I grew up hearing this adage all my life – don’t ask too many questions – remember curiosity always killed the cat. i really wonder which smart alec came up with this notion to stop people in their tracks from asking, inquiring and challenging. i was reflecting on my journey the other day and i realised that the single most profound quality that has led me on has been my sense of curiosity. Whenever i have approached anything with curiosity it has always been fun and exciting no matter how ridiculous or challenging the proposition might have been. the thing is life is meant to be fun. we as mammals thrive through play. that is how we are inherently engineered to be. when we task ourselves with ‘something to do’ we immediately invite into our minds the friends of ‘to do’ – some of them are:
who am i to ask this
i am not qualified
its too much – too challenging
what if i fail
these friends dance around our minds so strongly that we give up and just don’t do. it becomes too serious with a lot to lose. however when you say
i wonder if ….. could be true
what if i did this – would it work out?
could this really happen – is it possible?
What happens here is you are not setting yourself up for success; instead you are just inquiring into the possibility of its potential. You are wondering if the event, incident, outcome could happen. Instead of saying “i am going to do this! – i will make this happen! – i have to succeed!” You are playing with “could i do this? – what would happen if i did this? – might i actually succeed?” Curiosity gives you permission to actually start doing something – it is a lead – it is a guide – it is an instinct.
Most times we are lead to where we need to be not always where we want to be or even where we might ultimately land up. There are several steps, detours and pathways to traverse before we get to where we are meant to be. Curiosity acts as guiding posts leading you onto different expressions of your journey. Sometimes life’s greatest gifts come through bravely exploring your own curiosity.
i know personally how much of a big deal i make about doing things. Through reflection i found that some of my biggest challenges that i have seen myself through were when i was just plain curious. Most of these times the possibilities I was curious about were insanely big and intimidating. Yet I followed throughonly to find some incredible truths and experiences come to light.
However when i make it about me – about me being the one to make it happen or do it i can get intimidated and be unable to take the steps needed.
So now i ask myself rather than tell myself – oooo could this actually be true? could that happen? is it even possible? wow – lets find out…
so in my case i would say Curiosity actually saves the cat🙂
ever since I can remember I have had bad teeth. the dentist would love me as a patient because he always had something to poke holes into 😏. he was certainly my Voldemort in my growing years. thankfully by the time I got to college I found the best dentist ever whom I completely and deeply love – but the issue of my ‘bad’ teeth never went away. there was no real specific reason – it wasn’t like my food or teeth cleaning habits were bad – I was told it was just the way it was.
till I discovered oil pulling – its been about 6 years now since I started. at that time I was particularly committed to doing it everyday and initially I had a lot of cleansing that came up with it – a hilarious story for another day – the moot point however is this – I haven’t had any dental work since. WHICH IS INSANELY AMAZING. of course i would expect regular deterioration to happen and I am sure that will but not in line with my own history and experience of past.
so to everyone and anyone who might have dental issues and are willing to try a non invasive, supportive medium of healing – I would say start OIL PULLING tomorrow. of course do your reading and research but it works. just to further accentuate this let me give u another example. I was in Bali (had been living there for a year) and just about 10 days before I was heading back home for the holidays – I developed a serious tooth/gum infection. I was so paranoid because I couldn’t just walk into a dentist (insane fear of them since childhood) and I couldn’t live with the pain either. Anyways I jumped into oil pulling even more extensively and got deeper into it, I worked with some supportive clay based remedies as well and while the first 2 days were insanely painful – lo and behold by day 4 it was all gone. I couldn’t believe it myself. it was such a miracle. I got back home and went to my dentist thinking there must be something left over for her to clean but she gave me a clean chit and sent me home without any treatment.
I have read that there are an incredible number of nerve endings which end up in our mouth through our teeth, tongue palette etc (please do verify this for yourself too). with oil pulling it is literally like a deep cleansing for the entire internal system. It pulls out all the goop inside and clears out the inner channels of your body especially in relation to the respiratory, lymphatic systems.
the way to do it is to take cold pressed sesame (ideally) or coconut oil and you go upto a max of 1 tablespoon for 20 minutes and swish this around your mouth first thing in the morning after you wake up. you then use a tongue cleanser and then brush your teeth as normal.
the first time I tried it I barely got more than a few drops in for a few seconds. It felt ugh! but then as I persisted within a short period of time I was a rocking oil pulling queen.
I hope this helps some of you and if it does sort out your dental/teeth issues – do check back in and comment.
I feel like I have entered a wormhole and come out different on the other side. Suddenly life feels different. I feel different. The past is almost weightless. I’ve had a glimpse into my potential and it just feels so good. There is a pull upwards that says none of the shit that you held onto matters in anyway. Just let it all go. Just move forward towards your own light and potential. I think this is what a heart opening feels like. It feels warm, expansive, wide, emotional. The mind feels clear, focussed, calm. So much energy – I can’t sleep – no exhaustion – just a drive to go out there and do stuff. The gut is spinning a bit because it wants to get it all done now.
I take time out and allow this to all integrate. There is no point in blowing an inner fuse. My physical reality needs to catch up with my energetic reality. Thats all right it will. The thing to be aware of is that I don’t downgrade energetically to fit my physical system but rather upgrade it to fit my energetic potential.
Where do I start? I asked myself. I recognise all this time that I have been working on my own inner healing, there was a nervousness with sharing my experiences, learnings and growth with the world outside. Whatever the reasons each blog post would push me past a comfort zone. I found it easier to just write about the learnings and teachings that I received from various experiences.
I would now like to see a change and a turn in the way I share these learnings with you. I will do my hardest to share in a more deeply personal and authentic way – where its not just the learnings but possibly where relevant the story behind the learnings as well.
I do hope you will journey with me as I now push past my boundaries into openness, vulnerability and love.