Kinship, kindness, kinesthetic-(Kin)nections
Growth & G.O.D.’s Greatness
Isn’t it amazing to explore and find ever deeper awarenessness emerge? Wow…that is what writing this poem on unpacking created…new kinship…kinesthetic ‘kin’nections!
Yesterday, two kinesthetic kinnections occurred. The first one happened as I ate a few bites of an incredible apple cobbler. I could taste the love that exploded in my mouth. Tears came to my eyes! My partner just smiled at me! We were out having a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant in Napa, California. It was raining outside, and inside all was cozy, with natural and warm lighting, many diners talking with animation making the experience that much richer. The whole meal was infused with love! I know…without a doubt, that had I not begun this journey of unpacking new awarenesses, I would not have experienced the richness of this whole system response during the meal.
The second experience that occurred was driving in Napa, observing the brilliance of the winter grape vines, highlighted by the mustard that grows this time of year. I was marveling at the contrasts in colors, and the beautiful cells of rain that occurred in the distance with bright sunlight happening in other parts of the sky all around. My heart was already full, when, in the distance, the most incredible rainbow appeared. There were people stopped on the side of the road taking pictures. I was so taken by the fact that you could see each shade of color, and the brightness was mind-blowing! Again…I know without a doubt, that this too, was unpacking. How was this unpacking?
Well…this bright rainbow was the fruit of unpacking that has grown since this journey began. It is paradise…uncovered in the sifting through the layers of life, to find ever deeper layers of subtlety and intensity. Everything is just…brighter! I think of that line in the song…”The future’s so bright you gotta wear shades!” Remember that song? I thought it was weird…nope, not weird yesterday…yesterday was proof! My glasses lenses were darkened in the car to protect my eyes from the brightness! Unpacking uncovered new perceptions…a new richness that had deep emotions rise because I could feel a love beyond human…I could feel a deep appreciation in these experiences that now has me longing for more. Granted, not more sugar! That apple cobbler experience went beyond the sugar I haven’t had for a while. The chef who created it infused it with all of the love they had for their craft, for the ingredients, for those who would be enjoying it, and then something beyond that I cannot explain.
This is the beauty of unpacking life. I now see unpacking as a slowing down to really savor each bend in the road. I see going deeper on behalf of what give us life and has us exist as whole to be everything now…every moment is to be savored…even the sad moments, the angry ones, and moments filled with guilt or shame.
Unpacking with others is an amazing experience. Knowing we are supported in every moment of this deep awareness is priceless. I invite you to consider joining the LOC Institute team for series 2 of The Art of Unpacking The Creation Templates! We are excited to be with you!