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Present Moment Awareness. Brown, Michael, — The presence process: a healing journey inro present moment awareness / Michael Brown. TO EVERYONE W H O READS THIS BOOK Thank you for entering our flourishing garden of present moment awareness. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. South African-born Michael Brown has also written Alchemy of the Heart. raudone.info We no longer need to feel that the path tread by most of humanity is one quiet desperation. In The Presence Process, we now have a sensible stepbystep.


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Being able to feel and commune w i t h my own Inner Presence during the course of that experience was akin to being introduced to the most precious part of my Being that had u n t i l that very moment been obscured by the endless distractions of my outer life. D u r i n g that experience, I was metaphorically able to step through a veil. On the other side, I witnessed how all life is connected by the same intimate, intelligent Presence. I saw how the true luminous beauty of the natural world of this planet remains hidden from us because of our preoccupation w i t h time.

In that moment, I also became aware that my own painful condition was a result of my body doing everything in its power to call me back from where I had unconsciously scattered and attached my attention to the illusory web of time. In that state of consciousness, the pain d i d not reveal itself to me as my enemy but as my friend and facilitator, obediently calling me to return to the N o w of my life experience.

It was clear to me that unless I could discover a way to begin accomplishing this for myself, I could be of no real use to others. It was also clear to me that the mechanisms of this journey had to be natural. It had to be a pathway that anyone upon the planet could follow no matter what his or her life circumstance. Therefore, it had to be an accomplishment that was based on inner work and not outer conditions, medicines, tools, ceremonies, rites, and rituals.

The first clue of how to begin accomplishing this task was revealed to me in that same year when I was introduced to the obvious but somehow completely overlooked procedure of consciously connected breathing. This is the practice of breathing consciously without pausing. Following the sweat lodge and the peyote experiences, consciously connected breathing was my third introduction to the experience of present moment awareness.

After my first few facilitated breathing sessions, I realized that the outcome of these intense experiences was also a drastically increased sense of present moment awareness and that this automatically led to decreased physical pain. These breathing sessions also initiated explosive insights. One of these was the realization that my intention to attempt to heal myself was completely misguided. This was why I had never succeeded despite my sincere efforts to do this. By enabling me to have real moments of detachment from my outer life experience, this natural breathing technique enabled me to integrate that there was a distinct difference between my Self and my experience.

I had not been able to see this before. I had always been so enmeshed in my outer experiences that they had mistakenly become the beginning and ending of who and what I thought I was. As a consequence of this breathing technique, I could clearly see that it was my life experience that had become acutely unbalanced and in urgent need of adjustingnot me.

By using consciously connected breathing to become increasingly present in my life, I discovered that I automatically began making choices that restored my sense of inner emotional well-being. Consequently, ever-increasing comfort and harmony automatically manifested in my outer experiences, and my painful condition gradually began subsiding.

After years of having suffered greatly from pain and the consequent frustration, anxiety, anger, grief, and depression that ensued, it began dawning on me that there was no greater healing tool at my disposal than the power of my Inner Presence.

W h a t was equally profound was the realization that my own breath was the key to opening the door to the experience of this Inner Presence. By , I began facilitating others w i t h this breathing technique and closely observing the consequences of their encounters w i t h it.

If anything I explored led to an increase of personal present moment awareness, I embraced it as a real experience. If it d i d not, I wasted no more time on it. The experience of present moment awareness was my trusted barometer, and it assisted me to brush aside all the impotent rituals and ceremonies that often window-dress and falsely glamorize the healing arts.

In addition to exploring consciously connected breathing, I also began investigating the shamanic paradigm. I also crossed the Arizona border into Mexico to attend and participate in the ceremonies w i t h the l i v i n g ancestors of "the peyote way", the H u i c h o l Indians. Whenever I had the opportunity, I used my body, m i n d , and heart as the laboratory for my experiments into activation of present moment awareness and my subsequent life experience as the arena to observe the consequences.

I worked w i t h and learned from a wide variety of teachers and tested every so-called "healing" technique that I could attempt on myself. As the years unfolded, I began to develop an increasingly powerful personal relationship w i t h what I now call my Inner Presence.

I became aware that present moment awareness is not only a state of Being; it is a Being. Present moment awareness is, indeed, "a Presence".

The Being and the state of Being have revealed themselves to me to be One and the same. By entering It, one becomes It. Present moment awareness is, therefore, a state of becoming. It is awareness embracing its fullest potential. In reflection, my personal odyssey may appear romantic. However, it was seldom easy and often unclear. Initially, I had no point of reference for what a present moment awareness experience was.

I d i d not have a vocabulary to explain to others what I was seeking to accomplish. I was placing one step in front of the other, following a trail that appeared to make sense only to me. There were numerous occasions when I became very confused and disheartened. There were moments when I doubted my own sanity.

Fortunately, I always had a way to reconnect w i t h my quest: I connected my breathing and re-entered the encouraging confirmation of my Inner Presence.

By doing so, I would remember that the quest I was on was a simple one. However, I can now clearly see that as a consequence of my intention, my subsequent life experience consciously and unconsciously unearthed the practical techniques, perceptual tools, and knowledge that have today evolved into The Presence Process. In essence, I dragged the concept of achieving present moment awareness out of the mental realm and rooted it upon this earth as a practical, methodical procedure.

In , after nine years away, I returned home to South Africa knowing that I had accomplished the first step of my quest; I had accumulated the raw materials for a powerful procedure that would enable others to activate, maintain, and continue to accumulate present moment awareness. Later that year, 15 years after I had crumpled to the side of a dirt road in the Transkei during my first attack of Horton's Syndrome, I began consciously l i v i n g my purpose by sharing The Presence Process w i t h others.

N o w , w i t h The Presence Process available to you in this book, another significant step in this journey has been taken. No matter how many individuals I personally facilitate through The Presence Process, I remain in deep awe as to what this procedure accomplishes for everyone who is w i l l i n g to step into his or her own emotional abyss. The Presence Process is a rare jewel.

It is an inner doorway that offers us all a methodical procedure to overcome the outer obstacles that distract us from experiencing that which we all share: our Inner Presence. It is an invitation to step upon a path that automatically begins liberating us from the invisible prison of an unconsciously distracted m i n d. I have witnessed how everyone who makes a commitment to enter and complete this journey is literally reborn into his or her life.

I have seen how they become available as ambassadors of life itself and how they begin walking among their families and communities as peacemakers. It is my opinion that such an approach to the development of this work would lead to it becoming diluted, misinterpreted, and turned into a specialized means of income for facilitators, instead of an accessible tool of awakening for everyone.

I have seen through my own experience that only life itself can prepare us to have the integrity to facilitate another and that life accomplishes this by i n v i t i n g us to have the integrity to first facilitate our own self. A l l the information in the world cannot replace real life experience. Therefore, instead of transforming The Presence Process into a modality to be shared through the medium of trained facilitators, I have instead chosen to make it directly available to you in this book.

This way you w i l l always have it in its purest form. The Presence Process is, therefore, deliberately written and presented in a manner that enables you to become the facilitator of your journey into present moment awareness.

N o w , everyone who seeks to consciously awaken from the unconscious sleep of time has access to this work for the price of a book and not the fee of a facilitator. I do, however, encourage you to be companions to each other and to support each other in whatever way you find appropriate as you embark on this magnificent journey. I am eternally grateful to all the teachers who laid their life experiences before me so that I could successfully uncover this profound procedure.

It is now my personal opinion that The Presence Process makes it possible for anyone to experience the power of his or her Inner Presence without having to take the long and challenging path that I d i d. It is also clear to me now that even though plant medicines and ceremonies can activate an experience or the memory of present moment awareness, these outer tools can only point to the journey.

They are the signposts, not the road itself. Throughout my life, I have embraced all these outer tools, ceremonies, medicines, and their dedicated caretakers as powerful allies. I know that they were deliberately placed on my path to assist me to remember what is possible and what has been forgotten through time. However, I do not believe that they are the way to get there because the way is w i t h i n each of us.

A l t h o u g h these outer rituals and ingested substances do initiate a present moment awareness experience, after a short period, their effects decay almost completely. Those who use them to enter this state of Being, therefore, use them repetitively, and this creates a reliance on an outer substance.

Thus, they are potentially as useful as they are misleading. It is my opinion that a real and lasting present moment awareness experience has to be accomplished naturally and inwardly through the conscious and sober accessing, accumulating, and applying of personal inner w i l l and discipline to be maintained.

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Achieving present moment awareness is a way of life, not a one-time quick fix. It is a journey, not a destination. The beauty of The Presence Process is that it paves the way for us to begin returning to our authentic state of spontaneous joy and creativity in a manner that requires no artificial instruments or outer activities, no ceremonies, rituals, dogmas, or belief systems.

It requires only a conscious and disciplined use of our attention and intention. Experiencing this Process automatically activates the inner tools that we all have in common, enabling us to accumulate what I consider to be the most precious and rare commodity on this planet right now: present moment awareness. Through this book, this experience can now be accomplished safely w i t h i n the structure of our day-to-day life, no matter where or how we are placed in this fast-paced paradigm.

It does not on any level require a departure from where our destiny has placed us. The Presence Process also introduces us to a concept that is very foreign to the outer world of changing conditions: that the power of our Inner Presence knows no order of difficulty. I have personally witnessed this Process successfully resolve conditions of depression, cancer, phobias, drug and alcohol addiction, grief, anger, fear, allergies, lack, and many other outer indicators of inner imbalance.

It also accelerates the recovery from physical injuries, enhances sporting and creative abilities, and enlivens spiritual activities from yoga to meditation. This Process has repeatedly demonstrated to me that it is our deeply suppressed emotional issues that unconsciously distract us from the present moment of our life experience, and that the mental states of m i n d caused by this distraction lead to the physical manifestations of imbalance that become symptoms of disease.

In essence, The Presence Process is a pathway that empowers us to release and integrate these emotional blockages. Therefore, it is a journey into our own emotional growth.

It is literally a way to consciously "grow up". It activates a way of Being that empowers us to respond to life as opposed to reacting to it. It automatically leads us towards what we share rather than to what causes separation. Yet u n t i l our personal present moment awareness is consciously initiated, it is a reality that remains hidden by the mundane demands and distractions of our outer world.

Awareness of our Inner Presence is the rarest of treasures in a world that is consciously and unconsciously enslaved by the illusionary mental paradigm we call "time". In the world we occupy today, present moment awareness is the unknown frontier as much as it is the ever-open doorway to personal liberation.

Like you, I am a curious explorer of this unknown inner continent. Activating present moment awareness in our life experience is not only the greatest gift we can give ourselves, it is also the most responsible contribution we can make to our humanity.

By entering i t , we become it. The Presence Process is an invitation to consciously activate the power of our Divine Presence. This opportunity is not a means to an end; it is a gift that empowers us to transform our entire perception of what life is.

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We must, therefore, not hurry into or through it. We must not treat this experience as a task that we have to get done to arrive somewhere else. Everything that we have been looking for has already found us. It is already waiting w i t h i n us. The Presence Process is an opportunity for us to experience personal confirmation of this truth. A n d yes, I have successfully resolved the unconscious emotional condition that manifested as my painful ailment.

I accomplished this by entering an intimate relationship w i t h my Inner Presence. This very same omnipotent Presence is also w i t h i n you, waiting patiently to bless the quality of your entire life experience.

Thank you for giving yourself this wonderful gift. A reliable indicator that we have entered present moment awareness is that our life experience, no matter how it may appear outwardly in any given moment, is infused inwardly w i t h the resonance of deep gratitude. This gratitude is not founded on comparison. This is not a gratitude that only blossoms because our life is unfolding exactly how we want it to or because everything in our experience is easy.

It is a gratitude for the i n v i tation, the journey, and the gift of life itself. It is gratitude that requires no reason. Gratitude is the one single marker that we can depend on as an indicator of how present we are in our life experience. If we have no gratitude for being alive, it is because we have strayed from the present moment into an illusory mental place called "time". Very few of us are able to be present in our life experiences because we are all born into a culture that exists in a world of time.

This is the curse of what we call "civilization". We have thirsted for progress, but in most cases, progress has led to the structuring of life in such a way that we do not have to be present when it is happening.

The more automated our life experience becomes, the less involved we are in the art of living. In the world of time, it is challenging to be grateful because nothing appears to be unfolding the way we think it should.

The past holds regrets and the future holds the promise of improvement, while the present moment appears to us as an event that requires adjustment. We therefore spend all our moments reflecting on what d i d not work for us in the past and mentally planning the adjustments we must accomplish to eventually attain the state of peace and fulfillment we seek.

Because these adjustments are continually directing our attention into some "great tomorrow", we have forgotten how to allow ourselves an opportunity to arrive at any meaningful juncture today. Subsequently, the world we live in now and everything in it is a means to an end. L i v i n g like this appears normal to us. It appears normal because we do not have access to another world experience that is qualitatively different to the one we are having right now.

We do not have another experience to which we can compare our current one. Even though the past is gone and cannot be altered and the future has not yet come into being, we still choose to mentally occupy these i l l u sory places rather than to fully enter and experience the one moment we are always i n. By habitually dwelling in the mental state that enables us to reflect and project our attention into these illusory places, we are missing out on the very real physical and emotional experiences happening to us right now.

We are almost completely oblivious to the only moment that contains the vibrancy and the fullness of what life is. We think that we are l i v i n g but we are not; we are existing. We think we are moving, but we are spinning in circles.

We have become completely mental about everything and have consequently sacrificed the experiences of being physically present and emotionally balanced.

Subsequently, our mental state, as advanced as we may believe it to be, is riddled w i t h confusion. We are so accustomed to this state of "not-being", that it appears perfectly natural to us.

We aspire to it. Yet it is not natural because it knows no balance or harmony. We know this because somewhere in the midst of our mental leapfrogging, we all feel that something is amiss. The lack of peace that we feel w i t h i n is reflected as the ongoing chaos we experience in our outer life experiences.

O u r lack of inner peace is also reflected in the way we shy away from any experience of stillness or silence. The theme of this age is: "Let there be noise; let there be movement. We cannot find it because we seek it in the pictures of the past and in our scanning of the future.

O u r insatiable needy and wanting behavior is testimony to the emptiness that our current approach to life cannot fill. We are turning every piece of this planet over in our desperate search for peace. Yet nothing we do brings peace to our state of Being because we have long since forgotten that peace is not "a doing". It cannot be enforced nor mechanically installed. O u r state of internal unrest manifests as external physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of discomfort and disease.

No matter what we take for it, no matter where we run in our attempts to escape it, no matter how we distract ourselves from it w i t h our endless doings, real relief consistently appears just moments out of reach. This mental condition of " l i v i n g in time", of relentlessly running from yesterday and of frantically chasing tomorrow without rest or peace, is the predicament that The Presence Process addresses and soothes.

By assisting us to understand how we individually arrived in this predicament, it simultaneously gives us the methodical procedure and perceptual tools that empower us to begin finding our way out of this illusion. It throws a rope of awareness to us and empowers us to p u l l ourselves out of the pit of our distractions w i t h the past and the future so that we may return to the only ground that is solid, safe, and peaceful: the present moment.

In that state of consciousness. I was metaphorically able to step through a veil. This is the practice of breathing consciously without pausing.

D u r i n g that experience. The first clue of how to begin accomplishing this task was revealed to me in that same year when I was introduced to the obvious but somehow completely overlooked procedure of consciously connected breathing.

One of these was the realization that my intention to attempt to heal myself was completely misguided. Following the sweat lodge and the peyote experiences. W h a t was equally profound was the realization that my own breath was the key to opening the door to the experience of this Inner Presence.

I had not been able to see this before. These breathing sessions also initiated explosive insights. By using consciously connected breathing to become increasingly present in my life.

The Presence Process: A Healing Journey Into Present Moment Awareness

By I had always been so enmeshed in my outer experiences that they had mistakenly become the beginning and ending of who and what I thought I was. I discovered that I automatically began making choices that restored my sense of inner emotional well-being. As a consequence of this breathing technique. By enabling me to have real moments of detachment from my outer life experience. I began facilitating others w i t h this breathing technique and closely observing the consequences of their encounters w i t h it.

This was why I had never succeeded despite my sincere efforts to do this. After years of having suffered greatly from pain and the consequent frustration. I could clearly see that it was my life experience that had become acutely unbalanced and in urgent need of adjusting—not me.

After my first few facilitated breathing sessions. These powerful moments in which I was introduced to my first three doses of present moment awareness became a yardstick by which I mea- 4.

I realized that the outcome of these intense experiences was also a drastically increased sense of present moment awareness and that this automatically led to decreased physical pain. I also crossed the Arizona border into Mexico to attend and participate in the ceremonies w i t h the l i v i n g ancestors of "the peyote way".

I could not verbalize it outwardly back then. Whenever I had the opportunity. By doing so. It is awareness embracing its fullest potential. I would remember that the quest I was on was a simple one. I d i d not have a vocabulary to explain to others what I was seeking to accomplish. I began to develop an increasingly powerful personal relationship w i t h what I now call my Inner Presence.

Present moment awareness is. In reflection. I was placing one step in front of the other. I became aware that present moment awareness is not only a state of Being. I worked w i t h and learned from a wide variety of teachers and tested every so-called "healing" technique that I could attempt on myself.

I embraced it as a real experience. I also began investigating the shamanic paradigm. In addition to exploring consciously connected breathing. If anything I explored led to an increase of personal present moment awareness. By entering It.

As the years unfolded. There were moments when I doubted my own sanity. I always had a way to reconnect w i t h my quest: I connected my breathing and re-entered the encouraging confirmation of my Inner Presence. I used my body. The experience of present moment awareness was my trusted barometer. Over a period of four years. There were numerous occasions when I became very confused and disheartened. I wasted no more time on it.

I had no point of reference for what a present moment awareness experience was. The Being and the state of Being have revealed themselves to me to be One and the same.

By facilitating this Process myself and freely sharing all the knowledge I have about the art of facilitating it. The Presence Process is a rare jewel. Later that year. It is an invitation to step upon a path that automatically begins liberating us from the invisible prison of an unconsciously distracted m i n d.

I have seen how they become available as ambassadors of life itself and how they begin walking among their families and communities as peacemakers. I began consciously l i v i n g my purpose by sharing The Presence Process w i t h others. I returned home to South Africa knowing that I had accomplished the first step of my quest.

I can now clearly see that as a consequence of my intention. In essence. I dragged the concept of achieving present moment awareness out of the mental realm and rooted it upon this earth as a practical.

I had accumulated the raw materials for a powerful procedure that would enable others to activate. It is an inner doorway that offers us all a methodical procedure to overcome the outer obstacles that distract us from experiencing that which we all share: I have witnessed how everyone who makes a commitment to enter and complete this journey is literally reborn into his or her life.

No matter how many individuals I personally facilitate through The Presence Process.

I remain in deep awe as to what this procedure accomplishes for everyone who is w i l l i n g to step into his or her own emotional abyss. This way you w i l l always have it in its purest form. I have instead chosen to make it directly available to you in this book. It is my opinion that such an approach to the development of this work would lead to it becoming diluted. I have seen through my own experience that only life itself can prepare us to have the integrity to facilitate another and that life accomplishes this by i n v i t i n g us to have the integrity to first facilitate our own self.

I am eternally grateful to all the teachers who laid their life experiences before me so that I could successfully uncover this profound procedure. I have embraced all these outer tools.

It is now my personal opinion that The Presence Process makes it possible for anyone to experience the power of his or her Inner Presence without having to take the long and challenging path that I d i d. It is also clear to me now that even though plant medicines and ceremonies can activate an experience or the memory of present moment awareness. Those who use them to enter this state of Being. A l t h o u g h these outer rituals and ingested substances do initiate a present moment awareness experience.

A l l the information in the world cannot replace real life experience. I do not believe that they are the way to get there because the way is w i t h i n each of us. Throughout my life. I know that they were deliberately placed on my path to assist me to remember what is possible and what has been forgotten through time.

They are the signposts. These substances 7. The Presence Process is. It is a journey. It also accelerates the recovery from physical injuries. Experiencing this Process automatically activates the inner tools that we all have in common. The Presence Process is a pathway that empowers us to release and integrate these emotional blockages.

The beauty of The Presence Process is that it paves the way for us to begin returning to our authentic state of spontaneous joy and creativity in a manner that requires no artificial instruments or outer activities. It requires only a conscious and disciplined use of our attention and intention.

Achieving present moment awareness is a way of life. Through this book. It is literally a way to consciously "grow up". This Process has repeatedly demonstrated to me that it is our deeply suppressed emotional issues that unconsciously distract us from the present moment of our life experience.

It is my opinion that a real and lasting present moment awareness experience has to be accomplished naturally and inwardly through the conscious and sober accessing. The Presence Process also introduces us to a concept that is very foreign to the outer world of changing conditions: I have personally witnessed this Process successfully resolve conditions of depression. It does not on any level require a departure from where our destiny has placed us. Yet u n t i l our personal present moment awareness is consciously initiated.

In the world we occupy today. Awareness of our Inner Presence is the rarest of treasures in a world that is consciously and unconsciously enslaved by the illusionary mental paradigm we call "time". We must.

This very same omnipotent Presence is also w i t h i n you. We must not treat this experience as a task that we have to get done to arrive somewhere else. I am a curious explorer of this unknown inner continent.

I accomplished this by entering an intimate relationship w i t h my Inner Presence. Activating present moment awareness in our life experience is not only the greatest gift we can give ourselves. It automatically leads us towards what we share rather than to what causes separation. I have successfully resolved the unconscious emotional condition that manifested as my painful ailment. Kindest regards. Everything that we have been looking for has already found us.

Thank you for giving yourself this wonderful gift. It activates a way of Being that empowers us to respond to life as opposed to reacting to it. The Presence Process is an invitation to consciously activate the power of our Divine Presence. This opportunity is not a means to an end.

It is already waiting w i t h i n us. The Presence Process is an opportunity for us to experience personal confirmation of this truth. By entering i t. Like you. This is not a gratitude that only blossoms because our life is unfolding exactly how we want it to or because everything in our experience is easy. Because these adjustments are continually directing our attention into some "great tomorrow".

This gratitude is not founded on comparison. We therefore spend all our moments reflecting on what d i d not work for us in the past and mentally planning the adjustments we must accomplish to eventually attain the state of peace and fulfillment we seek. It is gratitude that requires no reason. A reliable indicator that we have entered present moment awareness is that our life experience. If we have no gratitude for being alive. This is the curse of what we call "civilization".

Very few of us are able to be present in our life experiences because we are all born into a culture that exists in a world of time. It appears normal because we do not have access to another world experience that is qualitatively different to the one we are having right now. The past holds regrets and the future holds the promise of improvement. We do not have another experience to which we can compare our current one.

Gratitude is the one single marker that we can depend on as an indicator of how present we are in our life experience. L i v i n g like this appears normal to us. The more automated our life experience becomes. It is a gratitude for the i n v i tation. In the world of time. We have thirsted for progress. Just like a sleep-deprived human inevitably enters a physical. We think we are moving. We know this because somewhere in the midst of our mental leapfrogging.

O u r lack of inner peace is also reflected in the way we shy away from any experience of stillness or silence. Yet it is not natural because it knows no balance or harmony. We have become completely mental about everything and have consequently sacrificed the experiences of being physically present and emotionally balanced. It cannot be enforced nor mechanically installed.

By habitually dwelling in the mental state that enables us to reflect and project our attention into these illusory places.

We think that we are l i v i n g but we are not. We cannot find it because we seek it in the pictures of the past and in our scanning of the future. We are so accustomed to this state of "not-being". O u r insatiable needy and wanting behavior is testimony to the emptiness that our current approach to life cannot fill. We are turning every piece of this planet over in our desperate search for peace. We aspire to it. No matter what we take for it. Yet nothing we do brings peace to our state of Being because we have long since forgotten that peace is not "a doing".

We are almost completely oblivious to the only moment that contains the vibrancy and the fullness of what life is. O u r state of internal unrest manifests as external physical. The lack of peace that we feel w i t h i n is reflected as the ongoing chaos we experience in our outer life experiences. The theme of this age is: Even though the past is gone and cannot be altered and the future has not yet come into being.

We all know it exists because Zen Masters and Spiritual W h i l e we continue to react unconsciously to the events of our life. This is no way to live. W h a t life really is cannot enter time. We call it "the present moment". The good news is that although this may be the only quality of life experience that we are currently aware of. It demonstrates that the only way we can authentically change our world experience is by liberating ourselves from the perceptual virus of time and that liberating ourselves from this mental disease is therefore the greatest act of service we can perform right now.

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This mental condition of " l i v i n g in time". We are not the experiences that we manufactured to feel safe and accepted in this world. This time-based experience is a perceptual hell guarded by the bars of our unresolved fear. This is not life. In time. A n d no matter what the future may promise. The Presence Process accomplishes this by bringing awareness to the authentic Presence that we really are in a way that encourages us to consciously begin dismantling the inauthentic pretence that we made to shield ourselves from our fear.

It does not take us anywhere. There is another paradigm running parallel to the world of time. By assisting us to understand how we individually arrived in this predicament. We know it exists because we all seek it even if we do not consciously realize that this is what we thirst for.

It throws a rope of awareness to us and empowers us to p u l l ourselves out of the pit of our distractions w i t h the past and the future so that we may return to the only ground that is solid. There is nowhere to go and nothing to do. Entering it now is an inevitable consequence of our accelerating evolution.

It facilitates us in gently stepping onto the wondrous path that leads to ever-increasing present moment awareness. Present moment awareness is not a concept. It calls to every one of us in a silent voice that says. This experience of present moment awareness is accessible to us wherever we are. When we "live in time". It is an effortless way of Being that is the birthright of every human in this world.

We therefore spend our life experience getting instead of receiving.

It assists us in refocusing our attention and intention so that we consciously begin to steer our awareness towards the awaiting radiance of our Inner Presence.

A joyful. Right now there is a growing community upon this planet that is l i v i n g from present moment awareness. So what is present moment awareness? It is a state of Being in which we effortlessly integrate the authentic and D i v i n e Presence that we are It invites us to consciously enter the present moment of our life and therefore to embrace a state of Being in which we become open to the joy. O u r journey through The Presence Process automatically activates our ability to begin consciously making the perceptual transition from the time-based world we are in now to the state of Being we have sought in all our endless doings.

Its invitation is here. We do not have to go anywhere or enter any outer "doings" to activate it. The best part is realizing that we have been looking for something that has already found us. It is the kingdom of awareness through whose gates the prodigal c h i l dren return. It is. Entering such a state may sound hard and complicated when we are l i v i n g in time. By accomplishing this. The hard part has been attempting to find what we did not know we had lost.

This inner terrain that we are about to enter may at first appear alien to us. We w i l l also have been reconnected w i t h an aspect of our Being that w i l l always be available to guide us. The Presence Process is a tool of liberation. The Presence Process is a journey that we are deliberately choosing to take into ourselves. W h e n we have completed this journey. By reading this book. It is a journey that is designed to successfully equip us w i t h the means to move beyond the suppressed fear.

The Presence Process is a pathway that successfully initiates a In this light. It is a journey that w i l l take us through forgotten memories into emotional territories that are unfamiliar to us and that we therefore may initially perceive as uncomfortable. If at any point we feel overwhelmed. It teaches us to understand "the language of authenticity" in which this Process is written.

Part I of this book plays The Presence Process has two levels of entry open to us: Introductory and Experiential. This authentic aspect of our Being. The subject of integration and how it is incorporated into the approach of The Presence Process w i l l be discussed in detail in The Integrative Approach in Part II of this book. It sends us off enthusiastically. There is an aspect of our Being that knows everything. There is no difficulty in this procedure because we automatically learn all that we are required to know about communication w i t h our Inner Facilitator simply by reading.

It is the One that brought us to the entrance of this particular pathway into ourselves. Even though it may appear that we are making this journey alone. Part I of The Presence Process automatically empowers us to become receptive to the communications coming from our Inner Presence. A l t h o u g h we may not know where we are going right now or how we are going to get there. To be accessible to everyone. Part I of this book is deliberately designed to prepare us to realize this. It carries our flag and our supplies.

It is our best friend. A l l that is required is that we do not hurry. It is not necessary to take notes or to consciously memorize any part of this written material. Part I also begins aligning us w i t h the overall intentions of The Presence Process.

The t h i n k i n g m i n d and the ego it supports may at times struggle w i t h the tempo of the text. This is what The Presence Process i s — a procedure of "undoing".

It may say to us. At the same time as providing us w i t h an opportunity to make an informed choice. W h e n we truly enter present moment awareness. This has already been written and explained in detail. It introduces us to our Inner Guide.

It sets our intention. It places our attention. For this reason. A l t h o u g h it employs our t h i n k i n g m i n d as a tool to assist us in activating present moment awareness. It makes us ready and guarantees our success. W h e n it already believes that it understands something.

It opens the door and points the way. The t h i n k i n g m i n d can never experience present moment awareness because it can only operate in a time-based paradigm. Does the author think we lack intelligence? Yet the information contained in this book has deeper dimensions of purpose than merely assisting us to "understand".

It cannot stand the silence and stillness that is inherent in all cyclic experiences—especially the depth of the silence and stillness out of which this book arises and into which it invites us. Life is always what it has been and w i l l never change from its essential truth. The t h i n k i n g m i n d can see no purpose for information beyond its role as a tool of understanding or analysis.

N o r can it savor the silence of a sunset. It wants every chapter to end w i t h a cliffhanger. One of these dimensions is that the information on these pages also enables us to gently move information w i t h the flow of this very intricate procedure.

That is why the t h i n k i n g m i n d cannot sit on a beach and quietly watch the endless waves.

This is the quality of awareness that we are invited to hold as we read The Presence Process. It is the gradual awakening of the heartbeat of present moment awareness.

W h a t appears to our t h i n k i n g m i n d as "repetit i o n " in the text of this book is actually "reinforcement". These cycles are not repetition. Yet life in its truest essence is not "new".

Repetition annoys it and causes it to moan. N o r can it enjoy the stillness inherent in the company of a tree.

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In this world of phenomenon. It is hungry for and addicted to constant change. It wants to be entertained. This text is not written to entertain our t h i n k i n g m i n d. The only task for our thinking m i n d here is to assist us to read it and to enable us to mentally contain the information so that we can assimilate it into the fabric of our physical and emotional experiences.

This procedure. This book is a river of experience-activating information that carries us into the eternal ocean of present moment awareness. As this unconsciousness surfaces we must have certain information repeatedly reinforced so that we remain aware that what is happening to us is supposed to happen.

Sometimes it Children require this reinforcement. It causes what was once unconscious to us to begin surfacing into our awareness. W h a t therefore may appear as repetition to us when we are simply reading the text all the way through. The first level is entered simply by reading the text. It is the heartbeat of our heightening awareness. Under these circumstances. This w i l l calm our thinking m i n d and shield us from its propensity towards boredom or annoyance.

As already stated. The second level of entry involves an experiential procedure that gradually unfolds over a period of 11 weeks. It is simultaneously speaking to our c h i l d like self. As this aspect of ourselves surfaces into our awareness for healing. The structure of the text also takes into account that The Presence Process offers us two levels upon which to approach the experience of present moment awareness.

The text w i l l also gently activate our awareness of our c h i l d self—an aspect of our Beingness that we automatically abandoned when we departed our childhood.

The text is therefore not only speaking to the part of us that is consciously turning these pages. It is an invitation to us to open the doorway and walk into this state of Being ourselves so that we may know through our own experience what the gift of present moment awareness really is.

We are therefore encouraged to read this book w i t h an open m i n d and to patiently embrace the manner in which it is written. O u r Inner Presence literally knows no order of difficulty. By following the simple instructions. It is written in a format that is designed to prepare us to make powerful changes to the quality of our life experience without the assistance of an outside facilitator.

We have to experience them firsthand before we can begin to grasp what the word "Presence" really means. They cannot be explained to us by anybody else. It does not matter whether the information contained in this book is The information being presented to us throughout this book is deliberately delivered in layers and in a specific order of importance.

Everything written in this book is therefore an invitation to an experience. It w i l l not serve us to skip sentences or paragraphs because our t h i n k i n g m i n d perceives them as meaningless repetition.

We are therefore encouraged to approach it maturely and responsibly. It w i l l not serve us at all to jump around from section to section. W h a t matters is whether the experience activated by reading and applying it begins navigating our attention away from a time-based experience into present moment awareness. The greater part of this journey is designed to take us into and through places w i t h i n ourselves w i t h which we may as yet not be familiar.

The effectiveness of a lullaby can only be judged by whether its emotional content soothes the c h i l d to sleep when it is troubled. This is normal and is supposed to happen. D u r i n g The Presence Process.

In the last hundred years. Yet our emotional growth. In this world. By entering The Presence Process. The words a mother uses to sing a lullaby to a newborn c h i l d are irrelevant because the c h i l d cannot understand them anyway. In life. O u r mental growth is also spoken for when we enter and attend the basic schooling experience. The turbulent state of the world we live in today is a testimony to This commitment must be made unconditionally because we w i l l not know what the experience of The Presence Process is really about u n t i l we reach a point of completion.

Part I of this book is carefully designed to give the encouragement and information necessary for us to make this commitment. Even when this journey is over. This is also normal because much of the journey is emotional and not mental. In the same light. The physical body. It extends as far as we can think. The mental realm is not confined to the location of our physical brain. The Presence Process starts off by assisting us to achieve physical presence—or the ability to begin anchoring our awareness in our physical body.

We are where our point of attention has been cast. The journey that we embark on throughout The Presence Process is therefore essentially a journey of achieving emotional growth through reactivating physical presence and mental clarity. Emotional growth may be one of the most challenging accomplishments in this world because the necessity for it w i l l seldom be supported.

W h e n we experience physical presence. Something may be unfolding right in front of our eyes. Often the closest we come to experiencing this is by default: Later in this book. We are definitely not physically present. To think about the past or the future means that we have to enter the mental realm. Most of us believe that we occupy this body. In the few moments that follow such an experience. Then the next steps are to achieve mental clarity and emotional balance.It can only be accomplished by "not doing" and "undoing".

Moses Mercado—for reminding me how to play. I was a potential candidate for heroin or morphine addiction and for suicide. Physical presence only occurs when we consciously enter present moment awareness. It does not matter whether the information contained in this book is

JEANENE from Hialeah
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