Sunday, September 16, 2012

Real Housewives of NYC Encounter

Inspiration: To continue to remain open to infinite possibility...

Sitting  upon a simple terry-striped, purple towel in Riverside Park, birkenstocks at my side, I look up and notice a familiar face. A beautiful, tall, toned woman in a red, flowing dress appears before me. She is walking her "sweet" white dog enjoying this summers day. I happened to be on the phone when I noticed her, with my mentor in Laguna Beach, CA doing card divination, invoking the oracular.

But something inside of me said to call out to this woman. Without naming who she was, I say "Are you ...?" Her reply was "Yes." Then she casually asked what I was doing (or I may have told her so she didn't think I was off my rocker) and I said I was on the phone with my teacher doing divination with cards. She seemed intrigued and engaged a bit more. As I am not a multi-tasker, I was having a healing session with the West Coast and a celebrity encounter on the East Coast.:)

We chatted for a few brief moments about what I was doing, and she said she could really use some of that after the season she had. For some strange reason, I went out of my comfort zone and offered her my card. Not that she asked me, I just felt guided somehow. She took it to which I said, " I would love to hear from you and if not I bless you." I then brought my hands together in front of my forehand to bless her as she walked off into the distance.

One last thing...she did ask me if I watched some new reality tv show on mediums, to which I oddly answered, " I threw out my television during my yoga teacher training, but I did watch your show!" I cannot believe those words came out of my mouth !!! As it would be truly wonderful to connect with this woman in some way, I take this encounter as a gift from SPIRIT; for me to vocalize and shine my light more fully in the inspire others to live their highest expression.

As I now complete this musing, I believe the message is to dare to risk!!! You never know what might happen, for the "divine" weaves her magic in mysterious ways, hence the fabulous tune by U2.

Be present, be loving, be free....From my heart to yours.
With Love, Denise

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Life Is A Rollercoster

Inspiration: To be fearless, grounded and present; always :)

For years, I have been wanting to go to Coney Island. Not really sure why, maybe just to reconnect with the kid in me who used to enjoy going on rollercoaster rides. It has been many years since then, well over twenty.

This past Labor Day was no ordinary day, but a Cyclone kind of day. A friend of mine suggested we go, and initially I was hesitant because it was a holiday. There is no time like the present, right? So I went outside of my comfort zone and said "yes" on a Holiday weekend. From the moment we stepped off the subway steps onto the streets of Coney Island, I felt extremely peaceful.

After having some pizza, which btw, I haven't had in over a year, I felt myself letting go of my rigidity and structure. A brief stint on the beach until the rain started to fall and I knew it was time to venture into the amusement park. I felt like a little kid, with eyes wide open, filled with joy and enthusiasm!!! At some point in the day, I was determined to make my way onto a rollercoaster ride. The last time I can remember going on one was at Hersey Park, PA back in the days when I was a group leader at sleepaway camp. That and the early days of Great Adventure (70's, early 80's)  I remember fondly. Days filled with overindulging in icecream, fudge and whatever my heart desired without guilt.:)

So after playing many games of skeeball (one of my favorites) I was determined to go on a roller coaster. I was so excited and felt like I was 15 again. I opted for "The Steeplechase" since it was baby-like in it's view but not intensity. It was a short ride with an initial decent that made the adrenaline pump through my entire body. I made it. I had arrived (where I don't know) ! At a distance away, I noticed the world famous "CYCLONE", something I had heard about but didn't know it's place in history as it was now 85 years old.

My ego wanted to check it out, take a ride since I boldly mastered the steeplechase. My friend and I walk over to this wooden monstrosity. You could hear the cars rattle and people scream as the coaster peaks and drops with abandon. I was determined to go no matter what but a part of me was weary. The architecture of the structure seemed to be original, with red leather seats and one straight bar for protection. For one-minute, fifty seconds, I held on for dear life and prayed I would make my way off this thing. 

When I got off I was in a whirlwind. Spinning metaphorically. Totally ungrounded and out of sorts. I asked my friend, "Why would anyone enjoy this.?" He said, " Because their life is unfilling  and they need a rush."  This brought me back to the days of when I needed a rush, emotionally. Thinking it was normal and serving me to feel the high of being in a setting or situation where you could feel every fiber of your being pulsating at a frenetic, chaotic frequency.

I realized, I know longer needed that, or liked this feeling. A good reminder of what it means to feel grounded and present in my body. Listening to our ego often gets us into trouble. Thanks heavens, the trouble I felt myself in was for only under two minutes that day. A great lesson.

So what rollercoaster may you be riding? Does it serve you? Why do we sometimes venture on a path that is not in our highest good, for our highest potential? Think about it and have a blessed day.

With Love, Denise