Happy St. Paddy’s day! My sister had a DNA test done last year, and found out that we have 11% Irish-Scotch-Welsh (we previously had no clue…). For the first time in my life, I am celebrating the day with a heartfelt affinity for my heritage!
Our own Loving Presence is our Self. We turn our attention inward and become aware of our own Loving Presence. With focused awareness, our own Loving Presence fills us, grows brighter, and grows warmer. We claim our Self with these words:
I AM my own Loving Presence. My Loving Presence is the Self of myself. I love my Self!
We want to give our Self everything it desires–and our Self wants the same for us. What do we desire, but total Peace, Freedom, Love, and Harmony? These are the infinite and eternal qualities of the Self! We are now aware of the inner activity of our own Loving Presence and we invite It to express Itself through us and externalize in our lives as circumstances, people, forms, and events that fulfill our desires.
Checking in: How are you doing these days? How is life treating you? How are you treating you? Are you being gentle with yourself? Any level of self awareness and self exploration takes courage and stamina. Go easy. There’s a lot going on in the world and within you. You are doing great.
Perhaps not feeling like myself is really feeling more like my Self.
Yesterday, I wrote about the gradual process of expansion-assimilation (or acclimation)-expansion. This is how that process has looked, in a graphic:
When the process is experienced as gradual, there is time between expansions for acclimation through baby steps. The little self has time to adjust to it’s new standing or relationship with the newly-expanded Self. When I would go through the turmoil, tension, stress, or freaking out, I knew that it was just part of the process, and eventually, the balancing and evening-out would happen naturally.
Recently, I’ve not been so sure that “gradual” applies much now. Here’s what it seems like it’s felt like for the past few months:
Notice it’s a little bit different than before. Not only are there no baby steps and no acclimation, but there is also no “freak out”; it’s just expand, notice something’s happening, expand. There is also no preparation for the next expansion.
I woke up this morning “feeling like myself”, as the saying goes. It’s not that I have noticed not feeling like myself. But this morning I woke up and it felt like a fog I didn’t know was there had lifted.
I now think it was not a fog, but the rapid expansions I’ve been going through without time to assimilate to or prepare for the new Self.
I believe I am being blessed with a currently-rare moment of time for acclimation, and assimilation. Time to feel, and know myself as this new and expanded Self.
So, you know what that means?
I better prepare. More expansion is coming!