Many of us (and whenever I begin that way, you know I mean ME!), have a tendency to overcomplicate the most basic aspects in life.  We worry, we fuss, we fret.  And basically we allow garbage excuses and fear (or even terror) to rule us.

             Today we change all of that, okay?  Right now let’s address the fact that when we invent our own roadblocks of false concern, we get nowhere.  And we get there with a vengeance.

The Simplest Solutions

……….. are the ones we discover when we let go of the untruth and the ego-based bullshit.

             We worry about getting hurt.   We worry about going broke.  We worry about the most idiotic and useless nothings.

             The answer to all of those things is: yep.  Some crap does happen.  Some of it even kills us.  So?  Big damn deal.

             Not one bit of it makes us more loving or more helpful or more kind.  And THOSE are where our focus needs to be.  Aimed at and centered on lovingkindness.

             On our card altar right now, the reminder is similar.  Because we can’t go back and we can’t go forward, we can only sit here, in this sacred time and place.

mindfully here

“Ghostlands  ~  17

‘You can learn from the past and imagine a beautiful future, but you must live in the here-and-now.’

Whenever you set your sights too far ahead, you run the risk of losing your footing, for rarely do the present and future match up exactly on the Enchanted Map that is your life story.

The future has no substance right now; it is a place that has no grounding as of yet.  You can’t live there, yet you can take measured steps toward a goal or dream.  These steps are important now.

The same goes for nostalgia.  You can look into the past wistfully and remember beautiful moments or revisit lessons learned.  However, you can’t live there, nor can you go back and change what was.

Yesterday is gone forever.  Live fully in the present.  The ‘now’ is the most powerful place to put your attention.  Its magic reaches out in every direction, further than the heart and soul can see.”

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Power Statement:

I choose Joy.

Simply and fully and completely.

I choose Joy.


2 thoughts on “Resolved, here and now.

  1. Very timely message. I just spent the better part of a week visiting families. My (remaining) family of origin. My in-laws. Many friends of both sets of families. You sure get a snapshot of where you came from when that happens, and a very definite reminder of how you chose to go forward into the future. The surroundings were such that, with beauty all around, it was delightful to live in the present, savoring the moment.

    It is birthday season in my wife’s family. To celebrate, we had a vacation home at Lake of the Woods, rented a pontoon boat to celebrate my sisiter in law’s birthday, and went as a large group to two plays in Ashland to celebrate both my wife and sister in law. I am discovering that upon my return to routine, I have lost 15 minutes of light in the morning, which reminds me that the earth keeps spinning as I trundle through.

    1. Family. The one we were born to, the one we were married to, the one we made, the ones that we simply fell upon as we roamed through our lives. All of them, so special (for so many reasons).

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