A Reading from the first half of this page. I hope you enjoy. Please let us know if you like the readings.
Let’s try this on for size. You hear a lot about the importance of staying in the present moment: at home, at work, at play. But its not as easy as it sounds. Being present to the moment takes more than a bit of consciousness.
And, what do you think takes us away from the present moment?
I propose fear. Fear can be a security guard who won’t let us enjoy our presence, without passing the bravery test. And, I propose fear’s co-guard, guilt, who identifies our lack in endless ways.
How do we awakened from unconsciousness.
When we were children, we had conversations with ourselves. We were delighted by the little bug we saw and the clouds that looked like a bunny. We loved to say, I love you, Mommy. I love you, Daddy.
Something happened as we grew up. We found consciousness too painful, and we put ourselves on auto drive. We tried to numb ourselves back into comfy, cozy unconsciousness. …until we were rudely shaken with life’s situations. And now, we believe the situations we find ourselves in reflect our greatness or weakness.
Yet situations, of themselves, are neither good or bad.
I’ve been thinking.... ooo, that is problematic right there! Thinking is not necessarily a sign of consciousness, the thought process can continue when we are unconsciousness. I’m pretty sure thinking continues on and on, like a looping video without us even knowing about it. How else could we spend countless hours what we call social media.
If these episodes are not recognized and redirected, we may be doomed to live outside of the present moment and imprisoned within the pseudo-world of yesterday and tomorrow. Now that’s a gloomy picture to start out your day!
As you awaken to your current situation, you may wonder why you can be so happy at some times, and then, find yourself feeling sad, hopeless, anxious. Are you aware these little tapes may be running on loop, right now?
You might consider that there’s been a whole series of episodes of previous life experiences playing, actively dialoguing with the whole of your body.
Every cell is affected by these messages.
It seems to me, life is a delicious adventure, with awakenings to new ways of thinking about ourselves and the world around us. As I have gone through my lifetime as Barbara, dealing with symbolic angels and dragons within my very being is a reality.
As I have awaken to a new level, I see what I now know. This constant adventuring and changing from what I have learned gives me great hope for myself, my family, my friends, my country and all humans who i may disagree with. It is within our nature to learn from doing.
The concept of slaying your dragons does not appear to work, however. When we don’t listen it comes back with more intensity.
Fight or flight doesn’t appear to work. One war does not stop all future wars. There appears to be a hopeful truth, however. Perhaps, with great respect, we try to tame our dragons with love, joy, and openness to all humans? What if we are to allow more kindness and less judgment, accusations, defensive arguments. Explaining to others how wrong they are, only has led to rudeness, anger, social discord.
Compassion harmonized with beautiful strength seems to be where my life adventure is unfolding. I am challenging fears with respect to my inner dragons. They become louder as I have ignored them. It appears this is the built-in safe-guard I have created.
Again, fighting or closing out those who don’t agree with me does not promote growth,
Joy, love, understanding, and fear. This fear is not a sign I should run or fight. More and more I suspect my fears are signs I am about to enter a grand new adventure! This adventure is a substantial training ground: should I face each fearful surprise … like a broken down house, or broken bodies, or fears of losing loved ones? give me new insights.
In other words, my dragons guard the treasures of life. With the many myths, stories, dramas, we are taught how to live rich, brave lives. Whether we are aware or not, we may be going through our magnificent opportunities. We just need to remember to go where fools fail to tread, be not afraid. We can do this, if we are prepared with love, hope, belief, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, inclusiveness, laughter, gentleness, and understanding we will make mistakes, for adventures always teach us more.