One of my favorite things about living in New Mexico is the big sky. Seeing this vast space all around and above me is a constant reminder of the spaciousness of my Being. Well, it’s not really “my” Being, it’s Being, itself. Your Being…our Being…Being. Who we are is way more than our bodies. We can’t be contained by the body. We’re too big for that! Even our thoughts are too small for who we really are. The mind, too, is like a big open space, in which thoughts arise and evaporate, like clouds moving through the wide open sky. Have you ever watched as a cloud floated above you, high in the sky, and then dissolved into space? Our thoughts are just like that: ephemeral and insubstantial. Although we think of our bodies as solid and dense, physics tells us that “solid” matter is mostly space. So, on this Aquarius New Moon, I’m celebrating spaciousness…will you join me?
The archetype of Aquarius (an air sign) can help us attune to our True Nature, which is spacious, unlimited, transparent, open, free, deep, and empty. You could also say that our True Nature is “Love”, or “Peace”, or “Pure Awareness”. Each of these descriptors is a way of pointing at our True Nature. But no words, and certainly no one word, can truly describe our Being. It is beyond words. For now, let’s invite the Aquarius energy to enhance our awareness of ourselves as “space”. I’m not talking about “give me space”, I’m talking about “I am space”!
Here’s a short breathing meditation, for the Aquarius New Moon:
Take a breath. Fill your lungs with air, and feel the expansion of your inner space.
Take another breath and imagine you are breathing into every cell of your body.
Now, imagine that when you breathe in, the breath comes in through the front surface of your body. The exhale can flow out through the back surface of your body.
Sense your entire body as permeable, with the breath coming in and out, through all of the surfaces of your body.
As you “watch” the breath flow in and out, allow it to dissolve your body boundaries.
Now there is simply “breathing”. No container. No walls. No “inside” and “outside”. Just breathing.
Allow your sense of self to be the wide open space in which the breathing is happening.
Be the space. Be spacious. Simply Be.
Want to do more Space exploration? Here are some resources:
- Rupert Spira: Dissolving Body, Breath, and World into Pure Awareness
- Tarthang Tulku: Time, Space, and Knowledge
- For personal guidance in experiencing the Great Space of Being, or if you’d like to understand how the Aquarius energies show up in your chart, please contact me to schedule a session.
HAPPY NEW MOON!