My heart is beating. I’m excited to find the soul space to write to you, again. So happy and excited and yet my heart beats from another space. A space that is rising to the challenge of observing my own beatingnessness. (Yes, I made that up!) I’ve been listening to a lot of Eckhart Tolle lately, mostly A New Earth, and in it he speaks of our ego’s need to reactivate the pain body, over and over and over again. And he talks about seeing it being activated and how, if we can create a quiet space from which to observe it, we create what he calls Presence. And so, I am in Presence as I see this, this extraordinary ability to hold on for just this second, and just this one, and just this one, ever now.
I am in Presence as I observe, “Oh look, Gabi dear, you are judging,” or “Oh note, darling Gabi, you are not in the present,” or best of all perhaps is, “Knock, knock, oh lovely one, you are feeding a pain body and you feel your heart beating like mad, and you feel that tightening in your chest, and you feel your chest and throat and sinew exploding inside, and now, darling, now, precisely now you stand before a blessed opportunity to learn and grow and observe the powerful work of an ego and a pain body trying to make you a victim, and you, dear one that you are, child of God, and full of light, you, dear one, you, and only you, can decide to observe or fall. Decide love.”
And I have. The Single Most Powerful Decision to Change Your Life
Originally, I was going to write to you the three most powerful decisions to change your life, and then, as I wrote, I realized that they all come down to this one, this very singular one. And so..
The Single Most Powerful Decision to Change Your Life is this:
No matter how we may wish it otherwise, the naked truth of the matter is that we only have now, and this now, and this now, and this now too. We can wish for the past or plea for the future, but the Now is all we have tangible, malleable, and living in our hands, right now. And so, it is Presence that makes it real, makes us alive in this moment, and not missing it because our minds wander somewhere else. Very easy to say, but infinitely harder to do. I know.
Living Mantras of Greatest Light
I spoke to a dear friend about something I was facing and she told me how in Buddhist traditions of facing death, you repeat a mantra so that it is heard, spoken, felt, breathed, lived, be-ed a part of the very essence of that which you are. I wrote an entire inspirational book of mantras called Breathe and I believe in them with all my heart, and yet, sometimes you need an angel a few feet away from your emotional issues to remind you of Who You Are, what you are able to do, and how might be the most light-filled way to do it.
My mantra: Right now, I witness love and magic unfolding before me.
And God has it made all the difference! I look for the love and magic also in the annoying and obnoxious, in the ego, in those dark places, and in those corners where God knows all I could ever do in the past was judge. Now, I look for love and magic, and the funny, miraculous thing is that I ALWAYS FIND IT. I look at people who previously pissed the hell of me, and I try to see them as a child, just trying to get attention, or wanting to be loved, or wanting someone to tell him/her, “Yes, child, your thoughts are precious and yes, I deeply and dearly want to hear what is on your mind, for your thoughts and feelings and ideas are brilliant. Namaste [literally: I bow or see the space you occupy], and Namaste again, child. I see you, and yes, I love you.”
And I’m seeing that more and more and feeling compassion and love and understanding and even more love where previously there was little to none. Right now, I witness love and magic unfolding before me. Can you?
In every person, plant, animal, moment, in all of them, including the darkest ones, there is magic and love. Can you feel it?
What mantra would bring you light, friend? How do you bring Presence into your world? Tell me, loves, tell me, or stay silent. I love you all the same. I do. I do. I do.
Gabi is a certified trauma therapist, family communications expert, energy healer, and life coach with a Masters in Psychology. She shares her personal life stories and insights to inspire others to share their honest, neurotic selves and do all that is necessary to Clean Your Soul. She believes that all of us are on our journey from pain to the light, and by staying inspired and aware, we can all reach our fullest, cleanest, most beautiful free selves. Gabi takes a very limited number of one-on-one clients for transformational parenting, family, life, and trauma therapy. You may reach Gabi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: coaching inquiry
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