The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
How are you, “right now?” I hope all is well. It always is, as long as you reside in the present moment. I remember one of my teachers saying, “If you’re thinking about yesterday or tomorrow, then you’re robbing yourself of the here and now.”
The “Now,” is all we really have if you consider it. If you’re thinking about an event from the past, it was once the “now” of that moment. This is why the mystics say, “There is no such thing as time.” Time is a concept developed by humans that keeps us trapped and wrapped up in our many yesterdays and our many tomorrows.
Tomorrow’s events, next month, next year’s events will always be in the now when we arrive there. So, why do we worry about the past and future? It’s not real. It’s made-up stuff.
We pretend to know and predict why things happen when we should just let them play out naturally. They will always be in our best interest as all life events have already been predetermined.
Yes, we picked this stuff out before we got here. I highly recommend reading Dr. Sue Morter’s book called, The Energy Codes. She has great examples of how we made these predeterminations, metaphorically.
Humorously and playfully, she describes the “cosmic bus stop conversation.” These are the sorts of conversations we have with our spiritual energy as well as others’ spirit energy between our trips to the physical plane. Essentially, it’s all about planning your agenda for life on earth and how you want it to go with each reincarnation.
If we silent our minds and go deep within our heart space, the answers to everything are there. We have limitless access to this information and it is during quiet moments that we can access this already known information. It goes beyond intuition. It is our Divine Self that we tap into that provides answers to all the questions and queries about life.
How do we access our Divine Self? Well, supposedly, it’s super easy in theory. You quiet your mind and think of “no-thing.” You just let the stream of life energy flow through you. I try this to do this as much as I can. It is a discipline or habit that needs to be established and practiced as much as possible…until your mind (or ego) doesn’t interrupt you.
In my experience, I’m constantly interrupted. Why? Well, as you know, I have a pretty active brain. I’m always thinking about something. If I’m not thinking about it, I’m doing it, if I’m not doing it, I’m thinking about it. And, in the interim, I’m compounding thoughts and ideas and concepts and predictions and hindsight either on separate occasions, but more typically, all at once.
Here’s an example, okay, I prep myself to sit in lotus position on my bed and close my eyes….take deep breaths…still, my body…still, my mind…I’m doing pretty well for about 5 minutes then the prompts begin, “don’t forget, you have to finish the last load of laundry,” –okay, let that one go…return to breath. Relax. “In 20 minutes you need to leave to work out…and then be done in enough time to pick up Pierce…and run to the grocery store to get bread for dinner.” –Okay, ego, I get it…go away! Return to the breath. Relax. 3…2…1…” Is it this weekend that I said I was picking up Liv? She picked out her new courses for next semester…one of them is art (how exciting!), speaking of art, I have to get to the art studio….rent is due and I have to complete all the decoupage pieces for the Christmas Craft Fair…speaking of work, shit, I have to write up an observation…shit, I forgot my laptop. I accessed my home email on my laptop…I hope I don’t get caught doing that. I don’t want to cause any trouble at work…, I really don’t care, I don’t like my job…. why am I still in the same job…I need a new life which includes travel…I really want to go to Aruba. Oh, wait, I’m supposed to be meditating. Ego…go away…. I can’t concentrate…I need to go to the gym.
There you have it. A typical mom meditation. Sometimes they’re better and at other times, way worse. My point is that we are getting super hard-wired to not be able to do this. To do what? To be still. To enjoy absolute silence. To rest in “no-thing.” To access our innermost truth. Yet, this is where all the answers reside.
I’m still going to reserve several times each day to return to silence. It doesn’t have to be an hour at a time. Short bits do work. Try to be still for 5 minutes per day. Make the goal small but make the habit consistent. You will rest assured that everything that “happens” in life is meant to be and is happening in perfect order. This is also why we’re told to surrender to “what is.” If you add resistance or try to fight “what be,” you won’t be able to experience the true joy life offers.