by Amy Kay Raymond –
So many days on this earth we spend going about our business, heads buried in our Blackberrys and cell phones, minds racing faster than a speeding bullet and our bodies dashing about from here to there. Our brains are inundated with the oh-so-uplifting media, we’ve got appointments to keep, commitments to make, meetings to attend and lo and behold, we have the lovely task of deciding what we’re going to have for dinner…. and creating it, on top of that!
With all of this going on, and much more, it’s easy to see how one might float around on auto pilot. But do we really want to go about the remainder of lives this way? Is this a fulfilling way of being? Has going about life in this habitual manner perpetuated the life that we want? Is this adding to the quality of our relationships or is it taking away? We know in our hearts how important it is to be Present, but do we really know how to do that? Well, if you’ve read Eckhart Tolle’s, “The Power of Now,” you probably have a good idea of what all is involved in this getting Present stuff. If you haven’t read that, I highly recommend it.
There are many ways one can go about getting connected to the Present moment. One of the most powerful methods is to simply focus on your breathing. Sounds easy enough, yes? You can do that while sitting, standing, walking, running, lying down etc… We have been given this gift, not just for the physiological necessity of having glorious oxygen nourish our cells, but for the psychological gift of…. becoming PRESENT!
Getting Present, first, is key.
No matter how you get there, Just Do It. Connect to the beauty of this moment. Then…and this part will absolutely change your life…connect with people in the eyes. Of course, those near and dear to you will absolutely appreciate and savor this luxurious gift.
However, connecting with people whom you don’t know, in the eyes, is where Heaven on earth lives. When we are present to the Present, this connecting to others is effortless and joyous. The outcome of you doing this will blow your mind, your ego and all of your old shut down patterns out of the water.
Looking in other’s eyes with Love, will transform not only your life, but the lives of those around you. People know when you are really there with them and when you are, we all know in our hearts what a truly wonderful thing that is. We feel loved, we feel heard, we feel accepted and we feel blessed.
Think of it as double gifting. You are gifting yourself with this willingness to connect, and you are gifting the world by shining radiant Love through your eyes. Talk about an Abundant way to live. How many people are you willing to tag with your Love today? Tag, you’re it!
You Are the Light of The World
Do you have any idea of how much luminous Brilliance lies within you? Do you even have an inkling of how Whole, Perfect and Magnificent you are in this very moment? Well, do you?!? If you do, for the sake of the world, please continue to know this truth about you. We need you!
If you are not familiar with these gifts that are lying dormant within, let me gently remind you that they are indeed, there. And they desperately want to be let outside so they can Play.
Most of us really have no idea of how powerful this radiant Light actually is. There are those who keep looking for the light outside of themselves, never tapping into the wellspring of their own. These folks, no judgment, are usually the victims of the bunch due to the fact that they consistently want the outside world to provide them with their happiness. They are waiting upon the circumstances to align just perfectly before they can revel in their goodness. What a dangerous place this can be. Leaving your Joy up to the world? Yikes!
Then there are others who suspect that this powerful Light within is there but they have not befriended that place within them yet. They know that something special is within them, but aren’t quite sure what it is and just how to let it out. Therefore, their beaming light is kept in the dark and it is patiently waiting to be introduced to the world.
There is the let’s say, sporadic bunch, who have tapped into this Light off and on throughout their lives, but haven’t been able to maintain this steady stream. They have smatterings of Joy here and there, but have no idea of how to keep that Light within them burning. These folks are the manics, who when tapped into their Wholeness, they are on top of the world. When they are disconnected from this magnificent playground, they have a tendency to dive deeply into despair.
Then there are those that KNOW they are the Light and they own it, embrace it and share it freely with love, enthusiasm, generosity and confidence.
This is their commitment to themselves and to the planet. They know that it’s their job to light up the room wherever they go, and so they do so.
They know that they can not be stingy with these God given gifts, because that would be dissing God. And they know that whatever vibration they are resonating at, the world is going to reflect back to them at that very vibration.
They are Selfish, (capital S for being connected to their highest self) in the fact that they want to feel good. They know the key is that when they are feeling good, others feel good. They are allowing their good to flow to them by beaming that Light. And they know that their Happiness is the greatest gift that they can give to this incredibly awesome planet that we are all taking up space on, temporarily. What a beautiful legacy. Which camp do you fall into? Pssst, it’s a new moment….