I have quiet a few calls each week that not only inform me but also remind me to practice deeper listening skills when interacting with others. This practice of listening brings me more consciously into the resonant field of wholeness, a universally shared frequency in which our “home resonance” is strengthened as we allow our attention to focus clearly on what is being said as well as the observation of how we respond to the speaker and their message for the group call.
You may even receive pictures, or symbols that represent the message being shared with you. You may be more experiential by nature and feel physical reactions to the message such as an energy vibration deep within, or one that seems to travel along your energy meridians. Perhaps you feel a vibration in the brain and your hearing seems to be super sensitive as you listen to the group develop the conversation topic of the call.
We hear and react, we contemplate and share our thoughts, we listen and learn both consciously and subconsciously. But there is a better way to listen, as it allows us to go deeper into the subject and connect to the individuals sharing more deeply. It goes like this: we listen, we contemplate, we share new ideas and thoughts as we decide how to integrate, or act, according to the messages received by the resonant field, or unified field as it is called in science.
The real change in our listening focus is that we do not act immediately to what we are receiving from the hearts of others in our group. We listen attentively until they quit speaking. We allow the energy to reveal itself more fully and then bring our new thoughts back to the group. Sometimes we go so deeply into the field with our friends that we feel the experience instead of being logical about the message. That is actually a good thing. Like the benefits of meditation, we all need a reprieve from the daily stress of the twenty-first century, and deeper listening is one way to slow the world down.
Another aspect of deep listening is that the more we hear the same message the deeper we can take the nuances into our heart. And, the more we can practice how to develop deep listening skills, the more we can literally quiet our minds from the “monkey chatter” and resist the usual urge to supply an answer to a question asked. We all do it as habit. We stop listening to the speaker as we formulate an answer against or for their position. We can go deeper into the we-ness of the moment when we are mindful of the moment.
Look compassionately at others and yourself when in dialogue together because depending upon our age we have years of developing and strengthening the ego’s response to all situations; in other words it wants to show off and make you look good to the others in the conversation.
Many of us who frequently join dialogue circles are looking to learn more about a specific topic, issue, or the development of a new ability; meaning we want to learn by listening. The same is true of metaphysical circles that host one or more speakers to give us the opportunity to practice something we all agree we want to know more about.
As a matter of fact I am launching a twice monthly radio event on blog talk radio entitled “Conscious Co-Creators of A New World Story”. The first show will air on January 22nd at a time to be determined as soon as I’ve arranged my guest speakers. We will be speaking to the question implied by the title of this new show.
Guests will share their opinions about what humanity can do to improve human interactions, and improve the social systems that no longer work for a healthy society. The old paradigms of our forefathers must be updated because we no longer want to support war, “less than” mentality, or greed and avarice from the upper class. Of course there are many component parts to change for the social systems, we simply start at the most destructive patterns first.
Today I had the opportunity to practice deep listening on the topic of our relationship with the resonant field. We had just shy of 20 people on the call. I asked “How do we each perceive it”? We were attuned together and felt in agreement with the individuals who voiced their experience of the field. The field is made of the energy of love, we know the field because we are an integral part of the field, we all felt a deep gratitude when we tuned into the field as if it acknowledged we were seeking a better understanding, we all felt supported by the field and empowered to do our best to contribute to the “good of the whole”, also the name of the organization who hosts this call.
Understanding this global resonance empowers us to track the emergent voice of the “whole” and see the actual “miracles” that arise out of the field as we learn to work with the resonant energy field, explained Michelle Pohland, who brought us the topic of this discussion.
So much richness came to each of us as we explained to one another how we perceived the resonant field. You may want to ask yourself questions about this invisible and co-creative “heart” energy source that some may name as God. Those of us “in the energy field of the call” felt balanced and nurtured by the conversation.
This is what deep listening brings you; an opportunity to learn more about yourself and others. I hope you take the time to practice deep listening. You don’t need a step by step guide. If you have experience meditating you will know about deep listening. If you do not, you may experience a stillness of mind that is both quiet and an invitation to co-create a more balanced way of living your own life.
Here are a few questions to get you started on the trip to understand the global resonant “heart” field:
What level of experience do we have with consciously paying attention to this energy field?
Does the field have messages for us, or do we simply think about the field like a broadcasting station or directional path finder?
Thank you for reading this post today. I really appreciate those of you who are guided to my site because I believe we enrich each other’s life when we go deeper, below the surface so-to-speak. Especially when you provide feedback!