WATER MODULE

PART II: AWAKENING PRACTICES
LESSON 5: View Practices

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LESSON SUMMARY

Lesson 5: View Practices

In this lesson we’ll explore viewing through air and water and through the different levels of the hologram.  We’ll begin noticing where we are viewing our experience from, moment by moment.  There’s a lot of pain in the world that needs healing and  Luminous holds that we never want to ignore it, but want to instead feel our connection with everything, including all the suffering and all the pain.  We’ll ask ourselves, where do we meet this pain? In this lesson we’ll explore what gives us the capacity to be the holder?  What gives us the capacity to be in connection, but not be overtaken? 

LESSON CONTENT

Introduction To View

PRACTICE #1: View Through Air and Water

In this lesson we will practice viewing from the limited ordinary mind, feeling the pain and suffering that is in our personal bodies, the collective body, and the world and then contrast that with viewing through the seamless, limitless, awareness of air and through the compassionate heart intelligence that is water. 

It's important to learn the power of view, how it impacts everything, and that our true self is unobscured, limitless and awake.  As we learn to shift our view, we finally find a freedom from living within the view of our cultures and our communities and our parents.

 

  1. Be In The Ordinary Conditioned Mind:  Be in your head, be in your thoughts, be in the perspective that's in the conditioned mind, that was basically conditioned by parents that were unaware of their weakness and societies that were unawake.
  2. Limit Your Perspective: Treat your thoughts, emotions, and stories as if they are absolutely real.  They were mostly programmed by the culture you were brought up in.
  3. Feel the disconnection: Feel your response to what’s happening in the world as you feel this from a disconnected place in your own body with only your local thoughts and emotions.   Notice what that’s like.  How safe do you feel?
  4. Feel the collective pain:  Connect with the news. The oceans are dying. The animals are dying. There are populations of people who are being abused.  See the people who are starving. See the people who had their land stolen. See the people who have been oppressed.  There's people who are angry. They're angry at you. There's people hurting everywhere.  There's people who are mean and killing other people. Notice how you feel in your little bodies and in your little minds, just with your emotions,
  5. Imagine you are suffering:  Imagine you are being oppressed.  Imagine you're trying to speak and no one's listening. Imagine the years of torture that you and your ancestors have experienced.  What do you feel?
  6. Now try to solve the problem:   Use your small little singular mind with no connection to awareness, source, god, or anything larger and try to fix the world before it blows up quick. It's up to you. Solve it..
  7. Blame someone for it:  Maybe you could pick someone and imagine they did it to you. Maybe it's God's fault.   You could feel your resignation, that you can't do anything and blame yourself. 
  8. Feel the impact of this view:  Feel what this feels like.  It's impact on your bodies, the group, the collective body, and the world.
  9. Shift Your View:   Pause and shift to being the awareness of this pain rather than entirely merged inside of it to that little bit of awareness that can notice you can be the awareness of the pain. What happens? 
  10. Let your pain body know you are coming back:  Let all the parts that are born of the pain know that you're not abandoning, ignoring or bypassing them, but are touching something that is not the pain and are coming back
  11. View though Air:  Notice the awareness beyond the pain in the contentless, dimension that is in all directions, boundless. It's the face you had before you were born.  What happens when awareness unhooks all the way to feel the awareness that is seamlessly everywhere…it’s not a personal me, it’s contentless, it’s limitless...the immortal dimension of yourself that doesn’t come and doesn’t go..  What do you experience from here?
  12. Notice this as a place to rest:  Notice that when you unhook completely there is a relief from all the conditioning and there’s a freedom from it all.  What does it feel like when we recognize an eternal peace that can’t be disturbed,  a place where we can find the silence amidst the storm.
  13. Notice what is beyond conditioning:  Feeling what is beyond conditioning, what will never be conditioned that is not caught in the hell.  So what its like to break from the reactivity and find that which is peaceful.
  14. Notice the view:  How is it now to view the pain of the world? Does it mean you have to be unaware of it? Does it feel easier or harder to respond with compassion from here or from where we started?
  15. View through water:  View through the heart of water, the mother feeling the pain of all her children and how much love does the mother have? What it's like to just sit in this presence with pain.  Limitless. Is there a limited supply from here? From the view that is inside of our bodies and inside the heart of the world, feel the strength that comes from that, which never comes or goes that which cannot be harmed, cannot die. 
  16. Feel Intelligence that’s in everything:  Feel the intelligence that is emerging, by itself, from this place, instead of, from the limited mind. Intelligence has an intimacy with all of life. The intelligence that's in the trees, the intelligence that's in the floor. That's in your body.  Feel the intelligence animating you: Feel the knowing and how that's different than the conditioned mind.
  17. Let the suffering parts surrender to the greater living intelligence:  What's it like to let the parts of you that have been trying and suffering to know that they are not separate from this intelligence? What’s it like to give over those parts of the limited mind, let them say, I don't know, give them over to this intelligence that is here, intimate and present.  What's it like to surrender the Trier and the Doer, give it back, give it over, give it to God, give it to this living intelligence.
  18. What becomes possible when we shift our view:  How does our capacity to love and care and be connected actually strengthen? The intelligence is coming through us, we are not the teachers, the intelligence is.
  19. Submit Your Practice: Once you’ve done this practice above, submit it in the practice form below to earn credit towards your Water Module Apprentice Badge and answer the reflection question below.

 

PRACTICE#2:  Viewing Through Your Conditioning

 

  1. Find your boundless awareness: Feel what the boundless lens is able to view.  The boundless awareness can be aware of an infinite reality, infinite goodness.   Boundless awareness can be aware of fullness and infinite potential and infinite resource, infinite love, 
  2. Put On Your Horse Blinders:   Feel what happens as your aperture of awareness starts to shrink.  Bring your hands in next to your eyes to create blinders and actually feel what happens as your awareness starts to become limited, and it's only able to see some of reality, and some of self. What happens? Where'd the love go? Where'd the safety go? Where'd the fullness go?
  3. Notice our view has impact: Feel what it's like to see reality through this really narrow limited space. What we view affects the energy and the response. It has an impact.  Our energy is living as if that's reality.  Feel how painful having adopted this limited view causes in your life every day. Every minute. There's been a lot of pain. Very real pain.
  4. View Someone Through the conceptual mind: Find someone and see them as that thing, give them a label, give them multiple labels, and believe that everything you think about them is real and notice that what you're doing is impacting them.  Notice they are responsive to your view.
  5. View someone from infinite possibility: View from an infinity of possibility, like the solid and realness and conceptualness that you thought they were, opens when we view them from this awake awareness, boundless view.
  6. Connect that boundless view through your heartL View that same being through the boundless ground (Air) and the heart (Water) and then with that same view look at yourself and maintain the view.  Notice your mind's tendency to want to think things about them, see them in a certain way, and see if you can keep cutting through that tendency of the mind, maintain the ground, feel the limitlessness of view, the limitlessness and view through your heart and see that being.

 

Downloadable Content


WATER MODULE WORKBOOK PART II AWAKENING PRACTICES

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

LAI Course Badges - Water Apprentice

WATER BENDER
APPRENTICE PRACTICES

View Practices

Watch the 4 videos from this lesson and do the 2 practices described here to help you explore your view then submit your practices below to earn points towards your Water Apprentice Badge.

  1. View Through Air and Water Practice
  2. Viewing Ourselves With & Without Our HorseBlinders On

 

Lesson Objectives

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