The heaviness of the matter

Thursday is the only weekday evening i am free and can stay home in case i decide not to join my husband at his yoga class. The last couple of months have been so busy that i often wished to escape somewhere else from this horrible crowded city where evrything is so fake and profit oriented. The profit of the matter at its peak. I dont know how many years will pass before the trend will change direction. People talk and move like robot, there is no grace in the air, no sense of profound love an compassion. Some days are so heavy that the need to go walking barefeet on the grass during the day is overpushing. Tonite i will paint somebody similar 

How pure fun breaks down seriousness ‘nd misunderstandings

This is fabulous. It is the very first thing why i like China. But not only. This is an example for eveybody, whereva you are. Misunderstandings in our relationships and development processes always accompany us daily. Misunderstandings based on cultural or linguistic stuff, all kinds of things, human brain wants to be fooled by misunderstandings in general. A lot of them come from taking things seriously. Anything: ourself first, then people, places, situations. But i have seen those people who are really elevated personalities, for them joking is so essential. Yesterday i watched a old dvd (2007) of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi receiving people, or better the sahaja yogis, to Her home. The way She was joking, so often joking and having fun with them, so much laughing about people or gifts or the environment. A real sparkling concentrate of Life & Love. An ocean of pure Fun. Pure joy. When seriousness comes immediately the fun will break it down to a balanced point. The magic people know how to do that. Just like Shri Mataji.

Other people realized from inside, sometimes they are excellent artists and they have the ability to speak to our souls thru their creations. The way they come into interaction is just joy. All misunderstandings run away, all seriousness is lost forever…

 

Just like a heart beat

How is your heart beat? Do you check on it? Not medically but for real. i found out that my heart beat is regular and especially during two moments of the day/week it goes towards the extreme without even touching them.  During sitting time of meditation it slows down a lot, during a dance performance it does increase.

Traditional Chinese doctors suggest not to take to any hyper dynamic activity after 50 years of age. When we get old we should keep our heart beat on the same regular tune as much as possible. Nowaday there is a big trend to go jogging, running ~ there are big financial companies here in town which promote marathons to push up the heart beat of their employees and throw them in stressful conditions with the pretest of charity events or enhancing team spirit. But a completely conscious person will not listen to them and have great care of his heart beat.

Where the mind is without fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free,
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls,
Where words come out from the depth of truth,
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection,
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee,
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Rabindranath Tagore

Why I love Japa Anime

  1. Colors are fresh and realistic
  2. Good demons and bad demons fight
  3. Landscapes are paradisiac
  4. Animated details inside homes and cities are extraordinary 
  5. Characters are tender
  6. Other characters are really funny
  7. Musics are moving and wonderful
  8. Story plots are interesting and with lots of  imagination involved
  9. When i was girl i used to draw the same faces of the girls of these movies
  10. Innocence is there usually

This is taken from Howl’s moving castle with origianl song:

Today is my mother’s birthday

Today is my mother’s birthday and i cant miss this opportunity to celebrate Her because she deserves this small gift and much much more. I will tell for the occasion why it is cool to have a mother who is not even 19 years difference from you. A young mother who had grown up during the Sixties in Italy is quite a blast to have.

  • She knows everything about womanhood, how to dress up, how to take care of the skin, how to speak, how to wait and be patient, how to tease, how to make friends, how to keep good relationships with all the relatives.
  • She is the fortress of the chastity and the charme simultaneously. Her life is my inspiring example. She knows that simplicity and practical attitude, when combined, make best results in the collective and family. Her alertness always amazes me because she always knows what the core of a problem is and how to solve it quickly and with descrition.
  • She is loving and caring, always giving good patient advices and understanding around. She cooks for anybody comes home which is very often filled with friends and relatives every week. She is comfortable to get along with and extremely funny and positive. She loves jokes and has the ability to see the positive sides of everything.
  • She loves traveling and discovering new places and new cultures. We are parallel and currently she is keeping an high interest into Chinese developments and customes because her elder daughter is living in HK. She is not really adventurous and well grounded into true choices. Infact she is quite of a realistic person who does not get convinced about things that often. She likes to experiment changes and happenings by herself without relying too much on what people say.
  • She is definitely spiritually oriented and with an high level of emotional intelligence well estabilished and developed. I’ve tried too often to compare her with other women of her age and i had to realize that her brain is beautifully advanced. One of the proof is that she  gave birth for the first time at 18 and was always a responsible and confident girl. She is not religious but she cle aarly believes in god and His plans all the times. We have a subtle communication on a nice level. We also talk about it without showing too much surprise because we are both aware of the strong connection between us. We can communicate well without speaking and she knows immediately how i am and what is going on with me even without talking.
  • She is a lion, brave and courageous, a great guide and a leader at the essence. People seek for her suggestions and feel protected and supported by her way of being.

H A P P Y      L O V E L Y     B I R T H D A Y     M A M I

[photo: by photopoetry]

Pure music in pure body (last part)

According to Indian philosophy our span life is measured in number of breaths. Every time we inhale oxygen for giving energy to our body the air is filtered by the nose and the lungs have to work hard in order to purify it from toxins, carbon dioxide and so on. We need to develop and reinforce the capacity of the lungs to free the blood from all toxins. Breathing exercises are very helpful for that.

When regularly practised, Medical Vocal Music, as defined nowadays the Music therapy, does regulate our brething activating a process of ionization from inside our body. A naural process of ionizationA vibratory field is created around us. This is reflected in the aura and a magnetic field is created for us. We start to feel more dynamic, vital and soothed, peaceful all in one. Stress management, depression, asthma, several diseases and attitudes can be cured with this method. Longevity and vitality are assured with this method. It is simply fantastic and easy to follow. Our spirit connects with the all pervading power we are all plugged in and becomes one with the sounds.

There is a detailed book, old and wise book, “Siddhi-Sthana” written by Charak Rishi which explains very well all these understanding and processes.

“In our day to day life we find that all the seven energy centers – complex of organs as I was saying in the past two posts – are not active all the time. Some do not work properly, as there are some hindrances, due to lack of required energy power. Since these energy centers are connected with different organs, any hindrance in their functioning creates physical imbalance in the person. Emotional and mental imbalance is also seen depending upon the state of the energy centers. Music produces different effects such as heating, cooling, soothing. Medical Vocal Music Therapy helps the person to match his individual Sound energy’s frequency with the frequency of the cosmic Sound.

Gravity or seriousness?

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It is better not to confuse these two kinds of attitude because they have nothing to do with each other and they also aim to opposite direction. Gravity is the positive one: it is a quality very much needed if somebody wants to become free and emancipated. When we have gravity we are with our feet well positioned onto the earth and we know which our roots are, we know ourself, we know our subtle structure, we know our lacknesses and we want to improve/face/erase/transform them. Gravity brings a lot of peace and satisfaction, constant joy and understanding. We are always smiling and supportive, people feel they can count on us anytime. It is because we have gravity in continuous development.

Seriousness in so very boring. If i start to become serious I cannot even stand myself! It means i am taking life too heavily, i want to go too far away where i am not allowed to go and i should humble down much more. Serious people are hot, they strive for this and that, they love too many things, they want to be perfect and accomplish “important” objectives in their life. They cannot understand the meaning of surrendering things and thoughts.

I am always fascinated by the nuances of certaing attitudes in our characters. Life sometimes is really subtle and we are very good humans who loose some meanings. Kidding. 🙂 Love, r 

[wonderful painting by LC]

Why music therapy is essential for our busy daily life?

Modern world is a world of rapid advancements where rat race has become a part of our life. Globalization with this unavoidable rat race is causing all round physical and mental challenges resulting into stress, tension, trauma as well as ailments. Thus with increasing modernization and invitations, it is a paradox of life that number of desease and ailments are equally increasing. The obvious reasons for this situation are imbalance between mind and body. The major causes of human deseases are maninly two – physical and mental. A majority of deseases are caused by mental disturbances. Mental disturbances are invisible and are ignored till they lead to physical illness.

An alternative therapy for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health in the new millennium is “Music Therapy” . The human voice carries with it the Divine energy and when we add our intention to use our voice in service, it acts like a laser. And if we use the energy of sound properly we can create positive charge in every area of life. Music has both positive and negative effects. Positive music produces beneficial effects and is physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually uplifting. Negative music invokes emotions such as depression, frustration, anger, fear and distressing states of mind such as mental imbalance. The simplest form of music therapy is probably a mother singing to put a baby to sleep. Why does it work? Because the mother cares. Her heart is open and she is linked in love with her child. [Arun Apte, music therapist]

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Birthplace love

I don’t know if all the people can totally confirm it: the fact that they are one with the place where they were born. In my case there was always a special link between my island and myself. I always felt that she was like my mother, that she made me born on her land and also throughout her soil. I was the girl who used to talk to the water of the sea and to the trees in the forest, who felt a solid presence and protection by the surrounding nature thru the years. There was not even a picture from the imagination that I could have ended up in big cities where environmental confusion and nagging noises are regular institution.

 But the peaceful paradise which Ischia is still accompanies me inside. It’s so true. It is just like thinking of your mother and all is beautiful and smooth. Somebody told me last year that when Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi came to Ischia in 1991 She said that the people born there must have a lot of punyas from the past lives. Growing in this island never gets you down.

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Everything is there, the landscape swarms with parks, squares, shops, schools, cultural centers, theatres, beaches, trekking tracks, thermal gardens, villas and houses. International events about cinema and jounalism are held each year since decades. It has been many times the perfect scenario for movies too. There is a kind of dynamism which animates many different activities. Probably it comes from the power of the sea all around.

 

 

The value of speaking like poetry every day

I am realizing this value just now. This is an habit i am carrying since ever, probably since when I started reading poetries aloud to listen to my voice speaking languages different from Italian. It is a practice i enjoy a lot everyweek at home: I grab a book of poetry and start reading few aloud in Italian, in English, in Spanish, in French, only the sections of language i am more familiar with.

The realization is that I include improvisations of poetries (invented) in my daily speaking communication. Whatever we are talking about you may hear a line or two told with the solemnity or the smile of a poet. Last night for example we were  talking about the weather in Australia with a friend and suddently i went:

but then we can reach the sun and catch it

and carry it all the way to Australia

to make you smiling

And she smiled of course by noticing my imagination. Yes, that is the point: I make a clear use of my imagination. i cant escape from that. This is the reason why in my family they often refer to me like “she’s coming down from the clouds – eccola che scende dalle nuvole”.  I sing a new stanza of a song for my husband almost everyday while we chat and he smiles punctually. You see? Poetry makes people feel good, never unhappy or angry.

Poetry does stick to the tunes in your heart

to the joy you can feel

to the smiling child you still are

to the desire to go higher in some other place

to the reality of the beauty you are made of

So please be engulfed by poetic notes everytime is possible

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Four fields (out of thousands) related to Heart

 PHYSIOGNOMY 

The heart is a muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions, or a similar structure in the annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means “related to the heart” and comes from the Greek καρδία, kardia, for “heart.” The heart is composed of cardiac muscle, an involuntary muscle tissue which is found only within this organ. The average human heart beating at 72 BPM, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during a lifetime spanning 66 years. [wikipedia]

CREATION 

The very first part of the human body to be created in the foetus is the heart, which is part of the anahata chakra. This is one of man’s vital organ, but does he know that the cardiac muscle harbours the Spirit within him? Beyond the physical nature of the heart lies the original source of man which is neither physical nor mental, but divine. Thus the fact that the heart is the first thing to appear in the formation of the foetus serves as a reminder to man of his true essence, the Spirit. All aspects of creation converge towards the heart because it is its nucleus. The chakras are directly connected to it. It is the body’s engine, from which the energy circulates to all the other parts; the love and joy which is able to generate are the qualities of this chakra. [The light of Koran, Flore Descieux

PHOTOGRAPHY

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kiwi.jpg flickr

POETRY

There is an eternal lovefall
in our heart
Mother, You are!
Our vibrations
are like precious rays
which bright
whenever we get togheter
Mother, that light You are!
Mother
You gave us the opportunity
to express our Self
sourrounded by your greatness
and blessings…
Please make us like mirrors
of innocent love
where everybody
can reflect the divine qualities
that You gave us
since ever in our lives.
And now.
[radha so, 2004]