August 28, 2014
So what’s all the “hoo-haa” about being in “Present Time”??!!
Quite simply it is where Consciousness is. It is where we find our Self, our Creative Intelligence … it is in this “Space”/”Place”/”Reality” that we can consciously converse (enjoy a two-way conversation) with our Self.
Being in Present Time is EASY; everyone can do this. But very few people know that they can ~ so spread the news!
It is so very, very, easy ~ it is the least complicated thing for us to do in life ~ yet so few ever practise it in our “modern” over commercialised, distracted and stressful lifestyles.
The tricky bit for those of us keen to practise being in Present time, is REMEMBERING to be in Present Time!! Our lives have become so full of distractions, dramas, excuses and busyness; that to stop and take a “breather” is apparently wrong.
Yet, all we need to do is just STOP … and breathe … while looking at everything in our presence, hearing all the sounds, smelling the smells, and feeling our feelings … for a few moments at least. Once we understand the concept we can BE in Present Time, in Consciousness, while getting on with tasks, conversations, etc.
It is not meditation; it is Awareness of our reality and our feelings. Or if you insist on incorporating the word meditation into it: an open-eyed meditation that is focusing on the ‘what is’.
Can you stop for a few moments and breathe in all the wonderful aspects of your life? Can you do this on the hour every hour, until it becomes a habit??!!
I know this can be scary, I know many of us don’t do this because it means we will feel our feelings and potentially get to know our shadow self while on the Way to Knowing our Self. Just do it for a few moments at a time; ease into it if you are nervous.
There is magnificent Personal Power to be found in Awareness, in being in Present Time. Consciousness/our Self is Us in Present Time ~ introduce yourself, say “Hi” to your Self. Your Self is already fully Aware of you anyway … but are you fully Aware of your Self?
Beware the ‘distractors’ though. As the New Age Movement is using the term “Present Time” to insert all sorts of “religious” BS (belief systems) into their new ‘alternative’ religion (a controlled opposition to traditional religion that is fast being both disassembled and promoted … more of the “we have every argument/debate covered and controlled for your own good, so just go along with the crowd and be normal” mentality).
For example, the term “mindfulness” when adopted by the New Age movement a decade or so ago, got twisted to being a non-action instead of a useful thinking process. Rather than being Aware and actively choosing to use/DO cognitive behavioural corrections, it now seems to be enough to ‘consciously’ do nothing, and observe yourself thinking nothing (ie doing apathy) and adopting the concept of “being in the heart chakra” from where we can apparently be at “one,” be in “unity,” with everyone in “Peace and Unconditional Love” … ie in collective apathy while a few ‘overlords’ continue to herd them into active consumerism!
Apparently the heart chakra is considered more spiritually “right” (read: trendy) than good old Consciousness that has been experienced for … like FOREVER (well before money was invented), but is found in our Mind which is now a “bad” thing, so 1900s. The fact that the heart chakra is as esoteric as our Mind … and therefore can only be accessed through Imagination ~ THOUGHTS ~ THE MIND … is completely lost on all the new recruits. They are so distracted by the glamour spells.
We just don’t need to be tricked into inserting other people’s constructs, beliefs, into this most sacred relationship we have with our Self. Asking our Self about our Feelings and Thoughts leads us “Home” to our Consciousness … not using the words of others. Certainly not my words either. Our Consciousness is where we find our Self, when ever we get around to focusing on it … in that Present Time.
Yet, the reason I share all these words with you, is an attempt to say THERE IS MORE than the traditional “the answers are out there, or in this ritual or that theology” … there is our ever expanding Consciousness in which we each can design our own experience, our own Reality.
If you are still unsure what your Present Time is like, use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to ease into it with a set up phrase something like: “Even though I am afraid of knowing who I really am, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.” ♥
Marianne : )
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