As we arrived on holiday the last thing I expected was this…
Hey dear one,
I am writing to you from a little place by the ocean called Bulli. I had a bit of dread mixed into the preparation for this trip. It sort of felt like work from the outset – packing, cleaning, driving for 8 hours (!), then entertaining two boys and a big dog in an unknown location in someone else’s house (what if they break something/everything?!) for a week…
As we arrived though, the last thing I expected was an aha moment!
You see, life has been [insert cliche here] and I have felt separate from that space of spontaneous divine inspiration. Self-care has been pretty low down on the list too.
Being in the sunshine, by the pounding waves of the ocean, breathing deep the smells of Jasmine flowers and generally becoming profoundly relaxed, a moment of awakening literally burst out of my heart and into my mind.
This is it.
There is no destination.
You are already arrived.
This is something that all the great spiritual philosophies have always talked about forever. But what I experienced this last Tuesday was a genuine understanding of that knowledge. I’m not waiting to make it. I’m not on the way to my happiness. I’m not on the path to being successful. I am. Right here. Right now.
In yoga on that fateful morning, we we’re working the So Hum or I am that mantra. I love this mantra. It’s everything. With every breath it reminds me that I am that I am. ‘That’ refers to all of creation, that which is breathing us all. In this beautiful looping mantra I can identify that I am indeed already that which I think I am seeking.
I think I am waiting to be enlightened, or peaceful, or successful. I am that. My job is simply to be so present to this moment now in which I am already all that I am trying to be that I just am it.
And Eckhart Tolle has direct instruction on how to access the I am that. This is not wishy washy. This is direct and clear guidance, and if we were to live it we would be exactly where we think we are trying to get to:
Find the “narrow gate that leads to life”. It is called the Now. Narrow your life down to this moment. Your life situation may be full of problems – most life situations are – but find out if you have any problem at this moment. Not tomorrow or in ten minutes, but now. Do you have a problem now?
Now, right here, I have no problem. And the best part is, this moment is going to last forever.
Join me on October 24 and I’d be honoured to show you how to change everything for good by living from this truth.
Love and ALL the light to you,
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September 30, 2015