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SourcePoint, the Soul’s Journey and the Diamond Points

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Painting by Bob Schrei

 

From Source we arise, to Source we return. In that process we find ourselves Grounded, here on this earth, incarnate, embodied. We may experience a profound disconnection from Source. We may lose our awareness of it, of our original Ground.  This loss may take lifetimes, and we may live many lifetimes in that state of disconnection, wandering, pulled and driven. At some point the seed of Source within us is Activated, and that consciousness of what we really are begins to wake up. This waking up may take lifetimes. Eventually Transformation happens, and we are realigned with our fundamental nature even as we are incarnate here on this earth. 

If you are familiar with the Diamond Points of SourcePoint Therapy you know their names:

Source, Grounding, Activation, Transformation.

In each SourcePoint session, or meditation, we begin with these points. They are located in the field around the body and form either a diamond shape or an oval egg shape, depending on whether you connect them with a straight or curved line. You can see them in the painting above.

Each point has its own intention, its function. The intention of the Source Point, the first point, is to strengthen the connection to Source, the universal energy-consciousness, and particularly to the Blueprint of Health for the human being, a specific energy-information field present in Source.

The intention of the Grounding Point is to ground that information of the Blueprint in the body, to remind the body of its original nature of Order, Balance and Harmony.

The Activation Point activates that information in the body and brings Transformation.

The Transformation is a life lived in greater alignment with that Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow that is our original nature, from which we arise, and to which we return, in moments, over lifetimes. The process is a paradox, because we have never really left.

Every single session, and every moment of meditation with and on that connection, brings us fully, for that session, for that moment, into a greater connection with our full potential, with our creative power. SourcePoint works directly with the vast creative power of Source. Importantly, it gives us a structure, a container, within which we can work with that vast creative power with specific intentions. We can channel that power through the information of Blueprint, to help us develop our full potential.

One can see how the Diamond Points provide a map for the spiritual journey. Let’s use the word use soul. These days I use that word interchangeably with spirit, essence, and awareness. It’s that in us that journeys, that experiences everything, that learns, or gets caught up and spends its time incarnate turning on wheels of thought and feeling. It’s that in us that knows love, and beauty, and truth. It’s that in it that chooses. It’s Source manifest in the individual. It’s that within the individual that longs to return home, forgettting it is  home.

So, manifesting from Source into incarnation we Ground, literally. We incarnate, we find ourselves in bodies. We begin to accumulate stories. We become involved in our stories. We suffer from them, we love them, we find great joy in them. We forget ourselves as we live our stories. Over and over and over.  Our awareness (soul, spirit, essence) begins to identify with the story.

As long as we have a strong connection to nature, we are Grounded in the Blueprint, not only our stories. Nature is the universal Blueprint, manifest into all creation, and if we are living in harmony with the natural forces and the spirit/s of nature (the soul, consciousness, essence of nature) we are not grounded only in our individual stories.

The more we lose that connection, the more separate we become from nature, the more we lose our connection to Source. That separation brings greed, aggression, ignorance, constant forgetting. That separation comes through identifying more on what I need, what I have to have, what my tribe, or nation, or family or self has to have, rather than on the natural Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.  It’s a cycle.

And then, somehow our soul suddenly begins to remember. To awaken. That light of consciousness within is Activated.  Activation of the memory within awakens us.

Transformation begings to happen. Our awareness (soul, spirit, essence) is a tiny bit awakened. It begins to make different choices. It sees possibilities of what do do with this human life that have been forgotten.

What I experience is that the regular (not regimented, just – steadily arising) practice of the Diamond Points reminds our whole system of its Source, its true Ground, the need to Activate awareness of that connection in order to Transform. It helps me to live a life more in alignment, more connected, more in the rhythm of my fundamental nature, with more awareness. I remember not only the connection to Source, but the midline of the connection between Transformation Point and Grounding Point. Here, now, on this sacred Ground of earth, is where Transformation occurs. Not at some future date in some other dimension when I’ve finally managed to liberate myself from the inconvenience of this body 🙂 

Therefore every time I meditate with or receive the Diamond Points I’m not only supporting my physical health and wellbing in the moment, I am acknowledging and supporting my soul (spirit, awareness, essence)   I am acknowledging embodiment as no other than the soul’s journey.  I am activating my awareness. I am entering consciously into Transformation.

The Diamond Points, it turns out, illuminate, enhance, contain and support every single spiritual practice I’ve ever done.

And so, I wanted to share that experience in case others might benefit from it. I’m not saying anything new here, just expressing it in the language of SourcePoint. 

May all beings be happy, peaceful and free of suffering.

 

You can find a Diamond Point guided meditation here

 

 

 

SourcePoint and the Spiral

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Painting by Bob Schrei

In the natural world, spirals are everywhere. Nebulae, hurricanes, the chambered nautilus, the cochlea of the inner ear, the heart of the sunflower, indeed in the muscle fibers of the human heart, and at the heart of a lettuce or a cabbage. On the top of a baby’s head. In the DNA molecule, in the rose.

There is the 3-D spiral, there is the spiral of Archimedes. There is the logarithmic or equiangular spiral, also called the Golden Spiral, based on the Divine Proportion, or Phi, that emerges from the Golden Rectangle.

All spirals emerge from a single fixed point and expand from that point.

People often ask why, when we work with so many geometric structures in SourcePoint Therapy, why do we not work with the spiral?

The answer is simple. We do. We are always working with the spiral. Every single protocol of SourcePoint is working with the spiral, always.

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. The Golden Spiral arises from the point, from the line, from the Golden Rectangle.

When we work with point and line, the Diamond Points, the Golden Rectangle Points, the Navel Point, the Sacral Points, the Mid-line, the Gold Points in the Chakras, we are working directly with the Source of the spiral, we are working with the information of what is called the Golden Mean, the exqusite mathematical perfection that underlies all creation, as in the Fibonacci sequence.

Geometry is the language of the Blueprint. When we connect to the Blueprint of health for the human being, we access that information of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow embodied in geometric pattern, that directs the flow of vital life force into manifest form.

Priya Hemenway in her book Divine Proportion:Phi in Art, Nature and Science says:

“The eye of every spiral is a dynamic place where all opposites meet and where life and death are one phenomenon. All the forces that create growth and keep it in balance are at work in the eye, the source. ”

We could say, the eye of the spiral is the single point, yes, the Source Point.

 

See the book referenced above for more detail on the spiral.

Health

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photo by Josh Schrei

Bob and I have just returned from teaching Module One and Two in Ireland, and then Module Three in Germany. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced all three in a row. It’s a powerful experience and reminds me more than ever that SourcePoint training is not only about learning techniques; it’s a personal healing journey.

This time, I felt an infinitesimal and yet huge shift in my perspective, my body, my mind: the continuing shift towards health as my context. Of course I have been aware of that principle all along and felt myself changed by it: that in SourcePoint we focus on health, not specific illness, not the story of disease. But this time, something happened. We’ve all had that experience, when what we are told, and repeat, becomes suddenly, deeply real.

I saw, looking back over years and years, my focus on and fascination with my symptoms, how they have defined my reality. I have experienced firsthand what we talk about in SourcePoint: becoming organized around my trauma rather than the inherent health present in my connection to the Blueprint. I am not making a judgment about that. I evidently had to learn to pay attention to what was happening in my body and take care of myself, and to understand the nature and the message of the symptoms. I had to learn to value this precious body. To believe in this body and its inherent health, to shift the emphasis from my story.

What is health? That question comes all the time. I see now it is the very existence of this body, right here, just as it is, with all its imperfections and imbalances. It’s that simple. What is health? It’s life. The incomprehensibly powerful thrust of the universal life force energy into material being is pure wellness; it is Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow, it is the activity of the Blueprint.

Everyone of us has that force within us now. Not some day in the future, maybe, when we get better. It’s there always, when we are sick, when we are tired, when we are depressed, when we are happy, when we are born, and yes, when we are dying.

In this body we are riding a wave of health, of life force manifesting. The more connected we are to our fundamental reality, the blueprint of health, the longer the wave, perhaps. It all depends. On how the forces we experience while in the body, the forces of trauma and karma, and ancestry and environment, to name a few, interact with that force of inherent health. Our choices have a lot to do with our state of health but they are not the only defining factor. Trauma, karma, ancestry, and environment are powerful forces also. The awareness we bring to our experience, the love we give and receive, how we communicate with others, the connection to the greater Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow, so much affects health.

However, the simple fact is, health is a powerful presence in our lives, innately, inherently, undeniably. The more we focus on it, the stronger we get.

And, I can say from personal experience, a simple daily practice of Diamond Points, Guardian Points and Navel Point provides a clear, directed, powerful way to focus on health, to call it forth, to enter into it, to experience it.

(If you haven’t yet experienced SourcePoint training, the Diamond Point Meditation from our book is a way to begin)

Harmony

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Reflecting on words, we bring their energies, qualities and vibrations more present. “The word” brings us closer to the energies it symbolizes; “the word” has the power to invoke its own meaning and actualize it in the manifest world. The ancients knew this. Indeed, one of the best known creation myths begins with the words “In the beginning was the word…”

And that word was what philosophers and theologians call Logos. The original meaning of this in ancient Greek is simply word, speech, or thought. It came to have implications of the divine ordering intelligence and principle behind everything, the word that was in the beginning. The structure and pattern of the cosmic order.

Which brings us to the Greek word Kosmos. The original meaning in Greek is “embroidery,” which implies “the orderliness and harmony of woven patterns with which the universe is embroidered and moves. Kosmos signified the honorable and ‘right behavior’ of the whole, the harmonious orchestration of the world’s pattern and processes.” (A Beginners Guide to Constructing the Universe, by Michael Schneider, )

“As re-stated by Plato, to discover kosmos in the world was to reveal kosmos in one’s own soul.” (The Passion of the Western Mind, Richard Tarnas) This is what we work with in SourcePoint, the reflection of the cosmic order within our own body, mind, and spirit.

In the philosophies and studies of ancient Greece, the inherent harmony of the universe was discovered by investigating the underlying ordered patterns, the mathematical relationships, that are the fabric of material reality, the kosmos. The Greek word harmonia means “fitting together.” (Beginners Guide, once again) When all things fit together in an ordered way, we have harmony.

When things fit together, work together, communicate with each other, dance together, play together, move together for the greater good, in the greater good, we have harmony. When our actions and relationships, our bodies and minds and spirits, are connected to and informed by the cosmic harmony, the cosmic order, then, things go well. When the systems of the body co-ordinate according to the principles of order inherent in kosmos, we have harmony.

Harmony is another word for equanimity. In these times, equanimity is essential. The waves of the world rise and fall, storm and subside, storm and subside, around us and within us. Emotions run high, demands are many. We live on information overload. There’s not enough time. People interact with their devices rather than each other. Stress is the norm.

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. Remember. It’s who we are. We experience that order and harmony in our breath, in our heartbeat, in the natural world, in the words themselves. We need to remind ourselves of that a million times a day these days, in order to maintain health, well-being, equanimity, and the capacity for responsible choice and action in the world.

Logos, Kosmos, Harmonia…..

 

Spanda: The Creative Vibration and Movement of Universal Energy

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Photo by Josh Schrei

Continuing the exploration of echoes of ancient wisdom in the principles of SourcePoint. This time from the book “The Doctrine of Vibration: An Analysis of the Doctrines and Practices of Kashmiri Shivaism” by Mark S. C. Dyckowski. From Chapter 3, ‘The Universal Activity of Universal Consciousness.’

If you take the time to read this, notice how the words themselves carry the vibration they speak of. Immersing oneself in the vocabulary of the cosmic order indeed connects one to that cosmic order.

The author here is speaking of “Spanda.” Spanda, in Sanskrit, is a word that describes the inherent creative vibration of the Absolute, the Universal Energy, as it moves into and manifests as vibrant form. That vibration is present in every natural form, it whispers and breathes and pulses in the depths of our being. It is regarded as the source of life itself.

” The motion of absolute consciousness is a creative movement, a transition from an uncreated state of Being to the created state of Becoming. In this sense, Being is in a state of perpetual Becoming; it constantly phenomenalises into finite expression…. Thus, the universal character of Being is expressed in the radiant form of each phenomena. Rightly understood, Being and Becoming are the inner and outer faces of universal consciousness which becomes spontaneously manifest, through its inherent power, as this polarity…”

Let’s look at this from the SourcePoint perspective.

In SourcePoint we would say that this pulsation, this vibration, carries the information of what we call the Blueprint, the information of Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow, inherent in Source.

Reflect on the statement ..”Being is in a perpetual state of Becoming…” Not only becoming, but becoming ITSELF, that is, a natural finite expression of the inherent Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. Holding the Diamond Points, connecting with the Diamond Points through our energy work practice or meditation,we are connecting with that creative moment, Being into Becoming, that moment of manifestation. As we dwell in that moment we are nourished, strengthened, supported. We are naturally brought into further alignment with that Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow that is our fundamental nature; the ground of our life, our health and our well-being.

We can say, to paraphrase and modify, that the universal character of Being is expressed in the radiant form of each of us. In each person who walks in the door asking for help. In each person we encounter each day. And in ourselves. We can say that each of us is the outer face of the universal consciousness, radiantly manifest. As we begin to know ourselves in that way, it changes… everything.

Ancient Wisdom

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I love exploring writings of ancient wisdom and finding resonances with SourcePoint. My current source is “The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts” by Susan Brind Morrow. It’s a new and brilliant, poetic and spirit-filled, translation. The Pyramid Texts are etched on the walls of a burial chamber of a long ago pharaoh, Unis (also known as Unas).

As Morrow interprets these verses, they are instructions for the soul of Unis and its journey upon death. Really, any soul. And the texts are explorations of the nature of soul, self, universe and Source.

Here’s what she says of a passage from the Antechamber, North Wall. She’s discussing hieroglyphs of falcons, twin falcons:

The twin is the Platonic concept of the template: you exist before you exist, and you exist after you exist, because there is a pattern that is the template for your existence, the geometric essence of your existence….(p.71)

So once again, in the 24th century BC, engraved in symbols on a stone wall, we find evidence of the deep knowledge of what we call the Blueprint. That’s exactly how we define the Blueprint of health for the human being that we work with in SourcePoint; it is the template for our existence. There is power in lineage, and the Blueprint has its lineage, it has been known in some form always by ancient cultures, its presence can be found in cultures and times throughout the world and its history.

Here’s more from these same texts. …’ma’a’ (is) the Egyptian word for ‘truth,’ which comes into Greek as ‘moira,’ ‘fate.’ The hieroglyphic word is spelled with a ruler, indicating that measurement is ultimate truth, the cosmic order, the invisible underlying pattern that manifests in geometry, in astronomy, in sound.

Morrow continues, The hieroglyphic word ‘herw’ [sound, vibration] is often paired with the word ma’a ‘truth’ as the noble goal of life: one strives at death to have accomplished ‘ma’a herw,’ not to speak the truth or have a true voice but to be true to the clean underlying pattern of what one is, the ma’a herw- the true vibration, the vibration of truth. (p.88)

This strikes me as another way of describing the Blueprint, the deepest truth of our being, of who we are. The Blueprint contains the essential information of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow necessary for matter and life to manifest from the universal energy. The Blueprint is our fundamental truth, what we all have in common as human beings. We embody that Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow, that truth. We are the vibration of truth.

Here’s more on truth from “The Dawning Moon of the Mind.:”

Ma’at, the embodiment of truth, marked with a feather, is the continuous, measured uncontrollable movement through space that is the natural order of things. The truth is the innate order of the universe that underlies life on earth as a physical reality. It is visible at any time and contradicts the assumption that death is the ultimate reality. The ultimate reality is the underlying order and its pervasive beauty. Even disorder is ruled by, folds into and emerges from ultimate order. (p.216)

Life and death are inextricably intertwined, their rhythm is that of the cosmic order, the natural order. In the material world, we live with polarities, everything contains the seed of its opposite. Thus from order, disorder can arise. From balance, imbalance, from harmony, disharmony, and from flow, rigidity. But the opposite is inevitably true, and so from disorder, order can return, and so on.  Cycles and spirals and turnings of wheels within wheels. What a marvelous universe is our home. What a marvelous awareness allows us to experience ourselves, our true nature, the fundamental beauty that everything is, that we are.

On this night of the full moon of February 10, 2017, I wish you the experience of the fullness of who you are, the beauty of your fundamental nature, the wisdom of your essential mind, and the love that dwells in the heart of everything.

 

The Blueprint and Joy

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The Blueprint of health that we work with in SourcePoint contains the information of the highest potential of the human being. It supports, sustains and nurtures life. That is what we call love. The nature of the Blueprint is love.

At SourcePoint trainings we observe people come together in the energy field of the Blueprint. We connect with and explore that field together. And over three days, or five days, or six days, we experience together greater and greater joy — in ourselves, in each other, and in our lives here on this earth. It seems the nature of the Blueprint is also what we call joy.

Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. Love, joy, abundance, health and peace. Our birthrights. Each of these fundamental qualities is inherent in the universal energy, reflected in our individual being. As it is said in Sanskrit Tat Tvam Asi. That you are. You are That.

And yet, in each of these fundamental qualities lies the seed of its opposite. It’s in the nature of things in this material world. From sorrow arises joy, from joy arises sorrow, and so the waves come and go. From birth arises death, and from death, birth. Winter becomes spring becomes summer. In order there is the seed of chaos, and vice versa. As we incarnate into this world, we experience the arising of the opposite. Coming from balance, from harmony, from flow, we experience imbalance, disharmony, rigidity. We become confused and forget the other. We believe the story of the opposite.

SourcePoint is about remembering and experiencing the story of the original. The natural. The fundamental truth of our existence: Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. And with that experience arises health, and love, and joy. So many practitioners have told us that clients report experiencing hope after their first SourcePoint session. We just keep hearing this. Hope brings joy.

Connection to our original nature opens doors into hope and possibility, joy and healing.

In relation to this, I’ve been reflecting on the popular words “Follow your bliss.” People seem to think this means finding what makes you happy in the world. But I don’t think it means that at all. I think it means””find in yourself that bliss that is your fundamental nature and then follow that, dwell in that, make your choices from that experience.  It’s not an instruction about how doing what you love makes you happy.  It’s a teaching from ancient sages and mystics about how to disengage your state of well-being from the circumstances of the world. That bliss inherent in the universal energy is different from the happiness that comes from doing what you love. It’s limitless well-being. And living from that brings a joy much deeper than the happiness dependent on circumstance.

That state of consciousness, that limitless well-being, is open to each of us, at every moment. It supports us at every moment.

People tell us frequently that meditating with the Diamond Points regularly puts them in touch with that limitless well-being. People also report that doing the Diamond Points for themselves before moving on to their customary meditation practice helps them to settle into it more smoothly.

It seems that just as SourcePoint supports other healing modalities, it also supports whatever spiritual practice one has undertaken. Of course. The Blueprint contains the information of the highest potential of the human being. And realizing that is what all spiritual practice is about.

I see more and more that SourcePoint is a meditative practice. As we hold the points for another, or for ourselves, as we scan, attentively, carefully, as we connect with the Blueprint through other SourcePoint practices, we enter into a state of meditative Awareness that holds all stories, all opposites, all possibilities, in Awareness. And, it is through that embrace of it all that we come to an experience, however momentary, of that limitless well-being.

None of this is idealistic and abstract. Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow. Bliss. Love. Joy. Peace. Light. Well-being. All these are words for the same experience that is in us, around us, available to us, through whatever of the countless thresholds we choose to cross. Tat Tvam Asi.

SourcePoint Therapy: Exploring the Blueprint of Health

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We are very pleased to announce the release of our first book on SourcePoint Therapy®, SourcePoint Therapy: Exploring the Blueprint of Health, by Donna Thomson with Bob Schrei. December 11, 2015, the new moon,  is the release date, and the book will be available on Amazon. We will have a link to the Amazon page here for you as of December 11.

The book is intended as an introduction to SourcePoint. We can’t teach you how to do it in a book, but we can introduce you to the basic principles and practices, and give you simple meditations to begin your exploration of what we call the Blueprint of health.

On December 11, you will also find audio meditations on this blog that correspond to the meditations in the book. You are welcome to download these meditations at no charge and share them, as long as it is not for commercial purposes, and SourcePoint Therapy® is credited.

May the book and the meditations help you to experience the Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow inherent in your own body and in the universal energy we call Source.

Intention, Context and Belief Systems

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Order, Balance, Harmony, Flow

Painting by Bob Schrei

SourcePoint Therapy is founded on the intention to connect to the information of the Blueprint and to allow that information to work in the human body to bring greater Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow. All the practices are simply ways to do this.

When we connect to the Blueprint of health for human being, we shift the context of our work (on ourselves, or for another) from illness to health. The Blueprint becomes the context. Your context becomes Order, Balance, Harmony, and Flow, health, rather than ill-health. If you are a practitioner, as soon as your clients walk into the room, they are walking into a field of health.

The intention of the SourcePoint practitioner is entirely focused on health.

Often when discussing this, people ask for a definition of health. For the purposes of practicing SourcePoint, essentially, health is health. It isn’t necessary to analyze. The word itself carries the vibration of health. Don’t be distracted by debating the point, just focus on HEALTH. Assume the Blueprint knows what health is!

The context shifts as soon as the practitioner holds the Diamond Points, as soon as the blockage is addressed; all this shifts the context.

When there is this focus on health, people leave your environment with a lot of new information about health, in the body, the mind, and the spirit.

For most people their belief systems are their context, and their belief systems arise from their experience. Part of what you are working with in shifting context is to help a person (or yourself) to begin to believe in the possibility of health. If a person has a chronic illness, negative belief systems can develop about the possibility of getting well. It is harder for healing to happen in that context.

“Context” is an actual energetic structure, created by the thought-forms that populate the energy field, including the body. Belief systems are actual energetic structures. It isn’t necessary to see them, but understand that the energy and information of a belief system can work for years, for lifetimes, after a trauma, to overwhelm the healthy energetic structure. In SourcePoint we work with energetic structures that arise from the Blueprint of health.

From the SourcePoint perspective it isn’t necessary to identify the belief systems that are affecting a person. Very often they are unconscious. This is what is very confusing for people when they want to do affirmations for healing. The conscious mind is saying the affirmation and the unconscious is actively holding on to the unconscious belief system.

SourcePoint Therapy provides a way to address these belief systems without having to uncover them all and examine them in detail. You don’t have to argue with yourself, you don’t have to find affirmations to antidote old belief systems. Connecting to the Blueprint, grounding in the information of the Blueprint, allows the Blueprint to shift the context to health rather than ill-health.

Shifts in context require patience and effort. They don’t just happen overnight. Intentions are powerful, but to actually shift your own context, let alone help to shift someone else’s, takes that patience and effort.

Practitioners’ belief systems also start to change as they see the result of focusing on health, connecting to the Blueprint. This shift in the practitioner facilitates the work. If you truly believe with all your heart that the person who walks into the room has the potential for health inherent in them and that there is a way of awakening that potential for health, then that is going to make a difference in your interaction with the person, in the way that the client feels, and eventually in their physical progress.

Remember, it is actually the Blueprint that is shifting the context, but your activity as a practitioner in connecting with the Blueprint, connecting the client, believing in that full potential for health, all this is something you can do, for the benefit of yourself and others.

(For more information on working with specific belief systems, see the chapter on belief systems in The Vibrant Life: Simple Meditations to Use Your Energy Effectively by Donna Thomson)

©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

The Power of Awareness

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The ground of our practice of SourcePoint is Awareness – with a capital A to emphasize its all-pervading presence, the Awareness that we take so for granted.

Every moment, we are aware. We see, we feel, we taste and touch, smell, think, perceive, observe, remember, we hear, we make choices. Our Awareness is operating always, but our learned tendency is to focus on what we perceive, not on the process of perceiving. We pay attention to and get caught up in those objects and experiences of our Awareness, not the Awareness itself.

Awareness is the common thread that weaves through every activity, every emotion, every belief. Through good experiences and trauma alike, our Awareness perceives, experiences, learns, and becomes conditioned to certain responses.

Through meditation and in our daily life, as we become aware of our Awareness, our focus shifts from the outer circumstance to the Awareness itself. And that Awareness is a universal experience. Everyone who talks, laughs, cries, has opinions, makes judgments, makes mistakes, experiences, learns, denies, every single being we encounter, human or not, shares the same Awareness we experience every single day.

The awareness of that Awareness is a unifying experience. It is harder to stand outside and judge. It is easier to set aside one’s own perspective, conditioned by one’s own experience. And, as we say over and over again, “getting out of the way” is an important ingredient in effective SourcePoint practice. So here getting out of the way isn’t an active exercise. It’s simply the shift of attention from one’s own conditioned experience and beliefs to that presence of universal Awareness within each of us.

Just try spending a day being aware of your Awareness. When seeing, be aware that you are seeing. We take it so for granted. Pay less attention to what you see and more to the incredible fact that you are seeing. When you hear, listen, with intense pleasure, to the sound, no matter what it is, and be aware of your Awareness. And so on. When thoughts arise, realize it is simply your mind doing what your mind does. Awareness is naturally spacious and all-encompassing and…. Its tendency is to fill itself up.

Let your day be a meditation. It’s so perfectly possible, without great strain or effort, because, all you are doing is noticing what is always there, what is always functioning, what is at the core of your being.

When you focus on Awareness, it expands. Or, rather, your awareness of Awareness expands. You become aware of the vastness, the spaciousness, the endlessness of it. You are aware of being held in a vast space of Awareness. In the Tibetan tradition they call it the Mother Awareness and the Child Awareness. From that space of Mother Awareness, your thoughts are like little children playing on the swings. You keep a close eye on them, to make sure they don’t get out of hand, but you let them play.

To become more aware of Awareness is to enhance your skill as a practitioner of energy medicine. The field we work with is vast and sentient, full of subtle nuances and variable frequencies. Again, the common thread, that which notes and observes all phenomena, is Awareness.

Through Awareness, we connect to the Blueprint. Entering into a state of greater Awareness with the intention of connecting to the Blueprint, it happens naturally, without strain.

©Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei 2014

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