"Spirit is the process of now. Spirit only exists now. If you try to attach to the past or the future, you get stuck and may feel the absence of Spirit, because it cannot exist for you outside of now. That process of attachment to past or future can become a fixation within your consciousness."
REMEMBER, BE HERE NOW...the Ram Dass book that was one of the first reads on my spiritual quest so many decades ago. I really didn't know what it meant...
I was so good at looking at my future and seeing the things that could go wrong, or looking at my past and doing regret, that I had a very hard time being here now. My mind would not leave me alone.
My mother use to tell me that worry was a very good thing because it made you get things done. Thanks mom Even though that sounds like good advice it had me focus on what could go wrong. Energy follows thought so my energy went into what could go wrong. Not so great.
To go in and create consciously from the inside out from a place of being present and going to the essence of joy, of wonder, of touching into the Divine has not been an easy thing. But I attempt to do it daily. I have become diligent in my conscious positive creation and coupled with that is a great amount of forgiveness in the moment when the past tries to steal my moment. I bring it into me in the now and forgive, or reframe, or just observe.
May your "now" be filled with bliss.
Peace inside of me and peace in Ukraine, Russia, Iran and the world.
Peace be still.
Art - A. Cooper