I am wondering as I write this at the end of the first week in April if you all feel as I do that time is just going too quickly? I always try to have my newsletter prepared for the new month ahead of schedule but some months, like this one, come too quickly and I find myself behind the 8 ball. Life doesn’t seem to be letting up its intense push towards the future making it harder and harder to stay present and enjoy the moments.
For example, this morning, I was called to a neighbor’s house for a little assistance and after that was done, they asked me to sit a while. My head was telling me to head home to finish the soup I had on the stove, to prepare for a long planned for afternoon and evening with another neighbor, and to take our little dog out for a necessary walk. But something clicked in my head saying, “Stay. Visit. Enjoy this moment.”
So I sat and visited with them for about 15-20 minutes and was very present to the situation. I loved being with them, listening to their tales, telling my own, sharing family news on both sides. It was so relaxing and enjoyable.
Had I not been disciplined enough to shut out those voices saying “You should be doing blah blah blah” or “You won’t be ready on time so get going” and other SHOULDS, I would have completely missed the magic of being with these wonderful people. It would be like finding an oasis and then not being able to drink the water.
And then the most amazing thing happened. I got home, finished the soup, dished it up for lunch and then the phone rang and due to illness, the rest of the day’s plans were cancelled, just like that! Wow, I could have completely missed the magic of the morning AND missed the afternoon’s plans too!
So what did I learn? To keep trying to stay present, to live in the moment, while still being responsible to the clock and obligations. Little snippets of time make up the whole day don’t they. I intend to try to enjoy those little snippets for they make life so much richer, so much more enjoyable, than rushing around from one event to another and enjoying nothing while thinking of the next, the next, the next.
Cooking has become a good practice of that for me. I used to resent having to make meals until I made a brain reversal. Now I look at it as a chance to nurture us both with good quality foods that will truly nourish us on all levels. It takes time, so I am using the time to explore my thoughts, to listen to books on tape, to sing, to think about ideas, or sometimes just to day dream. I’m finding that I am enjoying this time with myself more and more, and enjoying the process of creativity through cooking. I look for recipes that support our eating plans, and love that part of it. I love finding a new recipe that will stretch my abilities, but not our budget. It’s another adventure of sorts. And amazingly, I seem to always have the time I need to do this. I’m not sure if time expands when I am in the present moment or if enjoying these little snippets just makes it so enjoyable that it seems as if I have all the time in the world.
All I know is, I’m enjoying life a whole lot more than when I raced around like a crazy person too busy for this, too busy for that. Not that I don’t revert to that cra-cra lady now and again! But I do love that I have also found the magic of living in the present and allowing myself to surrender into it.
“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation
My colleague and fellow color teacher, Alijandra Claire, has a new class about to begin. I highly recommend her classes. She teaches color in a very unique way and on a higher consciousness level than most color classes. Here is the information below on her latest offering:
New Rainbow Mystic Arts with Alijandra
Tuesdays April 9, 23, 2019 4:30—7:00pm PST
- Bringing the subtle chakras into use from not opened or mostly dormant to open and empowered
- Developing the higher senses (the clairs) to catch up to the minimum upper 4th and 5th dimensional and further up to the multidimensional levels
- New ways of doing the Basics
- Finding the mystical in your so-called “unneeded” glands: the tonsils, adenoids and appendix. Note: they can be accessed even if they are physically removed.
- Using new rays and flames in the Mystical Rainbow Arts
- Venusian-based Etheric Healing to repair the body (physical and subtle)
Earlybird $49 due before or by April 7. $59 after.. Will be recorded as always, and put on an mp3 for each sign up. Online through Skype. After signup, make sure that we have your Skype contact name.
Here is the link to signup for the earlybird by April 7:
Here is the link to signup for the regular fee after April 7:
“Live Today! Do not allow your spirit to be softened of your happiness to be limited by a day you cannot have back or a day that does not yet exist.”Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.”Lao Tzu
Happy Spring. Until next month…..