The Great Bell Chant
I found this video on social media today. Actually, I believe it was a gift from the Universe - one I'd like to share with you as well. In just 7 minutes my heart felt joy, my body a sense of peace and my cells filled with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for this amazing planet. This is a gorgeous video that reminds us of what IS. The imagery is positively stunning. The music and chanting are beautiful and calming. The poetry, as read by Thich Nhat Hanh, is nourishment for the Soul. Take the time to enjoy this present of presence. It is a blessing in the midst of what can be perceived as a world of chaos. Love, Adrienne :)
Mormons, Rome & The Mountain
I was sitting in a public library, listening to Mike Dooley’s talk on the Hay House World Summit. A well-dressed young man with a white shirt and tie and a name badge asked if anyone was sitting across from me and could he? A minute or two later, another similarly dressed young man asked the same about the seat next to me. The irony did not escape me – here were two Mormon missionaries sitting next to someone on a completely different spiritual path.
I was very impressed with them. They had manners, they made eye contact, they were quiet, they listened to whatever was on their computers using their headphones - while other patrons in the library were speaking loudly on their cell phones or just being noisy, obnoxious and disrespectful. They cleaned up after themselves when they left, whereas other people at the table left their papers and trash. Whether you believe in their faith or not, a lot of people could learn from how these young men carry themselves and portray themselves to the world, myself included.
Love, Adrienne :)
A few days ago I watched the movie, The Shift, with Dr. Wayne Dyer – which I highly recommend (available for free viewing until May 14th). In the movie, he spoke of quantum moments or peak experiences. He said that there are four qualities of quantum moments:
1. They are very vivid.
2. They are a surprise.
3. They are benevolent - always feel good.
4. They are enduring – they stay with you forever.
He said that these moments happen when the timing is right and you're in a different state. As he spoke about these moments, I thought back to two experiences I had that I believe qualify.
The first was when I was 18 years old and living in Ecuador. I had gone to climb a volcano with my host brother and his girlfriend. It was quite the adventure going up. The clouds started to roll in and close in around us. We reached a spot and realized we could go no further as we couldn’t see a thing. We all sat down and didn’t speak. The silence was incredible. I could see nothing around me at all. Everything was white. I could hear nothing – no birds, cars, people talking – nothing. I was just – present. It was then, the thought came to me – this is the closest I’ve ever felt to God. There was such a sense of peace and presence and it felt like time didn't exist. I knew that moment was special and it’s something I’ve never forgotten.
The second moment was when I was in my early 30’s. I was on a road trip with a friend and we made a stop at the Grand Canyon. It was my first time there. I separated from my friend and went out to a ledge that was quiet and away from the crowd. I wanted to just soak in the environment, on my own, uninterrupted. I sat down, crossed my legs and closed my eyes. Usually, I have a hard time settling my mind, but a very short time after I closed my eyes, all I saw was white (my eyes were closed) – the monkey mind was silent. I just sat in that stillness – I have no idea how long it lasted. What I will never forget is when I opened my eyes, I still saw white where the landscape should have been and then all of a sudden, it’s as if the canyon came rushing toward me from some point out in the distance. As if nothing was there and then that blank canvas was filled in by the canyons. I was pretty awestruck.
Those moments were reached through pausing, stillness and being open to be in the moment - with no agenda. They showed me that there is definitely more to life than what we experience on the surface. They helped me touch a place that lies so much deeper – something outside, yet inside myself. They have been the catalysts for my yearning to learn more, to sift through the layers and discover what Spirit is really about.
Love, Adrienne :)
I loved spelling as a kid. I also enjoyed writing stories and as I got older, keeping journals. Though, I never truly realized the power words hold until I started to feel their vibrations. Words along with the emotions we put behind them are powerful. The childhood phrase: "Sticks n stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me" was an attempt to tell us to toughen up, but it isn't true - names can and do hurt us.
I've had the following picture on my desktop for several years. It speaks volumes. It is one of the reasons I try to assist people in becoming more aware of their words and their energy. Even just casually saying, "I forgot to get 'x' at the store - I'm so stupid!" impacts your mind, body and soul more than you can imagine.
Water is a major conduit - it can carry information, emotions and trauma. We are made up of more than 100 million cells and our cells consist of protoplasm that is 70% water. When someone calls you something negative and you take that on - it reverberates throughout your body and can get stuck there. The same can occur when you are being negative with yourself. Words can and do affect us at such deep levels.
Words are powerful. Be very conscientious about the words you use for yourself and others. Choose them wisely, they absolutely do make a difference.
Love, Adrienne :)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.