This past weekend was a great opportunity for me to remember to stay in the present moment. Somehow I ended up with a lot more events on my calendar than usual. Some people thrive on being super busy and running from one activity to the next (or at least they think they do). I’m not one of them. When I thought of all the things I said “yes” to as the weekend approached, it was a bit overwhelming. Thank goodness I have been studying A Course in Miracles long enough to know that when I’m not feeling peaceful it’s because my thoughts are either in the past or the future. The key to feeling peaceful is to stay in the present moment. When I broke my weekend down into each individual activity, and did my best to focus my attention on where I was in the moment, it felt much more manageable and peace returned.
There’s another tool I use to help stay in the present moment every time I get in my car. Before pulling out of my parking space, I take a deep breath and then let it out slowly. It’s a great way to center myself before getting on the road. It also forces me to slow down so that my daily activities don’t blend together into one hurried mess. I invite you to try it and see how it feels! I also use a practice that I learned from another A Course in Miracles facilitator. Before she goes anywhere, she imagines sending Love on ahead to her destination so it’s waiting there for her when she arrives. You can imagine sending a stream of pink hearts, see the location bathed in beautiful light, or imagine how good it will feel and how kind everyone will be when you arrive. It might sound hokey, but I truly believe in the power of our thoughts. There’s only one way to see if it works for you.
These tools helped me to be the presence of peace for the bride and groom at the rehearsal and wedding I officiated this weekend. They allowed me to contribute some inspired ideas at the board meeting at Bridges of Wellness where exciting things are unfolding. They even allowed me to let go of worrying where everyone was going to sit at the Easter service at Unity of Pompano Beach. After hearing me rave about the ministers, the music, and how much Love is present in this spiritual community, several of my friends decided to give it a try this Sunday. I thought about trying to save seats for all of them, but since I was barely going to make it there myself before the 11 o’clock service began, I took a deep breath, I sent Love on ahead, and I asked my angels to take care of the seating. It worked! Not all of us were able to sit together, but no one sat alone and we all had a chance to visit after the service. My busy weekend ended with a great visit and meal with my brother and nephews who were in town from Maryland, and some quality time at the beach with a dear friend watching the waves roll in under a spectacular orange moon. Oh. I forgot to mention that I arrived early to the Seth Glier concert a friend invited me to on Saturday night. I don’t know who was more surprised, him or me! Even as I write about all of the activities of this weekend I’m a bit amazed that everything went so smoothly. That truly is a testament to the power of being in the present moment.
Could you use some help staying in the present moment? Are events from your past pulling you back there, or concerns about the future taking away your peace? Now is a great time to try a four, six, or eight week Life Coaching program, schedule a private Family Constellations session, or attend an upcoming workshop. You will be amazed at how quickly transformation can happen with just a little help. Please visit my website for more information about these tools. While you’re there, check out some of the free videos for more tools like the ones I mentioned above.
Until next time, remember that your Presence is your Power, and it’s also where Peace resides…