Searching For Truth: A Blog by Sherri Smith
We are an oral and literal society. Words have been created to allow us to communicate and interact with specific details and then recorded as truth in our dictionaries. Consider though, the past, when merely symbols were used to document or communicate. These symbols represented a whole, or encompassing idea but the details were left to the receiver. A workshop I attended a few years back had us re-explore something from nature and sit with it for 30 minutes, we were to view this object as though we were a child seeing it for the first time. At the end of the experience we were asked to give it our own label. I chose a juniper bush and the experience changed my life.
The intention is to invite you to stop looking at things cognitively, in a lump sum, and begin to once again look at the exquisite details with a new set of eyes. With my ‘juniper bush’ I found myself exploring the details of the trunk, the bark, the roots, the berries and the leaves. Within maybe 5 minutes I found myself getting restless, figuring I had looked at all their was to see, but knew we had 25 more minutes of this exercise. My rational mind was fighting me. I eventually surrendered to the experience and found myself in awe of the most delicate details of this bush. Within the crotch of many of the branches was a home for this tiny spider, unnoticeable with a casual glance. The lapping and layers of bark I found equally intriguing. The dusting of protection on the berries sparked my curiosity. I was in awe of this bushes magnificence and when the 30 minutes was up I found that I didn’t want to leave, there was so much more to explore.
What occurred in the surrendering was that I became open to my ‘seeking circuit’; when we seek instead of accept, it begins to release something tagged as our ‘feel good hormone’ or Dopamine.Seeking occurs in more primitive areas of the brain and enhances intuition and allows us to observe our physical sensations on a subtler level to enhance our intuitive skills. It is a new awareness, teaching us to listen to our gut instincts and apprehensions.
Consider an instance when you are being fed information (watching the news or hearing gossip) that does not resonate with you as truth. There is always more than 1 version of truth to these examples. What is your truth? What is it that you feel called to explore and discover with your own eyes?
Sherri Smith from A State of Bliss has trained extensively and globally with ancient modalities and traditions to combine the wisdom these teachings into her own unique therapies. We are deeply connected to the natural world and many of the ills of society today are a result of our separation from this. Sherri's commitment to her own journey keep her immersed in teachings, experiences and advancement, in turn providing rich and rare content to her offerings. There is a yearning within each of us to live a greater life. Discover your power, your gifts and your truths.