! And I’ve got this look on my face because we’re only $500 away from raising the money I need to complete my certified #Enneagram
teacher training with @enneaworld
I also wanted to take a moment to talk about why this training is so important to me, and to the whole of the Enneagram community. I’m queer. I’m gender nonconforming. That means my experience with studying the enneagram is different than people who are straight and cis gendered (aka most people). It’s important to have teachers who have gone deep in their study of this tool from all different walks of life. Different races, genders, sexualities, religions, and economic backgrounds. The more lenses we can view this tool through, the deeper and more nuanced our understanding of it and of the world around us becomes.
I want to help more queer people learn this powerful tool and add their voices to the fray. I’ve learned so much compassion and understanding from the enneagram. I’ve learned so much about myself and those around me, I’ve learned how to take right action and how to balance those actions with love and understanding. I can’t think of anything the world needs more of than Love, Understanding, and Right Action.
So, if you’d like to help me in this endeavor you can donate to my training through my Venmo: @abirobinsyoga.
Even $5 or $10 is a huge help. I wouldn’t be able to do this if it weren’t for the love and support of my family and community and I am so deeply grateful for all of you. Thank you.
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...what we deem as reality is often totally made up by our thoughts and beliefs. We can tell a story that paints our self or another person or an experience in a certain light, but the actuality of the situation is far different than what we’re depicting. It might seem very real to us, but as humans we typically take our experiences and bend them to fit our level of perception. If we can’t handle the truth of what we’re seeing, because it would mean there was some aspect of our self or another we don’t want to look at, we can easily manipulate the details, unconsciously, to package it up into something more digestible.
We all serve as mirrors for one another, constantly reflecting back to one another who we are, who we’ve been or who we’d like to be. It is not our job to seek to be the mirror for another, as this is happening whether or not we are aware of it, and ultimately how someone else interprets our interactions is out of our control. What we can strive for is to understand what is being reflected back to us, and why. It requires an absolute humbleness, a rawness of spirit and a deep courage to see things as they truly are, because it means coming to terms with how we’ve designed our own reality (or in unconsciousness, how reality was designed for us). When we understand the truth of what is being reflected back to us, we can consciously choose to design new realities more aligned with the best possible versions of ourselves.
Taken from my new blog post, "Mirrors." Find the link in my bio to read the whole thing. #mirrors #reflection #perception #awareness #iamthatiam #consciousness #languageofthesoul #wholeperception #understanding #healyourself #starseed #lightworker #awakening
Guidance oracle message of Blessed Be 7.15.18~
Blessing on a Friendship 🌻
May your friendship be blessed with laughter, but never at the expense of the dignity of one of you. May you be kind to each other, honest too!🌻 Spirit says may there be affinities of the spirit, differences to exalt in, and if harsh thoughts or words enter in and blight the path of your companionship, may you pick them up as a stone in the road, and move them out of your way! Always support of each other’s soul endeavors, breathe life to the fire of each other’s dreams, and may there be moments of shared rapture with simple things!🍀 Most importantly let your friendship have its seasons, let it turn , on and on, ever changing-ever returning, to the place where you find love for each other, and greater love of self for knowing one another!🌻🌸🌻#positivevibes #friendship #positivevibes #spiritguides #understanding #compassion #innergrowth #emergeandgrow #celebrateyourlife #mutuallove #sharegoodness #karmicdestiny #mutualcare #closeness #everchanging #supporteachother #divinesupport #companionship #selflove #positiveenergy #higherself #fullfillment #accomplishment #happiness
"Unconditioned consciousness is God, the one and only reality. By unconditioned consciousness is meant a sense of awareness; a sense of knowing that I AM apart from knowing who I AM; the consciousness of being, divorced from that which I am conscious of being.
I AM aware of being man, but I need not be man to be aware of being. Before I became aware of being someone, I, unconditioned awareness, was aware of being, and this awareness does not depend upon being someone. I AM self-existent, unconditioned consciousness; I became aware of being someone; and I shall become aware of being someone other than this that I am now aware of being; but I AM eternally aware of being whether I am unconditioned formlessness or I am conditioned form.
As the conditioned state, I (man), might forget who I am, or where I am, but I cannot forget that I AM.
This knowing that I AM, this awareness of being, is the only reality.
This unconditioned consciousness, the I AM, is that knowing reality in whom all conditioned states – conceptions of myself – begin and end, but which ever remains the unknown knowing being when all the known ceases to be.
All that I have ever believed myself to be, all that I now believe myself to be, and all that I shall ever believe myself to be, are but attempts to know myself – the unknown, undefined reality.
This unknown knowing one, or unconditioned consciousness, is my true being, the one and only reality. I AM the unconditioned reality conditioned as that which I believe myself to be. I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known.
The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified.
That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world.
The world – my mirrored self – ever bears witness of the state of consciousness in which I live.
There is no chance or accident responsible for the things that happen to me or the environment in which I find myself. Nor is predestined fate the author of my fortunes or misfortunes. Innocence and guilt are mere words with no meaning to the law of consciousness, except as they reflect the state of consciousness itself.
The consciousness of guilt calls