WATER MODULE

PART I: WISDOM QUALITIES
LESSON 1: Exploring Water

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LESSON SUMMARY

Lesson 1: Exploring The Wisdom Qualities of Water

In this lesson we’ll explore the wisdom qualities of water from the shadow to the ordinary mind and into it’s awake qualities.   We’ll learn to recognize and glimpse the boundless and all embracing dimension of love that is completely unconditional, without judgement and that recognizes the quintessential preciousness of being.

LESSON CONTENT

Wisdom Qualities Of Water

“Water” is the boundless dimension of love – the source of compassion. It is the felt experience of interconnectedness and warmth, and the fullness of being. It is the unconditionality of awareness, without judgement, that recognizes the perfection of everything, that recognizes the quintessential preciousness of being. From here, it is easy to embrace everything, and for everything to be just as it is. When we rest in water there is a persistent subtle bliss that pervades the body.

 

"The universe is not made of love, it is made of beauty, and the love comes from recognizing it.”
- Rumi

From this natural dimension of our being we emanate warmth and live from compassion. What is the source of love? Our human love is the emanation of the source of love which is everywhere - our human love is the “here-ness” of the infinite. We are interconnected by nature, and all of our human needs for emotional presence, connectedness, and secure bonding, are met by this dimension as it expresses through us. This love is, and it appears through human connection, love, touch, and secure bonding.

It is the presence that all of our vulnerable emotions need. This is also the natural sensualness of being, the bliss that arises when awareness experiences the texture and taste of life.

As you become aware of the felt sense, slowing down enough to listen to the movement of sensations and energy in the body you can begin to notice an awareness that is both deeply relaxed and also bright, warm, and boundlessly unconditional.

 

 

Working Through What Veils Us

To recognize “Water”, this aspect of reality made of unconditional love and interconnection, we must work through that which veils us from what has always been here and from who we truly are. Water is what is always here, but based on how much obscuration we have to it, we either get a fuller or lesser taste of it. 

 

Ordinary consciousness is just a filtered down version of reality. It’s like we have blinders on giving us a distorted view of what is already here. “Subtle” is just a less filtered version, and “awake” perception is a non filtered view of reality. The greater our awareness, the more awareness we can recognize all that is - the frequency of God.


Another way to say this is: ordinary consciousness is just a filtered down version of reality. When I’m in ordinary mind, it’s reality with blinders on - we’re in a distorted view of what is already there. “Subtle” is just a less filtered version, and “awake” perception is a non filtered view of reality. The greater my awake awareness, the more awareness I have to recognize all that is of that, of the frequency of God. And, when we have an obscuration, it’s a holographic projection, meaning, the same obscuration will show up in all areas of our lives. For example, if I have difficulty feeling supported, I will perceive this is the case in my family, friendships, work, etc. If reality isn’t manifesting as an expression of enlightened mind, that’s because of all of the projections I have placed upon reality! And on earth, we are in a massive shared projection.

This metaphor of filtered versus unfiltered view of reality applies to our capacity to perceive all aspects of reality, not just the quality of Water.

In the example of Water, if you’re fully connected with someone, or with some people and not with others, or with a certain kind of love but not full love, you’re getting a certain taste of that totality. We can marinate in Water’s ultimate level (feeling the unobstructed full version) and then we can practice ways to experience it in life to the degree that we are able to be awake to it. In this way, we can practice how much we are living in this recognition, besides just meditating and getting a glimpse of it.

 

 

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WATER MODULE WORKBOOK - PART I WISDOM QUALITIES

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