Notice how you’re holding your body. Allow subtle changes that feel good, that allow life force to more easily fill you with joy. If you are sitting, let your head elevate and float freely over your neck. Allow your shoulders to easily relax onto your trunk. No need to hold up anything. Do you like how your wrists feel right now? Perhaps you would enjoy letting your elbows feel a little heavy. Scan your body and allow every part that you notice to find its most pleasant position.
Notice your breath. Ask your body, “How would I most like to breathe?” Let your body breathe you in whatever way is spontaneous and free. Ask your body, “How would you like to ground in this moment?” and ask the earth as a whole, “How would you like to ground me in this moment?” Feel yourself effortlessly grounding in just the way that you and the earth would most enjoy. Maybe earth energy is moving up your feet and legs. Maybe you are merging with the center of the earth. Maybe rich soil seems to surround and calm your entire spinal cord and brain. Maybe earth energy is helping your eyes feel comfortable in your eye sockets.
Allow essence to orchestrate working with all your guides and other helpers to heal your beautiful body. All you have to do is receive — no effort is needed. The whole universe conspires to help you feel as good as possible. Notice your blood. Perhaps it is infused with effervescence. Allow it to move just the way it would most like to. Notice how profoundly grateful you are for your blood. Your muscles do such wonderful work for you. Give your muscles the opportunity to adjust so that they feel as good as they want to feel. Perhaps you will move slightly to accommodate what they wish. How do your muscles most want to be? Are there any that have been working too hard on your behalf? If so, give them the great news that you are giving them a rest. If, for example, you hold your jaw a little too tight, speak to those muscles and thank them for their service and feel them releasing into a position that would be more fun for them.
Now bring your attention to your mind. Our minds are so extraordinary. Sometimes we are in the habit of working them harder than is helpful. Ask your mind, “How would you like to feel right now?” Notice how good it feels to let our minds relax. They don’t need to work quite so hard anymore because the other parts of self are in balance with our mind. We’re letting our essence and guides do some of the work that our minds were trying to do, so our mind gets to take a much-needed break.
Bring your awareness to your emotions. Are there any that you haven’t been noticing that would like your notice? If so, say hello. Feel those emotions without struggling. Just receive them as a loving mother receives her child, whether these emotions are happy or sad, angry or shy. Make room for them in your loving arms. Let them expand as much as they wish now. Notice how great it feels to have all your emotions. You could not be whole without each and every one of them. They all have a purpose. Now that they are lovingly held in your arms, they can become what they most want to be.
Essence is the core of our being. We are essence as well as all of the manifested parts of self. They are all us. Sometimes it is beautiful to allow essence to become dominant in our awareness, to experience our radiance. Feel essence filling the world around us. If you feel so moved, allow essence to move in any way it would like to. Let essence attend to its priorities.
Perhaps essence has been wanting to help you heal some part of your body and now you are making more conscious room for that to happen. Maybe essence has been wishing to help you integrate some part of self that you haven’t quite known what to do with. Perhaps essence has been looking to activate some new or dormant abilities. If so, feel them coming alive. Maybe essence has been wanting to work through you to help a loved one, needing your personality’s resources to do this. Essence is very large, multidimensional in fact, so it can do all these things and more.
Notice how deeply grateful you feel that you can consciously allow essence to act through your body and personality. Notice that as essence does so, you are becoming more and more unified. Perhaps you observe that you no longer feel that you have a collection of different parts, that more and more, there is just “I am.” “I am all my parts and more. I am not personality seeking essence. I am not essence seeking personality. I am not trying to get in touch with my body. I am one. I am that I am.” This feels right.
A divisive state is illusion. At times it is a useful one as we explore some parts of experience in greater detail, but we also so love returning our consciousness to the whole of who we are, which makes everything else easier. In this unity all parts of our experience are welcome. Every regret that we carry from the past is welcome into this unity. Invite all your regrets to enter and become what they really want to be. Maybe they just wanted to be heard and loved. Maybe they simply have a message to impart. Once heard, they can release. Welcome all the mistakes or seeming mistakes that you have ever made and will make in the future into this unity. Love every one of them unconditionally; they are our precious lessons. We cherish them and let them become in us what they most want to be. Bring all karma, complete or incomplete, into this unity. Ask essence to transform it so that it may resolve in the highest possible way.
Is there anything else any part of you would like to bring into the unity?
Thank all the parts of yourself: essence, personality, body, sub-personalities, …. Thank all the other people in your life. Allow gratitude for all things to fill you to overflowing, washing away negative energies that are ready to go so that they may be recycled.
When you are ready, lovingly become more conscious of your physical body. You may want to invite essence to be dominant in your energy field for the rest of the day. Continue to ask each part of yourself, “How would you most like to feel?” In this way, you open to greater joy.
Sevenoaks Michael Gathering
April 22, 2015
Transcribed by Bobbie Cooper