This is, believe it or not, still a new practice for me. This holding the core of me and not getting pulled to sacrificing it for the relationship or getting all wrapped up in figuring out what is needed over there of me, and then making sure I get it right and don’t screw it up. This old, and oh so familiar pattern, is right there like the devil on my left shoulder whispering in my ear and trying to distract me, while my higher consciousness, the I Am consciousness, is standing tall beside me with a firm hand on my right shoulder, silent, strong and patient, with a sense of deep knowing who I am and who I am becoming and both reassuring me that I am oh so capable of staying true to mySelf and my commitments while still feeling full of love and connection. There is no convincing necessary as this presence just stands there in a knowing certainty. As I feel the energy from his touch fill my body with that same knowing certainty I can feel my back straighten and my body wake up to it’s true nature, I can feel my heart open and fill itself with the love of Karen and continue to open to feel the love and connection with so many others. As I feel into my left shoulder for that little devil I notice he has vanished, I guess it is just too solid a place for him to hang out in.
Well I just took a little journey, noticing one of the many ways that I can get present to mySelf. A sip of tea, a deep breath, and a bit of contemplation as to what else I want to do right now. What I see is that this is complete for me this morning. I am going to post a poll though and see how you get present to yourSelf.