Our focus is on the 3rd eye this week so we’re in a reflective mood.
Let’s face it, in terms of ‘ordinary’ society, the stuff we do at Chakrafit probably comes under the ‘Weird’ banner A while ago, a friend of mine pointed out that I use the word weird all the time, when referring to my work and myself, especially when talking to people who aren’t necessarily ‘into’ the stuff we do. She encouraged me to try and notice each time I said the word, to illustrate just how often I used it. Well, what an eye opener. She was right, I was using it all the time! It got me wondering if it was some kind of self-protective measure; ridiculing myself before any ‘non-weird’ people had the chance to.
The fact is, although what we do (and in particular what I do) is kinda weird it’s all a matter of perspective, which is important to 3rd eye chakra balance. It’s only weird to people who are not familiar with it, are not interested in it, or think it’s a load of hippy dippy bull****.That is, of course, their prerogative – everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. However, there are also millions, perhaps trillions of other so-called ‘weird’ people around the globe who see it as perfectly ordinary and are happily (and healthily) thriving from it.
Many clients who are new to shamanism, reiki or breathwork say the exact same phrase after their first session. ‘That was weird…but good weird!’. Others have said ‘Logically, I know that this should feel weird but somehow it just makes sense!’
I looked up the word ‘weird’ and found it defined like this:
Adjective:1. suggesting something supernatural; unearthly 2. connected with fate Noun: an archaic Scottish word signifying a person’s destiny Verb: induce a sense of disbelief or alienation in someone
Over the years, the word has become less about destiny and taken on mostly negative connotations which, in the case of people out to exploit or dis-empower, you can see why. However, I’m reclaiming the word for those of us who are trying to help rather than harm. Really, if you are the type of ‘weirdo’ who’s willing to be seen as the ‘weirdo’ if it means there’s a chance of doing something helpful for the world, choosing to walk a ‘weird’ path in the name of supporting people to find more peace, harmony and joy in their lives…then isn’t that a good kind of weird?
I realised recently that I’ve come full circle and, looking at it from a new perspective, being called a weirdo is actually a compliment. I would probably find it more insulting to be called ‘normal’ or ‘ordinary’…
So, today’s the day I say loudly and proudly ‘HERE’S TO ALL THE GOOD WEIRDOS OUT THERE!’ Like or share this post on facebook or comment below if you are a good weirdo or feel like giving some love to the good weirdos in your life. Come on, everyone knows at least one! Even if it’s just me and Rod… x
Signalling the start of the warmer weather here,the petals of this rose opened over the course of two or three days. It’s mesmerising and I really wish you could sniff it through your screen! Little did we know what was about to bloom in the driveway of the Chakrafit Finca.
I hadn’t even paid much attention to that particular rose bush before. As always, Mother Nature has a lot to teach us. Sometimes, during rainy times of life, it can seem like there is no progress, no growth. Then, even in places where we thought there was nothing to discover, nothing worth looking at, no signs of life, the most beautiful, precious flowers appear, as if out of nowhere. In fact, they were there all the time, right under our noses, or within ourselves, waiting for the right time to emerge, bloom and be seen. The hardest bit during difficult times is waiting patiently, with trust and inner strength, to allow the petals to unfold and be revealed in their own time.
THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS 3RD EYE CHAKRA POST!XXX
photo credit: all images by Ruthy and Rod McCauley, Chakrafit