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Monday, September 10, 2018

Consciousness and Our Skills in this State of Scrutiny

One thing that is happening for us all is the State of Scrutiny that has opened up. 

In our shifting layers as Consciousness we are getting back to what is really important in keeping us in balance and secure in being us, the individual and as the collective. It is our ability to question the status quo. 

The need for scrutiny of all our systems in power is active. We are witnessing it in all our social arenas and most importantly within ourselves.  We are witness to where our past emotions and subsequent feelings have led us to and what lurks beneath our sometimes very shallow veneer of civility. How wounded are we as beings? It would seem that many are very wounded, very unhappy and powerful in maintaining and influencing the rest. 

Do we stay wounded? How do we change our directions? How can we help ourselves? Embracing ourselves as much more than just upright animals and as Consciousness in Action is helpful.

Knowing ourselves as individual and collectively as powerful requires more than our sense of the physical realms. It is also about recognizing what else we encompass as humans, our intuitive awareness.

We are not just bodies with brains. We are sensory creatures with minds that utilizes the experience of the body in combination with both seen and unseen information. It is about engaging our inner intuitive antennas. It is about engaging daily life as Consciousness.   

These days we have set up challenges in appreciating our inherent intuitive and unseen skill sets of being. Just look at all the media and entertainment that abounds about those who embody being psychic, or intuitive or have ways of knowing things you don't know because you don't pay attention or embrace your quiet within. 

We treat bloodsucking, guts, doom, gloom and suffering as entertainment as we play out our fears of being alive or for being viewed differently. Rarely do we see light and happy and constructive witches, angels, creatures of the night, vampires and such. All are battle positions and exist to fight and can't exist without one over another. The torments of hell linger. It is not helpful to appreciating our own gifts and skills of awareness. It leads to hiding from others and most often to conflict within. 

In terms of survival we needed to have senses and skills at knowing when danger was present, not just in our physical awareness. By the time you saw something it might be too late. How many times did something look safe and it wasn't? So we take in information in many ways and resolve how to respond. 

We react or respond and this is where the difference in the two comes into play. Both have a place in us. At times we use triggered reactions that engage without thought as body or emotional memories. That is what our autonomic fight or flight or be still response is in the body. It is the body's mandate to live another day. 

We can also operate with reasoned responses, the reaction to stimuli that comes as choice. How do you choose to respond? The same way you have in the past or what if you choose to hold back and pay attention to the dynamics engaged and listen? All of this will happen in the blink of an eye. Just depends on how finely tuned you are. 

It doesn't matter what you call recognizing your gut feelings. That can be silly and petty when it is about living another day when you use them. Or to enjoy the next day. All of us walk around in some state of awareness. Muggings, murder and mayhem, disasters, happen often when the victim is not paying attention to their environment and those around them. Or is in the denial game. How often is one taken by surprise because they never saw it coming? There was a disengagement or conflict in valuing what to notice or our body was in a different reality than our mind was in or what emotions were active.  

It is not for us to go around in mindsets of being attacked and wounded emotionally, physically or mentally. It is about being present using all your senses engaged as needed. Valuing and taking into account when something feels off or not quite right but we can't identify it any more than a nebulous feeling. How much of today's headlines would be different if we were paying attention and scrutinizing what our senses were telling us in the past. 

At least we are more aware of our fascination with the unseen and unknown. We are exploring how we interact with forces at play that embody human and non human life. This time is ripe for new appreciations and values about  our definitions in being a sensory creature who responds to outside and inside stimuli from within the framework of being powerful. 

Engage Heart Centered Awareness and look to see what new information and powers of being are there for you in this time of Scrutiny. See the magic and majestic in the world. Be your own hero and wise person and Light in the World. 

Embrace being you in the All and the All that is you.  

Janet Barrett
Life in the Beyond/Journeys Into Enlightenment