There is an intelligence waiting to unfold us the instant we allow our awareness to join it. It is the intelligence of an innate wisdom that intrinsically knows precisely what is needed for whatever ails us at any given point in time. This unbiased, unconditional, generosity of genius is the living guidance of our being: a direct conduit to the infinite flow of Source. And all that is required is to be present. But what is presence?
If we look at the word presence, it means now. And masters for centuries have been teaching us this. So if presence is to be here now, then what is being? Being means essence. So if being means essence, then what is it to be a humane being? In Sanskrit hu means love. In Webster’s, man means essence and being means essence as well. So then to be present is pre-essence. This is basically the mechanism of slowing down and pausing in the momentum that flies us forward or pulls us back. And in that pause or space, what is being the essence of? Ah! We come full circle back again to love.
Isn’t it amazing that right here in the very name given us as a species is a continual reminder of our true nature? Now if we are the essence of the essence of love, then what is that which is subtle and subtler? So subtle, yet so powerful, minute, yet infinitely expanded. Free from the self-imposed limitations of judgment, and aligned with the coherent field of love. These subtleties are the essences comprising the soul itself. This is the breath that breathes the breath, the Latifas, the subtle energies of our soul. That which individuates us yet unites us in the wholeness of All.
Here is ground zero, where the edges meet. Where who we once thought we are comes undone. Melded, morphed, and purified into the fuller version of you! This is where the subtle essences of our soul act upon us, rendering us authentic, dismantling any false structure of identity. And if we dare to accept this dance and allow it to move us, the gift given is beyond price. For what you are given is life! Not any kind of life. This is life creating life creating life, authoring itself…buoyant, flowing, abundant, alive…an essential life. Not the frenzied, feverish, depressed way one feels when trying to catch up with or when chasing after life. But rather, this is the calm depth and quiet expanse of peace that confidence arises from; the direct experience of spirit.
From this unadulterated loving truth, the most subtle flirtations of our essence whisper their love song. Inviting our awareness to open her eyes, to savor the scent, caress the intangible, and soar in her grace. The gifts of our being are infinitely bountiful. And once we bow to her glory and step onto her magic carpet our life will never be the same.
Kim Lincoln offers the Gifts of Being classes the first three Mondays of each month, and is now accepting enrollment for the Latiaf Training series offered one Sunday a month for 10 consecutive months.