‘People say, “The joy is in the journey,” but they rarely understand what they are saying. You are in this focused time/space reality with goals and objectives that call you because as you identify a desire it literally summons life through you. Life summoning through you is what it’s all about —it’s not the completion of anything.’ ~Abraham-Hicks
This Abraham quote speaks to me – especially as I think about clients who are struggling with very real, and very transformative life changes. We often draw experiences into our lives that we then find difficult or unpleasant by not staying present to our happiness or well being in the moment. We get caught up in ego-based decision making, people pleasing or money-making when our souls are crying out for more and for more connection. Sometimes we can find ourselves far afield of where we thought we’d be. Sometimes the idea of living a happy life can seem possible only after a certain set of circumstances is achieved: weight loss, new job, new car etc…
I urge you to check in with yourself today. What in your life is good now? What is around you that you’re overlooking? Can you see the blessings in your current situation? Can you take a closer look and maybe see that something needs come care and perhaps some transformation?
Mindfulness can be as simple as just taking a moment and checking in to feel your body – instead of checking our smart phones. Take some cleansing breaths. Feel the feet in your shoes, the quality of air on your cheek.
How do you feel?
Check in .
Be here now.
There is no there. There is only here.
Our monkey minds and modern lives don’t help engender feelings of ease, because we’re conditioned to constantly seek resolution and results, instead of resting deeply in the sense of knowing that as my hero Louise Hay says: “In the infinity of where we are, all is perfect whole and complete.”
I offer you this: no matter what life seems to present to you on the outside, lean in, and breathe through the tight spot. Send a juicy beam of your delicious life force right to the spot that aches, feels stuck, scared, blocked or painful. Feel your feet in your shoes and the breath in your lungs. Take a moment to see where the space you create changes your current perception of how life is working out and rest in knowing that right now, just as you are, you ARE perfect, whole and complete.
You’re wonderful, and I hope that you acknowledge and love yourself for who you truly are. Not who you think you are, or should be, or who your friends/family/kids/spouses/