All You Have is NOW

In every moment we have the opportunity to be present.  If you’re not careful, your life can pass you by in an instant.  I notice this with my kids every single day.  I am so busy trying to get through the day, making sure that everyone is fed and intact, that I have to remind myself to stop and smell the flowers, aka, find the joy.  It’s not so easy sometimes with 3 little boys who I swear are trying to kill each other off…  So, after I yell at them (I’m working on that, but seriously, 3 boys…) I make sure I tell them that I love them, even though I don’t like their choices sometimes.  Because, I love them, I want them to hear it every single day, and I want to be present with them as much as I can.

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Who/what brings you joy?  Who do you love?  What do you love to do?  What are your goals?  What makes you happy?  If there is one thing that I have learned in life it is this: Find what you love, and love it now.  Show your loved ones that you love them, and show them now.  Daydream about your goals every day, and do something every single day that brings your goals closer to realization.  Be happy now.  I guarantee that if you start doing these things right now that you will bring more happiness into your life immediately.

Asking myself these questions pretty much always leads to me texting Yuri and telling him that I love him – unless he happens to be here, in which case I tell him in person, obviously.  At night, it leads me to the kitchen where I make a Turmeric Latte, and then it leads me to the couch with my computer where I sit down and write.  Before I started writing tonight, I pulled an oracle card from Doreen Virtue’s “Life Purpose” deck.  I was wondering why I even bothered to do so because I knew what card I was going to get.  Sure enough, I pulled the Writing card: “You heal, inspire, teach, and entertain with the words you write.”  Thank God that I know this.

I’ve always known that I loved to write.  It’s too bad that I didn’t think to declare English as my second major in University.  Nevertheless, I am finally listening to my inner voice that tells me to just do it.  I want to write a book.  I want to help people.  Do I know where to start?  Not exactly, but that doesn’t matter.  I’m happy just to write, however, that oracle card was spot on with my intentions.

Who knows what the future has in store for us.  It could be very different from the future we’re imagining.  Anything can happen, so don’t put anything off.  Do it now.  Be happy now.  There is no reason not to live your best life.  If you’re not living you’re best life, then there is something getting in the way, and that can only be you.  If you’re ready to step aside, let your Divine purpose in and let your light shine, then I invite you to try a little exercise before you go to sleep tonight: 

Sit in a quiet room and think about what your ideal life looks like.  Think about it as if it has already happened.  Believe it, and be grateful for this amazing life you lead.  Thank the Universe (or your angels, or God if you’re so inclined) for every aspect of your life as you have imagined it to be.  Give thanks as if it has already come to pass.  Feel how wonderful this feels.  Bring attention to your heart chakra and feel the love in your heart space.  Feel your entire body relax and fill with light.  Know that as you do this, your angels are working very hard behind the scenes to make your vision a reality. 

Be very clear with your vision and your intentions and things will begin to happen.  Make sure that you believe in your vision and most importantly that you believe in yourself.  Believe that you deserve this life.  I will say it a thousand more times until you hear me: You are WORTH it.

It’s no secret that what you think about, you bring about.  What you focus on, expands.  Focus on the bad things and you’ll get more of the same.  Focus on your best life ever and you’ll get more of the same.  This has proven itself to me time and time again.  So I invite you to use your NOW in the most positive and productive way possible, in each moment of each and every day.  And when you think about it, take a moment to envision and be thankful for the life of your dreams.  I can’t think of a better way to go to sleep each night.