Expand Your Awareness-Be the Observer
You are not your thoughts. You are not your feelings or emotions. You are really the observer. You are the “Silent Watcher.” You are the one that’s really looking behind your eyes… observing your environment and looking at your life without judgement. To expand your awareness in life and in a meditation practice, this is very important to remember. As the observer, you experience more of an open focus. This is the real you–your higher self. And your higher self loves you unconditionally and wants only the best for you.
When you begin your journey into higher consciousness, you are really tapping into that higher part of you. The silent watcher is the one who is looking behind your eyes observing. This can be a real eye-opener. You may also think of this observer as a “Little You” who sits there on your forehead. You’re watching the world.
Step Away from Your Thoughts and Feelings
This can be very helpful when you are meditating, or when thoughts come up or feelings make you uncomfortable. You can always step away, step back from the stress and turmoil. This is very helpful in life, as well. I want you to connect with that observer throughout the day. Be this observer. What does that feel like looking at your world? This will help expand your awareness, your consciousness. It will open you up to the higher part of you.
My coaching clients have always enjoyed coming to understand this separation and helps in dealing with negative thoughts. We become so absorbed in our problems. We are not our problems; we are not our thoughts; we are not even our feelings. We are this precious one that is observing all of this from a higher perspective. We are witnessing the ups and the downs, the learning opportunities, and is full of love for you and love for others.
If some problems come up and the situation is really driving you crazy, remember step away from the conflict. I learned this from a meditation teacher Michael Singer who wrote the bestselling book The Untethered Soul. It’s great to always think you can step away from what’s happening in your life and the turmoil. Singer also calls the negative inner critic “Your Awful Roommate.” As you know, we can have this roommate that’s just driving us crazy. That’s how the inner critic can be.
Let’s Practice Being the Observer
Back to being the observer, the silent watcher. We can practice this during meditation. Close your eyes. Begin the deep breathing and then maybe after a minute of very deep breathing and letting all the tension out of your body. Then, try to imagine the observer that’s observing your life. You can even have the observer seeing things from above or from side to side or whatever. It’s like an opening of the focus. That is really who you are. Experiment a little bit during your meditation time when you’re quiet. You really are a beautiful infinite being that is full of love and is doing your best throughout the day. I hope you enjoyed this activity.
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Vicki Atlas Israel is a Mindset and Meditation Coach, and the Amazon bestselling author of “Inner Power NOW.” The Foreword is written by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jack Canfield, co-creator of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.” High-achievers hire Vicki to improve their wellbeing to live their best life. Vicki is also passionate about bringing more inner peace to parents, children, and those who work with children.