October 1, 2021
Recording and Listening has been an integral part of the Awareness Practice opportunities we are offered. In the Yearlong Retreat we have been asked to practice with assignments to help pay attention, as well as direct the attention and then Record and Listen what we see. In workshops, too, there are places to pause, do an exercise and then record our experience and insights. These practices continue to open up more and more delight, fascination and humble gratitude as I practice.
One day while Recording and Listening, it dropped in that the guidance and reflection of Life speaking to Life was everywhere when I’m Present. Often when clarity isn’t available or there is a decision to be made, the guidance has been to ask “What would love do?” and then Record and Listen. Or if someone needed to remember they are Love and loved, to turn to a tree and ask, “Do you Love me?”, recognizing that the tree is Unconditional Love and will always respond enthusiastically with a “YES!”
It began to drop in everywhere—the awareness that everything is available to reflect and offer guidance when in Presence. The birds were chirping guidance to breathe and listen to their song and record what dropped in. The dew on the leaves offered to reflect in a two-handed recording what was feeling suspiciously like “better ideas” by ego and direct attention to the Mentor. The timer going off was a delightful call to listen to a recording that would direct the attention to whatever supports the heart.
These little gifts kept building upon each other and coming in like mist. Gratefully once again I was having the experience the Guide has mentioned before, that Awareness Practice is like walking in the mist and being fully embraced by it. One doesn’t realize they are soaked through until it has already happened. It was a wonderful reminder that the Universe is indeed friendly and there are infinite possibilities to receive guidance from Life’s prompts to Record and Listen!