The Presence Process: Revised Edition by Michael Brown

The Presence Process invites us to experience present moment awareness as a way of life, a daily approach to living on this planet. The Presence Process makes it possible for anyone to experience Presence and present moment awareness without having to take the long, challenging path most of us usually take.

Why is it so difficult to simply be present?

The reason is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood–which Eckhart Tolle calls “the pain-body”– distract us from an awareness of the present moment. Until this “emotional charge” from our past is integrated, all our attempts to quiet our thoughts and access the peace, joy, and love that are bedrock to our beingness are of only limited success. We all long to be free of our discomfort and experience inner peace. However, the attempt to get rid of our discomfort is misguided. We’re not broken and don’t need to be “healed.” Rather, our discomfort needs to be integrated.

Because Presence is universal, it has the miraculous ability to manifest in our daily experience the exact circumstances required for us to integrate the dysfunction that keeps us from experiencing the radiance of present moment awareness. The Presence Process is a journey that guides us into taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It’s a way to consciously “grow up.”

We are each responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience. The Presence Process teaches us how to exercise authentic personal responsibility in a practical manner. It reveals the mechanics that shape the way we feel about our life. It offers a simple, practical approach to accomplishing and maintaining personal peace in the midst of globally accelerating change, discomfort, conflict, and chaos.

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Alchemy of the Heart by Michael Brown

A Brief Discussion About The Presence Process Author, Michael BrownIn the late 90s Michael began to chart a methodical pathway into present moment awareness with an intent to develop a practical procedure that was accessible to anyone anywhere who wanted to initiate this experience for themselves. This procedure is now internationally known as THE PRESENCE PROCESS.

In 2002 Michael returned to South Africa and invited others to take this inner journey. He discovered that as they embraced present moment awareness they too automatically experienced the integration of physical, mental, and emotional imbalances, including psychological disorders and addictions.

Michael’s next step toward making this journey accessible to everyone was to write THE PRESENCE PROCESS: A Healing Journey Into Present Moment Awareness, which was published by Namaste Publishing in 2006. Since then he has toured the US and Canada sharing the book’s insights. He compiled THE PRESENCE PORTAL website as a resource center for this work.

In 2007 Michael wrote ALCHEMY OF THE HEART, also a Namaste publication, which focuses on realizing the resonance of peace through emotional integration.

Michael currently lives in Aberdeen, Eastern Cape, South Africa, where he watches cacti grow and continues to support this work through THE PRESENCE PORTAL and the NAMASTE PUBLISHING Website.


The Presence Process (Audiobook – Digital Download) by Michael Brown

by Namaste Publishing
Until 1989 South African-born Michael Brown was living what he called "a blissfully unconscious life" as a music journalist. During this period of his life, Michael developed an acutely painful neurological condition called Horton's Syndrome...As Michael's quest for resolution unfolded, he began entering a state of being he called "present moment awareness" - a paradigm of heightened consciousness running parallel to our conventional and mundane world experience. He discovered that his repeated entry into this enlivened state of being, which he accomplished through ceremonial practice, plant medicines, and what he calls "consciously connected breathing," resulted in a decrease of his own painful condition to the point of complete integration. (More below)