Have you ever noticed that when we focus our attention on problems we can get stuck in an experience that feels like spiraling down into mud and even quicksand to nowhere good fast?
Our minds run amok in cahoots with our ego, and what might have been one problem seems to grow and grow, soon we don’t think of much else. Sometimes you may find yourself depressed, frustrated, or even angry. When we internalize these feelings, this sticky discomfort ends up residing literally in our bodies. Anger and depression and their counterparts can hang out living in our cells in such a way that we get dis-ease. We may have encountered those who use everyone and everything outside of themselves to get rid of these emotions, through ab-use. Ab means away from or off in it’s latin prefix roots, and literally people “get away from” or “give off “ their negativity by using others to do so.
When you start to recognize that we don’t “have to” get stuck in the whys or hows of knowing it all, or getting to anywhere, or even being “right,” this awareness alone can bring an experience of flowing with greater ease and joy in our lives. Responses and making choices through an inner barometer of intuitive awareness is like filling our lungs with a breath of fresh air. This flow is a state of internal wisdom we all have, and never goes away.
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The A.R.C. Angel Program gives people a means to Be empowered, inspired, and re-connect with the greatness of who we are using that inner barometer. The tools you gain through A.R.C. Angel are based on three foundational elements: A = Awareness, R= Response-Ability (the ability to respond with an innate consciousness), and C= Choice (choosing in each moment facilitates peace and joy that can be transforming).
The AWARENESS portion can be done one on one or with a group, it’s titled, Be The Blossom, and is taught through a one-day experiential personal development workshop. Students gain awareness to realize we are the blossom, the sweetness, the beauty we see outside ourselves, or even have been searching for. Using our feelings and bodies as vehicles to learn everything can be seen simply as a point of view, you get to notice new found distinctions in our life experiences. This is done in a choreographed exploration throughout the day individually, in pairs, and as a group to experience new levels of awareness through movement, sound, weight, visualization, and then meditation. We recall that we are vibrational beings, and any awareness just brings more awareness. Receive tools and anchors to support you in playing in a new way in your life. Allowing yourself to flow with greater ease and joy.
RESPONSE-ABILITY is literally getting into the state of being able to respond from a conscious and aware place whether at work, home, even in times of stress. This is quite different from responsibility with an “I,” which is generally a term that gets us mired down in “have to’s” and mile long lists of “to do’s,” isn’t it?
I know I don’t feel light, fun and free when someone says, “be responsible Valerie!” Usually it’s in reaction to something I’ve done that they don’t approve of and perhaps view as irresponsible. Synonyms for irresponsible are reckless, careless, unreliable, imprudent, undependable I could go on, but you get the idea. When we move out of judgment and into allowance, of ourselves and of others; the necessity of doing based on getting approval goes away, and so does the viewpoint that we have to be responsible because we adults, or mature, or in control, or need to be right, etc.
The realization that every moment has infinite possibilities is a fun state to be in. There is fun, freedom and joy to be had when we allow that we are the creators of our lives as opposed to victims of circumstance. Get freed up to respond in each moment with consciousness of what is authentic for us. Recognize ourselves through our hearts, and our divine spirits.
CHOICE is a big term that facilitates a moment to moment existence that is fluid, flexible, flowing. It begins with being aware, moves through the ability to respond, and flows through love and fear, pain and joy, abundance and scarcity, duality and non-duality. It is continually in motion, flexing, and flowing in and out, expanding and contracting everything including what we feel most keenly, us. Once we know there is nowhere to “get to” there is a shift in perception of what and who we are from human beings with just physical selves, to divine spirits in connection with all there is.
When Bruce Lee explains in an interview, “Empty your mind, become formless, shapeless like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it into a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” By describing water takes on the shape of whatever container it’s in, it becomes the cup for example, this is a state of being more than doing, where I interpret “being” as flowing with the empty mind, and “crashing” as doing through mind.
I can best describe the being state as equanimity and allowance. Equanimity comes from the Latin word “aequus”meaning balanced, and “animus”meaning spirit or internal state. When we are in allowance of what is, we don’t need to change it, fix it, control it, or judge it, even if we accept it we are rejecting something else, so to be in allowance is a level of homeostasis and harmony. We find ourselves in an incredible reflection of all that is which creates immense peace and joy.