There are many spiritual teachers today who are opening our world to a higher state of consciousness. One of perhaps the most profound ones included in this group is none other than Eckhart Tolle. For years now Eckhart has been providing mind expanding and awakening material to help each person called to his work on their journey of evolution.
Eckhart has been a personal favorite teacher of mine, since 2008, when I first discovered his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Immediately this book made a profound impact on my life because I resonated with everything it shared. All of a sudden doors and windows opened up and a fresh breeze came in, invigorating my entire being. And talk about the “aha” moments that connected all the dots for me!
In 2008, Oprah featured Eckhart Tolle not only on her show, but carried out with him a 10-week interactive webcast seminar, based on his book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Millions of people were exposed to Eckhart’s teachings and millions of lives began to change around the world.
In 2009, Eckhart Tolle has come out with something new to reach and teach more of the world out there – Eckhart Tolle TV. It will no doubt be offering many more people out there the material that is so valuable at this time, and awakening them to their highest sense of being.
Update: As of 2017, this program has changed and is now called Eckhart Tolle Now.
About Eckhart Tolle
If you are new to Eckhart’s teachings, they provide a foundation for some of the most vital topics related to our human existence — understanding the ego and consciousness.
As humanity we have misunderstood the greater purpose of life for far too long. We have let our divine self completely identify with the ego and have entered a state of dire unconsciousness. Many of us run around each day, all day and every day and have no idea that 99% of all that we do is completely unconscious.
We think unconsciously, we eat, drive, work, love and parent unconsciously. Unfortunately many of us still do not see that. So how do you know you are living life unconsciously? There is one sure way to know, and it is never by telling yourself you are or you are not. All you need to do is look at your life and ask yourself the following questions:
Do you see life as a struggle?
Do you feel you were put here to live out some hard lessons, only to pass on and rest in a place called Heaven?
Do you hold people and situations in your life accountable for your happiness or lack thereof?
Do you feel you need to protect yourself, those around you and your possessions at any cost?
Do you fear what the future may bring?
I can think of many more questions, but those are key ideas that surround conscious living. If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you are not living life out of the divine state of consciousness that you have within you. This is nothing you need to feel “bad” about, or bring your ego into it and and start getting all defensive about it. Well actually if you do, that will be yet another indicator for you of how much you are living from the ego. For more information about the topic of consciousness, I also invite you to read a previous article I wrote entitled Redefining Consciousness.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, do not feel bad. Instead begin your journey of awakening today. Begin asking questions that you never dared to ask. Begin questioning everything you have been lead to believe from the food you eat to how you see God. Begin the process of shedding the roles you play, to expose the magnificent and divine being that you are. Begin seeking your personal truth.
Today more than ever, it is time we start living our own personal truths and stop living life through the rules, ideals and paradigms of a few others, who let their egos dictate their own and our lives. Free yourself.
You can start reading books. You can start seeking teachers that resonate with you. You can start seeking people, perhaps meeting groups, perhaps new friends that are also seeking a new and better way. And let me assure you, it does exist.
Life is beautiful and perfect – no matter what you see happening out there. Because what you see happening out there is nothing more than the actions of the unconscious minds of others, and so you think this is how it is supposed to be and always will be, but it isn’t. Heaven is here and now. If you cannot fathom that yet today, all I can say is just be patient and don’t close yourself to the idea of that, for one day you may surprise yourself with what you find.
Life was not meant to be a struggle. Life was not meant to be lived in fear. And life was definitely not meant to be wasted on things that stagnate and do not evolve your soul. Thus free yourself to live the life that your soul came here for.
There is a change of consciousness happening on the Earth as we speak. Every single spiritual teacher today knows this. All the rest of us need to do is look around. Something is happening. Something big is happening. There are changes that are stirring all of us within. They are bringing great discomfort to some. But that discomfort is necessary for the awakening. As Eckhart says:
We have lived in a state of unconsciousness for long period of time and that state of consciousness is no longer working. It is becoming self-destructive. And if there is no shift in consciousness, humanity may very well self-destruct. The question for us as a species is ultimately, evolve or die.
These words are not meant to be another “fear based” dogma, so please do not take them as such. Read them again and again until you see, that they are rooted in love, to awaken. They are nothing more, than your own personal alarm clock. There is nothing to be afraid of because no matter what route we all choose, eventually we will all end up in the same place. The only difference is some of us are going to have more pleasant and shorter paths than others. The choice is yours.
No matter what, the current state of our health, our economy, our food production, our environment, our governments and so much more is coming to a climax. We simply cannot continue the way we have been living and that is why we see all that is not serving the greater good crumbling. And again there is no need to fear this. This is the change that is necessary so that new and better things can take their place, ones that serve all of the beings on this planet.
Throughout the history of time, people have looked at others who seem to have an “easy” type of life (and I do not mean monetarily) and exclaimed that they are just “lucky” or something like that. But ultimately luck has nothing to do with it. It is those that open themselves up to a new way of life, to a new way of looking at things, who are the ones that we consider “lucky” or that have the lives we consider “easy”.
So this is what Eckhart Tolle TV is all about – continuing to bring the message of how to move from a state of unconscious, ego-based living, into a life of divine consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle TV is membership based, but also offers some free features. For example check out the 3 free videos from him about this new initiative, the current economy and about understanding personal responsibility, which can be found on the home page.
Now I know right away there will be some out there who exclaim, that if this is for the awakening of humanity, then why is it a paid membership based service? Well let me ask you this, many people go to churches around the world, where they give money each week, sometimes it is even “politely” or not so politely demanded and yet that is okay? Aside from numerous other examples that I can offer, one of the old paradigms we need to get out of is the thought that if the work being done by someone is for the “greater good” then it should be free. Come on! These people still need to pay their bills just like you and I. And please do not even get me started on how much we pay our sports players and the value they provide to how much we pay our teachers and the value they provide.
Give Yourself the Gift of Spiritual Enrichment
This resource, featuring Eckhart Tolle’s work is an excellent option and support tool for anyone who is currently going through any major life transitions, awakenings or personal transformations. I wanted to introduce you all to this, for as evolving beings, we are awakening to the higher states of ourselves and we are the ones who will be shaping the new Earth to come. Gone will be the destructive ways that harm the self, others and our environment, gone will be the attachment to ego that has stifled humanity for too long. There can be Heaven on Earth for all, but we must actively work to choose and achieve this.
So if you are interested in accessing the seminars and lectures and other special features that Eckhart Tolle TV offers, then give yourself this gift now. If you are already living life from a deep sense of awareness, advancing your own evolution, then you too can find support and enrichment in this resource. No matter who we are, or where we are on our journeys, it is always good to know that support is out there for us, we just have to choose it and use it.