If you, like me, desire more present-moment-awareness, more being-in-this-here-now place~~
If all the parts of you insist that every traffic signal, every bird song, every frog croak exists simply as Presence~~
If you find yourself distracted by emotional woes and sorrows, by grasping or compulsions, by anger or rage, by an inability to place yourself squarely in the middle of Now and wake up today in Now~~
Please scurry yourselves to the nearest bookstore and peruse Michael Brown’s The Presence Process: A Journey into Present Moment Awareness.
This book is not for everyone. It’s only for those who desire more present moment intimacy and who are willing to engage in a practice to enrich it.
Do not take this suggestion to heart unless you ask yourself~~is this what I want? If you suspect you do, buy the book.
The book talks to us at several levels. First, there are words directed toward our Mind. Second, there is a ten-week experiential process which aids us embrace personal responsibility for navigating the quality of our experiences. It seeks to empower us to respond consciously to every facet of our life.
One of the core tenets involves integrating emotional charges/imprints which exist from childhood.
And, dear reader, I want to say that this is one of maybe ten spiritual books of the last quarter century which has assisted so much in my own process of awakening into the present moment. It has provided a practical approach to integrate suffering in a way I have never before understood or felt able to encompass.
(I was ready to quit after Week Two of the process. Fortunately, I asked Spirit to give an opinion. A dream appeared with utter clarity which insisted that this process would be valuable. And–ohmygoodness!–has it been valuable!)
I am still currently engaged in this process, so do not want to share any personal revelations.
But I do want to recommend the book for like-minded open-hearted souls who are reading this blog and feeling a deep “Yes!” resound from deep within.
If you choose to undertake the process, let me know. After you are finished, let’s talk!
Blessings to all~~ Love, Kathy