It’s hard to find other rainforest minds.
They’re not usually hanging out at the mall. (Well, OK, maybe you hang out at the mall.)
They don’t wear identifying clothing. They don’t carry slide rules. (Well, OK, maybe you wear your Star Trek tee shirt.)
How do you find them, then?
In my last post, I gave you a few ideas.
But I’m thinking that I may need to say more about your Pips. (not to be confused with ‘peeps’) It’s kind of a big idea that I threw out there willy nilly. I know you’re smart and everything but you may need more clarification on this one.
Let’s say that you’ve taken my advice and found a friend at the Sierra Club meeting or at your art class or at the community garden. Let’s say that you’re now taking Argentine tango lessons and have danced with a few rainforest souls who have friend-potential written all over them.
But what about those inevitable times when sensitive humans are nowhere to be found? What then?
That’s when you call on your Pips. (as in Gladys Knight and the Pips)
Your Pips aren’t actually living people, though.
They’re your spiritual back-up singers. They support you when you need it. They remind you that you’re loved no matter what.
You find them in your imagination. Or in your heart. Or in Nature. Or in your religion.
Maybe they’re the feeling you get when you’re hiking in the redwoods. Maybe your Pips are in the night sky.
But if you haven’t found your Pips yet. Here’s what you can do:
* Get out into nature. Feel the energies of the Spirits of the earth. Build a relationship with them. If you need help with this, look into participating in a quest like the ones at Animas Institute.
* Write in your journal and begin a dialogue with your Pips. You can find ideas in Christina Baldwin’s book Life’s Companion–Journal Writing as Spiritual Quest.
* Take a class on developing your intuition.
* Start a meditation practice. Over time, your Pips may show up spontaneously.
* Read about guided imagery and use CDs and books by healthjourneys.com that teach you how to use visualization for healing and for finding an inner advisor–your very own spiritual wisdom.
* Get good psychotherapy so you can work through any psychological obstacles to your self-confidence and to your connection with your innate goodness.
And remember, finding other rainforest-minded souls isn’t easy. Be patient. They’re out there.
They’re singing your song.
Shoo bop shoo bop, my baby, oooooooh.
To my blogEEs: I hope this helps explain what I was trying to say in my last post. Let me know if you have questions or if you need more clarification. And keep listening.
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