5 Day Presence Immersion
to Day 1
I have gathered my best material on Presence from The Resource Module in my Spiritual Path to Awakening 12 week Program and am popping them into this 5 day Presence Immersion.
Today we are exploring:
- What is Presence? Video
- Zen Meditation Audio
- Easy Guide to Mindfulness PDF
- Suggestions for welcoming more presence
Presence is the act of observing and experiencing this moment in alertness using the senses. Touch/feel, taste, smell, sight, sound and adopting an attitude of non-judgement to the experience. Being present can also be compared to being mindful.
The more we practice presence the more the awareness grows within us, and our unconscious patterns (also known as the shadow/wounds) become weaker or transform.
Not only do we become conscious of this moment, we become conscious of our breath, our thoughts, our choices, our physiology and our behaviour. When we learn to be the witness without judgement we begin to cultivate peace, compassion and harmony within us that begins to radiate out into the world.
Ok, now is the perfect time for meditation. Twice a day would be beautiful! But you know, do what you can. If you can’t manage twice a day, 1 conscious breath when you remember can be very useful.
Sit with a straight spine because this is NOT nap time.
You can’t get it wrong.
You don’t need any experience.
Find a quiet spot if you can, the garden or outdoors can be great (if you're in lockdown with little hairy noisy cherubs).
Practice saying no to what doesn’t serve you. Saying no to anything toxic to your mind, body, spirit and soul. Practice holding yourself in the cradle of loving kindness with kind words towards yourself, particularly when triggered or facing fear. You may ask yourself ‘ Does this choice honour me? and then listen and let the stillness speak.
Here is your ‘Easy guide to BEING Present’ PDF. You can download it below and use it as a reminder.
Wonderful, take care of yourself
And I will see you soon for Day 2
Love Lyndsay x