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Letting the Light In: The Alchemy of Awareness

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Ok, so I created this online course series with the focus on awareness. A series of body, mind, heart and spirit meditations with movement at the heart of it all – to get us all to notice what’s going on with us.

To what end?

What’s the point?

What’s the payoff?

Improved quality of life.

How does increased awareness equate to a better quality of life.

Awareness turns the lights on.

What’s the first thing we do when we notice something – anything?

We make a choice.

“Oh, that doesn’t feel good.”

Choice 1: I’m going to do nothing.

Choice 2: I’m going to keep noticing it, maybe it will go away.

Choice 3: I’m going to tweak, adjust or change the way I [behave].

Choice 4: I’m going to pretend I didn’t get this information.

“Ohhhhh, I love that!”

Choice 1: I’m going to do that again.

Choice 2: I’m going to take action that insures my success at having that experience again.

Choice 3: I’m going to think about how great that experience was and hope that life drops it in front of me again.

The point here is that Choice is Power. We can chooooooooose to wield it or not to wield it but the fact still remains the same.

Awareness is Power.

Awareness gives us the opportunity to make choices – to engage with that power. Awareness gives us the opportunity to engage with this power that we might otherwise have never had. Opportunity we might not have had if we had not been practicing awareness.

What kind of power can you have?

What kind would you like?

Awareness delivers the opportunity to make choices. It’s choices that deliver results.

What’s the ‘catch’?

There are two:

1. You have to actually Practice.

2. There is discomfort involved.

That’s it.

The Sensation of “Truth”

For the question askers…

If you appreciated the movie Thrive, 2012,  you may also find Zeitgeist: The Movie 2007 by Peter Joseph very interesting. Zeitgeist means “the spirit of the times.”

www.zeitgeistmovie.com

You can watch the movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHeg77LF4Y

On the flip side, you can read this article that debunks Zeitgeist: http://conspiracies.skepticproject.com/articles/zeitgeist/

You can watch Thrive here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEV5AFFcZ-s

On the flip side, you can read an anti-Thrive article here: http://helpfreetheearth.com/news461_thrive.html

(Let me know if you see the visual “666” references!)

I will never find truth if I am afraid of asking questions.

Whatever the entire truth is, we all know we have work to do and we can all make a difference.

For all that is unloaded in Zeitgeist, the message that resonates most deeply for me, is that there is no “other”, we are all one. Whether or not I believe all the “facts” – if I believe that we are one then that is enough. Enough for me to have an impact – for you to have an impact. For us all to thrive.

There is no “other”, we are all one.

Releasing what my mind has been conditioned to think and believe, what is my body telling me?

What does my “gut” tell me?

What does my heart tell me?

What is it telling you?

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Sri Chinmoy Ghose