We must get aligned

Posted on November 28th, 2013

Got a few minutes? Watch this quick video of Russell Brand-isms. And then let’s reconnect below.

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I’d risk sanity and my mother’s approval to, um, be in this guy’s orbit (I’ve previously said I’d marry the guy…is there a slightly watered down take on such a commitment that I could opt for?!).

Russell Brand is a big human spirit who traverses life’s bumpy path authentically and with a rawness that I think is geared at connecting and leading (leaving aside Get Him to the Greek). His mind expands beyond where most of us are at. He can get too big for his human experience…and this can be dangerous to observe (I once dated a guy like this, whose energy would trip like a kid running down a hill faster than his legs can carry him). But, gosh, his intent is good. (Brand’s, not so much my ex’s, as I learned a little too late.)

OK, got to the end of the video yet? This is what I took from it:

* We need to access our oneness. Actually, we must.

* We know it’s there. We know it’s important.

* It’s also inevitable that we do connect with this bigger background force…

* …and our slippery, seductive attempts to dance around and away from it are going to land to land us in strife.  They already are. When something is inevitable, and we fight it, it will blow up.

* We’re still allowed to be “caught up” in life – in the playing out of it, the artifice, the fancy shoes, the nice candles, the need to have a night out at the movies; we can be thoroughly caught up in our ego – so long as we also access our oneness.

The urgency of his message really got to me. It reminded me that we’re able to – indeed, let’s! – get aligned now. As I write this post, I’m driving down into myself to ensure my intent here is attuned to connecting with you. I literally focus my attention down into my heart space.

In a moment I’m going to write an email to someone who I know I’ve hurt today with my abruptness and perfectionism. Time to get raw.

I’m looking at some flowers Jo, who works for me, has just bought for me – in a moment of alignment – and I’m absorbing her care.

I’m reflecting for a minute – chewing my lip a little – and I’m sensing many of us are feeling a certain emotionally-charged awareness that’s crying out for more. Perhaps it’s the change of season, the moon, the end of year vibe…I don’t know.

But the solution – to everything – is to get aligned, like, now.

Now, let me know if I’m sounding as loose and dangerous as Russell…

 

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  • Thanks for sharing this video! While I absolutely understand that there will always be something divisive about someone as outspoken, brash and radical as Russell Brand, I think this is an awesome opportunity to spark some conversation.

    I think most people (at least most readers of this blog) would agree with the idea of Oneness. From there: Do you separate the words from their speaker? Do you judge a speaker based on his/her history or on his/her present? Do we have the right to judge someone we may not truly know at all? Is such judgement in direct contradiction to the idea of oneness, love and acceptance?

    I hope you don’t mind if I post the video on my own site- I’d like to pass it forward and keep the conversation going!

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