The deadliest fish of all…

You’re enjoying the incredibly peaceful Flow of Oxygen into your snorkel as you easily float on the surface of the warm, safe waters. Aaaahh. You just feel a natural connection to your own Pure Source Energy (use whatever Label you like for it). You feel Clarity, Inspiration, Love, and Appreciation there at the surface of the waters.

But then, a Problem Fish swims by.

Something seems to have roughed up against your outer protection, your Ego wet suit. You’d like to ignore it, but with enough chaffing of the wet suit, you’ll get a hole and will be exposed. You’d better catch and teach that little fish NOT to do that again!

They are readily known for their habit of rubbing up against Ego wet suits, no matter what ocean you swim in.  If you’ve got an Ego-suit, beware the Problem Fish!  You could just let it swim on by, but you want to “school” that nasty fish! (ouch, sorry.)

Photograph by David Wrobel, SeaPics

Photograph by David Wrobel, SeaPics

As you stare at it and try to understand it, you’re amazed at the shifting and complicated patterns on it. It seemed so simple at first, but the more attention you give it, you see it really has some deviously drawn angles and quickness about it. Stealing your attention from the peaceful and serene floating you were enjoying, the Problem Fish captures your attention downward.

You take a huge gulp and hold your breath as you dive down. As you dive down, you increase your distance from your flow of Oxygen, and instantly feel worse. Remember the the Doppler Effect?  Like a porpoise or a whale using frequency to find food or mates, your frequency and feelings change as you distance yourself from the Surface.

You no longer feel in the Flow. You now separate yourself from the Pure Breathing Source of Goodness up top as you change your gaze to stare down this Problem fish. Your lungs feel constricted and tighter. You’ve gone from Freedom and Happy to now like you’re chasing something and running out of air and directions. Oh, you REALLY want to fillet that thing now! Get the tartar sauce ready!

As you follow it, you start to recognize it’s pattern of swimming and begin to see how it reacts, and how you might put an end to this fish. Yet you’re still following it downward. Your lungs and heart and body just don’t feel so great. As you give it more attention, it continues to swim just a little faster than you and remains elusively out of your reach.

Feel the power of that litte fish!  It may be ugly and only a few inches long, but it seems to have the strength of the mightiest sea Kraken of yore. Rather than just letting it go, it now seems to be dragging you down into the depths.

You’ve almost forgotten by now how Easy it felt up top. How Free and Clear and Fun it was. Now, down here, focused on catching and killing that little fish, you just feel worse as you chase it.

The Surface calls to you, but you don’t even hear it.  Your attention has shifted.



Is your life a snorkel trip or a deep dive?

It’s summer. It’s been a week or two since Shark Week was on the TV, and I’m relaxed enough to take a swim at the beach.  Grab your swim suit and join me, won’t you?

Now, let’s “dive” (ouch) into this a little deeper.  Imagine Feeling, like the Salmon, all those naturally good feeling vibrations like Joy, Empowerment, Presence, Appreciation and Love are all on the top layer of water.   Ahhhhhh.  While deeper down, appropriately named, are the abysmal emotions such as Anger, Revenge, Confusion and Justification. Yuck!

What makes each of us feel Uncomfortable at different points in Life is the difference, between where we are meant to breathe – up on top, in the Light, Flowing Breath of Life, versus down in the dark, feeling lots of pressure, constriction and dis-ease.

Remember the science of the Doppler Effect? Source Frequency is identical only when we are closest to it… When we swim up top close to all that naturally flowing Oxygen Source, we Feel Alive and Radiant and Enthusiastic. You are closest to IT and you Flow with spirited Breath and Good Feelings.

When you are NOT at the top of the water, you’re down in those dark yucky feelings, far from Energylike Self-Pity, Fear, Anger and Resentment. You may temporarily feel like a tiny pressurized air bubble rising from somewhere deep down. You may feel uncomfortable, or tight or compact. But, as that tiny bubble, you begin to feel better and naturally expand as you rise in the water column. As you approach your Source Energy at the surface, you grow.

Another way to look at it is how Dr.David Hawkins’ book “Power vs Force”, an interesting look at Kinesiology that discusses Energy Fields. “Influence of the Higher energy fields has an Anabolic, or growth enhancing, effect on a subject, entrainment by lower attractor fields has a Catabolic or destructive effect”.

Did you know that Anabolic building processes usually requires energy to build, and it usually is an Alkaline process?  Growth hormones, or others like Testosterone, Estrogen, and Insulin are Anabolic. So, when we grow or entrain to a higher energy field we become more Alkaline.  (Doesn’t it seem that we were more tapped into a Happier energy field as we were growing and playing as kids?)

Catabolic processes usually release Energy as they break down something, like when you digest your food. Oddly enough, it comes from the Greek words meaning “to throw” and “downward”.  When we shrink, or Feel Fear, Anger, etc.., we contract and go farther down from the Source Energy and entrain with the lower frequency fields.  We become more Acidic. Acidic means having less Oxygen – (the Source on top of the water, remember?) We certainly seem to have more biological deterioration, (Acidity) as we focus more on “stresses” as we age.

[Just an interesting tidbit. I’m no doctor, but I find it interesting that it’s been said that cancer cells tend NOT to grow in an Alkaline environment (pH of 7 or more), which is the pH of Pure Water.]

Most importantly, remember these “Life-guard” Rules for this week:

  • Follow the naturally Good Feelings inside you, so you swim as often as you can on the surface of the water where your Energy Source Flows.
  • When someone yells SHARK! and you panic, you’ll be able to Recover quicker than if you were already tired from consistent, pressurized Deep diving. 

Me, I’d rather snorkel on the Building and Floating Positive side of things, than dive in the negative, pressurized, and getting digested side of things!