What is Presence?
Presence is your true nature as the spiritual Self which transcends the mind, ego and personality. It is Pure Consciousness, Absolute Reality and the Limitless Light.
Presence is the felt experience of the Self, as Silence, Love, Stillness and Bliss. In Presence you feel Oneness with everything.
There are several ways to experience Presence, including:
By concentrating through your senses to enter the present moment.
By asking “Who am I?” at the deepest level.
Through feeling the silent Presence in & around you.
By learning how to surrender your ego to God.
These four approaches will all take you into Presence.
More about Presence.
Presence is the energy field of Pure Being or God. This Presence is infinitely loving and yet is a mystery to our mind because it exists beyond it.
You can experience any form of relationship to Presence, while remaining in the duality of the mind. You may relate to the Presence as your Father, Mother, Friend, Beloved or Child and the quality of your relationship tends to be influenced by your early conditioning.
If early relationships have been painful it tends to make us defensive and block our relationship to the Self. In that case you may need to undertake some form of healing to open your heart as it is you who turned away from the Self and became trapped in the mind.
As an example of this, despite having felt a deep connection to the silent Presence in my childhood, I realized in my adult years that I had distanced myself from God, by using my mind as a veil.
The Need for Relationship
Ultimately, life is about relationships, so if they seem to have failed us, our ego will resist the potential for a living relationship with the silent Presence too. This is a shame because Presence is the One Life and nothing exists outside of It - only the illusion of the separate self.
If you don't have a living relationship to the living Presence, you can feel empty, alone, meaningless and feel a lack on all levels.
You can develop a living relationship with God as the silent Presence and an awakened Guide can support your awakening into it.