YOUR IMPACT ON THE FIELD
Tuning your awareness
We tend to think that the world inside of our heads lives only there. What we internally focus on or pay attention to in our minds, we think affects only ourselves, if even that. We don’t really realize the impact of our awareness on the field, space or environment all around. Often our experience is that our thoughts are simply random passing flickers and we really don’t get the power that we have in how and what we pay attention too. Due to this, many of us are not disciplined in utilizing the power of our minds and therefore we don’t feel that we are very powerful. The thing is that regardless if you are aware of the power of your mind or not, you still have one, and you are consciously or unconsciously using it to focus in certain ways. The way in which you focus is affecting you, the field you perceive around you, and arguably the expanse of the entire universe.
The field is the interconnected web of which you cannot not be a part of, even if you don’t want to be. Many might think of it as the empty space in between things, but it is much more than that. Even though you can’t see the field with your physical eyes, it is densely packed with energy and information. The energy and information that the field contains is made up of awareness or consciousness. What that means is that the source of energy and information that makes up the field is you, as you are awareness. You are the awareness that is aware of your body and of all the things you perceive in your environment. You are not the objects or forms, but rather the awareness of the objects and forms. Having this basic understanding of the field can help you see how you have direct impact on the field, as your awareness makes up the field.
Why is this important? It’s important for many reasons. One of those reasons is that in recognizing that you impact the field you can begin to be more conscious of that impact and even utilize it. The result of this is that you create an experience of life that is more in alignment with your desires and you feel more powerful in your ability to work with life. You perceive the happenings of life to be less random and become more intentional and participatory with manifestation. When I say manifestation I simply mean the physical, tangible world of experience. One of the reasons that physical manifestation sometimes seems to not match our inner state of preference or desire is because we lack coherence with the whole. Another reason is that we are not consciously aware of where we are manifesting from, meaning we are unconscious and undisciplined in the power of using our minds.
BECOMING MORE AWAKE
Bringing more magic to life
The more you realize your impact on the field, the more self-responsible you must become to your own state of being and how you use your focus. This is the process of becoming more awake. Being more awake doesn’t mean that you are more aware of spiritual concepts than your neighbors, family members or the average joe. Or that you attend more spiritual workshops, read more books, or do more ceremonies than other people. Rather being more awake means you are more accountable to your inner state and your impact on the field. It’s a bit more practical and a little less woo then some people might prefer. It’s not about someone or something saving you from your experience, but rather you bringing to your experience what you want it to be.
The waking up process can be perceived as perhaps less magical and require more work than we would like it too. After all being accountable to our state of being is not something we are really taught early on. Rather we learn that our state of being is dependent on our life looking, feeling or being a certain way. This is why we keep recreating the same experiences over and over and why it sometimes feels like nothing is changing and we aren’t growing, both individually or collectively. When we don’t deliberately choose our state of being and focus, then life just seems to be happening on it’s own, and in a way it is. We aren’t awake or conscious enough of ourselves to run the show, so the show just runs. If we want to watch a new program, or have a different experience of life, then we must get up and change the station. Getting up and changing the station is the equivalent to shifting what or how you use your focus.
Often as spiritual seekers we are attempting to bring some kind of levity, light, bliss, joy and ease into our experience and the world. Yet we often fail to see how we aren’t bringing that. We are caught in our feelings and sensations of heaviness, darkness, confusion and hard work, and genuinely don’t know why we aren’t experiencing butterflies and sunshine everyday. This isn’t about denying or spiritually bypassing what we are feeling, but rather feeling what we are feeling, accepting it, and then choosing what we truly desire. This is often hard to do. It requires energy. It requires changing our mind’s focus. It requires that we care about ourselves and our experience of life.
Your impact on the field is a real thing. How you show up, what you choose to focus on, and where you place your awareness will determine your experience. Beyond that it will also either enliven or drain the field, it will either add life or take life out it. You can move mountains if you learn to discipline your focus. You can do things that appear to be magic. You can bring actual magic into your everyday experience for yourself and others in a very real and practical way. You stop creating separation between your spiritually preferred reality and the ordinary reality that we seem to be living in. There is no difference. The forms of our ordinary reality will shift and change in response to the information they receive from the field, from you, from your awareness. Learning to discipline your attention and focus might possibly be the most important thing you can do for yourself and others.
Dr. Amanda Love, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado