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Monday, July 29, 2019

Consciousness and the Awakened Hearts of Friendship


Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet

15/Consciousness and the Awakened Hearts of Friendship

In her book The Awakening of Friendship Carol Olivia Adams articulates what it means to live with others sharing on this planet.

What is essential to enjoying Life? Carol identifies 9 core principles that awaken us to how to live with others. They are also priceless in dealing with ourselves. They bring out the best in each of us. 

These principles may seem as only ideal concepts or conditional at times but they are within each of us. Some are as dynamics more awakened than others or maybe not so apparent. But they are what gives us meaning to embracing Oneness, Wholeness and our spiritual terrain. There can be no harm in utilizing them.  

These principles are to be found in the wisdom of patience and time, and our inner sense of security which brings serenity. It is in our courageous action of thought and motion guiding us and the art of listening to others that gives us not only perspective but witnessing for another.  Compassion brings us wisdom in action. Our willingness to engage faith and experience the gift in generous sharing leads us to gratitude and back to the essence of love. We hold this in our human emotional heart and as the essence of all as Consciousness.

Our heart is always beating when it is alive. It registers the degree of aliveness of the being that surrounds it. It just keeps beating, in all conditions of environmental chemistry. It registers ebbs and flows of blood. It registers the rhythm of our life.  

Each of us is a unique human individual though we share in similar actions and dynamics as a species.

I know what makes my heart beat physically easier. I know what my emotional heart feels like when it is filled with the pleasure of a smile or held hand, or someone valuing me. I know what serenity I feel as Spirit in connection with another as Consciousness.

It leaves me grateful to be alive, to feel, to think, to connect in the physical and non physical realms of Being.

My heart is awake. Is yours?

Janet Barrett
Journeys Into Enlightenment with Janet