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Monday, October 31, 2016

Consciousness and The Welcome

Guest House

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


There are many different ways to describe what and how stuff as events and things and people shows up in our lives. Consciousness is always at play. And sometime we, as human, may not like what is going on. 

But as everyone from Esther Hicks and Abraham to Rumi and wise others will tell us, we want to welcome equally the misfortunes, the challenges, the delights that come our way. We want to be good hosts and not play favorites, though we will have our preferences. This is Consciousness. 

These judgements are self created. This is Human. They are just expressions wrapping up and putting a face on in our lives creating our sense of who we are. We are Consciousness in action. We actively, knowingly and unknowingly create. Both creativity and boredom and everything inbetween provide meaning to being alive. 

The Infinite Sea of Potential allows for nuances of duality, polarity and scalar reactions and breaks them back down into the resonances, vibrations and frequencies of the quantum world. There is no personality. Realities shift, our guests transform.

There are no victims in this realm. Only senses and values we place on those experiences. Which only serve as ways to focus and ending points where focus shifts. There is only the ebb and flow that comes from limits and limitless, transitions and transcendance, birth and death on all levels, the mix of human awareness and as Consciousness.

( Take the conversation about choice out of the picture and feel the freedom that comes. When we engage the word "choice" you might find it is embodying more egoic in nature and not truly neutral.)  

Welcome what comes forward into your awareness. Pay attention. Consciousness reflects what we each think is important and allows for all.  In our individuality we are selective about our interface. Wakeup calls, validations of viewpoints, reflected biases are powerful moments in awareness. 

Welcome all that comes to your door. Soon what comes will shift as you do. Realize that it is our attachment to our biases that dictate what and who shows up.

And, don't be afraid to leave the light on. 

Janet Barrett
Journeys Into Enlightenment