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No more rivals for my moments

I used to judge

how much I needed,

time,  space,  love

care, or confessions.

Now I relish in each

feeling myself

as a cat naps

so in it.

Or as a baby

recieves attention

lapping it up

happily so.

My moments are

just that, mine.

It is my life

and I choose

how these days

are filled.

The barring voices

recede into the

backgrounds of

lazy pasts and

critical daylight hours.

I embrace this,

my nurturing

of what is sacred

and dear to me.

It is where I

find the home

of my soul.

And where I find

the spring that feeds

the rest of my life.

giving it meaning

and richness,

and spoiling my heart

with goodness

never hurt anyone

that I know of.

Eric Grace

June 6th  2010

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My Body as Home

My body sighs

relief.

At the sound

of my permission

for its priority

for its praise.

I am it

and it is me.

No more transcending

its limitations

or trying to.

It is my liberation.

I give it its

full

due

course.

Meals of deliciousness,

showers of unfettered mentioning,

hot tubs and swims,

walks in natures delights,

Silence and dancing,

and

singing in full oncore.

I can no longer

pretend of the

lack of this body

and I being one

and the same with it.

Intricately connected

infinitely in love

with each other.

The more I rest as it

and allow it to be me,

the more God I feel

as Thee.

Eric Grace

June 6th 2010

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I was graced by a nap with my son and then some time while he slept after I awoke, and in the silence of that time I found this poem writing itself:

Taking Time

fastening slowness

like a belt

to my chest

of forgiving arms pace

giving myself graceful wingtips

with honey dewdrops

caressing

my flowering feet

with their sweet moisture

of time off

in love.

I go under the veil

into the moist

and hollow darkness

coming down to my knees

in goodness

to find my character

taking steps and shapes

yet again

as a form

I can’t do without

The match with time

and space

and peoples wishes

colliding

stops,

in this moment.

for the stillness

that wishes me to

have all I need

be fulfilled

beckons me to

rightness again.

She is good to me.

Eric Grace

June 6th 2010

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Life these days is rarely simple for most of us. I am a taurus and oh so into what is easy. So here’s my noble attempt to give you 10 things that can be little helpful additions (or big ones if you want them to be) to your life, bringing you more fulfillment and greater health.

1. Oral Hygiene – Use a Tongue cleaner, Viajet, Uncle Harry’s Mouthwash, Tooth Flosser, and a Myomunchee.

2. Service – yes, this is simple, but sometimes hard to find the one form of it that you most love and is right for you. Andrew Harvey said, ‘follow your heartbreak to find your true form of service’. Look where it is that you see in the world in need of help that breaks your heart. Go serve there. You will feel deeply satisfied doing it.

3. Diet – well not so simple. But what you can do that is simple is begin adding things that could grow in your backyard garden (or city window earthbox, or from your nearby farmers market). Some examples are fresh veggies, herbs, and vegetables. Get to know the local growing ‘weeds’ in your area that may actually be food that you can eat, as long as you know that it isn’t sprayed on with chemicals. In our area, miners lettuce abounds. So does mint and blackberries. We had plenty of kale, onions, beets, strawberries, tomatoes, and parsley this year from our garden, and the local farmers market across the street was wonderful. We also connected to Meadowlark CSA program . They brought us fresh farm veggies from their nearby farm each week.

Another simple addition is having a green smoothie in the morning. I made a post about it here with a video from the originators of the Green Smoothie.

 

 

 

 

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4. Loofah – You skin is your biggest organ of your body. If you take the 3 minutes it takes to warm up your shower water to scrub your skin, it will breathe better, feel smoother, look more vibrant, and be relieved of the dead skin cells so it can function properly. And what does your skin do you may ask?

 

 

5. Trampoline (small and/or big version depending on the space you have and weather) – just go and ‘Jump’ (as the Van Halen song goes). It’ll be fun (my son and I do it often in the mornings) and it will get the circulation going as well as the endorphins.

6. Find your Nature/Sacred Spot (works for city and rural folks alike). I take a walk often to a few sacred spots that I have come to call my own. Places where I get renewed as I come to know their landscapes over time. They have been my friend of Nature. Places to be with as we both change. Being with the wild spaces is so essential to being human. Reconnecting us to our primal roots resets us for new days, perspectives, and experiences. If you live in a city, find a park or patch of trees. Somewhere that you can put your bare feet on the ground or grass. Connecting your bare feet with the Earth for 3-5 minutes grounds your body (and all the EMF’s that you pick up over the course of your days – cellphones, radio waves, pc’s, etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

7. Take time to get to know your body, listen to its wisdom (you can even take some classes from a hakomi therapist or feldenkrais practitioner) Your body is so wise. It knows you better than anyone else does. Take the time to listen to it in greater and greater degrees. You will be glad you did. You will begin to find out what foods really make you thrive and which don’t. What people and places nourish you and which don’t. As you begin to listen to your body and then live more according to its truth, watch how you begin to feel more vibrant. Here is a video about listening to your body by Judith Orloff.

8. Take time for Meditation to connect with your own inner divinity and the Divine. There are so many different types of meditation/devotion/worship out there. Find one that brings you into your body so you don’t go off into never never land. Then you can find your divinity here in your body. My best experiences have come from doing the Adorata Meditation and The Descent and Enlovement Process (copyrighted and created by Tiziana Della Rovere). Here is a meditation led by Sandra Glickman from Waking Down and one by Robert Masters from the Masters Center for Transformation.

9. Hugs and Intimacy – When I was getting trained as a Watsu therapist I learned the value of  being witnessed, holding another, and being held. There are many ways this can be done for  us and that we can do this for others. The main point is to ask for it and offer it. Hugging til  relaxed was a great easy technique I learned from Dr. David Schnarch and his great work – The  Crucible and The Passionate Marriage.

10. Chi Machine/Massage – I learned long ago the need of deep relaxation in my body to  experience wellness. Go get a massage. Or buy a little massager. Or a chi machine. All do all  three. Its not that expensive and it feels oh so good.

Let me know how easy these are for you and what your experiences are.

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Taking what the earlier post from Andrew Harvey’s video’s series was asking… what is your heartbreak? What is it that at 3am you feel heartache about? Follow that. Serve that with your passion and love.

For me, its:

1. My Family… showing myself that family can be full of love, connection, enjoyment, and joy (with my wife Hannah and son Savar).

Us:Hannah and Eric Grace rewed and loving it.

Our growing Son Savar

Our growing Son Savar

2. My Music… tuning into the Divine within me… listening and being played like a flute… or rather a guitar in my case. Riding the wave of the music. Ohh what a joy that is… I feel well used afterwards.

3. Adorata – Deepening in my experience of the Divine as well as healing my inner male and female psyche aspects and bringing this work to others, feeling that the deep seated problems in our world/society stem from this lack of connection the embodied divine and collaborative relationship of the inner male and inner female within.

4. Serving  The Ikombe Project. I have felt since a child a yearning to connect deeply with an africa family or village as it were. This landed in my lap and I feel moved to serve the village of Ikombe, building a fund drive for food distribution to alleviate their famine.

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When Hannah and I watched Brother Sun, Sister Moon the other night this part stuck with me…

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I have been exploring some good information on healthy school programs and came upon this inspiring video by Anne Cooper.

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