Not everything is going to go according to plan. The tiniest span of time can ease our day or add considerably more hours of any number of things we didn’t expect.
We might have to dig deep to see some light…
so surprise yourself and dig away.
The easy stuff opens us to positive possibilities and often puts a spring in our step. But when we’re thrown off in a direction we hadn’t intended, it can add chaos and put our attitude in the dumpster.
This is when we can count on the present moment… now. “It’s all in how you look at it,” we’ve heard countless times.
Play with it. The present moment is ripe with possibilities. You choose. We can wallow in our troubles or drop into a better feeling. I know from experience that this isn’t easy and can take some practice. I have two questions for myself, my family, and my clients: “Does it feel good and does it serve you?”
If the answer is no (and it usually is when we are sad, angry and/or terrified), then there is always an option to bring in a better thought, a better now. It may not stop the discord right away but it sure feels better to rearrange the image, to accessorize the moment with humor, stillness, faith, breath or whatever devices we can muster at the time.
Step 1 ~ Breathe! Stop now and give yourself a moment to take a deep, cleansing breath. Even when we don’t think we have it in us, we can turn a situation around by remembering that this small bit of breath is a life line, a direct connection to your higher self. I know that sometimes it is difficult to find that breath when we are in a state of panic but find it we can when we try. Just try. As you do you will see each breath get stronger and longer.
It’s kind of like the adult version of a “time out.” We can stay in our muddy, angry, unhappy feelings or choose to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Admittedly we might have to dig deep to see some light–so surprise yourself and dig away. You might just discover it really does feel better to use your life line once in a while.
Step 2 ~ Imagine a majestic light washing over your entire body. Let it enter the top of your head and move through your body and see it anchor your feet into the earth as it exits. Honor yourself as you do this powerful ritual and be reminded that you have come into this life to experience great love and joy above all else.
Start trusting that your vibrational energy self is ALWAYS working properly.
We can call in our allies, this beautiful, divine energy that is always present and bathe ourselves in its reassuring light. Start trusting that your vibrational, energy self is always working properly. God, the angels, the ascended masters, even a beloved family member or friend from the past is just a breath away.
Step 3 ~ Call in the angels! Just ask, put it out there, either by your thoughts, on paper or verbally. They will come when called and know that they are available to hear your desires.
Each moment can be an oasis. A space of time to let go, breathe, and tell yourself that all of this is just another part of your journey, your package. We have that small space of time to make the package into a gift of grandness.
Step 4 ~ Let go of your past. While part of your story is there, it doesn’t have to rule your life anymore. It’s over; even it was just a moment ago. Now sit and visualize the perfect future. Be as elaborate as you like! Your imagination is a spectacular fountain flowing beautiful experiences your way. If it detours to something sad or unhealthy, gently ease it back to a beautiful feeling.
By stepping into the moment we are in at any given time, we begin to see the possibilities or notice things that we might have missed otherwise. Chance encounters, people we run into, signs and messages seem to randomly get our attention.
I love to watch others as they discover that this is all we ever have–this moment. It’s almost as if the past never was and the future never comes. This is it. It’s all you’ve got. It is your everything. Here you are, right here, right now. How do you want it to feel? You choose.