I think it’s what my life here is all about.
I’m about to launch a series of posts on the Open State, starting next week.
Let me give you an idea of what it’s about so you’ll know if you want to check back in.
The Open State
First, what is the Open State?
Really, it’s BEing who or what we are, in essence. In the series, I’ll talk more about what I mean by this and how you can get there yourself.
Second, what’s the value in it?
In a nutshell, I think the answer is two-fold.
One, it’s a powerful foundation for manifesting. It’s the state that is fundamental to my Holographic Emergence™ practice which is about tweaking how things manifest. In a broader sense, it’s a way to live, or rather to BE, so that life on this plane manifests beautifully as you go.
I mention this first because so many of you are focused on how to manifest consciously. And so am I. But I see this as something we are here to “play” with. And having that attitude of play rather than need comes naturally right along with it.
Secondly, and most importantly, it allows you to enjoy life, no matter what. It’s somewhat akin to moksha, or the spiritual liberation that many of the Eastern masters speak of. So even when our life situation is not to our liking, we have a sense of the bigger picture and do not feel threatened in any way.
The Joy Of Being
To alert you that you have allowed yourself to be taken over by psychological time, you can use a simple criterion. Ask yourself: Is there joy, ease, and lightness in what I am doing? If there isn’t, then time is covering up the present moment, and life is perceived as a burden or a struggle.
He goes on to explain:
If there is no joy, ease, or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change what you are doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. “How” is always more important than “what.“
In other words, are you living in the Open State?
I made the image at the top of this post to use as one of my desktop backgrounds, for when I want a reminder to check in. Feel free to download it (right-click on it and save image as …) and use it if you’d like.
So that’s a quick over-view and if you find it intriguing at all, I hope you’ll come back – and please let your friends know about the series, too!
More Joy, Ease, and Lightness
And speaking of joy, ease, and lightness: It’s spring here in New Mexico and the hummingbirds usually return around now. I just love their spirit and to me they represent such joy and lightness (even though they fight like the dickens sometimes) — the same way I would describe my own sense of BEing when I’m living in the Open State. I like to let them be harbingers of that for me.
So on that light note, I want to share this one-minute video with you. It makes me smile. (And notice how one of them is sitting on my finger. I was thrilled!)
I hope you have a *wonder-ful* Easter.
May it be
a new beginning
where you emerge
as the joy, ease, and lightness
that you are!
** I put “student” in quotes because Tolle also says (again, in The Power of Now):
I am not teaching you. You are consciousness, and you are listening to yourself.
Aren’t we amazing?!
Until next time … Lots of blessings,