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Yes or No or Something in Between

Life in a Higher Form

Ellen Gittelsohn

Jun 20, 2023

Life in a Higher Form

This quote seemed so relevant to our June 19 meeting.

"Whatever you are giving your attention to is already vibrating. And when you give your attention to it, if you maintain your focus for as little as 17 seconds, you begin to include its vibration, whatever it is, in your vibration. When you see something you want, and you give it your attention, and you say yes to it, you are including whatever its vibration is in your vibration. When you see something you do not want, and you shout no at it, you are including whatever its vibration is in your vibration. In this vibrational world, which is everything, you are far more vibrational beings than you are verbal beings. You are communicating with everyone far more on a vibrational basis, than you are on a verbal basis." -Esther Hicks, 7/11/99

I'd love to hear what it means to you.

Already vibrating means to me, don't despair, that there are endless possibilities. Maybe we just have to tune in to the vibration.

Shouting yes includes what you want: Chesed from the Tree of Life is incoming love with no resistance as in when our heart sores through an act of love or an experience of love. Ever since losing my pet doggie, I say yes to love often when I encounter other dogs. I am blessed by her memory.

Shouting no includes what you don't want: What's the difference between pausing and reaction? At our meeting we spoke about both listening compassionately and speaking up when your rights are about to be taken away. How do you speak up without creating a power struggle? Gevurah is about pausing and having the discipline to be patient until it's the right time, perhaps, to speak up? How do we know when it's the right time. The phrase that comes to my mind is letting go and letting in. Perhaps that means doing something to distract ourselves or doing something to relax. At our meeting Danny spoke of the value of meditation. We also talked about a Sabbath day or time when we stop the activity and perhaps do something meditative like reading. Annette devotes a full day to cooking, so she can take her time, for her household.  Solutions to problems often come to me when I'm not trying during meditation, walking, gardening or after a good nights rest. Perhaps the desire to shout NO indicates that it's time to take a rest. From the tree of life, chesed (the inflow) plus gevurah (the pause) equals tiferet (balance). Pausing also gives us the space to connect with one another and everything on the earth. Annette's Facebook comment: "There is no Wi-Fi in the woods but you can get the best connection."

We are communicating on a vibrational basis: Rhonda said it could be valuable to remember that our soul is communicating. Cindy said we access the soul through the heart according to ayurveda. Janet spoke about the importance of dreams and animal conscousness. Joni reminded us of the vibration of music and how this is celebrated during Make Music Day. When I think about our greatest leaders, people who have been able to create positive changes, it seemed like they raised their voices with passion born from love rather than anger.

The links that you requested:

The cooperative dinner recipe

Counting the Omer: A Kabbalistic Meditation Guide by Min Kantrowitz

I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangeriously Divided Times by Mónica Guzmán - recommended by Rhonda. Thanks it looks interesting and relevant to our conversation.

Meaningful Life Center website 

The Kabbalah Centre website

Our next meeting will be Monday, July 17, 6-8:30.

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