Because why not.
Okay. I’ve been doing lots of thinking lately about the interaction between Shiva Nata and everything I do in my business.
The obvious connections. And the more subtle ones.
When we were at the Destuckification Retreat and doing Dance of Shiva every day (sometimes twice!), the moments of bing were flying fast and furious.
And one of the things that came up was that our Shiva Nata practice was preparing our brains to go way deeper with the change-your-patterns material.
But also the actual content of the program was helping us be better equipped to contain and process all the crazy-cool stuff that the physical practice was giving us.
The first Shivanautical epiphany.
This wasn’t even mine.
In fact, it kind of drives me crazy that I hadn’t come up with this before.
So I was teaching about how Dance of Shiva is all about the relationship between deconstruction and rebuilding. Create and destroy. Take something apart and then build something new with the old components.
That’s why Andrey calls it the liberation of consciousness. Because you can take any pattern — physical, energy, emotional, mental, spiritual — and use the parts of it to bring in the new pattern.
And the new pattern heals the old pattern. Patterns rewrite patterns. It’s like homeopathy but bigger.
And then, of course, when the new pattern becomes automatic and unconscious … it’s time to bring in more new patterns to engage with.
And what is destuckification if not deconstruction? And what is biggification if not new creation.
The next Shivanautical epiphany.
Again, I was talking to Hiro.
And she was speaking beautifully eloquently (no big surprise there) about energy.
Lots of people talk about releasing energy. Releasing gunk and stucknesses in the system. Releasing things that no longer serve you. And then giving all that stuff back to the universe or to the earth or whatever.
Releasing things to be transformed into something else.
But she was describing this process in the coolest way ever. It was about giving back the thing that isn’t working … and then that thing being dissolved until the only thing that remains was the core essence of it.
And then that core essence infusing the world with its truth and beauty.
So it’s not letting things go. It’s letting their essence be free so it can transform everything it encounters.
It’s not destruction of the thing. It’s the deconstruction of the outer layers of the thing because at its heart is something beautiful and necessary.
And then the next one.
And of course when I did Dance of Shiva the next morning, what came up later in the day was that we’re constantly throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
And inside each of those things is something important that is completely hidden. Or completely distorted.
And that’s what the deconstruction of Shiva Nata is for. Releasing the essence. Transforming the whole.
Again, it’s kind of hard to explain because epiphanies are stoopid. But it’s also kind of awesome.
Waiting to see what the next one will bring.