One of my Christmas presents from my husband was a Jackson Pollock jig-saw puzzle. Well, if any of you know Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist paintings you will guess just how difficult doing a puzzle of one of them is. (See pic.) Clearly his Third eye chakra was full of energy!
Fortunately, Russell (said husband) is doing the puzzle with me. That prompted me to think just how important sharing a task is – getting support, having fun, working out the best sort of method to do the puzzle. Heart chakra in action! Then of course a bit of competition, who can get the most pieces etc. Solar Plexus chakra in action!!
And then something surprised me – it shouldn’t have really I suppose – but it did. Every single piece of this puzzle is totally different. I don’t know the correct terms for the bits that stick out and the bits that have been cut into round the edge of each piece, but each are unique. By observing the slightest difference in shapes and angles and lengths of edges it becomes possible to find out how pieces fit together – without needing to know the bigger picture. Of course it helps to refer to the box top with the picture on it, but with an image like this that doesn’t really help that much.
This made me think about just how unique each of us is – and yet we all fit together to make a whole. We’re lucky if we have any idea of what the bigger picture is for any of us individually or as a human race but we can know that it is there and that ultimately there is a wholeness.
We have always lived with great uncertainty and that is highlighted in our world at the moment (Brexit, Trump etc. etc.) We mustn’t fall for the words of leaders who sound infallible and certain of the future. They don’t know what’s going to happen anymore than the rest of us. What we can do is take good care of our bit of the puzzle and whilst keeping our unique shape, make sure we can fit in with the right people either side of us.
And meditating on our own Chakra system can remind us of our true shape and our intrinsic wholeness.
Wishing you blessings, happiness & prosperity in 2017 and beyond.