So we just taught a class this weekend and I experienced more presence and awareness in my teaching. What a wonderful experience! That means that somehow I let go of more of my interfering patterns and was able allow that state of simple awareness and spaciousness to come through. In the moments when I am able to sit in this space, as in this moment, I am aware that I love being here, even though there are parts of me, personality and egoic parts, that fight against being here. It’s crazy because it feels so good to be here! Why would any part of myself fight against this when I love it? It is so quiet and peaceful, and I am not even in the deepest presence I have ever felt, and yet this is so good! Being in this wonderful and simple consciousness feels like home. If I could describe this, it would be to say, I am clear. I have visual clarity and a broader awareness of my energy and space. I feel connected. I feel focused and non-emotional, and in this moment I am simply choosing words which best describe my experience. I am choosing to stay in the energy of just feeling and just experiencing and not thinking. When my will is aligned like this, it is very simple, but there are definitely times of conflict within me. In this blog I get to describe the presence I am sitting in. All the emotions that I have ever felt are still somewhere around me, but in this moment they are not within me, and that feels like calmness. I don’t have to push or punish myself or do anything to motivate myself. Because in this place I am naturally motivated. So I invite you too to choose to find this place within yourself and just be aware, open and accepting of whatever shows up, even if it is the noise of your mind. For as you become aware of that noise, if you can accept that you can’t change it but just allow a little space around it without judgment or shoulds, it will eventually pass, and all will be well.
There is an ever present experience awaiting us. When we make the choice to stop paying attention to our thinking and just start noticing what is happening in this very moment we have the opportunity to be connected to our heart centered awareness and experience. Our opportunity to experience this is here now. Life is happening now. There is no great mystery to tapping into it. It is a simple shift in consciousness out of our head and into our experience, which can include physical, emotional, or energetic awareness. What are you seeing, sensing and feeling? It is all happening now, not tomorrow or the next day, but in this very moment. No analysis is necessary. No skill is necessary, just a choice to pay attention differently. When we stop judging and analyzing everything, we open the door to experience the reality of life unfolding in this very moment, and that is a beautiful thing. In truth that is all there is anyway. This is the unfolding process of life of which we are a part. This is where freedom and peace dwell – not in some far off dimension or hard to reach state of consciousness, but in this ever present moment now. It is reachable simply by dropping out of your head and into your experience. So let’s take the time throughout our day to drop down out of our heads and into our experience. Our hearts will thank us for it. This is one of the reasons people love Reiki so much, because there is no head involved. It is just being with another person in a pure state of positive regard and noticing the energy that is happening when you set that intention to share and support another human being. It’s beautiful and just waiting for us to experience.