This is #1 in Deirdre Hade’s 6-part, 6 week video series, “The 6 Simple Keys to Living a Spiritually Connected and Purpose-Filled Life.” In each short video, she explains one of the keys, why it is important and how to use it in your everyday life. Each key is connected, so we suggest you watch the videos in order. Once you are finished with all seven videos, you will have a daily practice that will bring you calm, connection and balance.

Your first key is what I call the “Silent Watcher.” The Silent Watcher is the observer, the place of higher consciousness within everyone. It is always watching, observing your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions from a non-judgmental, neutral place. It doesn’t give direction; it is just simply watching.

Think about how you go about your day and how often you have a judgmental thought about a person, place or thing. Imagine what would happen if you had a place within yourself from which you could observe and have a greater, detached perspective—a place from which you could see more than just your opinions, judgments and beliefs within a particular moment. It’s possible you could open up to new experiences, awareness, and understandings.

This is why the Silent Watcher is your first key: it is the neutral place for you to create from, free from the patterns and old belief systems that have created obstacles and hindrances to creating the life you want.

From the neutral place of the Silent Watcher, you are free to create your life, your purpose, your heart’s desire. You get to choose your reactions and your decisions based on a deeper awareness.

How do you connect with your Silent Watcher?

Here are the activation steps I lead you through in the accompanying video. This is a short, simple way for you to connect to your higher self, your Silent Watcher within.

  1. Close your eyes, relax your shoulders, put your feet on the ground, relax your face, and now, gently watch your breath. Exhale and inhale.
  2. Imagine that sitting on your forehead is a “mini-me,” a little you. And from this vantage point, you are watching your thoughts, your feelings, and your emotions. How does your body feel? You are watching from a neutral place now.

Hint: (If you are starting to judge what you are seeing, you have stepped back into your ego. If this happens, gently bring your mind back into your mini-me.

  1. Now, see your mini-me as your third eye, the illuminating eye of your spiritual connection, your higher consciousness. From this place you have a greater view of reality and control over how you feel about it and the choices available to you that will deliver your desired results.

By living in your Silent Watcher, you can observe the future. You know how to make important decisions for your family and your life. You have this ability within each you. It is your birthright. You simply need to become aware of your Silent Watcher.

Deirdre Hade

Mystical visionary Deirdre Hade is the founder of The Radiance Journey. She is the co-author of The (not so ) Little Book of Surprises with her husband William Arntz, the creator of the film “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?,” and the author of the forthcoming book The 12 Archetypes of Eve: A Modern Woman’s Guide to Achieving Full Feminine Power. Her website is