Blog Entry, Janet Barrett February 25, 2015

Janet and Beyond
Love in being present
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Love in being present
Hello All,
 
In group we were exploring how we are redefining and re-identifying ourselves. It is our ability to access the quiet and stillness of the field of the heart, being present without personal attachment, that allows for our shifts in self awareness. Personal attachment is the ego and the emotional heart part of being. When our sense of ego is acting out and emotional heart is more aware of its wounds, that attachment is not as flexible, fluid or expansive as consciousness is. The split is greater between the two. Being present is not as easy to access. When we are in our bigger sense of the world, as consciousness, it is easier to navigate life.
 
When you sit in grace, which is warmth, support and non judgment, all is new. Love is present as you are in charity with self and others. You are free to enjoy the differences in the flavors that we each embody. We might not like someone else's behaviors but we can love them in that agape sense of love. Being present means we let the stories go about each other and the rigid dictates of roles. We only sense the humanity and it's expression. Even in those who may mean us harm. We are willing to allow others to show up as they are behaving, not as we want them to be. We then get to decide how to respond and not just react. It is all a matter of perspective, of agenda. How they show up in the first place gives us the opportunity to look at what we are generating as our view of the world and us in it.
 
I have time to notice myself in my world to some degree. Others might not have created that for themselves. It is so very easy to be living in awareness of the future and not being present. When you are organizing and holding oneself responsible for deadlines you are dealing in the future. And often it is coming at the expense of being present. When our schedules are being set from being present, things and events and experiences start to shift. How much do you currently do from within a state of willingness? A state of giving and receiving, of gratefulness and appreciation? These states derive when one is being present within oneself. Much of our time can seem to come from serving others. We can cloak it in love but it isn't coming from a place of peace within. We feel pressure to do it all, to be everything, etc, in maintaining our limiting definitions of self.
 
Being present does not require sitting on a pillow and meditating. When we use the word time we are not talking about taking time to get to heart space awareness. We are using the sense of time in regards to play time and exploring. You can be present when on the phone, washing your hair, making lunch. It is checking in to notice your alignment and sense of well being. It is setting your awareness to be accessible, helpful and useful at any time. What if you made the majority of your daily choices from this state? With intention and practice it gets easier.
 
We may not like our own behaviors. Can we love ourselves? Use you skill sets and access being in heart space and unified consciousness. Take the time, make the time, to notice what you notice about whatever is showing itself to you in awareness and love it. Allow for consciousness to grace itself. Allow the critical voice to rise up and speak out of the state of grace in warmth, support and non judgment. Be present. Listen to what the voice has to offer, free of what you feel it is about. The feel is the emotional component, the hook. Put that aside and just notice. Is it possible you missed the concern, or picked up the fear under the action, internalized what ever and still maintain it as truth when it is not and never was?
 
Allow for your enjoyment of being you as consciousness in action in being present. Love the one you are with.
 
 
Love,
 
janet