Hair

“Hair is the physical manifestation of our thoughts 

and an extension of ourselves.”

“Your strength is in your hair.” I was in the middle of basketball practice at the University of Washington; Hec Ed pavilion. (The building where we held practice) when I “heard” that statement.

This announcement confused me when I heard it back in the middle-late 70’s.  As long ago as it was, I still remember it from time to time and really never gave it much thought until a few weeks ago.  I assumed it was a metaphor for my abilities as a basketball player.  I believe now, it has a deeper, more spiritual meaning.

Fast forward ahead four decades.  Again, the thought of hair surfaces to my conscious awareness; but not as the topic du jour—there was no conversation with myself or with another.   This time, the thought that wafted or I should say landed into my conscious awareness was grander. Could it actually be that my hair, your hair—ones’ hair was more like an antenna bringing information and direction to our intuitive, creative abilities?  Was it our connection or lack of connection and belief to the creative source, All That Is or God that influenced the thickness and luster of our hair?  Could that really be so?  Einstein certainly had hair!

Hair is such a big deal in our society today; perhaps it has been throughout history too?  But because as a modern society we have been so disconnected with Mother Earth and Nature for the most part, we have lost some of this meaning? After all, the Native Americans have strong beliefs about hair as my friend Laura mentioned when I broached my theory with her; Dr. Todd was unsure.

We all know, however,  some have it; some don’t.  We dye it.  Grow it. Cut it. Shave it. Twist it. Style it. And, blow it. Hair is intimately connected to part of our personality; it is us. And, it is an immense expression of who we are and tells everyone something about us.  It tells others that we are free.  Controlled.  Connected.  Unconnected. Stifled.  Rebellious. And, so much more.  Hair makes a non-verbal statement at some level about us.

Therefore, when we change our hair style, does it signal to ourselves and others around us that our life is changing as well?  I can remember several significant transitions in my own life, where changing my hair length and style signaled a shift, although, at the time, I was generally unaware of what lay ahead on my path; I felt the need for different. Was that purposeful direction or synchronic coincidence?

I checked a few references and found that the hair “is a mirror of a certain inner strength and of “my” roots. Samson (from the Old Testament) lost his strength when his hair was cut.” Hair represents the link between the physical and the spiritual, which links us to the cosmos and spiritual energy. I was on track.

I googled the internet. Native peoples belief lies more in line with our connection to source; this message really resonated too.  According to J.L.W. Johnstone, the Native Americans feel that our hair is the physical extension of our thoughts—and sanctions our direction or path in life. Johnstone notes, “As Children are raised up, so too is the spiritual level of teaching raised, to elevate their Spirits. In youth and innocence (in-knowing-sense = freedom from guilt, sin or pain), Mankind is blessed with a bounty of beautiful hair. The more pure and sacred your thoughts, the longer, healthier, and vibrant, your hair. As Humans age and loose their innocence, falling off the Path of Light, harboring dark thoughts, losing the light of pure thought, Humans loose their hair and the shine (aureole) it once had.”

I found this last statement interesting—especially for some,  as we get older and beaten down by years of life—our cynic, inner critic and doubt seems to increase or rise to the surface.   Our inner child has long since departed, just when we seem to need the connection the most; the signal has been turned off by us. More importantly, we must ask, can I free myself from what has imprisoned me?

So, what is the point of this musing?  Hair seems to be an important receiving device or antenna for internal guidance in our external world and for our direction.  Everything swings full circle. Is it time to be open to things we have discounted as unimportant or ridiculous?  Primitive? Or forgotten? Does loss of hair mean that I have moved away from the divine in me?

I attended a workshop this past weekend, and there were some interesting studies presented taking place in Mexico (Non-GMO) involving corn—and supplementing this crop with simply, laser treated nutrients.  One of the more interesting points was the corn receiving the supplement, had very hairy stocks—apparently—able to pick up more nutrients from the air.  This was evident by the pictures which accompanied the information in the lecture. Is it this way for us too?

Attitude drives all things; whatever we believe, we are 100% right.   Do you have thick hair?  Or is your hair thinning?  Do you only rely on your intellect and rational brain for analysis—the left side for most things?  What about your “gut” feeling?

Do you allow your intuitive side to participate in the decision making? Are you open to new ways of thinking and believing?  Will our science and ancient spiritual beliefs find a balance and discover they “know” the same thing?  Are the left and right sides melding where one side will not dominate the other?  Or am I one that concerns myself with the  3D materialistic side of  life and have very little spiritual practice?  Have I lost contact with my divine inner power?

One thing that seems important, and that is maintaining the health of ones hair is as important as maintaining all physical and spiritual health and wholeness, and that all starts with your pure intent; you at the one sitting at command central!

“I trust in life and 

in my inner being 

and see the solutions everywhere because they do exist.  

The world is there to help me.  What else do I need.”

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