Thursday, April 29, 2010

What's Your Crown Chakra Story? Write your autobiography here...

Dear Yin Weaver,

Apparently I asked the right question yesterday!  Thank you for all your open-hearted replies.  I learned quite a bit from each of you, and it raised a whole new list of questions for me.

How do you let go of fear so you can enjoy the adventure?
Do we need to suffer?  Is it unavoidable?  How do we respond to it?  As a Teacher?  A Betrayer?
What is my body trying to tell me through pain, illness, injury?  Is it a source of Guidance?
How do I experience intuition in my body?
Can I really find everything I need by looking within for guidance? 
What is the balance between looking within and seeking help from others? 
How do I know when to turn to others for guidance?

Food for thought.  You're welcome to comment on any and all of the above questions, AND...your "official" Crown Chakra question today is...

Do you bargain with the Divine? Do you complain to the Divine more than you express gratitude?

I have a daily gratitude practice.  Each night I offer a decade of the rosary for all the blessings of the day, those I noticed and those I didn't.  I then name my "five favorite blessings" for the day and dwell on those in gratitude.  Lastly, I pray the rosary for all those who have nothing to be grateful for today, and for those who have no-one to pray for them. 

I wouldn't say I was a naturally grateful person, but the practice does keep me from complaining.  As for bargaining, I don't think I do that.  If I do, it's very subtle and I haven't caught myself at it yet! 

And you?



  1. Rose - it's interesting to hear how you're combining traditional religion with what many think are "new age" principles. Very encouraging.

  2. Thanks, Jeanette.

    My favorite scripture these days is..."In Christ there is no East or West."


  3. Rose, Woo Hoo! Great to see you here. I'm thrilled that you decided to take up the challenge.
    Bobbye Middendorf
    The Write Synergies Guru

  4. Thanks, Bobbye! I appreciate your support!


  5. Hi Rose,

    I do not think I keep complaining to Divine, nor bargaining with God.
    I am responsible for my sins and I just hope that asking for forgiveness instead of bargaining works. Also instead of complaining to Divine, I'd rather ask for guidance to overcome obstacles...

    As an introvert, I try to do as much as I can and am able to on my own(hoping for intuition, guidance form above..); when I feel lost, and can't find the answer or the route, then I turn for help to other people; usually I find wonderful people who seem to have answer to my questions, and much more...

    How do I let go of fear? I do not know; mostly I just jump straight to the water and hope for the ability to swim. When the fearful situation is avoidable, I sometimes stay passive.