What does it mean to fully become an embodied presence?
To “embody” to to be a substantial expression of something whether it be a feeling, a virtue, a belief or a thought. It means you have transformed an intangible quality into a reality right in front of you that you can sense and see.
How can a person consciously step into this kind of fully embodied soul? Where do you start to practice and understand this …?
Lucille Cedercrans in Applied Wisdom tells us that “through disciplinary action, one impresses upon the energy, force, and substance of the instrument those concepts of truth which he is able to grasp and to absorb into his consciousness.”
Thus, the good news is that we can make a conscious effort of discipline to become what we desire to embody.
For example, if we say that we want to be more “loving”, then everything about us – what we say, how we say it, what we do, how we do it – becomes an expression of love. At first we act “as if” until the pattern becomes automatic in our devic substance. At that point it’s not merely just saying loving words or doing a loving act, the actual core essence of our being is love.
So, what holds us back? Author Marianne Williamson says:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
It is the overwhelming feeling of responsibility that prevents us from moving forward. Once we realize the truth of how beautiful we are, we are responsible and beholden to embody it. We are luminous beings, and we can no longer hide behind justifications. Our ultimate mission is consciously invoking this divinity in the body until it becomes automatic. This takes vision and courage.
“It takes courage to adjust our lives—daily and in all relations—to the need of the hour and to the service of mankind.” —Alice Bailey