I have missed the last four days… and I apologize for that. I just get started on the day and it gets away from me. Thank you for your continued visiting. I will make a concerted effort to blog every day again.
Once you have cleared the energy by your surrender, you are able to develop awareness. Awareness has to do with what you notice around and within you.
You walk through the gates of your sorrow, your despair, to reach your passions and desires. You can look through the gate and focus your attention on the lushness you see on the other side and you may decide to walk through the gate.
Why do you do this – develop awareness? You decide to develop your awareness of all that is around and within you – all the glory, the beauty, the peace to be had – because you know we want to be in that space, that you can further your sobriety from the place of peace and awareness.
How do you get to awareness? You first surrender, then begin to notice the little things around you in your physical world. Pay keen attention to the flowers, the lushness of life, that abounds all around you. Again and again, bring your attention to what is right in front of you, and then to the feelings you have in your heart.
Once you have decided to walk through the gates of your fear and sorrow, your despair and worthlessness, this brings you the energy you need to focus on things around you, as we discussed above.
After noticing the physical world around you, then turn your attention inside, and notice all the things about yourself that are delightful, that make you the unique being that you are. Begin to show your appreciation for what makes you this divine and beautiful being.
When you look with awareness, you discover the possibilities for a different life, for a peaceful and sober life, and you may want this. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy… wanting more awareness, clearing the space for it, and seeing with clearer eyes and heart.
Are you able to get to that place of awareness where you can focus on your world, both outer and inner? What helps you get to that place? What hinders you? How can you do things differently to increase your awareness?