Resurrected. Takin’ It Back Home to Roost

Easter.  The Karmapa’s tour of the USA.  All stimulus to thoughts on the endless play of good and evil and the challenge we have constantly to choose the good.  Even within the hallowed ranks of Buddhism,  the dark twist lurks, ever urging.

The process all starts with our own thoughts and what we allow to take over.  I find the lurking dark can smarm it’s way to my being  in the most mundane of circumstances. Snowplow drivers were my constant challenge this winter.  As I heaved and re-heaved ice chunks and heavy snow, the dark was ever so willing to help.  Visions of collecting dog poop in the spring melt and delivering my own vengeful deposit came to mind. I tried valiantly to turn my thoughts to gratitude and often grudgingly succeeded – but sometimes I just couldn’t do it;  discouragement took over.  It takes energy to be grateful.

All the same, catching my thoughts and immediately turning them – or at least stopping the bad ones – has become a constant practise over the years, mainly because it makes me happier and doesn’t create bad karma.  When I turn the thoughts around, nothing can take root and begin to grow except thankfulness.  Presto change-o:  resurrection!

We create a rich compost with our thoughts and within that, whole forests of belief can develop, which we then reinforce by talking with like minded people, reading, watching videos etc.  Before long, we have created an environment, a stance, something to defend. Just like the Sanhedrin did with Christ:  someone mumbled one day about “that troublemaker…” and many thoughts began to build towards the cross.  Eventually it happened.  Very bad karma.

easter-cute-dog-8chhpwfySo, nip ’em in the bud, I say.  Life is just a lot more fun that way…bunnies, eggs, sun and flowers; kind and compassionate people, versus a war between piles of wet, heavy snow and dog poop smearing, bound to crucify no one but me. 

My better nature is all for lightening everybody’s load.  Happy Easter!

About jm

Jane Moody offers advanced modalities of energy treatment, bodywork and counselling. A dynamic group of skills, gathered though extensive training (1800 hours of instruction in health therapies in addition to her BA.), can heal the roots of psychological suffering that prevent a satisfying life. The inspiration behind this work began in my early twenties after earning a B.A. from Vassar College in New York. I wanted to study both Medicine and Comparative Religion. I didn't do either but the interest stayed fresh. In the late 80's, I began my studies with a 16 weekend training leading to a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. A year later, I found a way to combine both earlier interests when I read Barbara Brennan's book, Hands of Light. I studied at her school for one year (1989/90) but decided against returning for family and personal reasons. That year, I had also completed a year's study in anatomy and physiology at Dalhousie University. By taking a taped course in "Awakening the Light Body", I was able to keep my knowledge growing. A few years later, I learned the bodywork of the Lightbody - "Flow Alignment and Connection". The next fall, it became possible to attend The School of Enlightened Healing in New York City (now in Asheville NC) and I graduated from there, 3 years later, with certification as a "Hands-on Healer" (1997). My practice began with Flow Alignment and gradually incorporated the new knowledge gained at this healing school in New York. Short weekend courses in Japanese Acupressure and Myofascial Release broadened my scope of bodywork techniques. In June of 2001, I graduated from A Society of Souls, Jason's Shulman's three year School for health professionals in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing. This powerful work is now the center of a range of healing skills that I bring to my clients. I live in East Chester, Nova Scotia with offices there and in Halifax, as well as a long distance practice by telephone.

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