No matter what work I do, whether energy healing or tarot readings or spiritual guidance, knowing your intention, while paying attention is needed to stay in the moment, Staying in the moment is what is needed to do any of the work I do. One of the best modern philosophers of today who talks about this is Eckhart Tolle. Below are some of his thoughts and beliefs:
Thoughts on "Beyond the Thinking Mind" ...from Stillness Speaks:
The human condition: Lost in thought.
Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.
Thoughts on "Silence and Stillness" ...from Stillness Speaks:
When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your inner-most sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.
Stillness is your essential nature. What is stillness? The inner space or awareness in which the words on th is page are being perceived and beocme thoughts. Without that awareness, there would be no perception, no thoughts, no world. You are THAT awareness, disguised as a person.
True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.
Thoughts on "The Now" ...from Stillness Speaks:
On the surface it seems that the present moment is only one of many, many moments. Each day of your life appears to consist of thousands of moments where different things happen. Yet, if you look more deeply, is there not only one moment, ever? Is life ever not "this moment?" This one moment -- Now -- is the only thing you can never escape from, the one constant factor in your life. No matter what happens, no matter how much your life changes, one thing is certain, it's always Now.
The present moment is as it is. Always. Can you let it be?
Feel the aliveness within your body. That anchors you in the Now.
A simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now -- within and without.
Thoughts on "Dissolving the Pain Body" ...from Practicing the Power of Now:
The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life. The pain that you create now is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is.
On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind. The mind always seeks to deny the Now and to escape from it.
In other words, the more you are identified with your mind, the more you suffer. Or you may put it like this: The more you are able to honor and accept the Now, the more you are free of pain, of suffering and from the egoic mind.
Some spiritual teachings state that all pain is ultimately an illusion, and this is true. The question is: Is it true for you? A mere belief does not make it true. Do you want to experience pain for the rest of your life and keep saying it is an illusion? Does that free you from the pain? What we are concerned with here is how you can realize this truth -- that is, make it real in your own experience.
Pain is inevitable as long as you are identified with your mind, which is to say as long as you are unconscious, spiritually speaking. I am talking here primarily of emotional pain, which is the main cause of physical pain and physical disease. Resentment, hatred, self-pity, guilt, anger, depression, jealousy, and so on. Even the slightest irritation, are all forms of pain. And every pleasure or emotional high contains within itself, the seed of pain: It's inseparable opposite, which, of course, will manifest in time.
Relationships As Spiritual Practi8ce ... Power of Now:
Remember that the ego needs problems, conflict and "enemies" to strengthen the sense of separateness on which its identity depends.
The un-lightened partner's mind will be deeply frustrated because its fixed positions are not resisted, which means they will become shaky and weak, and there is even the "danger" that they may collapse altogether, resulting in loss of self.
Pain body is demanding feedback and not getting it. The need for argument, drama and conflict is not being met.Acceptance (of the Now) and Surrender ... Practicing the Power of Now
If you cling and resist at the point, it means you are refusing to go with the flow of life, and you will suffer. Dissolution is needed for new growth to happen. One cycle cannot exist without the other.
There are cycles of success, when things come to you and thrive, and cycles of failure when the wither or disintegrate, and you have to let them go in order to make room for new things to arise, or for transformation to happen.
When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which has been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, and an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable. That which cannot be named.