Opening to Consciousness
Living and navigating your human experience while being as fully present as possible brings intriguing and often significant spontaneous change. Synchronicities arise. Unlike events and actions that you plan with a strategy and an anticipated outcome -- being in the moment, in presence, allows deeply felt insight as your mind integrates with your heart and body for total physical awareness. This is embodiment.
By your very nature, you create and learn "stories" to explain your experiences as you navigate through life. These stories provide context. When the stories no longer serve you, you hold the capacity to bring significant change. Through contemplation and self-understanding, awareness opens the door to insight and embodiment.
Karl Jung proposed a paradigm of the psyche: A core self, in current terms, the I AM, is encased within the Persona or Freudian ego and the Shadow or Freudian unconscious. You are frequently challenged throughout life to remain within your story or create new stories rather than dare to open to your true Self – the I AM. Your biological and emotional patterns, wired with default settings, sustain your discomfort and dis-ease. This same “wiring” can be re-booted to transmute you into increasing wholeness.
In the century following Jung and his peers, quantum physics, the discovery of DNA, and neuropsychology brings understanding to the role of the physical body and awareness of our existence as it is influenced by interpersonal and cosmic events. A century ago Teilhard de Chardin wrote of a cosmic consciousness and the future convergence of science and religion. This is is emerging today.
As the self is nurtured and allowed expression, the stories of the persona and the fears, rage and darker perceptions hidden in the shadow can transmute. The growing transformation of these stories and myths bring spiritual opening and enhanced awareness and the experience of the unity with all that is.
Grounding for Emergence of Self
Each breath holds your essence. Awareness and evolving clarity of what serves your life work and purpose can be breathed into full expression of your uniqueness and genius.
What do you desire? Money, Fame, Being a Change Maker for the benefit of the Earth and Mankind, Living in Integrity, Constantly Learning, to name a few?
There is no true separateness, only the experience of standing alone in the midst of the Unity of All That Is. In standing alone you in silence and with open heart, hear and experience your infinite nature that is currently in this body and mind as a vehicle for the experience of the magnificence and challenges and sometimes horror that is your limited perception of the vast whole.
The Shadow Brought Into Light
An astoundingly beautiful function of your body is the mirror neurons located in the frontal and parietal regions of your cortex. Mirror neurons are the source of your capacity for empathy. As you mirror with another or a group of others, you can experience that which is hidden within your shadow, waiting to be seen. Curiously, the other(s) is a mirror for you to see that which you are reluctant or afraid to see in your Self.
Alongside the mirror neurons are the neurons of the autonomic nervous system that move you to fight or flight actions. As they are activated and triggered by empathic attunement with another, you bring awareness to and recognize your emotional and physical patterns. You transmute them by understanding and then releasing these deeply held shadow perceptions.
Being grounded is key to opening to clarity. Memories of past painful events, birth trauma, PTSD, illness, loss of a loved one, financial difficulty are carried in your cells and neurons. To transform or transmute these bodily held memories, you learn to allow your self to come fully into awareness on a cellular level for experience and release.
In our opening to consciousness you experience the beauty and uniqueness of I AM.
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