Birdsong in the morning sounds to me like the awakening of a new day. The roar of the ocean against the shore and the wind through the trees also express the voice of nature. It is said there is a constant universal sound emanating from the unseen, a creational harmonic not fully understood. That is intuitively felt to be so.
The human voice expresses in many ways including over the vocal chords, in words and tones. Meaning attached to words adds another dimension to human expression. Common understanding of the meaning enables communication. Yet for my personal experience, words can have whatever meaning I give them, to me.
So long as I don't get lost in the confusion of the mind, following intuitive feeling to a deeper meaning can be more useful to me than adhering to social conventions. Often the meaning is momentary, as new meanings are frequently found.
While toning Ā Ō, it came as a realization that Ā can symbolize the Alpha beginning or birth of form, the 'it'.
And Ō can represent the 'is', the Omega end or dissolution back to the Source, the void of pure potential, the non-place of Being.
The two word sentence, 'It is', has in this way also great depth of meaning. 🐾 Pause.
With the in-breath and out-breath of toning, shaping the long vowels and sounding them over a range of notes, the feeling is of bringing a plane of foundational is-ness into my life experience.
This sense of melding is sometimes profound as apparent separation dissolves between form and formless, human and being. Experienced in moments, my devotion is to expand the Unity in my consciousness as a constant.
Walking along the rocky coast, ocean waves have represented to me the fundamental waves of existence in relationship to the physical form of earth. Although still a conception, the sense is of birthing a more integrated and whole human being. This feels not a Gary creation, but a co-creation with non-separate Source.
Guided by intuition, applying either Ā Ō or 'It is' — thought or spoken aloud — I am returned in consciousness to the unity of form and formless, physicality and being, psyche and Source. Visualizing with feeling the integrated AO symbol and devotion to Being are additional aids.
In practical application, these choices help in situations which otherwise would stress and overwhelm my nervous system — as they bring foundational being into my form and empower me to maintain a higher degree of calmness, composure, clarity, confidence and compassion.
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Image credit: AO found on KINDPNG and used with gratitude.
Photo credit: Praia da Faja, ilha do Faial, Açores, Portugal by Gary.
Faja beach is being transformed by the raw power of the ocean. I could hear the roar of it last night, and have often heard boulders crashing against each other.
When we arrived in November, the beach was thickly covered by soft black volcanic sand -- so deep the feet sank inches into it. There were no boulders across the stretch of sand.
Overnight, winter storms transformed that into a boulder field with sand barely to see.
Well, in the past few days, that boulder field is transforming back into a sandy beach! Due to the tides and storms? I don't know....