Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What if the world knew what happened after death?

What would happen In a world where every one knew you exist after this life and the only thing you can bring with you is the love you have developed for people. In a world like this what would change?

Every one in this world would express love for every person they came in contact with; cultivating both spirits. People here would be much more sensitive to interactions amongst each other ensuring that you don't "leave a bad taste" with someone. In fact any negative or absent emotion would be a waist of time for both parties.

Society would be more then tolerant towards differences in people and cultures; differences would be loved for the growth you get from loving something new and different. Bigotry would be near impossible if every one were sure that any time you aren't loving you are not preparing yourself for the next life.

Greed would be such a difficult emotion with the firm knowledge of love being the only lasting thing in the world. If you had more then enough money (amongst other things) why not trade that temporary surplus to someone who temporarily needs it while simultaneously giving and receiving the one thing that you know you will keep and continually build on.

people would be open to loving all the time getting to know people faster for who they are in each moment.
Loving your self and others all the time gives you a sense of peace, happiness and tranquility if we all felt this toward each other imagine what we could accomplish. Any one can and should be loved regardless of there actions because though there actions may be horrible in our eyes they are working with there own constitutions and tools they were born with that you would not be able to comprehend. in light of this we can not judge people for what they have done; what would this accomplish in the first place? To say Hitler was a bad man who is OK to hate because of his actions would be assuming you know Hitler and judging him for mass killings only sets you up for damaging negative thoughts stuck in your own head. Saying Hitler did horrible actions that you personally would never see the sanity in brings you away from judging a person with out ignoring the actions. you may ask what is a person other then the sum of actions they take in life the answer is in the infinite possibility of choices and actions to be taken in the future of this life and the next.

it may be impossible to know what happens after this life (or in the next 30 seconds for that matter) but i know that it is possible to love others and yourself for the endless possibility's of good which we all posses. Even if at the end of this life its a black void or any other endless possibility, in the life i am currently in thinking this way can only make a better person. Although this may not be possible as a world scale idea in my life time I can defiantly utilize it in my daily life and hope my ideas will make sense to others who can grow from them.

Vetiver Vision

My vetiver story takes place in India. It is a very busy marketplace, colorful, hot, and humid. There is a man selling clothing. He is older, short, he is very happy (content) with his life. He has a great family and is quite proud of his children and his home. He is a very wise man.

(Note:  Massage class assignment was to smell the essential oil Vetiver and describe how it makes you feel - tell the story it creates in you.)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Whats in a smell?

Smell is one of our most primitive senses. It has many functions from protecting us from danger to letting us know if something delicious is around to eat. What is most amazing though is how it is tied to memory and mental imagery. Have you even smelled something that brought back a memory of a specific time or place? Or smelled something that just gave you a certain feeling inside? This concept was the basis of this assignment: Clear ones mind and then take a few whiffs of Vetiver, an essential oil, and then write a short story about what you envisioned from the smell.

"I am a young child. Curious and free. Somewhere deep in a heavily wooded forest. It is very green and beautiful. The sun is shining down and it is warm. There is a small cottage that is very homely feeling and a wonderful garden filled with many different plants, herbs, flowers. There are paths that wind through the garden and everything is beautifully put together. Very earthy and natural feeling. There is someone home in the cottage. Smoke is coming from the chimney. Inside there is a little old woman cooking. She looks kind and grandmotherly. There is something brewing in a large pot over a fire. She smiles. Herbs and plants of all kinds are hanging, drying. A lot goes on here despite the peacefulness. The cottage it cozy and welcoming feeling. Back outside I lay in the grass. The air is fresh and there are birds singing in the garden."

Sunday, June 6, 2010


A Smell of Vetiver

An old cedar chest stands open in a room in an old Victorian house. It could be in the attic, but there is not the thick layer of dust that is seen in most attics. It is a dark room, but there are gas lamps burning, adding a golden glow to the area surrounding the open chest. On the walls hang heavy red velvet drapes with silky twisted fringe of the same shade of rich red on the edges of the drapes. Only the drapes against the wall are visible in the light of the lamps, no wallboard is visible. The chest, much like an old steamer trunk with an open arched top and metal fittings along the edges, sits on an old braided rug, in shades of red faded to pinks. It too is clean, not covered in dust.

In the trunk are articles of clothing, tenderly folded and put away. On the top of the clothing, wrapped in fragile paper is an old dress, possibly a wedding dress, kind of ecru in color, not white, but not yellowed with age. It is covered entirely in lace and hand beading, the beads sparkle in the soft light of the lamps.

The smell of Vetiver

In class on friday we did a writing exercise where we smelled an essential oil called Vetiver, which I've never heard of before, and we wrote down what image/story came to mind when we smelled it. This is a description of the image that came to my mind:
There is a man in the woods, a father figure, he is a logger and he's stacking fresh cut wood. The sun is shining through the branches of the pine trees. The trees are tall, there's not much underbrush, and the ground is covered with pine needles. The late afternoon sun shining through the trees is creating sun beams because of the particles in the air. It is warm, quiet, and peaceful.
As an afterthought, it also smells like a dry sauna, the wood smell that is brought out with the heat, and the smell of eucalyptus that is usually used in saunas.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Vetiver Oil the Scent that Encourages the Imagination

We were given an assignment in class to smell the scent of a certain essential oil and then write whatever comes to mind from the scent. so I centered myself for a bit then picked up the scent strip and with the inhilation of the scent I let my mind flow. The first picture that came to mind was a fresh green beautiful vegtable garden, where the air that is blowing all around me is fresh, clean , and crisp. Their is a forest of green everywhere the color of green pea pods. I'm reminded of something familar that I can't quite place.

Vetiver Oil Story

In our class, we were asked to write a story after smelling the essential oil "Vetiver". We were told to just write whatever came to mind. After we had written our stories, we were told that this particular essential oil is an Earth element oil. This struck me because earth element has to do with relationships(like family),and cycles (like life and death), both of wich were included in my story. Here it goes:

There's a beautiful scenery with rolling hills and fields of lovely flowers. A woman sits on a blanket. She is young, beautiful, with soft features. Her children run and play, a little girl and boy. They pick a boquette of flowers for their mother- they sing songs and play tag. They have a yellow lab puppy they play fetch with. Laughter fills the air as they roll down the giant grassy hill. Their mother is laying on her stomach, relaxing while she reads and listens to her children play under the hot sun. She feels gratitude for her surroundings and her beautiful family. A wave of sadness comes over her as she thinks about her late husband, who died shortly after her second child was born. She knows that he is with her in spirit, watching over her and her young kids. They are at his very favorite place. There is a beautiful oak tree which they sit under, that has his and her initials in a heart, carved into the trunk.

The Heart that boggles the mind

Our heart trully is an amazing yet complex organ. I never trully understood how much work our heart does to ensure that our blood gets pumped through our body on a daily basis. The physiology of the heart still amazes and befuddles my brain. When I read the article called "The Heart As An Organ of Perception" The heart turned into a whole new perspective for me. Everyday we come in contact with other peoples magnetic heart fields, yet we do not realize when this happens or we meet people and we tend to have a strong connection towards that person, almost a sense of feeling that you have known this person for you entire life. How is it possible for our hearts to send out a magnetic feild without our knowing? The western tradition is to live in your mind think with your mind anything beyond that will entail too much feeling. I think feelings truly scare people, so it becomes second nature to us to live in our heads. What if we started looking at life through the heart, and how much would that change our reality of life? I have to sign off for now but I have much more to add to this article.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stephen Harrod Buhner Article

"The body is a complicated symphonic system, much like nature itself..." Fantastic statement. I agree wholeheartedly! (Ignore obvious pun). This article is an eye opener that's for sure. Intangible touch is that feeling of wanting to reach out, reach through and experience bonds that overwhelm you, before your brain takes over. I love the idea of the dance. The moment when the soul essence inside us , and the soul essence from something outside us, met and mingled. Every day we walk through life and enter and exit the lives of others, seemingly separate and definitely unaffected. That's what I used to think anyway. Having some life experience under my belt and knowing better, I see each and every human interaction as a meeting of hearts and souls. Not that I always introduce myself well or that my heart is even open half the time, it's not. I am learning to close my eyes, feel the vibration and just sit with it for awhile. In time, I will learn to dance freely.

The other point that I enjoyed in this article was that of entrainment. Hearts oscillating, exchanging information, beating each to his own drum and altering heart function. That is when the dialogue begins. Without a word being said. Speaks volumes for this profession. The healer can literally oscillate health and well-being to a client, without any words being exchanged. And all of this comes naturally. Learning to sense my heart field, and eventually to guide and direct it, will deepen my relationship with the universe, thus enabling me to truly help another.