Every six weeks I sit in a chair at my orthodontist’s office. We are making adjustments. And most of the time, they range from slightly uncomfortable pressure, to down right painful.
I want to save all the teeth that are currently in my head, and eventually, add a few more. So, I endure. Today’s appointment gave me an opportunity to practice our message.
Chanting silently about lovingkindness has become easier and more natural, the more I’ve been doing it. (Did I also take OTC pain relief? Oh, hell yeah.)
Learning to let go of stress is only part of the task. Recognizing what triggers that reaction comes first. THEN we can work on the release of those struggles.
Calm deep breathing sounds like a cliché, and yet, it truly does help. To find our inner serenity, we need only go within. Taking that quick few moments to aim our focus, returning ourselves to a pre-panic state of mind, is not difficult. It just takes practice.
Mindful practice. Continual and repetitive practice.
Not even slightly coincidental, in this return to the regular rotation around our card altar, we have been gifted with even more tools on this exact topic.
“Tiger Iron ~ (Also known as Jasper, Hematite, and Tiger Eye)
mental clarity, grounding, assertiveness, vitality, sexual energy
The peace and mental clarity you seek can only be found by grounding your abstract spiritual ideas and concepts into your every day physical life.
That is, to bring things back to basics and honour the fact that you have been blessed with this physical life. Realise that, while you are highly spiritual in nature, it is no mistake that you are here.
As has been so eloquently said by one of our world’s greatest teachers, ‘you are a spiritual person who is having a physical experience,’ and as such, you are being urged to honour your humanity.
The Tiger Iron crystal will help ground you and revitalise your sexual energy. Both these qualities are needed in order to be an effective force on earth, and to live a fulfilling and inspired life.
Remember – spirit is not in the clouds. It is here, right in the thick of things, that the beauty, majesty, and power of ‘spirit’ are experienced.
You do not have to run away from the world in order to find peace, for the true peace you seek is inside you. The true spiritual master is one who is able to find peace, even in the midst of turmoil.
I may not have the power to change the world, but I have the power to change my perception of it.”
Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno