This last weekend I attended the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco as a member of the frequency holder team. One of the highlights was hearing Eckhart Tolle talk on Saturday. Interestingly, I heard that Eckhart Tolle was the one who wanted to have frequency holders at the conference. He defines this roll as someone whose “purpose is to let consciousness flow into whatever they do – to do everything in a sacred manner.” Hearing his presentation was so very fitting.
When he walked out on stage we were invited to simply be with him (instead of clapping). That moment when he came out was magical. He exuded love and compassion, which I experienced as a huge wave of acceptance in the form of a golden light shining throughout the room. It was an offering of love to any who wanted to tap into it. His simple presence offered tremendous healing. Feeling this offering and opening up to it brought tears to my eyes.
For the next half hour or so he talked all of us through a straightforward, simple and yet powerful meditation. It was an invitation to be present, consciously aware and in the now moment. The simple steps he shared are as follows:
- Notice your surroundings. Stop and really look at what is around you. This will help you begin to let go of all the thoughts or mind chatter.
- Next use your senses to find something that you hadn’t noticed before. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, touch? As your thoughts quiet there is an alertness that remains.
- Open yourself to this alertness and ask yourself what is beyond the senses. In other words notice the part of you that is watching the mind and the thoughts. This observer self transcends the “story you” (and all the drama) and is the light of presence in you – your consciousness.
These steps help to bring us into the present now moment, which is all that there ever is. Eckhart Tolle talked about how we never arrive in the future as the future, but only as another now moment. He talked about how we are not our personal histories or life stories, but that instead our true essence is this “presence”.
As with anything, being in the present moment all the time takes practice. My experience is that the more I pay attention to these steps and practice them, the easier it is. Don’t get me wrong, I’m no master at it, but after many years of meditation and learning it has become easier to let go of the “story” or the “drama” (the mind chatter) and simply BE in the now moments.
It was such a gift to experience his presence, listen to his words, and watch how he was able to touch so many people. When asked about what brings him hope he said, “My hope comes from this moment being here with you.” Thank you, Eckhart Tolle for being with us.
Also, a big thank you to my friend Ryan of Soulful Brand who worked hard to coordinate and lead the frequency holder team!
Click here if you want to read more about frequency holders and other thoughts of Eckhart Tolle in an interview with Unity Magazine.