Lately I’ve been working with my teachers, getting into a bit more of the depth of the chant Om Namah Shivaya.
I’m really getting into it.
Because, this chant sort of represents to me my life lesson (well one of them).
To honour, respect, bow to, our inner knowing. The part of us, deep in our bones and tissues, that signals to us the right thing to do. To “…honour my highest”. I really love these words. To bow to, to respect, honour. They are weighty and soft words. They are the words that help me to turn in, to take a moment, a breath, before I decide what the right course of action is, if any.
After my mum passed away last year, suddenly from Cancer I felt a surge of “shoulds”. They came from every which way, from myself to myself, from my circle.
Honestly. I got a bit pissed off with all these “shoulds”. Other peoples expectations and visions of what I should or should not be doing. Mostly they expected action, and mostly I wanted inaction. I wanted to retreat in, to listen to what my highest was telling me.
I can’t say its stopped, because I don’t think that others opinions will always resonate with me and my path.
But I can sniff a “should” a mile away…well not really but I’m learning.
So. Beware of should.
Take your highest path. Honour it, bow to it, respect it. You “should”. Ha!