pres·ence [prez-uh?ns]

  1. the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place.
  2. attendance or company: Your presence is requested.
  3. immediate vicinity; proximity: in the presence of witnesses.
  4. the military or economic power of a country as reflected abroad by the stationing of its troops, sale of its goods, etc.: the American military presence in Europe; the Japanese presence in the U.S. consumer market.
  5. Chiefly British . the immediate personal vicinity of a great personage giving audience or reception: summoned to her presence.
  6. the ability to project a sense of ease, poise, or self-assurance, especially the quality or manner of a person’s bearing before an audience: The speaker had a good deal of stage presence.
  7. personal appearance or bearing, especially of a dignified or imposing kind: a man of fine presence.
  8. a person, especially of noteworthy appearance or compelling personality: He is a real presence, even at a private party.
  9. a divine or supernatural spirit felt to be present: He felt a presence with him in the room.
  10. British Obsolete , presence chamber.

Relevant Questions
What Does the Word Presence Mean?
What Are The Signs Of A Spirit Presence?
What Does Presence Mean?
How To Test For The Presence of Mold?

Origin: 1300–50; Middle English  < Middle French  < Latin praesentia.  See present1 , -ence

Related forms: non·pres·ence, noun.
Synonyms 3. neighborhood. 6. carriage, mien.
Antonyms 1. absence.

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What “relevant” questions about PRESENCE would you have chosen? (Hah, the one about mold could also be taken figuratively in the context of personal growth – you can grow mentally and emotionally moldy when you’re not walking the path of presence.)

Here are my questions to walk with: What is your definition of presence? Is it different than the dictionary’s definition? Which of the definitions above do you most resonate with today? When have you felt presence in your life? Why is presence important to you (or not)?

To me, all of the definitions and questions above point to the reason I started this blog:

  • to feel and know my own presence more fully and confidently as well as deepen and expand that presence in the world
  • to be more consciously aware of  the greater energy that makes the world go round, which I have come to call Presence, and to flow more easily, creatively, and impactfully in its stream (I’d say more connected too, but I think we’re always connected to Presence, just not as consciously as we could be)
  • to attract a community of like-minded people to share the journey and create an inspiring space for Presence to be experienced as consciously, creatively, and fully as possible

Does this call to you? Would you like to join me? Leave a comment below. I welcome your answers to any or all of the questions above, or add your own, and let’s start exploring together.