Changing Your Altitude

A few years ago, I joined several women in reading Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth and in doing so became very conscious of the way our ego shifts our perspective and quiets our spirit.  It’s the kind of book that you can pick up at any time, open to any page and connect to a thought/idea that becomes a lens through which you observe yourself for a period of time.  The content is so simple and easy to absorb–there’s an underlying powerful transformational quality about it.  Although you wouldn’t think it to be so, Eckhart begins by saying not everyone will connect to this book.  And I believe that to be due to our “readiness” to change, to *see ourselves and our survivor energies more clearly.

I recently came across his previous book The Power of Now, and find his writing to be similarly presented.  My sense is that we will share many conversations about the material of Eckhart Tolle, so rich as it is.  And so that is where we begin today, with a piece that stood out to me last night.  Something we all “know,” but not in such clarity.  On the subject of emotion as related to our minds:

“Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet.  It is the body’s reaction to your mind–or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body.  For example, an attack thought or a hostile thought will create a buildup of energy in the body that we call anger.  The body is getting ready to fight.  The thought that you are being threatened, physically or psychologically, causes the body to contract, and this is the physical side of fear.” 

Take a moment to really consider this, let its absolute truth sink into your consciousness.  Our thoughts create our emotional reaction.  Our beliefs, our past hurts (referred to in this book as the “pain-body”)–what we have taken on as our reality.  THIS is our trigger to emotional reaction.  My friends, do you yet grasp the high altitude of spiritual electricity in this?  Can you see how YOU have the authority, the potential, the final “say-so” over how you feel, how you respond, who you ARE?  This is a key place in determining what your world looks like, feels like – IS.  Simply taking time to understand your feelings–feel them fully, and also be an observer to what they tell you–shifts your place in the cosmos.  MOVES YOU!  The level of power, transformation – ALCHEMY – in this truth is beyond words!  It’s like being hit by lightning and awaking to a new self. 

What if you could change your presence in this way?  Claim your own self power to choose, to be?  There’s so much language about being the “captain of your ship” and determining your own destiny.  My friends–do you understand this is yours to have?  There’s so much to be said on this, perhaps it will take many posts here to fully grasp the reality in this one small paragraph.  For it carries an absolute Universal truth for us all:  thought creates reality.  We’ve all heard it, but Eckhart Tolle offers it to us in doses we can understand, receive and work with in our lives. 

As you observe yourself in your emotions–look beyond what you feel.  What do you BELIEVE to be true behind the emotion, what thought is driving your body to react in this way?  Allowing yourself to explore this one question begins to diminish the power of the thought/belief.  If you are fully present to this task, you will engage the process of transformation in a way that will shift your entire world.  Are you ready for such change to enter your life? 

This message feels more than a whisper today my friends.  Instead we are hearing through a megaphone, loud and clear.  But of late, the question seems to be:  are you listening?  And whether you are certain of your ability to do so, or perhaps would rather not–in that space, where your deepest inner truth and desire to grow on this quest for our Divine self…..that my friends is where you will hear……your heart whisper to you of her purest and most intimate desires…..


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Jacqueline

Inspiring fiery passion through soul connection. Lover, Seducer, Awakener, Firestarter, Visionary. #kissingthesacred

2 thoughts on “Changing Your Altitude”

  1. Jackie,
    I’ve read this post several times … returning to it periodically as I’ve done a few other things. I suspect I’ll return again for it feels resonant and oh so timely to be reminded of these two books by Eckhart Tolle … both of which I’ve read and refer to frequently. I’ve been in a ‘holding pattern’ for a couple of weeks. It seems I take one step forward, two back, three forward, one back (and so forth) … as I listen within and engage in this process of transformation. Currently Brene Brown’s, ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’ and Seth Godin’s ‘Linchpin’ drawing my attention while I work through my personal issues around ‘claiming my power’ and ’embracing who I am’ in each moment. Thanks for sharing your perspective and process so authentically.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Virginia

    1. Virginia,
      As always you speak so beautifully and as a reflection of the journey we are taking – and sharing – together. It amazes me how Eckhart Tolle’s books can strike a nerve, and press us into contemplating something that occurs on a daily basis in our lives from a perspective we’d not yet considered. He’s one of those who are wise without needing to tell us–or prove to us–that he is. I’ve not heard of the books you mention here, but am looking forward to learning more about each. The holding pattern you describe does seem to be a part of the process, for we each go in and out of it. It seems sometimes the momentum moves far beyond our own ability to keep up, and then slows to a near standstill, allowing us to catch our breath…even when we weren’t aware we needed to. This is my wish for you – to catch your breath and in the space of time you do, for clarity to envelop your spirit and light the path you are still traveling. Sending you much love…xoxo

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