Our presence is the way we appear in this world, the role that we choose. It is also the way other people perceive us.
Some people have a really powerful presence, others give the impression that they are hardly on Earth, some have a light feeling to them, others – a heavy one. Some people’s presence oozes dignity, other’s – something very specific, but you cannot really put your finger on what it is…
The choices we make in life, the type of environment and the people that we surround ourselves with, the society – all this impacts our personality, our presence.
When we are engaged in some questionable and dark activities our presence carries these qualities.
When we are on the quest towards our true self, when our aspiration is sincere and we let our devotion touch our hearts we develop a very specific presence or bhava.
We can consciously cultivate our presence.
This happens when we dedicate our life to something, it can be anything: a profession, our social life, a spiritual practice, an art form – it depends on what interests us in life, what ignites our heart or simply keeps our attention because of habit, necessity or choice.
And here is a Question:
Do we actually choose or do we just follow what seems easy and convenient?
What kind of person do we choose to be?
What kind of feeling do we want to infuse our life with?
What kind of energy do we want to have around and within us?
I find that a really beautiful and powerful way to cultivate our presence, especially as women, is practice with Cosmic Powers or Goddesses of Tantric tradition. It is a big part of Mystical Femininity work.
All the Goddesses lead to the ultimate Reality, each has a particular cosmic function, each leads to Self realisation in a different way.
They are all very different but ultimately they all are one – Shakti.
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