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The Manifesting Trick

One of my favorite things to make is interesting, fun community.

Right now I am in the midst of radical remaking. I am preparing to spend 2012 teaching a lot more both online and in person. I’ve been clarifying how I want to teach.

It will be spirit-led, in other words, feel synchronous, right sized and supported by the right collaborators.

When I go out to teach I will speak in a Ted Talk kind of way–sharing somatic wisdom for individuals and groups and asking communities: What is a spiritual solution for this time?

I will offer online and in person skills that strengthen clarity of vision, efficiency of energy and courage to love for our everyday and biggest manifestations.

I will teach groups how and why it serves to be a smart and wonderful group body.

The Sacred Stories Project and Dance of Apology will be primary art projects, both using InterPlay.

When others bring me I will address 50 people or more.

When I create an event on my own, it will be effortless and welcoming of registrants at the right fee/exchange for both parties.

When the holy calls I request three clear indicators. For instance, I had 3 random intersections with Katrina Browne’s aunt who is involved with Traces of the Trade and lives in my area. I am paying attention.

As I clarify my vision I am feeling this alignment not only in my body but in my conversation with others and with my highest good. I am releasing my will at the same time as I am stepping forward.

I will seek a grounded, comfortable pace that works for me as a contemplative, a spouse, and friend.

If you are ready to manifest it is great to get all of your senses involved and feel the truth of your intention all the way through your being. The cognitive brain guy who I adore, George Lakoff, also suggests in his new book, The Political Mind, that when you visualize that you also move your body. It lights up the neural pathways all over your brain.

Right? Right!

You can try Mike Dooley’s 4 minute Manifestation Visualization technique

1.    One time per day is all that’s necessary.
2.    No longer than 5-10 minutes at a time.
3.    Imagine every conceivable detail.
4.    Feel the emotion.
5.    Put yourself in the picture.
6.    Dwell upon the end result or beyond.

That’s pretty much what I do although a lot of times I don’t even realize it. That’s when I get into trouble. Ha.

Salvation: How shall I know what to do?

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Sleeping on an air bed in Santa Cruz, I awoke from a dream. I saw a piece of paper and on it was my “soul contract.” It said something like “Share Somatic Wisdom.”Soul Contract is not language I use, but  I remembered that Carolyn Myss wrote a book called Soul Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential. The dream reassured me that I am on the right path.

A current challenge is that I’ve learned to manifest, draw some people and produce events. Yet, if I do too much I

  • overwork and loose grace.
  • discount my family.
  • hog leadership and hinder Collective Growth
  • make poor decisions (article on Decision Fatigue John Tierney)
  • rely on will instead of higher power (Synchronous, Magical Love).

As a Mystic my relationship with GREAT LOVE guides my life. Lately, operating by will with financial insecurity and “pictures in my head” about what to do literally stopped working.

I had to admit this and grieve.

Today I read the secret at the end of the Bhagavad Gita, a holy work with which I have almost no familiarity. HOORAY!   Krishna says to Arjuna

Hear further My supreme word, most secret of all. Thou art dearly loved by me; therefore shall I disclose (this secret) for thy Good.

Fix they mind upon Me, Devote thyself to Me.
Make every action a sacrifice (a holy act) to Me,
hold thyself as nothing before Me.
You shall come to Me truly,
I promise, for you are dear to Me.

Abandon all dharmas,
Take refuge in Me alone.
I shall liberate you from all sins,
Do not grieve.                                     Gita 18.64, 65, 66

Do not grieve!?!

September of 2010 I entered a “GREAT PRUNING.” In a dream I saw the Tree of Life growing out of the world and felt shock to see ALL of its branches cut off, leaving only the trunk!

The dream was prophetic. Life started lopping at my attachments: airplane engine failure over the Pacific, my mother’s personality taken by Alzheimer’s, Dad’s heart surgeries, dead hard drive (knowledge and information), salary reduction (financial security) and odd things like the breaking the zipper on my luggage.

Out of that season grew this blog, Mystic Tech as I also realized that I must prepare to let go of InterPlay roles. Guidance turned me back toward spiritual leadership. My calendar emptied. Circumstances slowed me down.

There are new lessons. I began to make amends to myself for OVER giving. For months my third chakra has complained with an ache. Real rest requires deep change, beyond trying to find balance. Thomas Merton said,

Some of us need to discover that we will not begin to live more fully until we have the courage to do and see and taste and experience much less than usual…And for a man who has let himself be drawn completely out of himself by his activity, nothing is more difficult than to sit still and rest, doing nothing at all. The very act of resting is the hardest and most courageous act he can perform.

How will I know what to do if I don’t MAKE IT HAPPEN? What is the difference between my will and my heart? You’d think an improvisational expert would know the answer to this, yet I am humbled by fear and anxiety. InterPlay creates space for the heart, but it is up to me to engage it.

As a woman I am glad for a strong will, taking responsibility for the power to create, and dancing the path of mutuality, collaboration and self-awareness.

I am grateful that I do sense that I am loved, both by myself and something greater. If I listen to the Beloved, will I know what to do next?

Things I can practice.

  • I will not fill my calendar. I will wait. I will rest.
  • I will open to and love the Beloved.
  • I will engage my heart to understand what I am to do.

I could be a beloved bit of nothing. I could take little moments and make a holy offering from a place of rest. I could wait and listen with my heart. I could be the one I am waiting for…

Ahhhh–that feels better.