Noticing

    I was listening to a computer science engineer friend yesterday speak about how it is easier for him to recognize what another is feeling more so than himself. He said he just isn’t very sensitive. As he said this, I noticed him tighten and his breathing got a bit more Intense, and his eyes welled up a bit. I noticed that paying attention to body ques like this could be helpful for him to recognize there is something there to investigate, because once I recognized it, I gently stopped him by letting him know what I observed. He listened, and then immediately he sighed with a long out breath and softened. I love him. He is very sensitive, just gets all tied up in putting on his warrior shields in this world. I felt grateful to have helped create the space for him to take his shields off at least for a short time. Thank you. I am grateful.❤️

      As I read your share the first thing that came up was the” healer also wears a shield”… we all wear a shield… and big sigh came through that felt like giving up…..The shield of the healed… the shield of enlightenment. How glorious it is to be given the space, safety and respect to notice that we are carrying a shield…. that it’s ok to let it rest… the mission can rest… life unfolds in existence… thank you

      Responded on May 18, 2020.

        Such a beautiful sharing. It makes my body feel light, like skipping in a meadow. How simple it can be to undo these knots for/with each other and how much we can help each other if we are present, what a great example of awareness and presence. Thank you so much for sharing this.

        Responded on May 18, 2020.

          Thank you both. I am so grateful to pay attention and notice, and softly give compassion. What a difference we can help make. ❤️

            As I read these shares I notice a softening in my heart, especially with the thought that we can put our shields down, we can rest in spaciousness, in our hearts.

            Responded on May 19, 2020.

              Wow, how glorious it must have felt for him to put down his armor and rest a bit! What a blessing your awareness of his sensations was for him.

              Responded on May 19, 2020.

                I read this and I feel the soft, full feeling of contentment in my heart space and belly. I see an image of my childhood home which hasn’t arisen in years. Coming home.

                Responded on May 20, 2020.

                  When I drop in, I hear a song – “Gonna lay down my burden, down by the riverside…and study war no more. ”  I feel a softness, a warmth and a sense of being gently held all over, like a child in an adult lap.  I notice that I am smiling and I feel content and relaxed.  Thank you!  What a gift to give to another and to the self!

                  Responded on May 21, 2020.