So much has been written about Presence and Embodiment but very little around the actual personal process that is required to become a fully Present and Embodied being.
In this case when I speak of Presence I am speaking of the integration of the True and Higher SELF that we always ARE without the distortions of wounds, traumas, masks and defenses of the egoic nature that all obscure this from being fully realized.
Presence is not found in the stories of yesterday nor in the “what ifs” of tomorrow.
Presence is the NOW! Life is happening NOW. Transmutation is happening right here in the NOW moment.
And what of Embodiment — what does this really mean?
Embodiment is bringing to your conscious awareness every thought, feeling, and sensation — awareness of every energy stream that runs through this miraculous physical body — from moment to moment.
It is having a full awareness and experience of the full Self in the moment while remaining in relationship and having full conscious awareness and contact with another.
This allows a spaciousness to arise in the relational field that can enable the deepening of the process of another.
As we work through our own issues by slowing down our process and becoming aware of the movement of energies within our own bodies, we become aware that our body holds all the answers to all our questions.
It is an infinite fountain of wisdom and knowledge and if we can slow down our process and quiet the mind long enough it will reveal these precious gifts.
In our personal process we are continuously dissolving old paradigms, old images, thoughts and beliefs that have been hardwired into oursystems at the cellular level by our early environmental conditioning, childhood wounds, and misperceptions of reality.
As we dissolve the old belief patterns we are doing nothing less than reforming our neural pathways, literally.
We are creating new ways of being, new ways of seeing, and new ways of perceiving as we undertake the process of allowing more of our Presence to shine through.
This is what “to process” means in this context.
The importance and value of group energy as a reflective mirror should not be underestimated. It really amplifies and accelerates every piece of work.
Undeniably, groups enable an experience of far wider transferential issues than one-to-one integration work can offer and allow us to experience the possibility of different outcomes immediately thus breaking habitual patterns.
This is because in any group we are attracted to join we will find the exact configuration that represents our next level of refinement. This will happen whether we are in a formal process group or whether we are just living our lives. For our energy field will attract in like energy. This is physics.
When we do this work consciously i.e. we are aware of what is being presented to us and can now see this in our self, we begin the rewiring of the neural pathways of the brain as we are called to a new response to the thought, action, or word that created our original wounding or trauma.
When we do this work in ourselves, it opens up the possibility for others in the group, as we are all connected in the oneness of all life.
Through harmonic resonance and a new conscious awareness, as we raise our frequency, we automatically create the opportunity for others to rise as they see them selves and, particularly their shadow, in the group mirror.
Our very being and presence can present them with a new possibility and opportunity to experience the perceived self differently. As we transform, so can they.
The implications of this work for the world at large become much greater when we realize that our presence and embodiment affects not only our self but all those with whom we are in contact: friends, family, colleagues, strangers. We do not have to DO anything. We simply have to BE. This is enough.
Once we have cleared and purified the vessel, our very BEING becomes a profound transformative Presence in the world.