I am wondering if there is anything you wish for me to do for you today?
“Yes, I would enjoy very much if you would write a letter to the people who follow you and explain to them the method of which you use to communicate with all living things.”
Okay, you got it…
Around seventeen years ago, my neighbor was holding a Native American flute making class. During this class, he explained how the Native Americans would use the flute to bring them into harmony with all living things.
He said that they would sit and play the flute, letting the melody they played unfold without forcing it. They would relax and let their minds wander. From this state of mind they would do a “oneness meditation” with something in their view, a deer, a quail, a rock or a tree. He suggested that we try this meditation for ourselves, and told us that we did not need to have a flute to do it. He then gave us a short lesson.
About a week later, I was out on a hike and it was a very hot day, so we stopped to take a break in the shade of a giant oak tree. I laid down on an enormous granite boulder to relax. While I was laying there, I decided to try the “Oneness Meditation.” I began by saying… “This rock and I are one,” My neighbor had said. “Just keep saying – This rock and I are one – until you are thinking the thoughts of the rock.” So I’m laying there saying over and over in my head. “The rock and I are one.”
Eventually I found myself thinking. “How will I know when I am thinking the thoughts of a rock? What kind of thoughts does a rock have? What kind of life does a rock have?”
All of a sudden I am thinking… “I have a wonderful life! I lay here beneath this oak tree looking up at an ever changing view.”
Then I think… “The underside of an oak tree is an ever changing view?”
Then with my eyes closed, I saw the canopy above my head, leaves wiggling in the breeze, birds flitting around in the branches. Then the clouds began moving rapidly above them, the sky changed colors as the sun set, and the night sky filled with stars. I watched in amaizment as they quickly rotated across the sky!
“Whoa! It IS an ever changing view!”
This was the beginning of Amy Jo “Thinking outside of the box.”
So pick any object. Anything at all, and begin saying… “I am one with it” Until you are thinking it’s thoughts.
Give it a try and let us all know what happens!