So, I started walking. Walking with a purpose.
Many people will run or power walk or do some kind of exercise so that they can loose some weight, keep their heart healthy or gain endurance/strength.
Interestingly enough, it becomes a barrage of self inflicting wounds when it becomes a daunting task. Also, it may turn into a guilt trip because you want to loose weight, get in shape, get the perfect body and look damn good for some kind of reason or season.
No one ever stop to think about what exercising does for the the soul, the mind, and the spirit. None the less, does any one care? Probably not. Unless someone shares with you what happens during a walk or a bike ride. Maybe you would see this exercise not for it’s physical benefit but for it’s spiritual benefit.
What does a walk do? It allows the “Trinity” of your vehicle to gain optimum stimulation, insight, and balance. Bi-lateral stimulation creates brain wave stimulation. The right and the left brain connect and allow Divine Consciousness to deliver to you understanding, revelation and healing. It is one of the best methods to balance the mind while gaining understanding.
This activity gives you access to the pineal gland by operating and igniting both sides of the brain through tandem bi stimulant activity which looks like “left-right-left”. When involved in this activity we are able to clearly get answers to some of our pressing issues. When asking Divine Consciousness to support us as we come into our “god state”, the Universe pours out its information in a way that we can grasp and make application. It is during this time that we come up with great ideas, we understand someone Else’s point of view. We may even begin to see who and what are our ‘place holders’ (of people, place or thing) that resemble a time, place or person of our past. Now… walking/exercising with a well rounded purpose becomes the optimum activity. We gain the opportunity to become physically healthier, mentally alert and spiritually awakened.
The walking totem. What is that? Some may define it as important tribal object: an object, animal, plant, or other natural phenomenon revered as a symbol of a clan or society, and often used in rituals among some peoples. Others may say it a sacred carving or other representation. While many believe it can be symbolic thing. Something regarded as a symbol, especially something treated with the kind of respect normally reserved for religious icons. In all honesty it is all of the above. What place does it have in a healing walk? EVERYTHING. Nature has a way of teaching us lessons. If we pay attention to the totem on the path, we will understand what we are doing and how to correct the behavior. The totem is one of the mirrors that Divine Consciousness gracefully allows you to be aware of while in it’s arrival teaches you a heart felt lesson.
Example: one of my students scheduled a walk with me. During the walk she started talking immediately. I asked her to take a moment of silence before we begin the conversation. She agreed. As she quieted, a bird flew close above our headsand within a few feet a man with a little chihuahua in a basket was barking relentlessly. I asked Divine Consciousness if this was the totem I was looking for during the walk. I received confirmation by way of another barking dog, unseen behind a fence to the right side of our walk. Within a few moments she began to share some of her obstacles. I asked her if she noticed her totems. She pointed out the little dog. I agreed, however I helped her to recall the little bird that flew over our head. She said that the dog totem could not possibly belong to her because she loves birds, not dogs. I explained to her that a person can have a life totem, a daily totem, and a moment totem. This totem presented itself for the moment. With this brief explanation she stopped and literally said. “Aha, I get it!” She then said that she had been “barking” commands all day, and that she needed to be “light” and refreshing like the little bird that went above our heads. She got it. Yes she recognized her totem for the day. Totems can be Air Totems, Animal Totems, Insect Totems, even Water Totems. What ever it is, listen to it. It delivers you a divine message to assist you in your personal growth.
To sum it all up. Go for a walk. Choose a healthier and productive activity that delivers insight and wellness on every level. Watch for Divine guidance through the totems. You will have an eye opening moment. You will feel valuable to the core. You will know that your journey and path are meant to be in the moment that they are occurring in order for you to have the optimum experience for learning, giving and receiving while enjoying life.