Dear Healers and Seekers,

I’m back from SAND (Science and Nonduality Conference) in San Jose, California! I’m a little tan and a lot inspired!

Such amazing workshops, lectures, and people were there! Over 1,000 attendees. Woah. My poster presentation went well and I even had the chance to show it to Rollin McCraty, head of HeartMath, Inc. (I fangirled a little – see the picture of us above!).

I wrote a lot of thoughts in my new notebook, picked up books and websites, and feel so amazed.

I also had the chance to meet and spend time with two of my long-time students and colleagues in person for the first time – Peta Morton (who just released her first book – stay tuned for when I’ll bring her to RAA for an interview), and Yancey Grantham (who is going to run the new Metaphysical Mastermind group with me). What fantastic people they are virtually and in real life!

Here’s something I wrote up that I was thinking about, just to give you a taste of the kind of brain-bursts that I had throughout the week:

Awareness Thoughts: An Oxymoron

Trying to be aware of awareness is like trying to see the eye seeing. Try to see your eye in the act of seeing, and you only get a picture image of the eye itself, but as you are seeing your eye, you’re only getting what the eye does, not what it’s actually doing.

As I was trying to understand awareness, my thoughts followed this progression:

  • I am aware that something is processing these ideas.
  • I think of the state of awareness that is happening. I’m thinking of the process of thinking itself.
  • I feel the awareness, or what I think awareness feels like, but that’s only me interpreting the experience of being aware and then getting a feeling about it.
  • The more that I am fully present, without judgement, or having feelings about the awareness, the more I am close to being actually aware.
  • Awareness itself is best as only being in the experience. Living it as the observer living through me.

What do you think about this?

Are you aware?

With love and open eyes,

Alice

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