PRACTICING THE ART OF CONSCIOUS PRESENCE
We attach ourselves to our physical world intensely. We have hypnotized ourselves into believing that being busy all the time is purposeful and noble. The busier we are the more important we feel about ourselves. We forgot that the material world is only one part of our reality. We are multidimensional beings who also live in the invisible and spiritual dimensions. Just by watching our thoughts we know that there is a being who watches the thoughts. Just by watching the body perform its actions we know that there is a being who works the body. Our dream-time feels so real that it makes us wonder if we were in another place at another time.
Every religion talks about a day of rest, a Sabbath. Living in our minds we believe that it is a day to keep sacred. But what I notice from the many explanations from different scriptures is that 'a Sabbath' or 'a day of rest or sacredness', is actually a practice to move into a STATE OF MIND, or a state of being, a state of rest, renewal and conscious connection to the Divine. It is a spiritual practice to regain our birthright to inner peace.
By ignoring this practice, we have started to define ourselves and others by what we produce. We stress ourselves out with achievements and productions. The result is our hearts harden, and in a world of overwork our illness and pain becomes our 'sabbath'.
When we take time to anchor our Spiritual Energy, it balances our life and we find our way back. This is because we become our wholesome selves, we come into our power.
A sabbath can be a moment, a day, a week, or a month. It is a time of silence, a time of connecting with the silence within, a connection with our sacred Presence. It may be taking in a deep conscious breath anytime during the day, or it may be meditation or contemplation, or it may even be singing, dancing, laughing and celebrating with pure gratitude.
At the deepest level we are pure consciousness beyond form and content. This pure consciousness is the love that we are, the moment we connect to it, it embraces everything within and around us. Mysteriously our body feels embraced, healed, and comforted by this love, and every situation on the outside is also set right.
Let us choose to connect with our wholesome power, let us take time to laugh more, to play more, to celebrate life so that we move from the love of power to the power of love.