When we are sitting at the beach, looking out at the vastness of the ocean, we can only see a small part of the whole. Likewise, while we’re swimming in the ocean, thought we may experience its grandeur, it’s easy to realize how small we are in relation to this primal energy, the force that is the oceanic feminine divine. The ocean, its tides dependent upon the feminine force of the moon, is constantly moving, creating waves on the surface and offering life to a myriad of creatures big and small. Saltwater has its own ecosystems and in fact, life began in the ocean. When we walk into the water, the ocean receives us and we feel weightless in its womb-like embrace. When the poet Lyn Hejinian wrote, “It’s hard to turn away from moving water” she was referencing its hypnotic qualities, its ever changing lack of structure. The ocean is what we would call “sublime” in that our human minds have great difficulty comprehending its power. This meditation can be practiced anywhere. Use it when you want to get in touch with the divine power of the feminine, nature at its most receptive, the healing powers of the ocean, and the embodiment of true surrender.
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