The new sexy is consciousness.
It’s a hot topic that I’ve been delving into during the last few years, particularly in terms of an interesting perspective that Michael Singer has. He wrote The Untethered Soul, which I’ve read more than 8 times, and each time it’s like I’m reading it for the first time because there I have so many ah-ha’s.
For Christmas, Chris decided he’d like Michael Singer’s lecture series in which he dives deeper into concepts from the book with approx 100 short audio files (it sounds like a lot! although each one’s only about 3-4mins).
When I listen to these lectures, I’m picking up so many valuable insights – all over again. (As I’m writing, I’m listening to this lecture series for the second time.)
One realisation is about becoming more present in our lives.
Being present is a key element in reaching our goals for most things in life, whether we’re seeking greater physical health, emotional wellness or financial abundance. 1
Being present helps us realise our dreams, and for it to feel like it’s worth it when we do!
This habit of being present can become especially challenging when we’re doing stress.
(I call it doing stress rather than saying I am stressed because I’m learning that stress is not who I am. Instead, it’s something I happen to be doing at that time.)
When we’re carrying a lot of stress it can hinder our progress in, well, pretty much everything. That’s why I’ve put together The Stress Test that can assess where we’re at and help provide solutions.
You might reckon doing something like that wouldn’t be so useful for you, although I urge you to think again. It can be such a handy reboot.
I’m curious to hear if you’ve read any of Michael Singer’s books? And until I see you on this week’s #AliveWithFi, keep sharing your sunshine ☺
1 The practice of being present has numerous benefits: “studies show that an individual’s disposition toward remaining in the present moment is linked to numerous health benefits including lower levels of perceived stress, anxiety and depression, improved mood, and a sense of improved well-being.”
There are numerous strategies we can use to help us be present. I put one together that includes ways to de-stress, called THE STRESS TEST.
Have you taken yours? If not, now’s a great time, and if yes, now’s the ideal time to re-take! – here’s your link
“Present-Moment Awareness Buffers the Effects of Daily Stress”
G. Bullock, PhD., (2017)
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.