What A Gift

My thoughts are with several friends who have recently had close family members transition after dealing with serious illness.

It is reminding me of the importance of living in the moment.

Each of my friends has been an amazing example of giving and being present. They have stepped up and fully expressed their love and support in time, words, and actions.

How many of us are able to say goodbye without the regret of having left anything unsaid or undone?

Life is precious and we are not always able to consciously be present with the people we love, or to remember to live our own lives as fully as possible. Too often we are worried about the future or are stewing about the past.

Only when you are present can you fully experience the moment-to-moment opportunity to learn, grow, and expand—and reach for more joy and fulfillment.

The key is to not wait for “bad” things to happen to learn these lessons, but to take it upon yourself to practice being present right now.

Here are some ways to practice being in the moment:

  • Notice each bite of your next meal. How does the food feel on your tongue? What are the flavors? How slowly can you finish it?
  • Breathe. Take three slow, deep breaths. Pay attention to how the air feels as it’s moving in and out of your lungs. What sensation follows your breaths?
  • Listen. The next conversation you have with the person you love the most, listen more than you talk. Look at their body language. Listen to the words they are using. Watch their facial expressions. What’s going on with them beneath the surface?
  • Tell someone how much they mean to you. If this was your last conversation, what would you want to leave them knowing? Do they know how much you love them?
  • Totally focus on a task. Whether it’s finishing up a project at work or doing the dishes, pay attention to the sensation of your hands, the colors you are seeing, the sequence of actions. Notice what you are doing as you are doing it.

Today is the only August 2, 2012, that you get. How can you be present and fully experience it?

This moment is a gift that you cannot barter, return, or exchange. No matter what is going on in your life, fully experience right now. What difference does that make in how you think, feel, and live your life?

Together we can do it!

Are You Expecting a Universal Delivery?

What if wellness and well-being had a money-back guarantee? What if it was absolutely and completely yours if you would be present and willing to accept receipt? That you could check in any time you wanted and determine where your wellness and well-being was along its journey of coming to you? That it wasn’t a matter of if, only a matter of when you would have it?

Would that give you more confidence and help you relax about its coming? Would it inspire you to take the few small actions that will help you prepare for it? Would you more easily be able to stay focused on the life you are creating, and feel more excited or eager about its coming?

What if accepting that guarantee as true is the only thing keeping optimal wellness and well-being from you?

So consider this your shipping notice from the All-That-Is Transphysical Universal Delivery System (ATITUDS). The life of your dreams is on its way to you—guaranteed.

The first step in scheduling your delivery is just relaxing and enjoying the knowledge that it’s coming. To prepare for delivery, you’ll want to clear the way, which might look like reaching for healthier foods, moving your body, or taking whatever action you feel is necessary on your part to become Who you want to be.

You’ll want to disregard any notices of delay as spam—these may be internal fears or limiting beliefs, or the disbelief of others. Instead, you’ll receive non-stop guidance of where your delivery is through your emotions.

Positive, anabolic emotions are letting you know the delivery is on-track and all is in order. Negative, catabolic emotions are letting you know you that internal blocks are delaying the shipment. When you get those notices, you’ll want to examine and detach from thoughts and beliefs that are limiting you in some way. Those internal blocks are the only reason that delivery may be delayed and are the full responsibility of the recipient.

On behalf of all your personal ATITUDS staff, we encourage you to have fun and enjoy the delivery process.

Together we can do it!




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Receive the Gifts in Every Experience

I am learning to embrace situations and experiences that I used to judge as things to be dreaded and endured. Shifting my perspective doesn’t change the situation, but it does change how I experience it.

The surgery that I underwent in December was one of those times. Last week, I had my final post-surgery doctor’s appointment were my stellar recovery was confirmed. I am so grateful for this step on my wellness journey. Truly, everything about that experience has enriched my life.

Heading to traffic court today is another example. I think I’ve mentioned in previous blogs that I was getting some obvious bonks on the head by the Universe reminding me to be present. Getting a speeding ticket a couple of weeks ago as I headed to coach training was one of those jolts back to reality.

I had set my cruise control to ensure I would stay within a reasonable speed . . . and then my brain checked out. When the officer brought me back to reality, I was no longer going a reasonable speed since it had changed twice without my notice. I thanked him for bringing me back to consciousness and was a much more present driver the rest of the trip. And have been much more conscious of being present since.

So today, I get to take the afternoon off from work, drive an hour there and back through our beautiful mountains on what is supposed to be a sun-soaked day, encounter people that I wouldn’t have otherwise gotten to meet, and look for the gifts in this experience. Because they are there if I will just open my eyes and my heart and look for them.

I expect to see those gifts and am looking for ways to be present and conscious enough to fully receive them.

When we stop fighting experiences and judging them as bad, and instead open our eyes and hearts to the gifts that are in every moment, we finally begin to receive them.

As Jerry Hicks used to say, “Everything is always working out for me.” No matter what, no matter who, no matter where, Source (God, the Universe, All That Is, Higher coach—whatever works for you) is always on our side providing the experiences that are unfolding perfectly for my—and your—expansion.

No matter what you are facing today, it is up to you to take this moment and consciously choose your focus and decide how you want to feel. You can endure it, let it crush you, or decide to thrive.

The experience will not change, but you change your experience of it.

Together we can do it!

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Thank You for the Gift

I’ve had a lot going on lately and I’ve been distracted. The Universe has been giving me some subtle and not so subtle reminders to be present.

Stop right here and pay attention to how you feel. Notice your surroundings as you are reading this. What do you see and hear around you? Is there a taste of anything lingering on your tongue? What textures do you feel under your hands? What can you smell?

What can you appreciate about right now?

Maybe it’s that you have eyes to read these words, a beautiful view outside your window, a moment to call your own, or a job to take a break from. Perhaps it that you have something tasty to eat, or a computer or smart phone to read this on, or that the sun is shining or the rain or snow is falling. Even if it is only that your heart is beating and that you are alive, seek out every gift in this moment.

How often do you do that throughout your day?

It’s easy to get caught up in our days and the whirlwind of our lives. There are deadlines to meet, appointments to get to, times where we have to be somewhere or doing something, and people, animals, or things that we have to care for. We move from task-to-task just trying to get everything done. Or maybe it is that we have pain that we wish to numb.

But where is the exhilaration, vitality, and interest in doing that? Living life is a moment-by-moment experience. It’s not meant to only get your attention during the climatic scenes. Your present is being given to you right now.

I appreciate that the Universe has been tapping me on the shoulder and reminding me to be open to my present, and that this moment is a gift full-of-life to appreciate.

Moment-to-moment is where life is to be lived. It is where you are awake and conscious and presented with the opportunity to choose your focus, which is truly how we create our lives.

Take time today to open your eyes and your heart and look for the gift in this moment. Expect to see it. Look for ways to fully receive it.

I know I will.

Together we can do it!

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