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Cherokee mentor used to tell me that if I swam in the saltwater sea, it could “change your DNA”. I never thought science would back that kind of thinking, but I’ve seen two articles in the last week about DNA and how it actually can be changed. This means certain things we thought we were stuck with, we are not stuck with at all, necessarily.
We seem to be in a fixed position, with objects around us inert, but if we look closely at them, it really is all energy in motion, molecules moving fast. Nothing is as it seems, we just experience things the way we do, probably because it sets a stage for us to learn lessons; energy can be heavy and slower (denser) to create for us the illusion of “reality” here on our planet. And this reality is our construct here on earth where we learn our lessons.
But it is no fun feeling inert, incapable of moving through a tough situation, or stuck in a position which is painful. I like to play with shifting my feeling and thinking so I can feel differently about myself when I am feeling stuck. It helps me change situations, or my position at least. Feeling stuck is a miserable thing! One way shift out of this feeling is to go somewhere, for example and “play fox”. Pretend you are invisible. Go to the grocery store and do it as if you are not visible to others. Feel what it would feel like to be invisible. To go unnoticed. That is a very different approach than if you went in like a lion, open, magnanimus, roaring loud. Both are worth trying! Children do this kind of play often, seeming to naturally grasp the idea that there is real power in pretending. It shifts us into who we want to be. A kid who feels discouraged and small all day might pretend later to be powerful and unique, recognized for the bright tiger he is. Playful shifting into something to be contended with is a balm for a broken heart. And it signifies the will to change, or to be different and in charge of one’s perceptions of self. When the world wants to peg you as one thing, prove to yourself and others that you are who YOU wish to be, period.
Play at being whatever you wish to be, the invisible fox or the watchful owl or anything else you feel good about trying. You’ll know what to choose by what mood you’re in the moment you wake up. Or you’ll know what situation at work or in life asks you to shift into another gear. The gift is that it frees you to see yourself as unstuck, as powerful and able to shift when needed.
Wishing you a wonderfully interesting week full of mobility and light and love!