The Intelligence of the Sloth

 

 

 

So I’m wondering if you have learned how and when to implement the Sloth Mode?

 

Sloth Mode is my latest self-assignment…when things get too fast paced and I think I have too much to do, I do the opposite of what the body-mind is telling me. When I feel crunched on time and my list is too long, or when I’ve just simply been moving too fast in a day, multi-tasking out the wazoo, I make a choice to go into what I have coined Sloth Mode.

 

No, I don’t crawl across the floor or roadway excruciatingly slow like a sloth does.No, I don’t reach for my pen or glass at a snail’s pace like a sloth does.

 

But what I do do is slow everything down substantially. And yes, that includes movements. I start walking slower…like I have all the time in the world, cause I do.

 

I slow my body down by slowing down my breathing, by slowing down my movements, and by slowing down in whatever I am engaged with.

 

It’s incredible the results! Once you slow the body down you create space. You can breathe, think, be, enjoy.

 

Sloth Mode is nothing short of a miracle. There is something about doing the opposite of your inclination when you feel rushed, pressed for time, and stressed because of all you feel you need to accomplish.

 

Instead of rushing or going faster because you feel hurried, slow down.

 

Instead of driving like a wild person, slow down the car.

 

You slow down the engines of the body and the mind. Yes, it’s counter-intuitive but it’s rockin awesome.

 

Time, living by the constraints of time, is our choice. It’s a construct that our body-mind follows. It’s our programming–what we have become used to and what we have thought was normal.

 

But we do have a choice about it.  We can choose to live in a spacious place, believing everything that needs to get done will, and knowing that everything always works out perfectly.

 

We can live in Now which is very different than time. Now is spacious. Now is borderless. Now is the place of creativity and manifestation. Now is timeless, dimensionless. Now is eternal, infinite.

 

Now is truly our home and our natural state.

 

When I go into Sloth Mode I am choosing Now. I am choosing Life. I am saying no more to the demands of the body-mind ever urging me to produce more, do more, accomplish more.

 

When did that all start anyway? Ha!

 

Sloth Mode is fantastic, I love it, and it’s totally growing on me.

 

When you feel the pace of the rat race coursing through your body, slow down your movements. Slow down anything that you are involved with. You might even just sit down for one minute, close your eyes, and be still.

 

It’s a reset. I do this throughout my day anyway. I sit down and just center in. It’s wonderful.

 

And there is something extra amazing about doing this when you “think” you don’t have time for it. It’s like this magical space opens up and things expand. You can see what you couldn’t see, and you can actually truly enjoy the present moment.

 

If you will be slow and deliberate and move consciously throughout your day you will enjoy Life so much more. And you will be absolutely amazed when you see that whatever is important on your list still gets done, and you still get to where you need to be….All is well.

 

So especially in this Christmas season when you might seem to have a bit more or a lot more on your plate, this is the perfect time to practice Sloth Mode.

 

Have fun with it!

 

The next time you feel rushed or pressed, slow down and see what happens. See how your body responds and see what opens up for you.

 

Okay just for kicks here is an Alpha Romeo sloth commercial:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py9Hd8QlMow

With Love and Gratitude,

julie

I Am Here

 

 

 

Hey There,

 

I just want to pop in with a short post tonight and an audio from one of my favorites.

 

Stillness.  Silence.  Rest.  Peace.  This is our True Nature.

 

It’s not far off or out of reach.  It’s right here, always, now.  Nothing to grasp or attain or find or get.

 

And it can’t be lost or taken away or destroyed.

 

People think that Peace has to be cultivated or attained…”If only I can get past this or let go and clear this old memory out, if only I can heal this one wound, if only I can become a more spiritual person…”

 

You Are Peace.  The background of all experience is stillness, quiet, rest, peace.  When all the activities cease, and we finally slow down, we then notice this stillness.  And often we think that it shows up when we stop, but actually it’s there all along.  It is the aware Presence that is the very core of what we are.  All activity arises out of this still quiet being.

 

And it just takes a moment to recognize it and to abide knowingly in it, as it.  It is the most real thing about you.

 

Here is a powerful audio from a woman named Gangaji.  I invite you to set aside 8 minutes to be with this…to listen and be still.  This is transformative but not necessarily best while in activity or busy.  Give yourself the gift of 8 minutes today to hear this.  It’s one you can come back to over and over or perhaps each morning.

 

I Am Here  :  https://gangaji.org/resources/radio_files/I-am-here-music.mp3

 

Knowing the Truth of who you are is so important.  We get to choose what we put our attention on:  human separateness or infinite eternal being.

 

Enjoy Gangaji.

 

Enjoy your Self.

 

With so much Love,

julie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Update

 

 

Hey There!

 

Well, it’s been almost 4 months since I last posted a blog, vlog or audio, and I thought it a good idea to send out a little update on some stuff.

 

As you can see from the photo above, I was in the Cayman Islands for awhile over the summer and thoroughly enjoyed the ocean calm and peace.  This photo was taken on our last evening.  We picked up some dinner and went and sat on this lovely wall eating and relaxing.  The water below is crystal clear and we saw the coolest blowfish wandering around below us.

 

Here is another from the trip, right outside our condo.  There is just something about this water, so pristine and such clarity.  Ahh, like our True Selves, untouched, unblemished and undisturbed.

 

 

 

We snorkeled every day we were there and sometimes more than once.  We discovered some amazing new places, all right from the shore.  We swam with wild sea turtles, large sting rays, huge groupers, and the ever subtle and mysterious tarpons that lurk about.

 

This water, this underwater universe, has characterized my life for so long and especially so of late.  The idea of a “deep dive” and a deep exploration of this totally incredible undersea world feels so apropos to my spiritual life.  I feel like I’ve hit the bottom of Truth and now will spend the rest of this life exploring that, teaching that, pointing to that.  The application of Truth to the conditioning of the mind, to the personality structure, and to the constrictions of the body, is a most wondrous and expansive and magical process that takes place in the eternal moment of Now.

 

I’ve come to realize more than ever that there really isn’t anything or anyone to become…we are That already and always.  It really is more of an undoing and unwinding of all that stands in the way of the Truth of who we are.  I am not all that great at articulating what is in my heart right now–it’s too big to put into words and too vast to try to explain sometimes.  When I talk about it it often falls short because it can’t be contained in our words….it is boundless and borderless and infinite.

 

I think this is why great teachers often just stay silent, because silence better represents the Truth of “all that is” than words can.  How can beauty be put into words?  How can Love?  Have you ever tried to describe your love for someone or something to another and felt that anything you said was just inferior to the experience in your heart?

 

But the best part is that Truth is true always.  It never leaves, even for a moment.  Nothing to grasp or cling to because it can never fade or leave.  This is the ground of our being.  It’s stillness itself.  Peace.  Happiness.  Love.

 

So the nature of my work at this time is to support people in realizing what is True.  It’s deep work but actually so simple.  Everyone knows who they are but often they just need some reminding and someone to assist them in finding the way home.  And from this place then accepting and allowing all sensations and feelings to be just as they are, no storyline needed.

 

I am so grateful to each of you!  You are such beautiful beings, thank you so much for blessing my life.  I hope to hear from you–please let me know how you are.   xoxo

 

I have updated the photos on my website…yes, all from this recent trip to Cayman.  The prior photos needed updating, and I have included my sons as well.  You can see those at www.juliegosh.com.

 

You can always contact me at:  bluemind@swissmail.org

 

“The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make.”  Rupert Spira

 

 

 

 

Will You Be Fueled for the Light?

 

Hey Friends,

 

Please listen to this voice recording today.  I just recorded this, right on the heels of an experience I had reading a story about Dr. Justine Damond.  This is very important for today’s times and issues.  I felt very inspired to record this.

 

We are at such a pivotal time in our human experience, and how we choose every day is so important to the future we are creating.

 

Click here to listen:   https://soundcloud.com/user-272730229/fuel-the-light

 

Also here is the article I was reading:

 

Holistic Healer/Dr. Justine Damond killed by police in Minneapolis

 

I would LOVE your comments and/or questions!

 

We ARE always being the change we wish to see.

 

Great love,

julie

 

 

The Morning Vox : Celebration of Life

 

 

 

Hi Friends,

 

Today’s Vox is a commentary on a spiritual exercise that I encourage us all to play with.  Every time I watch a Grand Slam tennis final I am inspired…so many messages inherent in this wonderful game.

 

I hope you will listen to this short message and try out the exercise on body posture.  Engage this with awareness and presence and I think you will be really surprised at how powerful it can be for you.  And listen…listen to your heart. Listen to what comes up for you.  Make it a moment of connection with All That Is.

 

Allow these two simple practices to be gateways to something new.

 

Click here for the video:  http://tinyurl.com/yczck7fb

 

Let me know how it goes for you!!

 

Love~Light

julie

 

 

The Bounty of New Views

 

 

 

There is incredible value and bounty when we are willing to see a situation from different points of view.

 

Like really see it, with openness and an acceptance of it’s validity.

 

This takes getting off the ego perspective and embracing something much more sacred.

 

This spiritual practice is a healthy component to fostering relationships of vitality as well as integrating our experiences in life.

 

Hope you enjoy today’s message!

 

Click on this link:  https://soundcloud.com/user-272730229/the-bounty-of-new-views

 

With Love,

julie

 

 

The Field is My Servant

 

 

Join me for a short video about the energy field that we are and that we live in.

 

We are imprinting every moment on this beautiful field…what do we choose to imprint?

 

I intentionally made this video short so please let me know if you have any questions!

 

Click here to access the video:

http://tinyurl.com/y75hocp5

 

Much love to each of you–hope you are enjoying summer and your spiritual practice.

julie

 

Cultivating Joy Consciousness : You Choose!

 

 

 

Some ruminations on what we tend to identify with on autopilot and how to shift this to identifying with high vibrational creations!

 

We are not stuck and helpless…we are powerful. We get to choose what we focus on. Here is a simple perspective on choosing Life all throughout your day!

 

I will do a video soon…these short podcasts are fun to do and simple, so I choose them often.  🙂

 

Click here to access the podcast:

 

 https://soundcloud.com/user-272730229/cultivating-joy-consciousness

 

I love hearing from you, so keep em coming.  I so enjoy hearing how these simple practices are inspiring you and shifting things for you. And do let me know any of your questions!

 

With Love,

julie

 

 

Why Are You Hiding Your Glory?

 

 

 

“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”  Jim Carey

 

A friend sent me this quote the other day, and it so spoke to me.

 

I am a diligent observer of this world and of myself and how I relate to this world.  By this world, I mainly mean humanity and the way humans go about living together with one another.

 

Why the f do “we” all have such a complex about how we look and how we want to be perceived by others?

 

I can go into all of the reasons why this is so, but that’s not what this blog is about.  I asked the question to get you to open up to the remedies of this oh so imprisoning way of living.

 

Caring what others think about us…hmmm….as if what they think could possibly make a difference in our lives.  As if what they think matters.  As if what they think is even real.  And as if we could ever really know what they think.

 

Oh my we are foolish creatures aren’t we?  No, actually we are not….we are only allowing our egoic nature to act out on its foolish interpretations.  We, at our core….are glorious beyond measure.  We are magnificent and beautiful and absolutely full of astonishing light.

 

We have listened for too long to the voice of the personality structure, to the voice of the media slave system, and to the voice of the collective shame culture.  These “sources” are complete lies.  Heresy actually.  They bind and enslave and capture and taunt.  They are smoke and mirrors….and we have allowed them to be real.

 

I’m telling you, what another person thinks of you….or what you make up they think of you, is a complete illusion, and it matters nothing.  It’s weightless…in fact it doesn’t even exist.

 

What matters are the issues of the heart.  The impact of love and kindness and compassion.  This is all that is real and all that will ever matter.  Period.  No argument.  Done.

 

So if you are worried about what someone is going to think about your big nose (this is what i used to think), then just remember that we are all one, and if you accept yourself, then you need not anything or anyone out there to accept you.

 

Accept yourself.  Be acceptance.  Be self-kindness.  Embrace you.  Because, in fact, you are still only embracing these temporal things about yourself.  These will all pass away…these body things or personality things.  They are simply a part of your temporary human self.  And they are with you for you to learn to be the source of your own acceptance and power and potency.

 

Why on earth do we want to fit in?  Think about it.  Isn’t it our diversity that makes us so remarkable.  Would you want to go to a buffet table that only served broccoli?  Every platter on the entire table just broccoli.  That would get boring so fast.  No different colors, no variety of flavors, no expanse of aromas.  Boring, blech, blah.

 

Now we don’t have to go out and do crazy things to stand out either…isn’t this just another way of trying to be accepted?  I’m going to dye my hair green and put all these tats on my body.  I’m going to dress to the 9th and wear my Prada shoes and carry my Gucci handbag.  I’m going to pierce all my body.  I’m going to spend all this money on makeup and doll myself up every time I go out the door.  I’m going to stop shaving completely and go au naturel.

 

Now, none of these things are wrong at all!  If it floats your boat then go for it.  My point is that these things we sometimes do to say f the system, or f what you think about me I’m going to show you my uniqueness……well sometimes these are just another attempt on the other side of the coin to find acceptance.

 

You are the only person that can ever fill up the acceptance tank.  Do what you like, wear what you want, do whatever you want to your hair.  You don’t need to fit in and you don’t need to stand out.  Just be yourself, and accept that.

 

Self-acceptance is in some ways, a misnomer.  We can never be separate from ourself, from God, from others.  We are truly One.  So the idea of rejection is a duality earth based conversation.  And yet still, because we are here now, it is important to be in the spiritual practice of self-love, self-like and self-acceptance.

 

For me, at the core of all of this, it’s knowing who I Am.  It’s knowing I am a divine glorious majestic being having a temporary human experience.  This is number one and it’s the most important daily remembrance and understanding.  And number two, it’s loving and accepting my human self, this fantastic body, and all that I am.  Full acceptance.  Nothing an exception.  Being the embrace of myself that I might want to search for out there.

 

And one more thing….I love being in relationship with others, and I love giving and receiving unconditional love.  It’s powerful, it’s fun, it’s divine.  There is so much loveliness in receiving acceptance and kindness from others.  And it’s not what I rise and fall on.  And the more I unconditionally accept myself the more I seem to find it in the world. Hmmm.

 

Just be.  There’s nothing to do, nowhere to get to, no one to be.  This is enough.  You are enough.  Be your gift.

 

So much love,

julie

 

 

The Morning Vox : Becoming Your Own Liberator

 

 

Good morning Lovely Peeps~

 

I hope this message serves your life of freedom and joy today!  We are such powerful beings…today is a reminder for you of the power you hold to liberate all that holds you back.  Be Sovereign over your own life, your own heart.  It’s not difficult, it just requires remembrance and practice.

 

Our hearts are the center of liberation….mission control of our path.  Today I share a simple heart practice that if chosen and committed to, will be a gateway to abundance, peace and joy for you.

 

Would love to hear from you!  Please share your thoughts and feedback and let me know what questions you might have.

 

Click this link to hear the short podcast:

http://tinyurl.com/n2tvquz

 

Big Love to All~

j

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