This week I reached a big milestone: my clairaudience is finally starting to kick in! I don't hear voices, which is probably good as that could land me in the psych ward. I have noticed is an increased sensitivity to the vibrations around me. Yesterday it felt like I could hear all of the plants, flowers and trees buzzing in Hyde Park. My mind flooded with thoughts about Mother Nature. It was really lovely. This wasn't the first time but it was the most intense. A couple months ago one of my Angel Reading classmates told me I had the ability to see and hear trees, faeries and other elementals. I have traditionally been too spaced out to notice my surroundings - human, earthy or supernatural. Luckily this is easy enough to change.
Two weeks ago I got the intuitive message to connect to the Earth. This can be done through the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. The Earth Star is also helpful: we all have an energy center below our feet that connects us to earth energy and grounds us. I have been doing walking meditations in the park where I bring my attention to the Earth Star as well as my Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus. When I really focused on the Root Chakra something funny happened. My consciousness plugged into my body and my mind stopped daydreaming. It was absolute presence. The only way I can describe it is to say that I was looking at the world through my eyes. This is, I expect, how normal people experience things. I'm usually half there, half floating in thoughts. It felt good but after a minute or two and then I became a little anxious. What if I couldn't snap out of it and would I still see and feel energy?
Grounding is something that I need to work on. I also think that being present will make me stronger somehow: more connected and less sensitive to energies around me. I spent the next hour or so walking in the park and trying to get comfortable with this grounded awareness. I also sat on a bench for a little while and just felt nature's vibes. Even though the trees are bare, you can still feel them vibrating with life. There was a bird sitting on a branch nearby and I remember thinking that it must be so cool to just be. I am assuming birds do not think (though I could be wrong!) and for them quiet is just quiet. We humans can be in a lovely place and have the noise pollution of our thoughts. At least that is the case with me. My mind is always buzzing.
When you start to become aware of your thoughts its easier to switch them off. It is also easier to hear what is going on around you at an energetic level. Today my mind flooded with intuitive thoughts about nature and the planet. We need to look after the Earth because it really is a living and a breathing thing. I used to think pigeons were a pest that had spread globally, leaving white droppings just about anywhere. Now I am starting to think humanity is the "pest" with the biggest and most bothersome footprint. We bring noise pollution, smog, satellites, flashing lights and piles and piles of trash to the earth. We also burn through natural resources and ecosystems. Unspoilt nature is beautiful but I don't see much of that around me. I've been living in big cities for so long now - London, NY and Mexico City - that I forgot what it is like to be in nature. I miss the beach and the outdoorsy lifestyle I had growing up in Southern California.
The vibes in the park were beautiful and sad at the same time. Underneath it all I kept hearing: look after me, I'm alive, don't take me for granted and don't spoil me. It was mesmerizing. The vibes and the thoughts both vanished when I left the park. I am curious now to see if I notice anything when I go for a walk this weekend.