We all want to experience more joy, peace, prosperity, love and wellbeing. And it is all within reach–in fact, it is all within. Would you like to bring more of it into your outer experience?
Here is some fun news about my dear friend Michael Bernard Beckwith that can help you activate those qualities in your life. You can join the many who will tune into Oprah’s OWN Network as Michael appears on the next episode of Help Desk!
So save this date: SUNDAY, October 12th at 12:00 pm ET/PT.
In this program, Dr. Beckwith responds to the challenges and questions presented to him by ordinary people who, like us all, seek encouragement and inspiration for living our best life.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the great spiritual teachers of our time. Please share this information with anyone you may know who might enjoy and benefit from this program.
If you are concerned about missing our love broadcast from Agape where I will be speaking at the same time, please know that Agape offers replays of the services for a period of time thereafter. No worries! It’s all right on time :-).
When feeling overwhelmed, instead of repeatedly asking “How do I do all this?,” we can approach it energetically. We can insist upon being present. We can command it. Mula Bandha and squeeze the heart. Take a breathe up and down through the central channel again in this moment, and you’ll get more fully into your body, more fully into the present moment.
Inside an experience of anxiety or overwhelm, or in a state of activation – when you feel a rumbling, that trembling within, when you’re rattled – you can go inside and be present with it. This time, instead of avoiding it or pushing it away, meet the rattle and reel it in. Anchor it. And again breathe up and down through the central channel. Say “yes” to it. It is more of you, revealing.
When you breathe consciously, with loving presence, you still the ocean, you still this experience that you are having. You reveal that you are loving presence.
In meditation, we cultivate a deep sense of Oneness and stillness. When we cultivate this stillness, the mind races less; it searches for happiness less; it searches for connectivity less, because it has it. When it’s operating in a state of fulfillment, then the outer world is simply a place to play instead of place we expect to deliver our fulfillment and sense of ok-ness.
In our efforts to meditate, it may seem as if we have to pull ourself away from our loved ones, from our family, our work, our friends, and our social activities so we can sit and do this thing that is “alone.” But ultimately it is the greatest way to connect with all of that–far beyond anything that we can do when we’re operating habitually through our protective personality.
When we can drop into the essential self, into that authenticity, we are automatically connecting in truth, in honesty and integrity in all kinds of circumstances.
There is a healing that can happen under these conditions that cannot happen when we’re “trying and efforting.” In the stillness, we can touch the deep and peaceful sense of Self that everyone seeks.
We have to marry the mind, the breath, the body, and the spirit. These aspects of ourselves have been operating as if they were separate. They have to become One in order for us to sustainably and joyfully create what we want in our lives.
There is nothing that you’re not made of. You are made of everything that exists. If we want to experience something different in our lives, we have to get into touch with more of what we’re made of, and start rolling that out.
Learning how we do that is at the core of project awakening.
Allow the melding of the layers of who you are. Start with the breath. Marry the breath with the body. Experiment with what it feels like to be fully present, fully conscious in your body, with loving awareness. You can do it now, with your very next breath.
Somehow we came to know ourselves more because of the difficult situations in our lives. So was it really all bad? What if we soften that definition of what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is bad? When we’re working with the mind and its tendency to draw conclusions, we can choose a different energy. We can go inside and listen instead of replaying and remaining in our stories. What if we go inside and feel, and sense, and be present with what’s happening there? What if we make our decisions based upon that? What if we make choices based upon a sensation of belongingness, based upon a truth of sharing-ness, instead of need, and based upon the idea that my individuality is good and right, and so is yours? What if we recognize, “I don’t need you to be different to be okay? If I’m all caught up needing you to be different in order for me to be okay, then that’s a message that I could choose to move into my own ok-ness. The gift is, since you don’t seem to be changing, perhaps I need to look at things a little differently.”
If I have an expectation of you and you’re not delivering, where’s all my power? It’s completely dispersed; it’s completely out there. I need to pull it back into me. My body is going to tell me where that is. Then I’m living in my own steam, in my own power. It’s not just mine individually, but it’s my part of infinite possibility. It’s my part of God. It’s my part of the flow. It’s my part of Source.