A Series of Awakening Stories…
As my own Awakening was unfolding it was in the silence of nature that I began to truly understand consciousness, not as a mental concept but I truly felt this feeling of aliveness that was awakening a beautiful feeling of truth within. I was feeling Consciousness as the alive presence that gently witnesses all life in all it beingness. No judgement, no doubt, no resistance. Only loving, joyful and peaceful.
It felt as if a guardian angel was standing behind me, embracing me in the midst of everything, acknowledging me, guarding me, loving me. It was a beautiful force that seemed to swell up within me, yet radiated out and was part of everything… part of the tree, the walkway, the houses… the whole environment.
As time went by I began to fully feel the truth of how IAM not separate from this force of consciousness… this witnessing presence, it is who IAM, who everyone is at our core… makeup, blueprint. AND as we allow ourselves to explore, play and discover the full spectrum of beauty within and without we can finally give ourselves permission to claim this loving presence and radiate this. through our body and mind, out into the world.
Yes it was a long long time ago that we humans buried the truth of all truths deep within us… for each heart, one at a time to come to this glorious time of Awakening, of feeling the oneness and interconnectedness we all are and free ourselves of the Human limitation and suffering.
This week, IAM re-publishing Korinn’s Awakening Story, of how she came a simple practice of smiling, the beginning of more and more of her natural unfolding. Please allow our stories to inspire you to think about your own life, your truth and freedom to live your life consciously in all ease and grace as the multi-dimensional magnificent being of light you truly are.
Wake up and Smile at Life… Korinn S Hawkins
It was late November and I was taking a class on Energy Medicine. As part of the class we were guided through an Inner Smile Meditation. I had never practiced this meditation before but was open to the experience.
The instructor gently led us through the first step: thinking of something that makes us smile. It could be anything as long as it induced a genuine smile to our face. Instantly I thought of my children and their bright and smiling faces appeared in my mind. It was easy to smile back at them and to feel my heart lighten with joy. The next step was to then drop the smile triggering thought and to just feel. And I mean literally just feel. To shift our attention to our body and really take notice of what our body felt like in that state of inner smiling. It felt great! And for a short blip of time my mind was actually silent because my attention was not in my mind but in my body. The instructor continued to lead us through the meditation guiding us to think of the trigger when our smile had faded and to repeat the process over and over for 10 minutes. I found the meditation to be easy enough to remember and enjoyable so I took his suggested challenge of making it a daily practice.
On day two I found myself at home setting a timer and sitting in the rocking chair in our family sunroom. I began with the same smile triggering thought of my children and continued the repetitive cycle going from thought to smile to feeling and back again for 10 minutes.
On day three I started to venture out a little and now was switching up my triggering thoughts to being able to smile at the thought of other people and to memories as well. Each time my smile would fade it became easier to think of a new trigger that genuinely elicited the response of smiling brightly to myself.
I realized that a smile is not just an emotional response but it is a gateway to the opening of the heart to experience more joy and presence in one’s life. Spending a simple 10 minutes a day focusing on smiling and feeling my inner smile was balancing me out to be more present in other parts of the day. I wasn’t only feeling its benefit I was living it.
I continued on through day four and five but it wasn’t until day six that I had a spontaneous shift in opening my heart to the simple and the mundane as being worthy smile triggers. As I sat in the rocking chair in the sunroom I prepared to quiet my mind and illicit a trigger thought only this time as I became present in the moment and aware of my surroundings I heard a noise in the background. It was the noise of water running. In fact it was water running into my washing machine.
Only moments before I had loaded it mindlessly thinking of something else as I shoved the clothes in, added the detergent, turned and pulled the knob, and closed the lid. Just going through the motions and then walking away ironically to go and be present in meditation. So here I sit having this beautiful and rewarding time to myself as my lovely and tireless washing machine works away for me. The thought made me smile. And in that moment I felt such genuine joy and appreciation for my washing machine. I even giggled out loud a little bit in amusement thinking, “Really, is this really happening?
I’m smiling because of my washing machine.” But as I felt into the moment it was undeniably true. The thought of my washing machine working was indeed raising a sense of joy within me and causing me to smile. In moments like this life really is so simple and so beautiful.
I continued on and in the next moment as my smile faded I needed another trigger. This time I focused on feeling the sunshine on my face. A smile came easily to my lips. What a beautiful and simple feeling I thought…sunshine. And then I dropped the thought and just felt my body.
My heart felt so open and so happy as I just breathed and sat there. I continued on for the remainder of the 10 minutes focusing on the simple and the mundane, the blue sky, the chair I sat in, and my house in general. All of these thoughts were able to transcend to feelings of love, joy, and appreciation.
No doubt my heart felt full upon completing the 10 minutes that day because I had consciously shifted to being ‘awake’ in viewing the beauty of the world that I was immersed in. It wasn’t the thought of the people who weren’t there, or the memories that had already happened, or even the dreams for the future. It was just me being in the space that I was in. In the space of beautiful, simple, and overflowing life.
When we stop from the normal rush of the day and practice presence, like in the Inner Smile Meditation, we open to allowing a new state of being in little by little. This is true because awakening, in truth, is not a solitary occurrence but it is an unfolding that deepens over time. It is cyclical in nature in that an opening of consciousness occurs and then each time we come around to that same opening we are able to make it a little bigger and a little bigger letting more awareness in.
You see it is not the body that limits us as human beings it is the mind. And even though the inner smile first teaches you to use your mind to feel your body and open your heart it is actually training you to eventually feel that state of joy without any thought needed. It is actually priming you for a more transcendental relationship of using your heart to open your mind. In the shifting of human consciousness it is the heart that will open the mind as we move from being mind-centered beings to becoming heart-centered beings.
The Inner Smile Meditation is a great place to begin deepening your own unfolding. Through it you too will connect with the potential for joy held in every moment, by smiling at life.
Korinn is an author, illustrator and Energy Healing Practitioner… You can read more about her journey on her website www.Korinn.com…
Introduction to Awakening
One heart at a time, people are naturally Awakening after a long and hard Human experience. You are remembering that you are so much more than your physical Human body, mind and the five senses you use. You know that this Awakening is part of a natural cycle that at times you think you are going nowhere, even backwards but you trust the Divine part of you has everything perfectly worked out.
You are part of a grand natural Awakening of Humankind, part of an expanded cosmic happening. The integration of your Humanness and your Divineness, allowing the full blossoming and Enlightenment of you… the DivineHumanBeing to come together and consciously live on Earth as a Sovereign and Magnificent Being; a Living Ascended Master and Creator.
Affects and Changes of the Awakening Earth and the Human Being
The Earth and Humankind are all part of a Natural Shift of Consciousness that is occurring now. Our solar system finds itself surrounded by a higher vibrational energy; a new energy that we have called forth in our declaration for no more fear, greed and power-mongering. It is an energy that resonates with LOVE. Love that Humans have learned to FEEL here on Earth. A love that creates DivineHumanBeings, allowing them to live in a peaceful and harmonious surrounding on Earth. This new energy, of intense light actually affects the magnetic make-up of our whole solar system. Creating intense magnetic storms on our sun, where strong solar flares reach the Earths orbit and interfere with the magnetics within the Earth and the Human Being.
The Human body contains millions of tiny magnetic particles that interconnect through Human antennas to the Earth’s magnetic field, enabling the Human to receive and transmit consciousness which influence the physical body and all its internal systems.
The interference of the magnetic field is causing a cleansing effect on Earth, physical shifting and shaking the earth and her inhabitants, creating unusual weather patterns and within the Human Being; cleansing people from all their fears and yesterdays. It is actually the most beautiful gift that we can receive.
Intense light to naturally awaken our consciousness, changing our DNA and crystalising our molecules. Our inner light, our being is being ignited anew, clearing our body of past debris, burning away everything that no longer serves us, leaving nothing but pure love and passion within each Human Being and the Earth.
During this shift in consciousness… our Awakening is affecting our mental, emotional and physical bodies, pulling us all ways and putting us through some uncomfortable and painful times. Not only are we integrating and releasing all our own past life patterns and karma that no longer serves us, but that of all our ancestors that have lived before us. Our Body Consciousness; Body, Mind and Spirit is finding a new balance.
It is most important neither to fight nor to give in, but to trust that everything is all so perfect. This is our journey that we have chosen to live now so let’s enjoy the ride and allow our Embodied Ascension to happen quite naturally.
Physical… Aches and pains in the joints, especially neck, shoulders and back, heat sensations beyond the menopause, feeling hot and cold, feeling dizzy and shaky, vertigo, ringing in the ears, nauseous, itchy skin, red patchy skin especially the face, exhaustion and feeling tired, waking up a lot, headaches and migraine, stomach aches and indigestion, no appetite, extremes of diarrhea and constipation, eating a lot, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat
Emotional… Crying, deep sadness, confused, nervousness, passionless
Mental… Anxious, intense dreaming, loneliness, not thinking straight, losing words, depressed
Barbara’s suggestions for more comfort
Consciously breathing in the new energy, especially in painful areas, 10 mins. a day, healthy daily eating of protein, good fats, lots of fruit and veg,
drink plenty of fresh water, moderate use of caffeine, coffee, tea and alcohol, positive and loving self talk, soaking the body in Epsom salts and lavender oil, walking in nature or some form of gentle exercise you enjoy 20 mins a day, sleep a lot… napping through the day if possible, trust yourself… even when doubt tries to creep into your mind
Barbara Franken… Creative Visionary & Master Creator
Inspiring New Energy Consciousness & Multi-Dimensional Living
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Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.
I really like this smile exercise. I’m going to make it a daily practice. Thanks Korinn and Barbara.
And Thankyou brad for forging your own path of love❤️ creating more light in a world of darkness❤️ love Barbara x
Thank you! 🙂
I believe that only the Goddess who watches over me is keeping me alive.
I was to afraid to follow her in my own awakening.
Thank you for sharing this.
Thanks jack for allowing the female energy to just be there and love you… and for resonating with your truth. Here is a link to a story about how she heals him to read and listen to an inner journey within❤️ let me know how you find it❤️ much love Barbara x
Thank you Barbara. This man needs the balance of female energy and Her presence ❤❤❤
So much to like here but two things stand out. Korinn, love the concept of an inner smile. You’ve made me think in a new way. Thank you. And Barbara: “It felt as if a guardian angel was standing behind me, embracing me in the midst of everything, acknowledging me, guarding me, loving me.” These words are so lovely. I’m holding that thought close this week.
Happy we could make your smile deeper and ponder how your own love loves and protects you always❤️ have a great week Kristine x
To smile from the heart heals not only ourselves, but all who see our smile.. Many thanks for sharing again this beautiful story from Korinn… Such a beautiful read.. <3
So happy to find you here Sue, thank you for all your support and kindness. Much love, Barbara x
You’re very welcome, see you in 2020,💖🤗💖