THE MOVING BUBBLE – A Simple Lesson in Staying with my Movements and Claiming Who I Am 

I recently attended a Universal Medicine Saturday event where I discovered the impact our movements have on our body and all that surrounds us. I could understand the impact on people, but this time around I began to realise that our surroundings include our relationships with each and every object we come into contact with, and this is of equal importance.

It made me stop to review how often I would move in a hurry or constantly move in the zone of wanting to get from A to B, not taking into consideration the speed in which I would place my plate on the table, how I would open and shut doors or the simplicity of plugging a cord into a socket, all of which are movements that impact on each and every one of us.

In many ways my movements were classic to those of any inbuilt drive motor that was constantly in top gear and would only switch to the ‘off’ mode when the exhaustion levels kicked in – never realising all that I was in contact with and what mark I had left behind.

Taking this on board, and with what I discovered at the workshop, I became aware of how over time my movements did change. With no perfection, I was more open to moving in my home and workspace with less drive and becoming aware of the responsibility that my movements carry. Over time I noticed that even though I had changed my movements there was still an element of drive that was pushing me in my daily routine, and that when I stopped I could feel the tension I was still carrying. The self-care was there, but not to the level that I knew was true and it didn’t feel as though this was coming from my body.

A lesson in the simplicity of movement …

Last week I was asked to make a quick dash to the shops to buy a gift for a work colleague in one of the local shopping centres. It was a busy Saturday afternoon and I only had an hour to spare before I needed to be at another appointment. As I entered the gift shop I was greeted with a busy showroom full of customers buying from the sales rack. Each shop assistant was serving and the traffic was consistent. I viewed the various pieces of jewelry in the glass cabinets and waited patiently to be served by the staff.

As I looked up to make eye contact I noticed a small bubble floating in the air. I turned to see where it could have come from. There was no bubble making machines on display. This bubble literally came out of nowhere but I had a feeling that there was a lesson to be learnt.

I observed the bubble as it circled the room. Its small yet simple spherical shape made its way effortlessly to all the corners of the gift shop. It floated up high and came down low. Amongst all this were people moving around quite frantically in a buying frenzy. The bubble did not jolt or react when customers moved at a fast pace. The bubble kept steady and slid along the front counter case with no one realising it was there and then took off again. It circled a couple that were disagreeing over which item to buy and then landed on the table top near me. I stood and looked at the bubble. It was clear, transparent and delicate in its structure. It was not hiding, rushing or holding back what it was – a simple bubble moving delicately amongst the crowd.

I noticed the bubble

  • Kept its own pace
  • Stopped every so often and then took off again
  • Travelled high and low and was not affected by the crowds coming in and out
  • Rested on surfaces that would have been considered high traffic spots and was never crushed
  • Was transparent, yet easy to miss with a blink of an eye
  • Didn’t react or jolt when customers moved by at a fast pace
  • Moved in one direction and the other effortlessly but with a purpose

The bubble then made its way down the tiled entrance area, smack bang in the middle of the busy pathway. I was sure that this bubble would be gone in a matter of seconds. I watched and observed how it sat patiently, did not move, held its own and was still in its full state.

Within a few minutes I was being attended to by the staff and purchased the gift. On my way out the door I stopped to see if the bubble was still there. Sure enough there the bubble stood – still in its full size as more people entered the shops – not wavering from its position.

As I left, I came to realise that I was being shown a lesson in how my movements could be; where I am still holding my space, yet not affecting all that is around me, from the people, to the angles of the cupboards, to the shapes of the doors and cabinets. Everything is part of a whole and this bubble was showing me the delicateness of who I am and how I can live unrattled, unwavering, and be part of the whole movement of the universe just like the delicate and fragile bubble.

My deep appreciation to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for presenting the work of the Ancient Wisdom that offers the opportunity to be inspired to bring simplicity back into our lives in the simplest of ways, knowing that we all have a part to play in the movements we make in this amazing universe we live in.

By Anonymous

Further Reading:
Walking in Presence and Without Pain
The Power of my Walk
Don’t poke Holes in the Air, the Seagulls might Trip Over

753 thoughts on “THE MOVING BUBBLE – A Simple Lesson in Staying with my Movements and Claiming Who I Am 

  1. What a gorgeous analogy of just being yourself and holding your space no matter what is going on around. There is such simplicity in that – a great lesson for all of us.

  2. A great lesson which shows that we can be all that we are, in any situation, and the joy that comes with that is reflected for all to see, whether they choose to see it or not.

  3. Totally agree with everything you say here anonymous
    “My deep appreciation to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for presenting the work of the Ancient Wisdom that offers the opportunity to be inspired to bring simplicity back into our lives in the simplest of ways, knowing that we all have a part to play in the movements we make in this amazing universe we live in.”
    Serge Benhayon has brought back the magic of the universe and God, something that has been missing from our lives for a very long time, it’s always been there but we as a race of human beings have ignored our surroundings in a rush to get somewhere when actually we are going nowhere except round in circles. Perhaps if we were in less of a rush because after all we are going nowhere, we could slow down and in the slowing down it is possible our health would improve as the stress of rushing is having a negative impact on our bodies.

  4. I was at a community event last weekend and there was a huge bubble making stick that children and their parents could play with. The bubbles that were made were huge and small. There was joy and delight with everyone as the wind took the bubbles into the air and as they danced and bounced over heads and trees. Their colours were spectacular too. Grace, joy and playful… the bubbles showed us our true nature.

  5. What I can feel from the way you describe how the bubble was moving is how free and open the body feels when it is just allowed to collect itself and move in response, and there comes a sense of purpose, but I am not directing it. There is something there deep within I cannot quite describe, but it feels like the ultimate yes to be in that way of moving. I guess that might be what we would call obedience.

  6. We are led to think that to be in our delicateness can be weak and fragile, but this shows us that it can be our biggest strength and that it is OK to bring that to the world – even a super busy one.

  7. It is very beautiful how we all get the exact message we need if we choose to see. Actually we get the message whether we choose to see or not. For someone else the bubble might have burst immediately and for many they would not have even seen the bubble.

  8. A beautiful reflection of ‘going with the flow’ of your own movements and not being affected by all around you.

  9. This bubble is amazing as a symbol of how our movements can be – steady, present, purposeful, with strength and with grace.

  10. Many people might find it challenging to be in busy situations, to hold themselves and to not get overwhelmed. Your sharing gives the simple tips of how we can hold ourselves when we stay with ourselves, feel our body and the stillness inside us and observe but not react or move differently.

  11. This bubble is a gorgeous gift and offering and has presented a great lesson in consistency, commitment, respect and steadfastness.What a wonderful reflection it was and still is.

  12. Reading this blog again today brought an awareness of the vast spherical bubble that we are always held within – the un-wavering bubble of the Body of God. Thank you Anonymous.
    “Sure enough there the bubble stood – still in its full size as more people entered the shops – not wavering from its position”.

  13. We learn to use movement at the service of doing. This changes when we discover that movement can be at the service of being as well and when we connect to this, even the quality of our doing changes.

    1. Very erudite observation and comment; movement is in stillness and can come from stillness and when it does, it enriches everyone and everything, to the furthest corners of the universe.

  14. What a gorgeous observation and reading shared with us exposing how when we choose a willingness to be open to what is on offer we can learn so much that will support us in everyday life observing the reflections around us rather than focusing on our world and what needs to get done.

  15. This is a very beautiful blog sharing the lesson you were given so that it can be an inspiration to us all is very magical.
    My take away from this blog is captured by these words
    “Everything is part of a whole and this bubble was showing me the delicateness of who I am and how I can live unrattled, unwavering, and be part of the whole movement of the universe just like the delicate and fragile bubble.”

  16. In the past few days I participated in a group Walking Therapy Session lead by Serge Benhayon where we were guide to walk focusing on our feet, arms and hips such that it was like we gliding like the bubble as we walked. Beautiful to experience and witness and I definitely intend to keep practicing to maintain that focus as I walk until it becomes my norm.

  17. This beautiful bubble and the way it moves is such a great image to remind us to stick to our own grace, gentle, steady rhythm instead of the usual hurly burley and race.

    1. This bubble is the antithesis of the chaos of human life and shows us that it is possible to hold steady and be unaffected in one’s every ways and every movement.

  18. The bubble is a beautiful reflection of how it is possible to live and move in the world without being affected by what’s going on around us – transparency is the key.

  19. When we get caught in the hustle and bustle of daily life noticing a bubble in an environment where it should not be can bring us to a stop for a moment to pause, reflect and begin again with fresh eyes looking at that same environment.

  20. Young children – as well as older children like me – always enjoy bubbles, the way they move and the colours they reflect as they move. Now I will see bubbles with a deeper meaning as well.

  21. What a simple and beautiful lesson from a bubble and a lovely reminder that our movements are part of the whole movement of the universe, and that we each have a responsibility to move in such a way that is in harmony with everyone else and with everything.

  22. What a gorgeous reflection of divinity by this transparency and interconnectedness in movement: ‘Everything is part of a whole and this bubble was showing me the delicateness of who I am and how I can live unrattled, unwavering, and be part of the whole movement of the universe just like the delicate and fragile bubble.’

  23. What a gorgeous reflection of our true and divine nature – totally spherical and completely transparent. Not touched by the hum and buzz of life but still very much in it.

    1. The symbology of this bubble, its transparency and spherical nature, at that particular time is undeniable and a real gift to the writer and through this blog, to all of us now.

  24. The way this magic bubble made its way around the store without popping was a symbol of the true strength of human delicateness and fragility for us to learn from and use in our own lives.

  25. ‘Moved in one direction and the other effortlessly but with a purpose’… ‘effortlessly’… power has no force, just purpose.

  26. From your description I get rich a sense of wholeness, absoluteness the bubble is without any holding back or push. It is a great lesson and so lovely that you took the time to see and then share this.

  27. Beautiful to feel your experience through the bubble story. We can too move transparently through life, delicate and graceful in our movements, reflecting the beauty all around us, steady and true.

  28. ‘I could understand the impact on people, but this time around I began to realise that our surroundings include our relationships with each and every object we come into contact with, and this is of equal importance.’ I’d also add to this our relationship with the space between every object. The quality of this space is what we live in, what we react to, what can influence us, so an important question to ask ourselves is what is the quality of movement that I’m contributing to this space?

  29. I’ve always loved bubbles and how they float around and settle so gently… and seeing young children smile and laugh watching them. The bubble was also showing how not to be an individual and just thinking about ourselves and what we need to do but instead considering how how movements and exchanges affect everyone around us.

    1. yes I picked that up too. That it could really easily have been about being an individual but it really felt so much bigger than that, like its job was to hold a space and remind people to be playful.

  30. What a great reminder today that we can be ourselves anywhere even in places of high traffic … it asks that we be us and not use any part of out there as an excuse to say we can’t, it’s about moving in a way that stays steady to who we are … thank you for such a great way of showing how we can be and move.

    1. Sure Monica, while we think we are so fragile and will be hurt by the business of the world we are actually very powerful in this vulnerability if we do cherish it as an important quality of our essence and live it in full.

  31. ‘Everything is part of a whole and this bubble was showing me the delicateness of who I am and how I can live unrattled, unwavering, and be part of the whole movement of the universe just like the delicate and fragile bubble.’ I love this. WE have a tendency to think we have to be strong and loud to claim a place in the world but it is not true. To recognise and be aware of our delicacy and live it on a daily basis is so supportive and in itself gives us strength and a beautiful lightness of being.

    1. Beautifully said Elaine, our delicacy and lightness gives us a different kind of strength that gives us an ease and a flexibility and a grace with which to deal with whatever life hands us.

  32. As we expand our awareness, we can observe that we establish and live a relationship with an increasing set of things (understood in a broad sense of the word) and the importance that each of them has on our ability to relate to the other one.

  33. The magic of the universe shown in such earthy style by a moving bubble, equally showing how untarnished it is and how much we can be holding ourselves and eachother in space when we allow ourselves to move in a way that is steady present in connection with oneself.

  34. The drive is much easier to spot if it attempts to creep in as it now feels so uncomfortable in my body, ‘With no perfection, I was more open to moving in my home and workspace with less drive and becoming aware of the responsibility that my movements carry.’ Yes, there is huge responsibility with each and everyone of our movements.

  35. Yes we do, we all have a part to play and it can be one that adds to the rush or stays with stillness and offers a reflection of another way. Thank you to the delicateness of the human and nature ‘bubbles’ that have been my reflection along the way, to inspire and call me home 🙂 Thank you for the perfect timing of this blog this morning – another bubble!

  36. I love these moments where there is so much reflected back/shown and there’re so many of them, it is only a matter whether I am open to see them or not. And you put it so beautifully into words how rich and vibrant and full these moments are.

  37. I still love bubbles too. They are so delicate and most people love them – they have a movement all of their own – wafting along until they touch someone or something – then burst. We too are sensitive and delicate and just our presence affects others – like the bubble. Do we move with grace and delicacy like the bubble – that can uplift peoples hearts?

    1. “Do we move with grace and delicacy like the bubble – that can uplift peoples hearts?” A beautiful invitation Sue to be open to the gracefulness that lives in all of us.

  38. David Bowie made me so envious in the kid’s movie from the 80s’ The Labyrinth, there was this scene that he is able to touch the bubbles, I always found bubbles magical and I still love them as an adult. I did however want to be able to touch them and as a child I was disappointed that they popped if you tried. What I did learn though, is if you are very delicate, they can land on your hand and remain whole.
    The depth in which you have ‘read’ the meaning of the bubble in the shop is brilliant, these types of reading are available to us constantly in life, if we only stop for a moment and allow the magic in. That bubble was equally there for everyone in that shop to learn from but we only notice what is right in front of us, when we are ready

    1. “That bubble was equally there for everyone in that shop to learn from but we only notice what is right in front of us, when we are ready” – This observation is so true Sarah, that we tend to notice the symbolism of things when we have reached a point in our development that allows the awareness of its meaning, as was so amazingly done by Anon. in this blog. There are sometimes when I will see something that seems absolutely magical (like the other windy day where a spiralled plastic bag was dancing between three two large buildings going 40 feet in the air one minute, almost touching the ground and then right back up again as if it was somehow under remote control) and I feel I may be the only one that notices there is something there to feel into what it’s meaning is at that moment. For me, that dancing bag was showing me how I needed to and could easily keep things light and playful at work even though there were some very challenging and heavy things going on that I was dealing with at the time.

    2. The bubble may not have been there for everyone as in my experience these messages are often specifically configured for a particular person to see and receive a message pertinent to them in that moment.

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