Is Your Life a Series of Verticals? Horizontals? Diagonals? Or a Parquet Floor? 

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Now look for all of the vertical  Power of Clarity directions. Maybe you see bookshelves, telephone poles, street lights or table tops. Think about the attributes, the characteristics, of those vertical lines. Two of them would be up and straight.As you may be thinking this to be a mindless assignment, take it one step further and apply these characteristics to your body. Think of your body's alignment. What does your body feel when you stand straight, tall, and vertical? Does it feel like it is in alignment? If you are unable to stand, lay prone and feel your body's alignment.

More importantly, do you have a sense of your whole self being in alignment? Mentally? Emotionally? Socially? Spiritually? Physically? Are you in good health, independent, confident, positive, capable, secure in your individuality? Where are you not feeling independent, confident, positive, capable, secure and well?Suspend judgment here. Just notice where this "shows up" in your life and also where it doesn't. In what relationships does this does this vertical-ness surface... this straight line confidence and capability?

Like us human beings who have a "shadow" side, so does the attribute of being vertical. You might have heard from you parents or grandparents, "Stand up straight!" And so we would jump at the command. But standing too straight can produce a rigidity, the shadow side of being vertical. Are you too rigid in some areas of your life?Moving on to the horizontal. Horizontal attributes are those of possessing length and breadth, openness, welcoming... a sign of foundation. You can see it take form as table tops, picture frames, or windows. It signifies reaching across, communication, a dialogue. Horizontal can be the inclusive reach of a conductor keeping the sound of musicians in cadence. It can be the welcoming arms of an estranged friend or family member just at the right time.

Where does the world of "horizontal-ness" show up in your life... and where does it not? That is, where do have a foundation such that it lends itself to peacefulness, a sense of connection, the opening of arms, the communication, the dialogue? Again, horizontal-ness has its shadow side. Do you find yourself reaching too far not establishing healthy boundaries to that person who beckons all too frequently? That is the time for self-care and providing boundaries for yourself.Is your life a diagonal? Think of leaning tree trunks, The Tower of Pisa, tops and bottoms of doors that are open, roofs, antennae, noses, shoulders, jaws, telephone wires reaching out into the distance.

  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:08:48 AM

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