Saturday, March 26, 2011

This is life now

I was surprised that the angel message was so short this week. They can, often, be very long winded. In a sense however, the message is as simple and succinct as the energy behind it. Live here. Live now. Don't delay your life waiting for someday, someone, some money, some time, etc. Take small steps to do what you want to do now.

I have one dog left with me now. Lucy took a back seat to Bruno's care all last year and now that he is gone, my dear little Labrador girl is happy as can be! She gets extra attention, extra treats, the occaional trip to the groomer, and a whole lot of my undivided attention. She has gotten so sweet I can't believe she is the same dog who used to pout and scowl at me when she first arrived in my life so many years ago!

I am not waiting for someday when I have "more time" to take her on daily walks. That mythical "someday" never came with my other dog. I am taking time to spend time with her no matter how much work I have because after Bruno's passing, and watching the devastation of the disaster in Japan, the preciousness of each moment in my life and the lives of those I love is even more poignant than ever before. I don't want to waste a drop of my time here on earth doing anything other than living centered in my heart.

And while on the surface, organizing and cleanout out my house doesn't seem so important, it is important to me at the moment. Already I'm reaping the rewards of a life lived more efficiently as I go through each room and rearrange things, declutter, and get rid of all that no longer serves me. I am thinking through everything. How do I want to live my days? What arrangements support that? How can I have more beauty around me? How can I make my heart sing? For a joyful heart overflows to the world, and when my mind is not cluttered I can give more to the world in oh so many ways. I don't know why this feels so important to me now, but I trust God, trust my heart, and trust that when all is said and done, God has other wonderful things for me to do. It is time that feels filled with grace, domestic bliss, and simplicity. I am enjoying being human!

So, in all things great and small, value your time here on the earth and live as fully centered in the heart as you possibly can. As the saying goes, "This is not a dry run. This is your life." After watching the tsunami, the desire to live each day with even greater love and awareness, and to appreciate each moment seems like the only sane thing to do.

Have a wonderful life-filled week and try to appreciate each day!
Ann

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