I was reminded this week of the mobius strip that I wrote about here. Only this time, instead of focusing on the inner/outer nature of the strip, I have been focused on the movement/continuation aspect.
As a Vata type, my energy fluctuates constantly. My experience of this resembles an EKG graph more than a smooth wave. Like this:
Sometimes, when I am completely energized, I start to fear the downward slide which tends to bring it on. The thought of losing energy (instead of the thought “what-shall-I-do-with-this-energy…”) accelerates the loss.
When I saw the simple infinity diagram, I began to imagine rounding out my energy pattern…turning it into this:
If I add to the symbol the accompanying words as presented to me, I have Fire/Freedom at the top and Ice/Form at the bottom which adds more metaphorical possibilities to the journey since I have experienced this recognition before and simply forgot. The fleshed out image helps me remember and assess, in a new way, my options.
So this week, when I felt my energy starting to wane, instead of jumping immediately to “oh no…”, I asked myself where I was on the symbol. This reminded me that the journey is a continuous cycling. Or as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke has put it:
Nice perspective. I certainly having an energy peak on Thursday afternoon! I too got a little nervous, hoping I wasn’t heading into a crash landing. I like the symbol of infinity as a way of mapping the energy pattern, and no, I didn’t crash. Thank goodness! Feeling kind of a mellow middle space which suits me fine. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Martha! Glad to hear you didn’t crash! I’m amazed at how a slight shift in perspective can change the express highway of “oh no!” to the meandering boulevard of “OK”.