Saturday, February 27, 2016

Focus is a power tool

One of the most beautiful things the angels have taught me is a concept I still seek to learn more deeply – that our life starts over with every breath. No matter who or what hurts or was hard a few seconds ago, this moment offers a new opportunity to recreate life. No matter how hard the lessons we've learned or what "mistakes" we think we made, God doesn't keep score. One loving choice right now in this moment, changes your life and your whole future. We are creating in each moment. All the love in the universe is waiting to pour into our lives, with each breath, in every moment of every day.

"An ocean of love awaits you, the angels say, "but you have your hands on the faucet determining how much pours into your life." The power of focus is the tool we use to open ourselves to this love.

I'll never forget one of the most beautiful examples of this I ever experienced. I had been having a very rough day. I had been pounded by nasty energies. Upset human beings had been unkind. I was hormonal and as sensitive as I can get, and life just all seemed too much to handle. I had been crying. I didn't want to sit and feel sorry for myself, but I didn't know how to pull myself out of it, so I prayed a simple prayer. "Truth please. Bring me back to the truth of Your Love God. Bring me back to myself." Suddenly, standing there in my kitchen, my attention was completely drawn to a single rose blooming in one of the bushes in my yard. Like a moth flying to the flame I walked outside without a single thought, held its stem gently between my hands and inhaled deeply.

Tendrils of perfume wove their way, not only into my sense of smell, but bringing sense into my soul. In that single fragrance was woven all that is pure, good, beautiful, and true about life. I remembered heaven. I remembered the truth of love behind it all. Amidst the thorns of life, beauty emerged. This was real. This was what was given to all of us - beauty, grace, joy, love... the rest was just human misunderstandings. All it took was a single moment of focusing intently on something beautiful to drive the rest away. Sometimes it has been a single smile, a single sip of good coffee, a single memory of joy...

So this week if you find yourself dwelling on something that doesn't make you happy, do your best to find something better that does. When we watch television we have a choice to tune away from negative programs to positive ones, and we have this same power in our every day lives. Focus is a powerful tool. The world often teaches us to focus on what is wrong. And while we must correct the world's ills by focusing on the solutions, let us not dwell on the problems but rather reclaim our right to focus on all that is good, beautiful, and true... and in so doing, coax it to the surface in our hearts, minds, lives, and in this beautiful world.