Breaking free is the answer but how is that achieved? “When you feel the pain-body, (yours, their’s or the collectives’s) the awareness of knowing it needs to be followed by accepting it. Only then will its hold on you dissipate as your true nature of wholeness emerges.” (1) But what if it’s not yours but another person’s or the collectives’, how can you process through that?
Know thyself, in other words awaken to the stories you’ve created. The emotional wounds you’ve experienced, accept them and be at peace with them. Realize they are not you. You are Consciousness, Life itself filling up this character actor. You experienced them for learning, but it’s not you. Can you let go? Release … put the ego mind, which is telling you this is who you are, in its place. It is but a play, you are playing the part but are not the character. “Knowing thyself is a result of awareness of Being, as opposed to lost in thoughts and emotions. Once you become aware of the ego in you, you realize who you are not, which is the greatest obstacle to truly knowing yourself. Some confuse knowing a great deal about themselves with knowing their true Being. When one says “my life,” they are referring to the content and mental construct, not the primary truth of you, consciousness.”(1).
The collective pain body aka baggage, is huge. When you encounter be aware of this it’s not you, so don’t claim it. Be still, be in the moment and embody the Presence. This too shall pass….. This too will pass, can serve as a constant reminder when experiencing situations that all is temporary which leads to non resistance, non judgment, and non attachment. This is true freedom and enlightenment.
While still honoring the things of this world, not as much importance is given to them. “Nonresistance serves as the greatest power we can use against the imprisonment of form. In recognizing that form is not the absolute reality, the seriousness and heaviness of life dissolve. When we become conscious within the dream of life, drama ends as it becomes benign and wondrous.” (1). This is the higher order and what you growing towards.
Action step: The Breath
- “By providing gaps between thoughts, even if just seconds long, one creates inner space bringing you back to your true Being. The awareness of breathing (as often as possible) takes attention away from the stream of thought. This awareness requires complete presence, which is the key to both inner space and transformation: cessation of thought without loss of consciousness. Consciousness of stillness connects us to the formless and timeless essence of our true selves.
- What are addictions? An addiction is an energy field that periodically completely takes one over. When the addiction begins talking, taking conscious breaths can help to disregard it.
- Limiting television viewing, avoid violence and content that serves to separate and label aka negativity, to what you want to see, and mute the commercials
- Be still, seeing the present moment as your friend is the ultimate dissolution of ego, which can never align with the present. The ego views the present as a means to an end, an obstacle, or an enemy. If one thinks of the present as an enemy, it will be.”(1)
References and suggested reading:
Keller, Britt. Eckhart Tolle’s a New Earth. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. (1) http://www.amazon.com/Quicklet-Earth-Eckhart-Cliffnotes-Like-Summary-ebook/dp/B006JCKLPM
Tolle, Eckhart. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. New York: Plume, 2006. Print.
Arandes, Nick. What Happens When You Let God. San Clemente: Sednara, 2008. Print Self, Jim. The Shift. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. (1) http://www.masteringalchemy.com/library/shift-e-book-english-version