(Originally Posted 3/3/16)
“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” Eckhart Tolle
I’ve been questioning life since I was young. I vividly remember, my pony tailed adorned self asking myself, “What would be here if we didn’t exist? Like white, blank space?” These types of questions have entered into my awareness all my life. Is peace attainable for everyone and what does it actually feel like? Is life supposed to be this tough or is there something else out there?
Luckily, I’ve always believed that there is. I’m crazy, grateful to be so introspective about these things. My curiosity has led me on such a wild ride. I like to keep digging deeper. It makes sense why I wanted to be an archaeologist for a semester in college. True story.
During my life coach training we constantly talk about stepping back from the “human” part of our experience and looking at what comes before that. The energy that powers the Universe. The force that makes the trees grow and makes your lungs work without your knowledge and puts thoughts in your head all day, every day without your control. There is so much more to us than just our brain. Our brain, while necessary for life, doesn’t have divine intelligence. Divine intelligence does come to us through our brain though. We aren’t our brains. Because our brains are limited, they can only do so much and are only filled with memories. Who we really are is what comes before all of the subconscious patterning of our brains that puts us in the past or the present. We are the love that is the present moment. As Eckhart Tolle puts it, we are the space between the thoughts. We are the observer watching our experience. We are part of that loving force powering all things. That is our gasoline. We get free gas from a crazy luxurious station and we run around like chickens with our heads cut off listening to our brains instead. “No thanks, I’ll choose suffering.” What a silly concept. We are unlimited potential.
It’s helpful to remember that we are the formless, loving energy that is before thought, beliefs, age, race and gender. In that space anything is possible. Try to loosen your grip on what you are “seeing” with your eyes. It’s your own personal brain’s interpretation of the situation. Maybe you are “seeing” it from your past experiences or your future fears. When you can realize you are lost in arbitrary thought, then you can be naturally pulled back into the present moment and “see” the loving truth right in front of you. Because you are love, love begins to think you! Wow! Deep! And oh so awesome!
For example, I was told that something physical I have, I’d have my whole life. My brain logged that bit of information and took it as truth. But I decided to be willing to be wrong about everything I knew. When I was in a state of calm the other day, another solution came to me for healing. There is a new natural therapy out there that could actually reverse the physical problem. Had I listened to my brain, that idea wouldn’t have had the open door to come in. Love always wants to come in your door. It’s always knocking. It’s way in is an open mind and heart.
Good things and bad things happen but the “suffering” we experience in our mind adds so much more unnecessary pain. Attempt to notice when you are adding your own special fear sauce to dinner when it’s beautiful enough simple and lovely. We don’t need the worry. We think that the worry and the “trying to figure it all out” is serving us. But that’s our brain doing the best it knows how to do! It’s life changing to see how small and meaningless thoughts are compared to who we really are. When we know that we are love, the space between thoughts, formless life force energy, pure unlimited potential, then the rest of the human stuff we “experience” no longer belongs to us. It’s comes in and leaves. Always moving. Eckhardt also beautifully makes this point, “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” If you remember who you really are, and let the tiny dancer of love move through you, the dance becomes way more groovy. We are afraid to let go and be danced, but how can that be scary if the dancer is love? If you'd like to come back home to your soul, your heart, your light, I've got you. Click here for a free call with me to find out how I can serve you in coming back home.
About the Author
Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher who writes for souls who are curious about activating the principles of radiance, authenticity and magnificence within their own hearts. Her purpose is to help you awaken to your Soul's True Nature one article at a time.