CONSCIOUSNESS – You are aware – of being….
AWARENESS – There is a LOT in your awareness… Most of it “YOU” don’t “put any attention on…. “Background noise….”
ATTENTION: The wave and the surfboard – are THE BIGGIES in ATTENTION – when surfing.
“I’m Popeye the sailor man…”
Alrighty. So I’m willing to bet everyone here’s seen a Popeye cartoon. If not type it in, P-O-P-E-Y-E. Popeye’s that goofy little cartoon guy that…
He needs to eat spinach and his muscles get bigger, primarily his bicep. This is important. So I want you to stand with your arms by your side.
If you’re not already standing and I want you to bend your arms up and let them drop and bend your arm up like you’re doing a curl and let it drop.
And that’s how most people try to run their entire lives, like their bicep. And I want to talk today about the miracle of your ankle.
…for at least 20, 30 years now. I can’t tell you when it started. I remember talking with them to my Rolfer.
….I’m watching people walk on the trail right now and I was just doing a little bit of playing ball with Brucey and Emmett…
….and I realized I had to give this message to you because the lady walking the trail that I’m looking at right now, I can tell she’s got a destination in mind and she’s not thinking about every step and she’s probably totally unaware of the thousands and thousands of movements that her ankle makes in a little journey.
Literally, I want you to discover that your ankle makes thousands and thousands of movements and you don’t have a clue.
…wiggling back and forth, a little bit of wobble in your stance.
The very act of standing up if you were sitting down. If you’re standing up, sit down and then stand back up and do a couple curls, and notice how much of your ankle, probably a little bit more of it’s gotten into your attention, but it’s always been within your consciousness.
…gets into your attention, so very, very little gets into your attention.
Almost nothing gets into your awareness. But consciousness is the only reality. Boy, we’ve got three words today.
So just being-ness is consciousness.
Awareness of being a teacher, awareness of being cold when my hands are purple, right now we have frost here.
It’s wild, man. Not used to it, but awareness. You see my hands, my eyes, my ears are only capable of sensing very little. Let’s just call that awareness.
What actually gets into your attention, what gets into your stories. Again, that’s very, very little.
What gets into my… see, imaginally I am aware that I have two puppies in the car, but I am not… They’re not in my, see if I turn around now and do a couple million movements with my ankles.
Now I can physically see them.
See, consciousness is the only reality. In other words, consciousness. It’s a really big chunk.
If a ball came at you and you unconsciously catch it, it may not have gotten into your attention, but it was definitely within your awareness and some sort of reflexive action has you catch it.
You get it? Clear as mud. I hope so.
I’d love to chat about this in the Facebook group or elsewhere.
Awareness. Yeah. What gets into your imaginal and physical senses, but what do you actually notice?
See I just… see consciousness is the only reality.
Awareness of being is God. That’s a big, big chunk.
I noticed the trees and the sky and the sunrise, but I’m aware my eyes are picking up a lot over there, but what actually gets into my ATTENTION right now is the grass.
Maybe you’ve noticed in Manifesting Mastery, the first week was devoted to getting more into your attention because we all have those girls giggle moments, but until…
You see if they’re just in your awareness, you have no idea where it’s coming from, probably.
Your bicep. All right, bend your arm, let it drop. Bend your arms slowly. Let it go down. That gets your bicep into your attention.
Usually you don’t notice it, but that’s also how you try to run your life. I’m bending my arm. I’m bending my arm, but your ankle. Go take a walk.
One more tiny bit.
You’ll notice Popeye needs to do something. Oh, there’s a crisis. The Bluto is beating up or trying to take his woman away or something like that.
He’s got to eat the spinach, it makes his muscles strong. Right. And so then he gets to go and solve the crisis. You get we’ve had crisis solving.
Maybe even get divorced because of a crisis or 10 million that they kept giving life to.
Oh my God. For me it was Popeye, Superman, Spider Man, stuff like that. Speed Racer. Go Speed Racer go. It couldn’t just be a race.
That would be boring, wouldn’t it?
Speed Racer had to have problems. You also had to have a hidden hero. Turned out to be his brother.
Meanwhile your ankle, you’re not aware of your ankle all that much. Your ankle really isn’t given much glory.
It doesn’t solve many problems, but God, it’s involved with you crossing a lot of bridges and walking on a lot of paths.
Back when I was a kid, we didn’t have remote controls and you’d have to stand up to do that, and walk over and then go back and sit down.
We changed channels a lot less, maybe had longer attention spans because our ankles got used more than our biceps.
Cause then everybody knows the dogs are in the car going, I want out, I want out. What can the little birds tell you? See, I remember a long time ago I’d be in the woods and I’d be aware that I was in the woods.
And that little fellow is just talking about me and my puppies right here. The puppies want out. This guy’s standing here, he’s telling everybody there’s an anomaly here. That’s what that little bird just told everyone. There’s some dogs and there’s a calm guy.
…,what is GETTING into your awareness and what do you GIVE attention to?
That might be one worth writing down.
Right now I see… and what do I give attention to? This lesson, giving us some semi cryptic hints, wanting you to explore, not just have an answer, but to explore. And again to notice your ankles because your ankles God they do a lot. They get no credit. And if you had to look for signs, am I actually walking?
…to know whether or not you were getting closer to your path, you get you’d probably get lost on the path.
Versus if you know you’re going to Petty’s orchard, to have some yummy coffee or something. We used to do that and maybe we’ll do it again. But if we’re aware of, that’s where we’re going.
Suddenly, the walk happens and very little attention’s on the ankle.
How, what’s happening? What all’s little muscles, what all tendons. Oh, my God. Meanwhile, hope you had some fun. I sure did. I bet you did too. Alrighty, see you in the Facebook group, don’t be Popeye. Go play. See you.