Winter is a time to go inward and set yourself up to come out fresh into Spring. We are the same as the plants which flower and come into bloom and show their vibrancy. Yet, without winter, there can be no accumulation of the energy for the plant to do this. There is a lesson here.
I have been inundated by people of late regarding their stress, tension and fatigue levels rising substantially. The world is suffering at a level never seen before in history. It’s never been so out of whack!
Newspaper articles are constantly reaffirming the doom and gloom they wish to purvey in order to add to the fear of the collective consciousness of our society. Daily reading of world events has been overrun with articles relating to finance and hardship, especially in Sydney and its surrounding regional areas. The necessary fundamental needs such as food and shelter are taking on new narratives based around anxiety and fear.
The banking system, real estate, massive price hikes of groceries and other topics are depleting our nervous systems to distort beyond our thresholds.
You know what I’m talking about as we can all feel it and it seems to be the topic of most conversations.
We can put on a brave face. But it will quickly fade. What is urgently required here is to see beyond this narrative and remember that we are here to have fun. But very few of us are experiencing fun, especially if we are constantly accumulating stress, tension and fatigue without a way of releasing it from our nervous systems.
During winter, it is a time to retreat slightly and realign ourselves with nature. It actually encourages us to do so as temperatures cool and external growth slows down. That’s when we can utilise this time to go in and release the accumulated stress.
Some pointers here in which to do that…..
- Breathing techniques.
- Reading or listening to high quality texts around the topics of spirituality and wellness.
- Stop reading negative, repetitive bulls*** in newspapers and social media platforms which you unconsciously then feel “less than” over the topics.
- Attending the Free Evening Sessions which are gold and offered as a gift, not a chore.
- Coming to see me personally for a re-set session, custom-made for your needs.
So how are you going? Really? How are you really going?
I am here as a meditation/spiritual teacher to assist, help, guide and navigate you through the rigours of daily life. I strongly urge you to utilise whatever is offered from Andrew Marsh Meditation. We are available to you at all times. You all know me well enough to know that the only thing that matters is your sense of peace and happiness. Any other way of viewing this is not worth the suffering.
It has been nearly 35 years since I sat on this rock. I spent a lot of time right here overlooking one of Australia’s best surf breaks, a long way from home.
I have just meditated and am now in contemplation. Time is illusory and I feel I haven’t moved from this spot since the last time. Change is the only definite and this spot brings up a lot of vulnerabilities, where fear of change has had me think and act in ways that feel foreign to the real me. Focussing on the blessings is the key.
Without meditation, I’m f***ed! It’s the greatest gift that has presented itself. It’s the one thing that lights me up and pulls me out of fear and self doubt. Simple as that.
If we don’t take small amounts of time for self reflection, we make the unfortunate error of engaging in a robotic existence, where we use “distraction” as our formula for life. In other words, no “traction”. We are like a bogged car trying to move by revving ourselves beyond our thresholds. I know this state all too well. It kills my spirit. So it’s a must to set aside any technology, any complaints, judgement, gossip and self depreciation. And just “be”. If this is all I’ve learnt since last sitting here, I feel very fortunate💙🤙🏽🙏🏽
“Thanks for everything. I have no complaints whatsoever” – Eckhart Tolle
This is a quote which when consistently repeated and felt honestly brings us closer to a state of non-resistance. Why is this important? Because resistance of any kind leads to suffering at varying levels.
Meditation is the key to bringing ourselves to our least excited state so that any resistance is not only lessened but turned into something we can be thankful for.
The current news topics have us resisting a lot of people, places, events and circumstances. Have you felt it of late? A heightened state of perceived turmoil with the health and well being of the world. Financially, climatically, collectively and individually.
If you read the quote once again, you will feel lighter and more connected. So imagine what meditation can do?
Being new to meditation and having little understanding of the practice, I met Marshy and was instantly drawn to his enthusiasm and energy. Since then, Marshy has opened my eyes to a different perspective. He’s challenged me to think and consider the world differently.
Marshy has an infectious energy and a great ability to empower those around him.
It’s been a pleasure getting to know you brother.
“I had been meditating for a number of years before I met Marshy. I was struggling with it and could see it was disappearing from my daily ritual. Marshy changed everything, in a very clear and simple manner, allowing me to connect back to my true self and the calm and peace returned. His words are a true gift and he is without a doubt a highly connected human being who has the power to change lives for the better. He has a deep understanding of life which is invaluable when we all try to walk our path through the multiple challenges of life.”