Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Violet Hour - Conscious Transformation

"There are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous." ~ Deepak Chopra 

Twilight is a peaceful time of day, and for a short time, the world turns Violet as the old day transforms into the new day. Judaism celebrates the new day at sunset, and when I was training in the Arica Institute, we would chant two bijas (sounds) specific to the ending day and the dawning day to be conscious and welcome the transformation that takes place at the 'Violet Hour.'  

Jody Bergsma's beautiful painting, Amethyst Sunrise, above, captures both the magic of transformation and light of both the Violet Hour. To the Native America Sioux Indians, the dragonfly is one of the keepers of the Dreamtime. One of the challenges some of my  clients have trouble sleeping, and I ask them to meditate on Dragonfly. I will be sharing Jody's image with them, and there is a link below where you can purchase prints. 

I don't know if there are ONLY two symptoms of enlightenment; I would describe Dr. Chopra "symptoms" as states of consciousness, what Re-Evaluation counseling calls living in "Benign Reality."  The two states of consciousness Dr. Chopra mentions can be experienced separately or simultaneously - I've done both. Both states are joyous and pleasurable and uplifting for the sensitive soul.  I've also had clients realize those states  during or immediately following a SHEN session, when the client glowingly describes the synchronicities in their life, or how they've just had a transformative insight and found value and meaning in their (sometimes horrific) history, and the perpetrator ceases to be an object for their terror or anger.  Whether on the table, or after the session, when they become light-hearted and full of joy, the client just lights up the room!  ~Ayleyaell

Art by Jody Bergsma: Amethyst Sunrise...A New Day Awakens