12 Days of Christmas Video 7

Here’s a back to back video on Trust and Being Present

You teach best what you most need to learn.” – Richard Bach

I am so loving this 12 Days of Christmas Video Series. What started out as “no agenda, just get in front of the camera already” is turning into a beautiful journey to myself and I am really honored (despite my initial discomfort) to share my growth and insights with you.

Each day prompts a deeper awareness and witnessing of an unlayering, unfolding and unveiling of THE GIFT of truth and light, and the true joy and spirit of Christmas.

THE GIFT is fully revealed only if you first trust in yourself, and that you trust that everything is happening for a reason and that it serves your highest good even if it doesn’t look that way. There’s always a gift in every moment.

To trust that every moment is a gift requires a shift to higher perspective and to deeply trust yourself. And to deeply trust yourself, you have to learn to be present in the present moment. The gift is in the Presence already in YOU.

If this intrigues or resonates with you, check out the “Power of Now” book by Eckhart Tolle. I won’t pretend I understood much of what he said in the book, so it might be time to revisit it and go deeper. For now, the following points from the book are relevant to today’s video.

  1. “Watching the thinker – Start listening to the voice in your head as often as you can. Pay particular attention to any repetitive thought patterns, those old audiotapes that have been playing in your head perhaps for many years.
  2. Focus your attention into the NOW – Just become intensely conscious of the present moment. There is one certain criterion by which you can measure your success in this practice: And that is the degree of peace that you feel within.
  3. Look at your emotions: The body’s reaction to your mind. The more you are identified with your thinking, your likes and dislikes, judgments and interpretations, which is to say the less present you are as the watching consciousness, the stronger the emotional energy charge will be, whether you are aware of it or not.
  4. Watch out for any kind of defensiveness within yourself. By making this pattern conscious, by witnessing it, you un-identify from it. In the light of your consciousness, the unconscious pattern will then quickly dissolve.
  5. Start by observing the habitual tendency of your mind to want to escape from the Now. Notice also how often your attention is in the past or future.
  6. As you go about your life, don’t give 100 percent of your attention to the external world and to your mind. Keep some within.