Living Consciously

Traditionally a life review has been how to make our lives better for ourselves, driven by phrases like ‘onwards and upwards’, upwards being financial or status related. Living consciously is more. Added to this is being conscious of those who you interact with in your life and being in a service mentality to them. It is also about service to humanity, being conscious of living a life which contributes to the sustainable evolution of the planet not its destruction.

What is service? Its meeting needs of others to help people, organisations and humanity flow and grow. It’s a ‘can do’, ‘will do’ ‘we’ attitude. Being of service can be: being who you are; an attitude of mind which comes through in your presence; and it can be practical. Sometimes we are intentionally of service, sometimes it happens without us doing anything or knowing what we have done.

We can only be in service when we are conscious of and meet what we need, so we have the capacity and will to serve others. It requires self esteem, knowing what skills, attributes or attitudes we bring which help others practically and emotionally or which inspires them. It’s an authentic congruence between ego and altruism.
Turbulent times give us the opportunity to review our lives. The extent to which we want to LIVE CONSCIOUSLY is our choice. Here are a few questions to help you think about it. I suggest looking at Living Consciously at four levels; Physical or Practical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual and in three ways: self, others and humanity.

Self
On a scale of 1 to 10 what is your physical fitness? What do you need to do to reach the right number for you? Do you live simply?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how emotionally present are you? Do you understand how you have become who you are today and are detached from the past in a positive way? Are you in touch with your shadow so it dances with your light?
On a scale of 1 to 10 how loud is your inner chatter? How can you reduce it so you listen to mindful, evolutionary thoughts?
What do you do to be spiritually alive and live a meanigful life fully?

Others

What practical assistance do you give to others; in your partnership, with your friends, family, at work, both paid and voluntary, in your community and with strangers? Is it at the right level for you at this time in your life?
Do you give and receive love and care to an appropriate level with the appropriate people? Can you rise above your inappropriate emotions when interacting with others? Do you pick up when others project feelings onto you and handle them gracefully?
Are you clear in thought so you show up to others as the authentic you, clear on boundaries and with no defences caused by irrelevant thoughts?
When do you illuminate others lives and receive illumination from others?

Humanity
What is your carbon footprint? How can you improve your score? How can you act differently in your life to be of service to the world?
What feelings can you let go of so you are freer to be a positive presence in the world?
How can you be clear in your thoughts so you can be open to the prompts the Universe gives you?
How can you increase your capacity to surrender to the connectedness of life?

Action Plan
Summarise your responses in two stages:
Where are you now? Allow your gratitude to be alive to acknowledge where you are in your life today.
What actions can you take to Live more Consciously in the future?

If you want more information contact me on jm@judithmills.com for whom this is work in progress and I am willing to chat!

Are you clear in thought so you show up to others as the authentic you, clear on boundaries and with no defences caused by irrelevant thoughts?
When do you illuminate others lives and receive illumination from others?
Humanity
What is your carbon footprint? How can you improve your score? How can you act differently in your life to be of service to the world?
What feelings can you let go of so you are freer to be a positive presence in the world?
How can you be clear in your thoughts so you can be open to the prompts the Universe gives you?
How can you increase your capacity to surrender to the connectedness of life?
Action Plan
Summarise your responses in two stages:
Where are you now? Allow your gratitude to be alive to acknowledge where you are in your life today.
What actions can you take to Live more Consciously in the future?
If you want more information contact me on jm@judithmills.com for whom this is work in progress and I am willing to chat!
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