Week 3 – Sarah’s Blog – February 2nd 2016
I’ve experienced enough about energy and spiritual experiences to know that often, if you have one kind of experience, the opposite and balancing experience is on its way. Such is the nature of energy, and us too. Having tasted deeply of the nature of stillness the week before, this week, while I was still able to sink into a meditative state, I was acutely aware of my surroundings and every noise. It was like my body and senses were trying to catch up with the sublime state of the week before, and couldn’t. All around me bodies twitched and every noise and creak of the old church building seemed to cut through the air.
I knew that these balancing experiences are just as important as the pleasant ones. Sometimes I think spirit gives a taste of bliss to draw us in, and then when it has our attention, it says, “Right, down to the real work of dealing with your energy.” The stillness must be felt and lived at every level, body included. Change was in the air as we also had a new teacher, Steven Levett. While he was still young, he seemed to have a wisdom that belied his years. He explained that whatever happened and experienced was right, because at this point, our meditation was a journey of self-discovery. It was also fascinating to hear his story which he shared a bit after the meditation.
He had started out very young, having gone to many different teachers, until he settled with the right one. It had taken him ten years to get to the place he was now and to become the gifted trance healer he is. It was reassuring to hear his down-to-earth words as a lot of people shared they too had felt restless. But some had had the opposite experience. In fact one person this week said they had gone “to the next level”. So it seems we are like an orchestra. Before we can come together to create a powerful circle, we all have to tune up in different ways. And like the discordant sounds you hear as the orchestra practises, before it suddenly harmonizes to play sublime music, we were experiencing that moment before the tune begins.
But we are lucky, because we have a very special conductor: Spirit.