Ask Astrid Fridays ~ Parallel Realities & Reality Distortion
I’m not really sure where this blog post wants to go and if it will even be meaningful to anyone, but I’m told by Astrid to just share what ever I feel coming through from her and relinquish needing to know or make sense of it.
When I saw this photo of Astrid yesterday, she reminded me of how reality is based on our perceptions and beliefs. The distortion of her body in motion creates a part in this world and part out of this world visual, also reflecting the fluidity of the bodies we think are actually solid.
The theme of parallel realities and dimensions came up twice with two different people between yesterday and today, outside of seeing this image. Then photos from yesterday’s hike reiterated to me this reflective quality of the world of perception and how there is so much more beyond our limited focus. There is so much more than the you that you think you are.
These are not new thoughts and experiences, but do feel to continue wanting to get our attention or tap on the door of our imagination so that it may lead.
I recently shared with a friend who asked me how to have the kind of meditations I shared with him that I had – I think the first step would just be to be as open as possible and invite them in, relax, and allow anything to show up without judgment. It’s almost like imagination, except you willingly go along with it like an innocent child on an adventure rather than actively trying to imagine it.
Astrid is an embodiment of Earth and Cosmos with even her fur reflective of greater depth. She wears a coat of dark, but has a silver underlining that peaks through – very merging and complimentary. And her coat also constantly shifts with different markings and symbols that seem to channel through from another reality. Yet she also helps to blur the separation between realities because to be in her frequency is to walk in different worlds at once.
She keeps me constantly present to slight shifts in energy and reminds me that the greatest instrument to tune in with is my own body.
Her body is a masterful instrument and the relationship she has to it is one of union.
I feel we as humans do not understand or honor this same kind of relating to our bodies. We disengage it, try to separate from it, abuse it, ignore it, and perhaps even have an unconscious hatred or resentment towards it feeling like a limitation to our multi-dimensionality.
We forget the partnership that this Earth dance offered.
And we tend to favor particular realities and experiences over others.
Life on Earth is taking a different turn and in reflection, different ways of approaching things are being called for.
Everything is changing rapidly and rather than get get hung up on being sad about this change, we have opportunity to instead realize the infinite creative potential inherent in everything and that even greater unlimited possibilities will be streaming in for the rest of the journey ahead.
The way we relate to ourselves and our bodies reflects in separation or unity to subtle shifts in perception, how we relate to experiences, or even, I believe, our ability to expand or contract into dimensional and reality doorways.
Astrid reminds me that if we fixate on trying to hold rigidly to one point, everything will shatter around us. But if we can be more fluid with our thoughts and feelings, then we become more mutable to the changes around us.
Rigid beliefs can create brittle and painful bodies, whereas opening our capacity to perceive differently and embrace other possibilities supports the body to experience greater peace as well.
This can take different forms, I feel, that can have us moving through life more easily, moving on into another form all together, or able to do some of both.
As we progress intellectually and spiritually, we mustn’t forget our emotions and our physical bodies and the beauty that manifests when we harmonize them into intuitive, instinctual synchronicity.
I love these photos – all from yesterday – for their subtlety of reflections, shadows, light, and illusion they each share.
When I tune into each, I feel the coded frequencies that share a wisdom not needing to be understood with the mind, but that awaken the body and heart to more.
May the peace of the nature of the cosmos be in each and every one of us. And may we find gentle opening to our hearts, minds, and bodies so that we may experience beyond the subtle veils being revealed to us. Where we each are guided is not wrong or right, yet we have the capability of experiencing something else if we in fact aren’t satisfied or comfortable with the current reality.