Learning to be Present

When I am present, I don´t run mindlessly through all the errands on my list. I turn the autopilot off. I am aware of what is happening in the present moment and this makes me open for more possibilities.

Only in the present I can shape my reality. Here I can create the life I want to live.

After practising for a long time I finally see progress: I live much more mindful in the present. In this article I share my way to more presence and mindfulness.

Being present in the Fairy Tale Dimension

For beings in the Fairy Tale Dimension living in the present moment is natural. To be in the Now they don´t have to unlearn old programs, silence their thought mechanisms and learn something new like we western post-industrialised people have to. Why is that so? Magic only works in the present moment. I am sure that my connection with this dimension helped me on my path to more presence.

Why is it so important to be present?

The labyrinth example

I am in the middle of a labyrinth and I don´t know how to get out. It does not help to wish never to have come here in the first place (past). It also does not help to worry about the future either and panic: I will never find a way out!

The only thing that helps now is to be present and focus my attention. There is no danger for me now, there are only possibilities I don´t see yet. Perhaps I hear some people in the distance who could help me or I see the ladder round the next corner that will give me an overview. Perhaps I can detect a hole in the labyrinth that could be my way out.

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Driving in the right direction

It was getting dark this summer when I was driving my family home from the Baltic Sea late in the evening. Close to the motorway the satnav suddenly told me I took a wrong turn. I was irritated because the signs said something different. The situation was confusing and I was driving very slowly to search for a place to turn. When I came around a bend two deer were walking calmly over the road right in front of me. I could stop easily and neither of us was startled. As I continued driving and I saw that I was heading in the right direction after all.

The day had been sunny and full of fun. I remember that I was present and thankful for the gift of life. This energy probably generated this very nice outcome to a potentially dangerous situation.

We often are in stress-mode

In our daily lives we are often in survival-mode. This keeps us on our toes and energises us. Our body then emits hormones like cortisol and adrenalin to give us the energy we need. But it also causes tension. We are so used to this tension permeating our daily lives that we often can´t feel it any more.

Being present is being in rest and repair-mode.

It took a lot of practise for me to become more present, but it was worth it. Everybody can do it, in his or her own way of course. I went through these phases:

My way to more presence consisted of these phases

1. Theory

I was fascinated by the prospect of being able to more actively create my reality. I gathered information, read on the Internet and in books. I decided it was worth a try.

2. The click moment

In the click moment I am still in the theory part of establishing a new routine. But when it clicks I really get the concept. Only afterwards I am able to start with the implementation.

It took more than one click moment for me to understand what it could mean to be more present and how it works: For example a family situation I could turn around because I was more present and did not react automatically.

3. Practise

After this I was ready for some exercises. I tried to include them in my everyday life.

I discovered that long daily exercises are not for me.

Long before results could be expected I was bored and gave up. I used to feel bad when this happened. I beat myself up: Other people can do this! I judged myself as being lazy and not motivated enough.

Today I am wiser: These exercises weren´t for me. But don´t worry there are also exercises for easily bored people. The right exercises feel easy and can be even fun. I enjoy variations.

The question: What is good for me this very moment? became my central exercise. When I was hesitating what to do next, I asked myself what would serve me best right this moment. I had a big training field in my daily life between family, job and volunteering.

4. Automation

At the beginning the question What is good for me now? felt strange. I did not get any helpful answers either: I thought a coffee would be good for me, but it turned out that this coffee was one too many.

But I got used to regularly checking in with myself. Slowly I learned to listen to the small impulses that I give myself, that are so easily overlooked in our daily routine. I got more and more experience in finding out what was really good for me. This slowly brought more ease to my life.

Sadly we need a lot of repetition to establish new routines. Because this exercise was okay for me I stuck with it. Only when something becomes automatic our unconscious can take over and we can create a new habit.

While doing the exercise I almost forgot what I wanted to achieve with it, which was probably very helpful. Only now I realise how natural being more present has become for me.

Am I always present? No! This is still a work in progress.

Routinely checking in with myself multiple times during the day I am becoming more conscious of what I am doing, my mood and where it comes from. I automatically give myself a break from my thoughts and take an observer´s view. Sometimes I have to laugh at what my mind conjures up.

What has changed for me by becoming more present?

Being more mindful has changed a lot of aspects in my life:

  • I now appreciate the little wonders in my everyday life much more.
  • I don´t take my thoughts so seriously any more. I also take things less personally.
  • I am much more content and balanced.
  • I listen more to my little impulses. This way I see many more opportunities. They make my life much more interesting and easy.

Do I always listen to my impulses? No! I am stubborn sometimes.

Creating new opportunities

I am much more balanced and in my flow. I cherish the new opportunities I have started to create. Lately I did a lot of things I would never have thought possible. From giving speeches to doing videos to having my blog featured in a facebook group.

Presence in my Practise

During my work with clients we both are very much present, even when we are separated by an ocean. Being present we are able to tap into new information and find solutions to situations that would have been overlooked otherwise.

In my practise and in my volunteer work I see a lot of suffering. Some personal stories stick with me more than others. That is normal. I can come back to the present moment to help efficiently much easier now.

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Be gentle to yourself and don´t give up too soon

I have often thought, I will never learn this!

Please try to ignore your inner monologue when you try something new. Our mind just mirrors our reluctance to venture into unknown places and is not to be taken too seriously!

Don´t beat yourself up because things do not go as planned. You are right the way you are. Everybody is. We always compare ourselves with others and this is not an efficient way to learn anything new.

Stop comparing

There will always be somebody who does something better, is better looking or more intelligent. When you catch yourself comparing again, and you will when you are more present, search for the next mirror and stick out your tongue. This will bring you back immediately to the present moment, I promise.

Meditation helps

When exercises work for you, do them. Use everything that is helpful. It is great when you have a morning routine or meditate regularly.

Meditation, becoming quiet, is good for me. I managed to establish more or less regular meditations in my life. I often use an app, sometimes with music sometimes without and I change my meditation places. I aim for at least three 30 minutes sessions a week and have been quite successful with this in the last year. When I don´t reach my goal I don´t beat myself up any more. I stick with it because I feel better with this pause in my life.

You can only win

When you are present your thinking, feeling and doing is one. You are out of stress-mode and in rest and repair mode. The autopilot is off and you are at the steering wheel. This makes you the creator of your life.

I am not alone in my endeavour to become more present. Many people I know are working on this now because they have experienced that this is the way to create a fulfilling life.

What are your experiences with becoming more present and mindful? Please share them here. We can learn so much from each other!

 

 

Additional Information

Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now. This book is written in a question and answer format. I have reread it recently and now get what he means. Should you need a structured approach I don´t recommend it.

Joe Dispenza has written books on healing yourself. To heal yourself you have to be totally present and he explains very well how to achieve this.

You can find good videos of them both on You tube.

 

Exercises for more mindfulness and presence:

 

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© Inge Schumacher

 

 

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Behind the Scenes Information on the Ring Bearer

A dear reader of mine asked me whether the ring bearers in our dimension were aware of their role and she wanted more information about the connection of the dimensions and the rings.

What is a blueprint of a dimension?

A blueprint is a guide for constructing something and dimensions are built according to such instructions. In our dimension the laws of physics are the basis. Magic is the driving force of the Fairy Tale Dimension. An apple in our dimension will always fall to the ground because of the law of gravity. In the Fairy Tale Dimension it depends on the kind of apple and the spells that are used whether it falls to the ground or flies around. The roles of the ring bearers are built into both blueprints.

IMG_20180831_074030Were the ring bearers on earth aware of their role?

All ring bearers got aware of their role eventually. The conditions of becoming the ring bearer here are being open for the other dimension and being a healer.

I found out early when the three emissaries brought the energy of the ring to this dimension. I sensed that something was unusual when they were watching me. You can read more about this here.  I was aware of the existence of the Fairy Tale Dimension before that, which made it easier.

I was wondering whether there was an inheritance to be found from one of the ring bearers of our dimension. Sadly this is unlikely since the last ring bearer here lived about 700 years ago. The last ring bearer from the Fairy Tale Dimension died about 250 years ago – he lived for about 300 of our years.

I think there was such a large gap, because we were not open enough. Since the start of the shift in consciousness in 2000 the veils of separation between different dimensions are getting thinner. This is why people are becoming much more open for the vast possibilities of consciousness.

What is the job of the ring bearer coming from the Fairy tale Dimension?

Ring bearers stay in their own dimension most of the time. In the Fairy Tale Dimension they are chosen because they show the potential to be exceptional magicians and experts in energy manipulation.

Their job is to bring soothing and healing energy to our dimension.

They come here mostly in their dreams and in projections. They rarely contact individuals or create bodies. Remember, our universe is very large and keeps expanding! In former times they probably have connected with shamans and other open-minded people and were perceived as healing ghosts or gods.

The ring bearers of this dimension

have the job to facilitate the growth and development of the Fairy Tale Dimension. They have healing abilities and live a normal life, just like me. I am a human being like everybody else with all the normal faults and daily problems. What I needed to be selected as a ring bearer was the openness for the other dimension and the potential to be a healer. I have started to discover my healing abilities quite late in life; in my early forties. You can read more about this here.

I do energy-healing and mostly work one on one with my clients in my healing practise. What I enjoy most is helping people to help themselves and this trait is fitting very well to my role in the Fairy Tale Dimension.

I can´t heal our dimension like a ring bearer from the Fairy Tale Dimension could. But I am part of a group that tries to soothe the turbulent energies currently expressed on our planet to minimize trauma. Everybody can do this and this group has nothing to do with my ring bearer job.

In the Fairy Tale Dimension the ring bearer is one of the key players and a celebrity.

This is due to the way the dimension works: Magic is the driving force there and people love to show off their magic abilities.

Just like people here drive a sports car to be admired. Since the runes on the ring of the ring bearer have the most powerful magic of the whole dimension the status comes with the job. You can read more about this in the Home of the ring bearer.

The ring here

The ring in our dimension is a more or less a random object. It looks different for each ring bearer. I see it more as a symbol, the key to the Fairy Tale Dimension. As soon as every rune is mastered the ring is even less important because then the ring bearer has assimilated its energies and can work with them as needed.

When I found out that I was the designated ring bearer and that some kind of ring was to be coming my way I remembered: Years ago my late mother-in-law had given me a ring with a fire opal surrounded by rhinestones that she had inherited. She said to me: “I think this is for you”. When I touched the ring I felt some kind of healing energy emanating from it and I told her: “You are right, this is a ring I can use for healing.” I had no idea that it was the key to something much bigger.

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The ring in the Fairy Tale Dimension

In the Fairy Tale Dimension the ring is not just a symbol. It is a powerful tool and one of the insignias of the office. I always wear it when I am there. The other three are: a pair of boots, a cape and a fibula. You can read more about them here.

The ring is built like a small round tower with three layers. Each layer has three runes on it.

  1. The first layer enables me to access the special places in the Fairy Tale Dimension reserved for the key players. It gives me access to my home, establishes the connection to the brotherhood of the shadows and introduces me to the first steps of ring bearer magic.
  2. The runes in the second layer have deep roots in the blueprint and make it easy to create all kinds of things. I don´t really understand how they work. The concept of magic is still somewhat alien to me.
  3. The third layer is what is needed to complete a frequency change. Only the last rune represents the living blueprint. The first two runes are for practise and boy did I need that and the help of the magicians who kept everybody safe while I got acquainted with the powers of those runes. One thing is the same in our two dimensions: It does take practise to master an art or a craft.

Now I can access the third rune as long as I am ready. I am not able to do the frequency change anytime, since I am still working on accepting myself totally. Only when I have achieved this I can activate the third rune safely. Since I am a normal human working on developing my personality – one of my life´s goals is to be wise one day – this is a work in progress.

Is there a connection between our shift and the vibrational change in the Fairy Tale Dimension?

In the Fairy Tale Dimension evolution is only possible through the frequency change initiated by the ring bearer. After such a change the system has shifted into a higher gear opening up new avenues of evolution of magic. This is totally different from the freedom of development our blueprint provides.

Our dimension has decided to implement a shift in consciousness years ago. This shift is restricted to our dimension. To make things a bit more complicated: I am not even sure whether every one of the billions of parallel realities in our dimension has implemented this shift.

Fairy tale fans from all over our earth have contact with the dimension when they read, tell and write stories, or visit in dreams. It does not matter whether they are aware of this connection or not.

The two dimensions have a close connection. I picture this connection as a loose chain between two big boats. They are separate but share the some waters. The job of the ring bearer who alternates between both is only one proof of this close connection.

How can our connection to the Fairy Tale Dimension help us in our shift?

What I have learned from the fairy tale dimension is the use of a generous dose of humour that enriches my life considerably. It feels now as if I have a bit from the Fairy Tale Dimension with me wherever I am.

Humour helps me to stay more in the present

During the last months I have started to look for absurd angles in everyday occurrences. This way I can better see myself getting all upset about something from a distance and with humour. This makes it much easier for me to be more present. This is important because by staying in the now I have the chance to actively shape my reality the way I want to. Because of this I can feel a growing ease in my everyday life, which I am very thankful for.

 

I did a facebook live video in my facebook group The Fairy Tale Dimension on this .

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© Inge Schumacher