El ombligo del mundo

How true is this expression, from any point of view…how many meanings it contains!

If we get back to our beginning in this world as human being made of flesh, the BELLY BUTTON is our first source of NOURISHMENT AND UNION with our mother.  The origin of COMMUNICATION to GIVE AND RECEIVE…. Impossible not to take this into account! From this perspective, it is obvious that we all are the belly button of the world, the first SELF-GIFT OF RECOGNITION TO ONESELF.

The belly button of the world

As soon as  we identify our WORTHINESS, irremediably our EGO comes into action, something like our dark side, the one that cuts the wings of our DIVINITY and puts in doubt the authenticity of our importance. I give you the following phrases as an example of what can invade our mental space, in the attempt to stop us from embracing the full happiness, that we deserve as a natural right.

The little voice starts off like a gun machine and says things like:

…”who do you think you are…”

…” you are so full of yourself…”

…”people will talk bad about you…”

…” it is better to be less outstanding…”

…will you be able to live with so much envy around you…?

…” you will be left all alone…”

Stop thinking

It is time to STOP THINKING like this…Mindfully we put a STOP to it, big like a house, before it becomes too late, before we get stuck in a LOOP, where the monster with seven heads makes us sweat buckets and a massive FEAR takes over us.  Read this for your inner side and repeat it in silence “ALL THIS IS JUST A MERE MENTAL FABRICATION AND IT DOES NOT EXIST…I ONLY CHOOSE THOUGHTS THAT MAKE ME FEEL GOOD.”

Just realize how we started this post and where we have arrived so far….   To this I add transcendence to that FIRST CENTRE OF VITAL ENERGY.

I insist, there are a lot of important matters going on under our belly button.  Everything that affects us has an impact there.  It connects us to our EMOTIONAL AND SEXUAL SELF.  It is the activation´s centre for our WILL, OUR INTERIOR STRENGHT AND  DETERMINATION TO START ANYNTHING.

Taoists consider it the SECOND CHAKRA. The following qualities are attributed to it:

  • Be our own HOME.
  • WATER is the essential element associated to it. Water is the beginning of our reality, the substance in which we cradle in the maternal womb for nine delicious months.
  • Just life´s chances; even though, those who know me a little bit or a bit more, are aware that from my point of view nothing happens by chance…My favorite color, ORANGE, appears like a flag, symbol for this second energetic centre.
  • Symbol of FLEXIBILITY, FLUIDITY, CHANGE AND ADAPTACION.

The unusual idea

We could go on till the infinite and beyond, but I believe it is a virtue to know when to stop, to keep it interesting and not becoming heavy.

Now I would like to share with you how the unusual idea to write about belly buttons came to my mind.

Power to imagination!  I better write it down, because I am not even able to understand consciously the connection or disconnection that my neurons have activated by looking at the heart of the rose, shown at the beginning of this post.

I was staring at the nucleus of the rose and I took a picture. I was enjoying the perfection of the various layers of its petals, when suddenly, the image of concentric circles came to me, you know, those circles that take form when you throw a stone in a pond.  From there the expression…” the world´s belly button”.

Well…Holy madness!…I am not sure who is happier…the one who is sane or mad…

Everything starts with oneself

I would like to end this post by playing around with the pejorative or negative association usually made and well known “ to be the world´s belly button”. EVERYTHING STARTS WITH ONESELF and by looking at your own belly button, taking care and energizing oneself. Of course, naturally! How can I possibly respect you, my dear friend, if first, I do not respect myself?

SHARING IS LIVING, I always say it and I repeat it again and again, from a healthy SELFAWARENESS I nurture myself and retro-nurture from myself first, then, I share…THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SHINE AND LET SHINE.

I really wish that the first thing you do every morning is to LOOK AT YOUR OWN BELLY BUTTON, GRATEFUL FOR YOUR OWN DIVINITY. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO GREAT AND IMPORTANT AS I AM.  ?