The location from which you live in the body
affects the quality of your life. We all have been
conditioned to live almost entirely from the head.
Most of us have little connection with the body. The
connection to the body usually comes from dance or
physical activity. Our other body connection comes
when we quickly and sometimes instantly jump from the
head to the body and back to the head again. Most of
us are usually running thoughts from the mind and
reacting to the external world, which is absorbing most
of our attention, awareness, and energy. Continuing
mind thoughts with almost exclusive external awareness
is how we live in and process the world. We are in
a constant state of reaction to the world from our five senses
and the interpretative thoughts regarding our
experiences coming through our head.
The result of developing your consciousness is that
you will live a more full life. To develop your
consciousness, you must take control of your
awareness and be able to put your attention in a number of
different areas at the same time. This is called multi-dimensional
awareness. When you do so, you
learn to be present with the body while being focused
in the world and also attuned with your mind's thoughts.
You can even add more levels of awareness.
As you develop your consciousness, a major shift begins
to occur. You feel a sensation in which your awareness begins
to reside in your body, rather than in your mind. When that
happens, you can begin to lead from the body, and the mind
follows. The mind now becomes a tool and is not in charge.
In living and leading from the body, and more specifically
from the heart, you discover that you are living your life
from a deeper connection to your heart's desire and are only
a short way from your soul's flow. In living more from the
body while being less dominated by the mind, you will
discover that you feel more but are less reactive.
From that time on, your past conditioning has less control
When living almost exclusively from the mind, a person can
easily get caught up and overwhelmed by their emotions.
Sometimes people don't notice the emotions until they become so
strong that they surge forth and take charge. Their
awareness is so locked into the mind that the energy
charge in the body is too great to easily manage. The
mind reacts to the body with correlating thoughts that
continue to charge the emotion, and they become caught in a
continuing loop of emotional reinforcement that often
continues until some outside event breaks the pattern.
This negative emotional pattern is easily re-enacted
by similar life circumstances.
When your awareness resides in the body, you can
be with energies, beliefs, and internal movements that
are deeper than the mind. These energies will allow you to
have subtle yet profoundly different views and reactions
to external events.
In these sessions, you will learn and practice
techniques to control your awareness. You will not live
from the head or be living in front of yourself as you
react to the external world. You will learn to align your
energy, mind, thought, and body. Living from the
connected alignment allows you to live from the
fullness of your being without being influenced by
conditioning or reactivity. This is a skill that can
be learned. It does take practice and effort to take
control of attention and enhance the breadth and depth
of your awareness.
To me consciousness development is a building block
of the future evolution of humanity. We have
experienced the narrow scope of the mind after eons of
living from the body only, and now that the mind is
quite developed, it is time to integrate the body and mind
in each moment with awareness to see how we evolve.