“Start acknowledging every moment that you are in a state of awareness. Start giving yourselves credit for being aware of anything at all. Use your awareness for its intended purpose. Your awareness brings you back to the present. Your awareness gives you the feedback that you desire.
So even if you are aware that you are in a state of judgment, or that you are feeling fear, the awareness itself gives you everything that you need. You don’t then need to take a series of steps to make yourselves better. You don’t need to make the judgment or the fear go away. You just need to allow yourselves to be aware of it, to experience it.
All that you need is to accept that you are having that particular experience in that moment. Your desire for a different experience is born in the moment of your awareness, but you don’t need to hurry up and get to the new experience. You don’t need to leapfrog over the awareness you are having of your fear or your judgment. You don’t need to be in the more desirable place in any specific amount of time.
What we would do if we were you is acknowledge ourselves for the awareness. We would see the awareness as a victory, and when you give yourselves permission to be right where you are and to maintain your focus on the fear or the judgment without then attaching shame to that awareness and to that experience, you then give yourselves what you need.
You give yourselves what you need in that very moment. You do not then need to take more steps in order to get away from the undesirable awareness that you have. If you could simply relax into the experience you are having in any moment, and to see yourselves as innocent, you would be more capable of finding the new, more desirable experience.
But as long as you are unaware, and as long as you are ashamed, you will continue to have those experiences. So celebrate your awareness, acknowledge yourselves. And relax into the knowing that everything that you experience is part of a bigger picture and that you are that bigger picture.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”