Presence as Process
How often do you monitor your ‘presence’ in relation to your energy and how attentive to your process of evaluation are you? Over the past many seasons I’ve been working on the concept that ‘our presence is our product.‘ In doing this work, I open moments throughout the day to become aware of my ‘presence’ with people, places, situations and things in relation to my mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. This process takes only a few moments and the ‘readouts‘ are always transformational.
This different way of self reflection is approached through an awareness of the energy that’s coming from and to me, passing through and informing my world. It registers an evaluation of anxiety, harmony, resonant and dissonant energy levels within and without. This is all monitored through my pulse, breathing, calmness and nervousness which are typically called head, heart and gut responses. They register the energies dominating my conscious and unconscious presence in the moment.
By attentively ‘remaining within while going out,’ a little known psychospiritual practice, we can stay connected to the inner and outer realities at the same time so we don’t get lost in the outer world which is normal in our present day collective cultures. These practices are different ways of processing life. They radically change our orientation from being part of the unconscious hypnosis that permeates humanity to being part of a conscious vanguard of change agents processing and presencing wherever we are.
If this sounds counter cultural, it is! As we register the present energy fields in places throughout the world, there are increasingly dangerous signs of destruction that are modeled by blame, vindication, humiliation, elimination, exploitation, enslavement, fear, anger, aggression and indifference. As we become more and more aware of these energy fields, they can be transformed through the process of awareness and the presence of higher vibrational energies. War results in wars. Peace results in peace.
I hear all the time, including in my own egocentric mind, that we can’t do anything to change the trajectory of this path. I also hear from all sectors of society that we have to fight for what we want, that we have to build walls between one another and destroy the enemy. The inconvenient truth that’s always ignored is that we’re the enemy when we continue to bring forth this kind of low level energy. To process things in a different way is to look at ourselves and recognize it’s time to transform the enemies within.
To this end, we must shift our awareness and realize that when two and three and fifty people presencing higher energies make a million, we’ll see a new day come round. It’s about bringing higher life enhancing energy to the lower energies thus dissolving them and creating new vibrancy and aliveness. Realizing the power of loving companion presence as an ever present reconciling agent for this new way of being and becoming opens every moment to the possibility of expressing the harmony of the Kosmos.
Helen Keller speaks eloquently of this paradox: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” The time each of us has left on this earth is not to be a fight but a challenge to live into a higher calling. It’s to see problems in ourselves, others and the world as lower energies to be dissolved. This is accomplished by bringing higher energies into play, dissolving the lower energies.
The big question here for us is whether we’re willing to say a hearty ‘Yes’ to this new way of being and doing, to this glorious adventure onto a path of abundant life for All. I for one am saying ‘Yes!’ The transformation begins here and now with every breath and heartbeat, every awareness of our presence and process, every thought, word and action. Remember: “When you bring higher energy to the presence of lower energy, it dissolves it, it dissipates it, it cannot survive.”
Through the energetic process of loving companion presence we will change and rearrange the world. The time is now, the place is here, always and everywhere forgiving with gratitude and unreasonable joy, serenity and peace. It’s our calling, our destiny because we’re here and what could be more important than the process of Presencing here and now for ourselves, all our relations and the whole of creation?
- Take a few moments to register your pulse. What’s your emotional state here and now? What’s your heart saying to you from an energy level? Is the energy affirming or rejecting, resonant or dissonant?
- Close your eyes and go to a place of solace and strength, of pardon and renewal like a park or a field or a beach or a lake or a calm and quiet space within. Rest here and raise your energy level to acceptance, optimism, enjoyment……Note what happens to the lower energies.
- While engaging the national news or a personal issue, become aware of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual energies. Note how those you’re observing are caught in the lower energy fields and how you are drawn into these fields.
- Become aware of your innermost energies beyond the lower vibrations. Focus on these higher energies and notice the mercy, understanding and forgiveness that show up for others and yourself. As you bring higher energy to the lower energy, notice the dissolving process. Feel the process of Presence and integrate it into your life for All.