The presence of self-remembering

I sometimes forget that I am an eternal presence. Just over four years ago, I had a small epiphany and made a connection more with what I call my “eternal presence” – the essence of my soul or spirit who came to live in this body and experience this life – who knows that I have always existed and always will and knows that I am a part of the ultimate divine being (God/Spirit) and remain connected. I began this blog then and write about how my eternal presence connects to everydayness of life and how the everydayness of life connects to my eternal presence.

But, I get waylaid by life, distracted by other paths of existence and forget to stop and come back here to connect . . . to write about the outside. Writing about the outside brings it inside where I – the “I” who is eternal — can connect and process and reflect and give back to me who is thinking, sensing, and feeling her way through this life.

Events, people, writings, readings, animals, objects, thoughts, tasks – in other words: life – comes into my awareness to remind me of what I already know: I am an eternal presence existing in this mortal body, resting behind this thinking sensing feeling experience. Life is poking at me. God is poking at me. I make all of these invitations to the universe to show me how to bring my true self to life, yet unless those invitations show up in the way I imagine they should, I completely miss them.

Until I choose self-remembering . . . and suddenly I recognize them as singular messengers responding to my requests. A phone call from my daughter reminds me that my morning candlelight vigil for her is being heard. The balance in my bank account more than sufficient to meet my obligations. The person who comes upon my path with a word that leads me to a hidden wisdom.

It is the everydayness that makes the eternal interesting.

©2014 by Barbara L. Kass

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9 Responses to “The presence of self-remembering”

  1. Laurie Buchanan Says:

    Here’s to everydayness — cheers!

  2. jeffstroud Says:

    I can so relate!! Great to “hear” from you!! Missed you!

    I am in the midst of a major shift in my life, and I am extremely distracted, even to the point of mind wander off while doing everyday activities, this for one reading… I start and my mind just goes blank…

    I usually remember to call on spirit while Muffin and I walk… getting grounded, on the ground and being among the trees!

    (((Hugs))

    • Barbara Kass Says:

      (BIG hug) Jeff – I read the reluctant bloger and know you are working hard shifting your life’s direction; I keep thinking should be someplace else, when, really, I am fine just where I am

  3. ntexas99 Says:

    The everydayness of life often escapes my notice, and I spend entirely too much time in the land of “should”. I’m really trying to become more aware of how often the shoulds interrupt my day, especially since living in the land of should erases the ability to appreciate and embrace the everydayness of life. It’s always nice to see you, and I do hope today brings you some harmony.

    • Barbara Kass Says:

      Nancy — I am always shooting my mouth off over at your place so I thought I would drop some words here at my own turf. Funny you should mention the land of should . . . it has come to my attention lately that often we are not so sad about what is but more sad about what should have been

  4. Ann Marquette Says:

    Can’t believe I missed this one! Great post Barbara. We so need our reminders to keep our Spirit living with and listening to God.

    • Barbara Kass Says:

      Hi, Ann — thank you for coming back to respond! God is never very far from my thoughts but I do very much wish God were more on my tongue . . .

      • Ann Marquette Says:

        One of the blessings I have when not working is getting up every morning and having my coffee and chat time with God 🙂 I am slow to fully wake up so I love my morning time with Him.

        Unfortunately I need to get a part time job because I need the extra money to supplement what I do get. I pray for a good place to work 20-25 hrs a week and the right amount of pay. And I am hoping for the hour to be such that I can still have my quality time with God in the morning. It makes the day so much better.

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