Elements of Presence – Connection
In this next series of posts, I’m going to discuss the elements of the first of the eight steps designed by nature to lead you to wholeness: Presence.
Presence, also known as internal awareness, is the first key part of total health designed by nature. The wholeness, love, peace and fulfillment you want are always present in the space your body occupies. Internal awareness is being present to being present in that space. You can practice that. If you’re not familiar with this, it sounds a bit abstract, but in truth, it is super-practical and important.
You might ask me, “Why do you begin this journey into health with something that no one can see or hear, and that can’t be measured except by your own awareness? How will that help get and keep me well?” It’s a good question that reasonable people ask.
My answer is this: The bush in your garden has roots that are invisible to you. These invisible roots are the source of the existence of the bush. You would be right to say that they are the power and essence of the bush. Destroy the bush, and a new one may grow from the roots. Destroy the roots, and the bush is finished. Just as the roots feed the bush, what is invisible in you feeds your more visible and obvious aspects. The invisible in you is vitally important. To live life fully, you need to know your invisible roots as well as your visible parts. Get to know your roots.
Let me say it another way. Every issue that you deal with is a symptom. Your problems in health, home, family, work, nation and nature are symptoms that you can notice, but their causes are deeper, mostly hidden from your view. Largely unknown to you, they remain unsolved. You can’t fix a problem whose root cause escapes you.
What is Beyond Health?
Beyond health is the invisible in you that can’t get sick, degenerate, or die. Beyond health is that in you beyond your human life and your physical death. Beyond health you find peace.
In peace, which is beyond health, there’s no darkness or light, no silence or sound, no emptiness or feeling, no pain or pleasure. There IS awareness. In peace beyond health, there is no time, space, matter or energy. In pure awareness, there’s no circumference, form or movement, and no inside or outside. Beyond health is beyond thoughts and images. It exists as a reality that can’t be grasped by your mind, but that can be known by relaxing and letting go of all limits and dimensions in your mind. The bliss of this ‘knowing’ is your ultimate connection.
It hurts when you disconnect from the essential core of your being and the peace within it. The pain of disconnection, which you might feel as empty, blue, or restless, is your core calling your awareness to come back home to it. In you, that core is present everywhere (omnipresent), all knowing (omniscient) and all-powerful (omnipotent). Internal awareness is your infinite source, the dimensionless, endless, unified field. It is love without condition, and your ultimate home.
Intrigued? You can read more in my book Total Sexy Health.