the woods is like no other. This silence infuses the space within me. The cadence of breath becomes a meditation. The rhythm of my body a drumbeat on the Earth.

With no spatial reference point time seemed to stretch as if I were passing through a tunnel. Although I am running on trails I have run hundreds of times before I am running not of this time, not of this space. My body is moving over Earth yet I have traveled through time to forests I have known from some other place. Magical forests where fairies live. Forests that feel Scottish or Irish, neither are places I have been to in this life.

Not locked into a specific orientation of space my reference points dismantle. I run over space but through time in a way that transports me to an experience of this land that is of a different dimension. Maybe this is how Alice felt as she fell through the rabbit hole? I am running over space but traveling through time.

So I read this recently in reference to 12-12-12 and the activation of the new grid for the Earth which may speak to this experience…

Our relationship to time and our understanding of time/space locators is being enhanced. I have been told repeatedly lately that the creation of convergence points are living energy fields that are perpetuated with focus–from the unseens and us–in order for us to grow and evolve, amplify and thrive. I see more and more that this explains why things which happen so long ago live on in our experience. I have always known that holographs or fields of energy are amplified and perpetuated by our attention which gives them energy. I just hadn’t applied this to both horizontal and vertical links, connections, counterpoints if you will between all of these experience. Meredith Murphy

A shift in perception that stretches through the fabric of time. All from taking a different path in the woods….and a little help from the cosmos.

AHO my friends! AHO!

Karen Chrappa
Author of A Structure for Spirit

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