In IA, by presence, we mean congruence—spatially, temporally, and intentionally. If no part of yourself is off doing something else, then you are in that moment, operating in a state without judgment.
The most intransigent portion of anyone’s consciousness is the mind, and it is usually the last to yield. When someone encounters another who is operating in a state of compassion, they are often inspired into better health. When they encounter the judgements of another, they may move further into ill health by their responses to them.
“Love can turn hope and fear into real change.”
We are in a period of potentially great change,
uncertain except for its intensity.
To a year of looking up and forwards, to peace and connection, kindness and presence.
May we show up where we are needed and reap the sovereignty and breadth it brings.
On this day in 1948, the United Nations adopted a universal set of human
rights that apply to all of us.
We honor this milestone towards creating a more free and equal world.
May we find opportunity to embody
this each day.
As humans, we all recruit hopes, dreams, visualizations, concepts and magical child imagery to generate the sense of actually manifesting what we need to create a better life. Too frequently left out are the bridges between these elements, which in fact are themselves the true rewards.
In a time of information overload – much of it contradictory or false, and coming at us at high speed – we need markers for identifying what is real for ourselves.
What we call intuition or insight – an “ah-hah” – is simply when the body, brain and mind all share the same reality.
What we call tension is actually chronic muscle contraction which results from thinking one way and feeling another.
…is a simple way to describe getting what you want, but each step has at least one slippery slope or stumbling block.
Integrated Awareness utilizes straightforward inner exploration of each of these three steps – revealing to ourselves the personal obstacles and hurdles before us and allowing the discovery of our own paths beyond them.
Let your body lead the way!
“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now…” Joni Mitchell
She could have been describing the current social divides we see all around us. What is mostly shared is what mostly separates us: Fear, blame, helplessness and loss.
What we often forget is that all of us were truly helpless for the first years of our lives and needed the care, support and fix-it of someone bigger and stronger. But what do we need now?
There’s self, there’s other and there’s other-other. Most of of us believe we know what the first two are. The third may sound a little weird, especially since we each have several of them.
Fancy names like sub- and multiple personalities, semi-autonomous fragments, dissociated aspects, even PTS, etc. have been given to what are actually normal adaptive behaviors. To survive, we do need to rearrange our inner beings frequently and choose which components to reveal in differing circumstances.