Jul 042012

Last week I was going through some really tough emotions around the death of my dog. (Thanks to those of you who wrote and emailed. You warmed my heart and your wise words helped a lot!)

I wrote about a point where I suddenly “saw” myself, almost as if I were observing someone else, and in that moment got some clarity about the situation.

In retrospect, I see that something else subtle but important also happened in that moment, a split-second before the new insight.

I knew myself as other than the thinker. Other than the feeler.

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.

~ Eckhart Tolle Practicing the Power of Now

And I think that’s why I was able to access such a clear knowing. I was in a state akin to — if not exactly the same as — the state that I’m in when I do a Holographic Emergence™ session.

The Being Underneath the Thinker

Ever since then, not only have I been practicing the helpful new way of regarding myself (of which I wrote), but I’ve also continued to watch the thoughts that appear.

With each passing day, I’ve become more and more free of being the hostage of them. Of being hostage to the emotions that resulted from them. And from being subject to the almost crippling results of those emotions.

It’s been true freedom!

So if and when you find yourself going through a difficult time, take a moment to notice your thoughts.

Know they are not you.

You are the magnificent “Being underneath the thinker”.

Let’s marvel and rejoice in that!

Know that you do not have to be at their mercy.

And then enjoy being … and being free!

Claim Your Freedom

Happy Independence Day to fellow Americans! And to those of you in other countries: May you enjoy your own “independence day” today!

And may the light of our spirits shine, shine, shine!


What do you do when you’re in the clutches of difficult emotions? Do you ever practice presence as taught by Tolle? How consistently are you aware of your thoughts? I’d love to hear …

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    Dear Patti,
    I love how you describe your moment of your connection to the Unified All! It’s such a marvelous experience because of how free we feel while it lasts.

    It’s only happened to me a few times in my life but, to this day I remember these brief moments. It’s such a moment of clarity. Love pours through you and you feel at one with everything – no longer experiencing the world around you as “separate.” How I wish I could feel that all the time.

    People meditate and pray for such moments all their lives you know! Thank you for sharing this sacred moment with us.


      Oh, Angela, what a beautiful description! Gee, you should be a writer — ha ha!!

      But seriously, you’re right. It was much like that. It was a bit of an “altered” state from my frequent do-this do-that state of mind. And also like you said, it just sort of settled in on me; I don’t know that I could have caused it to happen just then.

      But like you know, the way we live (like you mentioned, with meditation, etc.) helps keep the door open for those momments to occur. And then it’s magical.

      Thanks so much for coming by. Lots of blessings to you! ♥


    OMG – how selfish of me. I also meant to say how sorry I am to hear about the loss of your dog. I had no idea. I’m soo sorry.


      Oh my gosh, Angela! Selfish is not a word I would ever connect with you!!
      Thanks so much for your condolences. We miss him bunches. (Sniff.)
      Big hugs. 🙂

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