Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
A: No, 'no order of difficulty' definitely does not mean you can ask for what you want and then you get it. This is not a shopping spree. It means we receive exactly what we require for our personal growth and development. Do you really believe you know what this is? How do you know having a child is even required for you? Or is this just what you want?
Inner Presence knows no order of difficulty in setting us up to perceive outwardly what is inwardly unintegrated, so that these inner blockages may be consciously cleared. This work is definitely not about making a shopping list and expecting all the items to be delivered, pronto. This is not The Secret or any Law of Attraction technology.
I suggest you contemplate what the difference is between the word 'want', and the word 'required'.
This work is about what is required, not what we think we want. Integration of any condition takes as long as is required. Do you tell your body exactly how long it has to digest a meal and exactly when to have the consequent bowl movement? You have just as much say over how your heart approaches and accomplishes integration. Doing The Presence Process is like the eating of the meal - which is our part in the process. The digestion and elimination - if we keep our heads out of the way - happen organically, according to the required pace.
Congratulations on having completed the journey twice. May your third time through open you to what is required for you. May you gain deeper insight into what it means to "get out of the way".
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
A: Yes, but we can also do a little exploring right now. The first step is to consider that chronic procrastination addiction and self-sabotage - as you call it - is also called "ambition". When a cell in the human body becomes ambitious - and tries to do exactly what it wants - we call it cancer - or variety of Latin names.
For a moment I suggest you drop your goals, dreams, and thoughts about what you perceive as your potential. When they drive us into the future, most of these are driven by unintegrated emotional imprinting.
Take a break from ambition.
All this stuff is mental garbage when it comes to authentically realizing the peace already inherent within all human experience. Rather focus on where you are right now within your life. Your life exactly as it is right now, especially what you perceive as "difficulties", is the nutrition you require digesting in order to be at peace within your experience.
While you chase what you think you want, you miss what you already are given - a possibility beyond trying to do something fantastic so you can feel better about yourself.
You are already all you can be, like a seed is already a tree.
Germination of our human seed took place long, long ago. After germination we go through an evolution of experience: We do stuff; we root and extend above the soil. Then we think about stuff; we branch out and spread our leaves. Then we feel stuff; and so our flowering unfolds. And as we graduate, we real eyes the miracle of it; this is the fruiting.
While we are arrogant enough to assume we know the will and means of the gardener, or that we can disregard such a notion, we run around trying to do whatever it takes to avoid the divine task at hand. And we simultaneous manufacture ideas about "our goals, dreams, and personal development". And so we suffer. But this too has great purpose. Suffering also becomes pointless once this purpose fulfills itself.
Everything required is already given for us to accomplish our fruiting - if we are able to just stop ourselves long enough to perceive and receive this.
Your life as it is is no accident. The word accident is the vocabulary of the unconscious. There are no accidents - only consequence. Your life right now has great consequence. We all need you. But not to help us. And, we definitely don't need you to show us how successful you can be as 'a mortal'. Being successful as a mortal had its place, but that part of our journey too is complete. Mortality-consciousness is about to become extinct.
Rather than trying to manufacture something, realize your authentic predicament. You shall never die. Others may perceive your physical departure from this experience - and so think of you as 'gone' - but for you, there is no holiday from life. Life goes on forever AND EVER, amen.
We are so afraid to face this truth. We think one day we can 'retire' . Some of us are secretly glad we are going to die one day. Some of us want to bring this date forward. The notion of 'a death' brings some sense of relief. We want to die one day [just not actually right now] so we can get out of our current relationships, job descriptions, and boring predicaments.
However, physical death does not release us from "wherever we go, here we are". It does not absolve us of the ongoing consequence of running from our discomfort into the arms of anything that promises us relief from having to face this moment.
There is a point in our journey at which this reactive behavior is to become extinct - and we are in this moment.
It is only in this moment that all of this is unfolding. It is only in this moment we fruit. If we cannot hold our awareness within this moment - or at least intend to do our best to - the fruit is not sweetened. 'The sweetening the fruit' means bringing 'the light of the world into it' - which is the sun of our unconditional beingness.
This means deliberately stopping, turning within, and facing the discomfort within our own heart.
And, this is not about perfection either - it is about participation. What we feel now in each moment is where our most important work is.
This is also not about 'getting anything done', but about consciously being in it - as long as it takes.
It is the radiance of our unconditional being that accomplishes anything worth accomplishing. Once we are consciously radiating unconditional beingness into our experience, by feeling it as intimately and consistently as possible - then everything we do is causally activated to bring us into full, fruiting, awareness.
We are finished with 'the group work'. Group work had its place. But now we are to rejoin our authentic group by taking responsibility for our personal experience, no matter in whose company we are in. We are always within the heart of our authentic group - whether we stand among plants, animals or people.
The felt-aspect of our experience is what unites us - not our physical or mental capacity. The heart is the hinge upon which all our inteconnectedness swings.
If you seek success, then become a successful self-facilitator. Tread the road of impeccable personal intent. Be prepared to become a master of picking yourself up, because on this current winding of the home road, we are all continually falling over. Those who appear not to be are in resistance -or at least trying to stop what is unfolding. Falling over is not significant, being prepared to get up and carry on no matter what, is.
You want to know if The Presence Process can help you? This is what The Presence Process makes possible: A way of being responsible in the world regardless of the world's ongoing drama - and in spite of our own.
This is because through this procedure we draw insight from within which assists us to more clearly recognize and respond to what is required for us individually. If I am doing my best to take care of what is required of me - within my current unfolding human experience - then I automatically contribute to supporting you in what is required for you.
This is because the insight about what is required - as opposed to what I think I want to do to make me feel better about myself - is coming from the same source.
When we ride our insight, we ride in harmony with all others who are riding their insight. This brings us in harmony with the gardener. And, whenever we encounter another who is being driven chiefly by their unintegrated emotional imprint, our insight reveals how to respond, not react, to the situation.
An awareness of peace therefore arises within our experience and radiates into the experiences of others - without our fiddling with them or their experience.
But no one pats us on the back for this level of responsibility - because it is seamless. So there is no applause, degrees, and fancy awards. It is internally initiated, not outwardly projected. Some of our best work is done in the rush hour traffic, or alone in our bedroom.
So it all depends on what your intent is as to whether The Presence Process will be of use to you. It won't help you get what you want. What we want hurts us when it is driven by covering up our hurt.
This is one of the reasons why you are restless and hurting now - because of what you want.
What we each individually require is already given. It is what is happening in our life today, it is what is happening right now.
Whatever is happening to you right now is required. From a mortal-consciousness 'point of you' this realization may appear horrific, unkind, and completely heartless. But your current experience is not. It is deliberate. It is divine. And, the word "deliberate" contains the word liberate. And the word 'divine' says "dive in".
Your life right now is intended to liberate you - it is the key to the door your heart is calling you to participate in opening.
It is your sacred work to consciously feel the feelings as given you daily, without getting lost in the attached mental stories - or engaging the projected physical behavioral reactions. This is challenging. Like an art form, it is only mastered through practice - consistency - living it every day without a destination point by which to keep going.
Destination points eventually cause chronic procrastination addiction and self-sabotage.
The Presence Process teaches living responsibly because there is no choice, really, aside from ongoing suffering.
And, the discomfort we have to face within our own hearts is not actually our point of suffering; it's our trying to get away from our current discomfort that manifests the suffering. When we turn inward and face our discomfort consciously, by willingly feeling it as it reveals itself to us in each moment, the suffering part is over. The discomfort continues, and does so on various levels until full felt-perception is installed.
We are approaching this moment of full installation of felt-perception. Every day is an opportunity to integrate more heart-capacity. Each moment of integrated discomfort installs more felt-perception, and with growing felt-perception comes growing insight, and growing capacity to feel the peace already given to us all.
The Presence Process moves our experience toward authentic inner knowing and inner peace, as opposed to more outer information and striving for some manufactured experience called "happiness".
If what is written here resonates with you - give the procedure a try. Let your experience reveal what is true for you. There are many useful integrative approaches to our current human predicament available on the planet right now. The Presence Process is just one - if it does not work for you - be open to encountering an approach that is.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A: Now you know how you are really feeling inside. Be with this anxiety whenever it arises, just as it is; it is the road leading you authentically into your own heart. Once you become comfortable being in your heart, no matter what the emotion arising, you are authentically confident.
Confidence doesn't come from from controlling how we are feeling; it comes from being at ease with whatever it is we are feeling - including anxiety.
Do you know that Bono of U2 throws up before every concert. Yet, he can still walk onto a stage in front of 1000's, or into meetings with world ambassadors. Does he not appear confident to you when appearing in public? He experiences as much anxiety as you - if not more.
Maybe you simply have no clue what confidence is? It is definitely not "being in control of your emotions". Confidence comes through being at ease with our vulnerability.
This work is not about changing or controlling what it happening through us - it is about being at ease with what is happening through. As long as we continue the journey of confiding with our heart, by feeling what it is transmitting in each moment, we develop authentic confidence.
A: I appreciate your feedback and enthusiasm.
Being in awe of my consciousness is to miss the point. Be in awe of yours. If you comprehend this work, you are functioning from the same 'point of you' as I am. Appreciate this. This work is also not who or what I am, it is simply a function I perform.
We teach this work by living it - through example - through how we carry ourselves within the mundane flow of our daily lives. This heart-work is self-facilitation - not "other-facilitation". There are no programs to accredit people to do this work; our daily life experience is the program which accredits us to do this work. The books The Presence Process and Alchemy Of The Heart invite us to engage with our own life experience in this way - they are not about becoming distracted by engaging in others life experiences as if we are responsible for them. If we try to use this work to save others, we have missed it's essence completely.
Alchemy for us individually - which is the essence of this heart-work - only takes place within our own heart - not through our mouths. When we accomplish this authentically, others are touch energetically, and then moved internally, accordingly. It begins and ends with us, and when we realize this, all others benefit.
Just as this work has found you, and you it, just when you are ready for it - trust too that others are drawn to it, and it to them, when they are ready for it. The heart knows who is ready as the readiness is purely of the heart.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Q: Is there a similarity in consequence between the approaching the vibrational practice and the activating emotional body awareness practice with the salt baths? And, after doing the activating the emotional body awareness practice one time, is it possible to accumulate those parasitic presences back again?
A: The emotional body awareness practices in Being Our Companion open the way for increased awareness of what unfolds through the Consciously Approaching The Vibration practice.
When we learn how to energetically close a door to parasites - and so to contain the energy for our own vehicle's development - it does not mean we do not have the capacity to open that door again. This is why responsibility is one of the themes of this work.
Once we assume responsibility for our energy field - then we are responsible for it.
Relying on doing anything "one time" is destination-consciousness.
A: It is a simple question: "Do you recognize your ongoing experience as being valid - or do you unconsciously dismiss it because you are searching for an experience you assume you are supposed to be having?"
Our experience, exactly as it is in each moment, is what is required for us individually. If we in any way dismiss it, like saying, "I have been doing The Presence Process, but nothing is happening...", then we are stuck. To be able to say, "nothing is happening" requires an intensity of felt-numbness. It means our capacity for felt-perception is severely subdued. This condition is exaggerated by "thinking", because we cannot think and feel at the same time.
If we are doing this process and also thinking about it intensely - we are not experiencing it at its causality - which is on the level of felt-perception. If we are doing this process in hopes of having specific experiences we have though about - then we are immune to feeling what is currently unfolding. We leap-frog over this moment into our future expectations. This is the side-effect of destination-consciousness.
We are so fixated on having an experience sold to us by others that we miss the one we are currently having. In my rewriting of The Presence Process I have removed all language that invalidates the moment. We do ourselves a great disservice when we dismiss the moment we are in as being invalid.
So, the question is very simple: "Are we aiming for an experience - at a specific thought-out outcome - to the point we are unable to recognize the one we are already in?" Because the experience we are already in, exactly as it is, is the portal into everything we seek. It is what is required of us. It is the door. When we embrace it accordingly, we are the door.
It is not that we cannot intend having a greater awareness of peace than we are experiencing right now - or an experience of more love in our lives. These are healthy intents, as long as they do not cause us to dismiss the experience we are currently in.
It is only by integrating what is happening to us now - not by dismissing it - that we evolve into the capacity to feel subtler vibrations like peace and love. If we feel "nothing is going on" - it is not our experience that is at fault - it is our capacity for felt-perception which is lacking.
This human experience is so saturated with vibration that to let it all in may be overwhelming. We say we want to know God, but cannot yet stand sitting in a room with people who appear completely different to us. Imagine sitting in a room with everything, and feeling it all at once.
Don't be in a hurry on any level with this work. Trust the process - not just in terms of The presence Process - but in the process of life itself. First we intend to become open to consciously containing the experience we are in right now - exactly as it is. If it is nothing we feel - then we develop the capacity to be at peace with the numbness of nothing. Feel the nothing without condition. Accordingly, what initially appears to you as numbness is allowed to move freely and so reveals itself as full of vibrating life.