In daily life we are conditioned to ground awareness in our activities and external identity; what we have, want, need, or who we are. These are all temporary and changing. Grounding awareness in externals makes us fearful to loose what we have. It is the source of neediness and ultimately unhappiness as we are experiencing a sense of lack.
To counter this conditioning we practice meditation. Here we are grounding awareness into the ongoing continuous nature of our being, that is unchanging. This presence is our sanctuary, our home of love and safety, where every part of us is welcome. The active mind is like a bird flying here and there. Our practice is to invite the bird back to the nest of the welcoming heart inside. Here it can fully rest and let go. Here every part of us is completely held. Something deeper opens inside. We receive the love, purity, sweetness and calm by bringing awareness back to the heart that is full and complete. This is the doorway to the deeper heart, the spiritual heart, where all wisdom, creativity and knowing are waiting patiently for us. It is always with us. It is us.
As we reconnect to this sacred home, the nest of loving presence, the love can come pouring forward into our life. It helps us with our relationships, communication, answers, inner guidance, creativity and much more. It is these qualities that bring balance to our mind and daily activities.
In retreat we practice receiving this presence from within. Restoring our connection to our heart essence is the gift of infinite heart awareness practice.