My husband and I just took a short trip South this past weekend. Usually, I spend a lot of time anticipating a vacation which makes it especially hard when the trip is over and it is time to come back home. I didn’t have as much time to anticipate this time around (we weren’t 100% sure we were going until the last minute), but I still found myself reluctant when it came time to head back to responsibilities and snowy weather!
This got me to thinking. What is the spiritual lesson to be learned here? What occurred to me is the importance of living in each day, instead of living in tomorrow or yesterday. Below are a few simple ideas to help you make the most of each moment. I hope you find them helpful!
1. Just for today… This statement came from my Reiki training. It asks that you do a series of things “Just for Today.” I find that this serves me well in moments when I feel sad or unsettled. I ask myself, can I get through this moment I’m in? Can I get through just this day? I may not relish the moment, but usually I find that it isn’t the moment or even the day that is causing my sadness. It’s tomorrow or yesterday. So step one is to ask yourself to do just the moment you are in…just this particular day…and let the future days be dealt with when they arrive.
2. Daydream: When one thing ends and I can’t see what is coming next, it often helps to let myself dream. Try asking yourself, What would I like to have as my reality today? Even if you can’t bring it into being in this moment, you can feel the joy of it through your imagination. Have you ever felt like you can’t dream? When that happens to me, I know that I’m not letting myself admit what I truly want. Ask yourself if you lived in a world without limitation, what would your world look like? Where would you live? Who would you be with? What would you be doing? Then let yourself daydream. Feel the joy of it and trust that even if you have no idea how that could ever exist, that somewhere out there, the Angels are working to bring you the feeling you just experienced. They are guiding you gently towards exactly that which you seek…even if it is something you haven’t thought to seek. It’s the feeling that matters….the joy…let yourself rest in that in whatever form it comes. And more will come to you.
3. Do the Day: My dear and wise friend Lori Byrnes (http://www.thehealerstouch.com) often says this very thing to me. When you don’t feel that things are the way you want them to be and you find yourself frustrated or sad, one thing you can do is just “do the day.” What needs to be done right now? What is before you to do? Do that. After all, we each get only the moment we are in and it is up to us what type of moment that is. We can sit and feel miserable, or we can get up and do what is before us to do and look for the joy to be found in that. The choice of how we respond to our day is always ours, no matter what our outer circumstances.
4. Find Simple Pleasures: Did you notice the bird sitting outside your window? How about the tender new wildflower growing up out of the ground? What about the silly show on tv or the warm cup of tea you are holding? There is always something to love. Sometimes we just have to look at the small things to find it. Love the people around you. Love the Earth. Love God. Love yourself. Loving is the path to peace and to joy…and it isn’t as hard as it sometimes seems.
So here is to a beautiful day…TODAY!
Blessings to you and yours!
Nancy Nicholas is an Intuitive Life Coach. She offers Life Coaching Readings, Divinely Guided Messages by email, Divinely You Readings, coaching clubs, and other products to inspire and empower. For a free Divine Purpose Survey and to learn more about her services, visit her website: http://www.EmpoweringLightworkers.com.