There I was, reclining back in gentle yin yoga on a Sunday night and my tummy starts to spasm and ache.
“Hmm, food poisoning from lunch? It will pass.”
That night at home, aches, pains, shivers and gut aches.
“ Hmm, must be some terrible bug thats going round. Bummer dude.”
Next day was intensified stomach cramps and aches. “Lets check Dr. Google out.”
Sore stomach lower right side- tick
Uh Oh…something wrong with the appendix. It’s midnight and I decide to head to emergency on my own on a rainy Monday night. After 19 hours of being pushed, prodded, poked, scanned and analysed it was time to cut open and find the source of the problem. Fatigue, hunger and an infected appendix were all taking its toll on the physical body. Add to the mix, x-ray scans, huge doses of antibiotics, and a general anaesthetic, the body was battered and bruised!
In the end the little critter was removed and I returned home less than one day later to recover. Sure, there was plenty worse in there than me, heaps worse! No doubt you have been through moments like this or worse as well.
One thing that I did noticed was that through each step of the process there was a detached simple calm Observer within me witnessing it. It was like, “Ok, this is what we do now, so lets do it”. This independent observer is not your reactive emotional state, your body, or your mind, its your field of consciousness. After 20 years of transcending the three vehicles of my body, mind and emotions and connecting to the field of Pure Consciousness you are able to move through random events like this with almost an equanimity of blissful calm.
Often in these situations we tend to drop into a deep emotional ‘woe is me’ experience. Sure it’s not your preferred option to be there in that place, and sure, your body may yelp in pain with the jabs of needles, but that deep emotional “woe is me” and self loathing can be avoided. It’s these deep lows we get in reaction to unpleasant random events that actually prolong the negative experience. When you sustain a calm blissful manner naturally through those challenging events, the events will unfold quite quickly, preventing the cascading effect of attracting more challenging events.
The key to this liberation from the binding effect of events is daily meditation. Going deep into the transcendence of meditation daily, stabilises the connection to your Higher Self. This is your independent Observer that is always there blissfully overseeing these fluctuations with mild fascination. If you’d like to find out more about how you can make that connection with your blissful observer within then click here
And for now, it’s back to walking around ever so slowly and eating hearty nourishing home cooked food!
And please, share with me some of your stories below of how you found meditation helped you through difficult moments. Looking forward to hearing from you!
And if you would like to find out more about how you can learn to meditate and get instant calm in your life then you might like to try my Gentle Breath Meditation. This is an easy guided meditation that will soothe your nervous system and calm your mind and body. I do this meditation each evening with my family before my children go to bed and it helps them sleep deeply. If you’ve never meditated before or need some assistance with your existing meditation practice then you’re going to love this! Click here to do the Gentle Breath Meditation.