# guiding....just show up!

dear beginner....

you are present because you recognize the sacred nature of these practices

practice is  holding space for the greater good.                                                                                  that means ...that all beings are of equal worth, and their lives have value.

perhaps this is a moment for a cooperative reaching into a deeper understanding for how to hold space for a bigger vessel to contain this biggest life..... reverent work and practice of generosity and kindness.

i want to always be prepared to listen and learn from all that is....

as a guide, responsible for the wellbeing of all who have come to the circle with various expectations and agreements, upholding  sacred agreements creates trust.

one of the strongest threads of holding an integrated vessel for everyone is  to be able to soften into Trust.  thisis presence.                                                                                                                                                 this is the first  solid agreement, a first bow, to hold our selves and others kindly in our hearts, with all of our breath, thoughts, words and actions.

when someone is not present, the agreements tear and everyone suffers from the jarring of the vessel as it leaks light                                                                                                                                                      if it is i who jars the vessel...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       there may  not be clarity on my  part ...                                                                                                                have  enough questions  been asked?                                                                                             what is my  hesitation... lack of trust, a tendency to make too many promises,  needing to test the comfort and trust implied ... because i am afraid or trapped is disabled by toxic beliefs about myself and others...was this imprinted from toxic fearing environments or people?                                                                                                                                        what do i want?                                                                                                                                if part of the response is about empowerment, that means change is implied.... doing things differently and it entails bowing into new agreements and systems of the unknown and unfamiliar... and the Divine.

all questions, of course, are really about our relationships with ourselves.                                      all experience and its power and potential is about the Self                                                        all of us have access to the infinite solutions

everyone will have their moments of fear and wanting to not be present.                                       that is when the magic of solid presence heals.                                                                                     we never know what kind of miracles will appear as we stay and hold  presence for ourselves and all living beings.

this is the core lesson and practice of a reverent life.                                                                         this is how Grace arrives, by bowing.

this is the sacred path.

Just Show Up!