So if we are always only Divine Consciousness, what’s happening when we are worried or afraid?
Most of the time we identify with ourselves as an individual, separate from other individuals and the surrounding world. When we are afraid or worried we contract even further into our own little world. In this way we limit the amount of Divine Consciousness or Divine Energy that flows through us. It’s like closing down the aperture of a camera lens which allows less light in.
The best way I know of to open your Divine Energy aperture, is to focus your awareness on the sensation in your body associated with your worries or your fears. For most of us these sensations are located in our chest, in our gut, or in a constricted feeling in our throat. So, start by sitting quietly where you won’t be disturbed. Turn your attention to these worrying sensations inside your body. They should be easy to locate because they are usually uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Focus your attention on these feelings without trying to get rid of them. This is important. We want to feel these fears and accept the sensations associated with them without any judgment or attempts to change them at all. “But I don’t accept them, I don’t like them and I want to be rid of them. I want something to be different”. I know, but when you are feeling a worrying sensation and wanting to get rid of it, you are looking from it and identifying with it. When you look at a sensation, not judging but accepting it, you are not identifying with it. This is a new and different activity. Your identity moves back and expands as it looks at your worrying. You have opened your identification and your energy flow. Awareness with acceptance is a very powerful tool that you may not have not been consciously using up to now. Also, for the moment anyway, you are not feeding uncomfortable sensations with disturbing thoughts.
“But this exercise doesn’t solve my problems.” Well, you may be in for a surprise. Once you have expanded your awareness and are no longer identifying with just your own problems and your separate personality, you have opened yourself to your true identity: Divine Consciousness AS individual. Acceptance is a form of Divine Love and it has the power to release resources that you didn’t know you had.