What we are told over and over we believe and this gives us s sense of control over this experience we are participating in for whatever reason. We are set up early to have a set of beliefs about this experience we think we are having.
What I want to covey today is the statements of lies of belief systems we have that say this experience is this only, we after years finally accept that. I had a text chat with my amazing friend Jannie this am, a story, teaching she gave me because of my experiences as of late that are really pushing me beyond coping (which is shared further down). I have really been working with my teachings of the illusions or the smoky mirror of unclear, shadowed projections that come from the shallow murky system that we are trained to believe. My personal smoky mirror is shattering. We can shatter with the mirror of illusions when revealed to us the greater picture of truth that stands behind it. The lightning strikes us and we bend, break shatter to the projections of beliefs we think we know or see in the mirror when the shattering that should take place should be the mirror so we can clearly see what is behind it. We can suffer major damage physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. We forget in it all how protected we are in the process because of the smoky mirror we are looking into.
Lightning never strikes in the same place twice is the false belief, the truth is that we can on many levels be struck over and over again, out of the blue by lightning, whether lightning shows up as a sparks of passion to do something else with our lives and the next day we get fired and have no idea why? Can be mental clarity about something that has plagued us a lifetime and we now become free of it. A major health issue, abuse, loss of a job or general unexpected suffering. Lightening medicine can strike anywhere at any time in any form. It can kill, destroy or produce life as it pulls nitrogen out of the cosmos and pounds it into the earth to give nutrient to life.
The lie, the mirror projection is that lightning does not strike in the same place, so we never expect it and are destroyed, overwhelmed and fall apart when it happens. If we were trained in the truth, we could use critical thinking, spiritual training and be taught the truth, we would be prepared and not crumpled under the unexpected. So many statements, words, phrases of combined words have been projected on us and play like a broken record over and over and over again.
It is not the experience or the experiencer that is to blame on how one relates to the reality projected off an unclear mirror that we live in and by. It is what it is and should be allowed to be seen in truth as such, which means it is out of our control and is not what we have been lead to believe about our experience when it is projected by the mindset of the smoky mirror, the subconsciousness.
The lightening beings are here all day everyday striking their medicines unexpectedly, over and sometimes over again at us, that is a non-ending cycle, there is no magical pill that would somehow stop the experience here. It is what it is. Seeing it, showing up and dealing with it in the true terms of what it is and not what you want it to be is being fully awake, yes being awake can be the most shattering part of our full experience here. Sometimes you fight, ward off and sometimes you remember to pray for the protection for the unexpected experience that you see is coming over the horizon.
The teaching was provided by Jannie Vaught:
I have a real experience to share You. I was in the canyon De Murto on a vision quest with three other women. The XXXX XXXXX family was hosting me. We used their sacred space which had a hogon, cornfield, and the canyon. There was a sacred place on top of one of the towers. The family left us there and would come to visit. A storm was coming lightening and thunder. The grandmother took her metal fire poker outside and thrust it up toward the sky at the lightning and shouted in Navaho at the lightning to leave this place where we were at and returned. The next grandmother took a special medicine handmade pot filled with corn pollen. and went outside with the pot in her left, close to her heart and in her right hand reached into the pot and collected a pinch of pollen. She held the sacred corn pollen up into the storm and asked that all be protected within, thank you, released the pollen and returned inside. The grandmothers asked me which was the right way, the right path? In which I replied both are.
The iron rod is a lightning rod, it will get struck sometimes.
The prayer blessing is the gratitude for protection when struck.
Jannie then asks me: Which one are you B?
I ask you: Which one are you?
Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff
In Honor, In Thankfulness As I Stumbling down my Red Road, All My Relations