There is a clear reason why I picked up this book a few months ago. Especially as we are approaching week 5 of hanging out at home in between the husband and I working each day.
I’ve felt myself slip a few times. Emotional eating, insomnia, feelings of worry.
Yesterday and this morning, mother nature has reminded us the power of NOW – the power of being IN the moment, not worrying of the future, just being in the now.
“Through forgiveness, which essentially means recognizing the unsubstantiality of the past and allowing the present moment to be as it is, the miracle of transformation happens not only within but also without. A silent space of intense presence arises both in you and around you. Whoever or whatever enters that field of consciousness will be affected by it, sometimes visibly and immediately, sometimes at deeper levels with visible changes appearing at a later time. You dissolve discord, heal pain, dispel consciousness – without doing anything – simply by being and holding that frequency of intense presence.” Page 180 – The Power of Now
The true power of NOW is within you – maximizing your time at home – however that feels right for YOU! Ive had varying feelings of needing rest, comfort food, sleep, reading, writing, picking up my camera or phone and capturing the moment, meditating and even spurts of decluttering our home space.
This has emotionally been challenging for all of us. A time when we need to be conscious of ourselves, understanding and patient – patience I believe is the most importance as living through the pandemic has created a lot of fear based thinking, worry and unfortunately hoarding.
The Power of Now – what can you do for yourself, and your children if you have any, that will allow you to feel a bit more peace? This time in our lives that is literally affecting all of us world wide can bring up past feelings that may have caused you stress or upset, there may also be feelings that you knowingly or unknowingly buried without fully processing them. When these feelings come up, allow yourself to feel them, allow yourself to process them however that feels right to you.
Forgiveness truly can set you free. Do you need to forgive yourself or someone in your life. Forgiveness allows you to release from that past pain and to begin moving forward, whether the other person acknowledges this or not. Forgiveness is for yourself – to free you from that past pain and release living in fight, flight or fear mode.
Its OK, not to be OK!
Today, on Good Friday, I am thankful myself, my husband and our children are all together and safe. We dearly miss our extended family, who we would have been celebrating Easter with as we have always celebrated with either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday together, many years we have multiple celebratings on between those 3 days with the kiddos enjoying another down day on Monday as they are typically off from school but business has always got back up and running.
This is our 2020 norm and that is ok. As much as we are missing our family, I am reminding myself of the power of now. Embracing where we are at, forgiving myself for feeling sad that we cannot get together and knowing that its ok to feel sad. We will make the best of our time together and it will be wonderful, given all circumstances.
Regardless of what plans may have been cancelled, if I may offer encouragement to BE present in your life this weekend and make the best of it! Waking up to a very cold, snowy day I am looking forward to “hibernating” in our home today together, with the exception of providing service for our essential business, which means the husband and I are still “on call” – a fact of life for us and much gratitude to our children for their understanding.
Sending health and happiness vibes out to all, we will get through this together. If it helps, turn off the tv. That’s what we did last night, took a break from the “real world” and enjoyed watching music videos on You Tube… the power of NOW! The power of the moment, especially when so many of the songs literally speak to us XO.
Our sweet rescue kitty is a beautiful reminder everyday of how importance patience is and being in the now, providing her unconditional love and space to truly trust us and her new home. Even though it’s been a few months and she has made wonderful progress, trauma does not dictate a timeline and when we are in the now, zero pressure, we can begin to thrive in our own way, what feels right and necessary 💕🙏