I have been working with a technique that I initially called Claiming God Consciousness, which was the basis for my research and individual study for the DSS Program Thesis I wrote a couple of years ago. It’s a technique that I use to bring myself either from a lack of balance, to a more balanced loving place inside. Or if I’m unaware or unclear of an answer I seek, I use this process to be aware of the best answer for me at that time.
While I’m not sure what I’m “calling it” now per se, I am reworking it into a more usable, basic format, perhaps even specifically for children – for a book that is the focus of my USM Spiritual Psychology project.
The technique is simple. It’s just a step by step guide to becoming present with one’s higher connection within, and receiving from that place. If I’m out of balance it helps me receive whatever guidance will help me get back into balance, loving and joy (and sometimes this process is all I need do to get there). And if I’m unclear about a situation or decision, I receive whatever information or direction comes forward.
I’m still playing with the exact set up of this technique for my book, but here’s where I’m at right now …
1. Stop, close your eyes, be still and bring your awareness to the moment that is right now
2. Focus that attention of right now to the tisra til or third eye area (it is the place within your head – where if you imagined a line from the top of one ear to the other ear – where at the middle of that line inside your head would be).
3. Consciously state an intention of love, of God, of Spirit, of whatever words describe the best, the most perfect, the most positive intention for yourself just now.
4. Consciously ask that this positive presence help you let go of anything that is not it – any negativity, any thoughts, emotions, anything that is in your awareness that is less than the love, the Spirit which is your intention.
5. Now receive.
Over the years of using this technique I have realized how my ability to implement each of the five points above – are skills, or abilities. Like hitting a ball with a softball bat, or playing the violin – simply reading or hearing the process and then doing it isn’t how one learns how to do something. It’s in the practice; the repetition; and in the relationship that grows between the actual practice and the one doing the practicing, that learning and understanding takes place.
I’m not sure which muscles or skills I am using in practicing the above five steps, but my ability to do these has changed so incredibly over the last five years in which I have been working with them. It truly is like these concepts, ideas, practices are now my teacher. They each have an energy and a life of their own, and as I do them, they teach, inspire and show me such profound new awarenesses, new experiences, and new levels of understanding of myself and of life.
I began writing this blog with the recent awareness I have had about the process of letting go. In step 4 – it’s one thing to consciously have an intention of letting go, and it’s definitely a skill and ability to truly move into the consciousness of letting go.
We have all heard of letting go and letting God. It’s not hard to grasp the concept. You let go of the stuff you don’t want – a bad thought; a relationship that’s not working; a feeling you don’t want. And you let God – you receive from whatever higher assistance you are open to, to help you bring forward that that you want more of.
But what I have noticed over the last year, is a new level of letting go. As I bring my consciousness present, to the tisra til, and bring forward my intention of Claiming God Consciousness, I then begin a process of letting go.
Initially it was a inwardly verbal request – I would ask that Spirit help me let go of all thoughts, feelings, negativity and anything that was less than absolute love and my highest good. It was a verbal phrase that I did inside my head silently and that was it.
Over the years I have played with so many various ways of letting go – they continue to evolve and expand – and I continue to have different ideas and ways revealed to me – that I keep playing with and learning from. Some of these include:
– Inside my imagination I outstretch my arms, and imagine that I am Jesus on the cross. Flowers grow all around my feet and there is a beautiful green valley below me and a stunning blue sky with a vividly white and golden sun rising. My arms are outstretched and I am letting go of all things.
– I bring my attention to the space within my head – with eyes closed, I imagine a screen in my head and I watch a waterfall of Light flood down, through and around this screen, clearing, cleansing and letting go of anything present within my mind and beingness.
– I viscerally in a very tangible way bring all of my attention to the very smallest point of the tisra til that I can comprehend, and in that focus I let go of everything that isn’t that smallest point of love and clarity. I am often a way of my body physically moving, as I shake off energies that I need to in order to bring all of my awareness to that one point inside. It’s not involuntary movement, but it’s also not voluntary movement. I relate to it like when you step out of the way when something is thrown at you. You don’t need to move – it’s your conscious choice to move – but there is a situation at end prompting and encouraging you to do so.
Initially using this process I got great results. I would feel really junked up, out of balance or depressed, and by following my 5 steps I could come into a greater experience of feeling ok, or feeling love, and of being more aware of my balance and clarity. But it has truly been what has been revealed to me about my own abilities and skills to bring myself into the consciousness of love, into claiming God consciousness that has been the blessing and profound teacher.
I guess like you start out on a softball team, not knowing how to throw, hit, play the game. And while you do learn to play the game, there is so much more going on. You are learning to live, to play, to participate. You are learning teamwork, discipline, overcoming defeat, overcoming embarrassment. You are learning joy, love and moving together in a consciousness of oneness.
So I guess my most recent awareness of my book and of this technique, is that it isn’t about this technique at all. It could be put a bucket on your head, spin 5 times, pat your stomach and then remove the bucket.
What is important is that we participate. That we move forward in action that we define as best we can as action of loving, of joy of service. And in that movement forward we will be shown the way to greater levels of ability, skill and understanding.
I say this, and I write this, for myself. I have for years felt unworthy of sharing my ideas: these ideas, with others, in the worry that they were wrong, inaccurate or would not be useful for others.
But I’m standing up to bat. I am in the game. And I’m here to play, with anyone that wants to.