What would happen if you just sit still and be for a moment?
Yesterday, as I was sitting in my morning meditation, I was asking my guides to help me come up with my focus and intention for the day. The day previously, I’d asked for help in staying open-hearted. The day before that, I was asking for clarity around a financial goal. The day before that, I was focusing on health.
The problem was, I wasn’t coming up with anything. Rather than let that bother me though, I just handed the “problem” over to my guides and asked what they felt I should work on. Rather than tell me outright, a sense of stillness and awareness to just be settled in.
Isn’t it funny how the simplest of thoughts or plans are often the most difficult to accomplish? And yet, it was also the most fulfilling. Walking out into the morning to let the dogs out meant I could witness the morning sun as it slowly rose – a deep sense of sadness washed over me as I recalled that a year ago, I would have been waking up to another beautiful sunrise deep in the southwest and walking my dog in the quiet and stillness of that land. I let myself truly experience that sense of loss for a few moments, even as I witnessed another beautiful morning.
Yesterday, I was able to recall my early morning drive to go an hour away to attend mass at a small, Catholic church. And when I say small, I mean that a typical gathering was less than 15 people. Often, my heart wasn’t in the service itself – it’d already been practicing and worshipping in its own way during the drive there and would continue on the drive back in the quiet of my mind. So why did I continue to go? Simply because I knew my presence was adding to something there, something that area needed, be it my voice singing and cantoring or offering a friendly welcome to the visitors traveling from all around the world to visit nearby Monument Valley.
I did it to serve others as much as serving myself. At mass yesterday, I was able to go on my own and was offered a reminder of my connection to God, Creator, whatever name you wish to call it. It is a deeply personal one and continues to sustain me even in times of difficulty. Through music and song, my troubles were eased for the moment and the sense that I was exactly where I needed to be pervaded.
Today, my guides tell me that the energy around today centers around peace. In continuing from yesterday’s bringing “be”-ing into consciousness, they invite us to ease into the peace that results from staying present and being. Easier said than done, yes, but even if it lasts for a half second the first time, that’s worth it. And then you can try again later for a full second. And then a few more. Am I still learning to do this? Yes – I think my longest period this morning during meditation was three seconds before my mind wandered off on a tangent. But those three seconds were so peaceful and rejuvenating, the rest didn’t matter.
So today, here and there, find a moment to just be and see if you can’t find that peace as well for yourself and let me know how it goes.