Staying in the Present

Besides being grounded, you must also be in the present in order for you to do your work. What is the present? It is now, now, and now; one moment at a time. How can you be in the present or the now? This is usually a challenge for most individuals. Instead of multitasking, learn to focus on one thing at a time.

When something from the past, such as should have, could have or would have comes up, it is coming up to let go of it. Avoid taking it back or holding on to it. Instead, just let it go by as if it were a cloud floating by, allowing it to be released to the light. This method is used in meditation to calm the mind and release the mind chatter for a better focus. According to Edgar Cayce, a well known seer beyond his time, always said the mind is the builder.

Meditation is a one-point focus. As an artist, I find myself so deep in focus when painting that if the phone rings it jars me out of my focus and sometimes gives me a headache. Most hobbies, such as drawing, painting, sculpturing, writing a book or even reading a book can be a meditation if you are really into what you are doing.

Watch your thoughts. This can be challenging, but it can be done. When you catch your thoughts roaming, you can stop it by mentally saying, “Cancel, clear and replace with unconditional love.”

Another way to handle the situation when you step back into the past, thinking about something that happened, is to say mentally or orally, “That was then; this is now and I am okay.” This will bring you back into the present. It is also the method that most people I talk with say they like the best.

Play with these methods and see what is most comfortable for you. Integrate them into your life so they become automatic. Next week, I will give you another method I have used most of my life that is very easy to use when something unsupportive happens.

Wishing you love in all that you do,

Mary

CreatingtheNow.com

 

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