My goodness, it's been months
since I've written. Where on earth has time time gone? In my "Great Realignment
" post I spoke about my experience of a huge shift in perspective, belief, ability to see, way of being and moving in the world. Little did I know that it wasn't over. Have you ever had those experiences of not knowing what's going to happen? Maybe because of a significant life event, maybe because of internal changes, for whatever reason you are moving forward without any concrete idea of what was coming? I've been swimming in those waters for months now and part of me is just praying this ride is almost over. Another part of me is in an endless "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" As in, isn't life so amazing, so incredible, so always-changing that the only true certainty is whatever we're experiencing in *this* moment. Because that's all we really have, you know? Let's be honest, the future is not guaranteed for any of us. We don't know how many breaths we have in this life, we don't know how long Mother Earth is going to let us keep up with this nonsense that we're inflicting on her, we don't know if our jobs are secure, or where the heck we'll be in 1 year, 5 years, 20 years from now. Heck, in 100 years, everyone who is on this planet today will no longer be here. How's that for perspective? Never fear, my dear wild hearted friends, I haven't gone off the deep end or anything like that. I am inviting us to look at life with a different perspective though. The perspective of:Life. Is. So. Freakin'. Precious. Like, we get to live this life? On this planet? With all these other amazing beings, animals, birds, living growing plants and bushes and flowers and trees that are hundreds of years old?
Breathing air, our bodies metabolizing food, healing themselves, allowing us to feel, speak, smell, hear, taste, and LOVE?Beyond incredible. And yet we go about our lives most times thinking things are pretty ordinary, dull even, at times. Going through the motions, day in and day out. I'm here to say: Life is aaaa-maaaaaazzzzzzing. A HUMAN LIFE IS SUPER-AMAZING.
An incredible experience. It is bizarre and wonderful and an amazing miracle. What a gift we get to live one for a while, right?The truth is that our lives are connected to everything. The air we breathe once was breathed by someone else, or a tree or a plant. What we eat comes from the earth, or is some product of the earth. Our thoughts affect our health and our mental and emotional states. Our
beliefs affect how we see, experience and move through the world.
The shirt you're wearing right now likely came from somewhere thousands of miles away, made by people who you'll never meet with lives that you may never understand. The fabric comes from something that was grown on this planet, woven and created by machines designed by some people you'll never know into something you'll wear in what we call the year 2013. Brought to your country by some mode of transportation -- likely ship, then truck, maybe even a train in there somewhere -- all powered by substances generated and extracted from our planet. You wash that shirt in a machine created by the ingenuity of many people you'll never know, with soap that comes from somewhere (you probably don't know where it comes from, where it's made, or what it's made from -- I certainly don't even when I read the label!). And when you are done with that shirt, it will go somewhere else. Maybe to another human. Maybe into a landfill or the ocean with a bunch of other garbage. Maybe incinerated, with the byproducts going some
where. There is no "away," it's always still there, just in a different form. Phew, and that's only a few moments thinking about a shirt! The truth is simple, we are all connected. Everything is connected. There is no escaping that. The air, the water, the land, what we take into our bodies, it's all swirling, mixing, mingling,
no beginnings or endings, all together, the parts affecting other parts, all. the. time. What a crazy, beautiful way of looking at it. I'm here today to tell you that I LOVE life. I love our planet. I'm working on loving all living beings. That's a big one. But what is love, anyway? It's a word people use a lot, and as best I can tell the common definitions are grotesquely limited, it's worth terribly undervalued, and the feeling and energy of it under-used -- given what us humans are truly capable of. Next I'll write a little more about LOVE....and an experiment that I'd like you to join me in....Lots of love, Lisa
A great realignment
(c) Lisa Galinski 2012
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve written. Actually, I can. This whole autumn has been….really something. Movement inside, feeling big inner shifts. Some significant happenings on the outside – our Creating Infinite Possibilities
women’s retreat, lawyering on the side for 1 month and what that opened up for me, and exploring new and exciting ways I can work with people. And creating, mapping, visioning, planning what’s coming into being as we move into 2013.
Leaning in. This fall has been process of looking deeply
. Looking deeply with clear eyes, an open heart and a desire to connect
A time of getting real. Asking myself: What do I deeply, truly want? Where am I’m holding back?
What matters most when it comes to how I spend my days, my breaths and my life energy?
I’ve been asking many many questions and noticing what questions the universe is asking of me
. What’s really working? What’s not? What needs to shift to be in greater alignment with my self, my purpose, my soul, heart, mind and body?
All of it has been deeply transformative & allowing me to see things newly and differently. I feel like a different person than over the summer (and before I got married
). It’s oddly wonderful.
But, by all means, it’s not all roses. It’s frustrating, disorienting, confusing.
Noticing parts of me that want answers, that want to have it all figured out
. And, simultaneously, knowing that there are no answers.
Only experiments. Only actions. Only beliefs and patterns and choices and ability to see it differently and feel it differently and do it differently.
Facing things I’ve been unconscious of, or consciously avoiding, has been an eye-opening experience. Seeing them, really, and staying
. Not turning away.
I see newly how parts of myself were not working in together in harmony, or even on the same team. My mind not aligned with my heart. My soul and body not communicating effectively. The energy it takes to work against myself in this way, and yearning to start to change that way of doing it.
I am really and truly asking myself what’s going to bring out the best in me, what is being called forth from me now.
I don’t have any answers. I’m intending to do better with what I have and know (and don’t know) now. I am continuing to look deeply. I am continuing to foster natural alignment within myself. I am continuing to gulp and take another step. And for all of that and so much more, I am deeply thankful. Wild Heart is growing. She’s evolving.
She’s taking in sights, sounds, smells and tastes from her environment, noticing what happens and asking important questions. She’s learning and maturing. I am thrilled. So you’ll see that evolution in this space and on my website in coming weeks and months.
I’m awakening to a new experience of myself, my passions, my gifts, my offerings and my joy to share it with others. I am calling forth more of myself than I’ve ever brought forth before. I can’t wait to share it with you.
Naturally, organically and from my heart
It’s thrilling, and I feel excited anticipation in my stomach. I remind myself to trust. Trust and hold this vision with deep care and love.
Lisa p.s. New News! On Wednesday the 28th I will be launching a sweet little treat that I’ve been working on for the holiday season and I can’t wait to share!! My heart is full.
(c) lisa galinski
There's something so beautiful about change.
The autumn colors remind me that transformation happens naturally.
It's part of life.
Do you embrace change?
Or resist it?
What does it look like to flow with the transformations that happen within us and around us?
For me, it means allowing. Being curious.
Listening. Tuning in. Staying connected to myself as change happens.
Change can be confusing and disorienting.
It can be a beautiful opportunity.
To recreate, to build again, to grow, to transform into better versions of ourselves.
Happy transformation & happy fall.
Yours in wildness~~
How Do You Come Alive?
I come alive when I dance...
I’m super interested in these things. Interested in observing, learning about, and feeling these things. For many years I didn’t give a second thought to being alive, to feeling alive, to the vitality of my energy.
And now I’m really really curious about what others think about these experiences, how I can create more of them in my life regularly, why I/we don’t more often, and what’s possible when we do.
The other day I put on some music and started to dance. I immediately experienced my body in a new way. I could feel my arms, my feet, my ankles. My neck and shoulders immediately moved to loosen and lubricate my joints. My body wants to move. It wants to stretch out. It wants to feel alive.
As soon as I start moving, the corners of my mouth turn upwards. I feel awesome. I instantly feel more alive when I move.
Looking back, it all makes sense. I danced my way through a career transition a couple years ago. I knew that when I danced I felt better, and that was it. My days were spent feeling trapped and constrained behind an immaculate wooden desk and computer screen. And when I danced, that imprisonment melted away. Something happened. I felt alive again.
So I danced in my former office with the door closed, I danced in the large bathroom with a separate door for 1 song at a time. I danced on the pier on the Hudson River as I waited for a ferry to work. I danced on the top deck of the ferry, and people on passing tour boats took photos of me. I danced in subway platforms and on subway trains. I danced and skipped in the streets.
And now I see, so much more clearly, that I must dance all the time. Every day.
There is more to explore, to feel, to express through movement. New things to discover. I have a desire to take the movement to new places, to experience the many things that music and dance can evoke.
I come alive when I move, when I dance. I feel alive. I feel so human. I am amazed. I am grateful.
What makes you come alive?
Yours in wildness~~