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The Power of Now

the power of now

With the recent deeply tragic world events, where fear and panic seem like reasonable choices, I am reminded of the power of now. In my experience, most often than not, fear lives in the future and when you follow fear you leave the present moment. Coming back to the present moment I ask myself, “am I safe right now in this moment?” If yes, (taking a deep breath), there is no need for panic.

A thought occurred to me; when you are stripped of your possessions (as some of our brothers and sisters in Japan have been), what do you have left? You have you, your beingness, expressed every moment through the power of now. I ask myself sometimes, what am I choosing to express in this very moment: fear or love? What does the world need most? (Hint: not more fear!)

This poem beautifully expresses the choice of love over fear:

The Choice for Love

What does the voice of fear whisper to you?

Fear speaks to you in logic and reason.
It assumes the language of love itself.

Fear tells you,
“I want to make you safe”

Love says,
“You are safe”

Fear says
“Give me symbols.
Give me frozen images.
Give me something to rely on.”

Loving truth says,
“Only give me this moment”

Fear would walk you
on a narrow path
promising to take you
where you want to go.

Love says
“Open your arms and fly with me”

Every moment of your life
you are offered the opportunity to choose-
love or fear,
to tread the earth
or to soar the heavens.

-Emmanuel

excerpted from Emmanuel’s Book II compiled by Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton

You see, the many 2012 predictions in my humble opinion…(etc.) are all in the future, yet we are creating our future in the now, it is still in the process of being created. I believe we still have a choice to recreate a world based on love, compassion, equality, reverence for mother earth, and the interconnectedness of all life. I am not saying it will be overnight, but I believe we are all co-creaters on this journey. If consciousness creates reality like so many believe, I believe we can choose to shift our consciousness to one of Love. I heard somewhere that the prophecies are successful if they don’t come true, their purpose was to warn us, so that we might make better choices. So what are the choices? Love or Fear.

I know when I write stuff like this it seems “airy fairy” and perhaps more theory/belief than practical info to some, and even sometimes to myself! But then I imagine: What if everyone in the world vibrated in Love consciousness and made every single decision from their hearts for the good of all life? Can you imagine what a different world this would be? I doubt there would be nuclear reactors or any type of pollution for that matter because we would have put so much time, energy, and resources developing clean energy sources where no life had to be harmed for our “progress”. As a human race, I feel that most of us have underestimated the power of our Love. I haven’t given up hope that we will reclaim our power and take it from those that choose to harm us and the earth for the feeding of the EGO, the false god as a society that we have worshiped to our detriment.

So what do the recent tragic events, the 2012 prophecies, have to do with being in the present moment? Come back to the present moment and ask yourself, “am I safe right now in this moment?” If yes, (take a deep breath), there is no need for panic. Choose to be Love now. Even in the midst of the illusion stand strong in the truth of your Love. Believe in it and believe in the power of now. I still do.

Cecilia

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About Cecilia
CeciliaCecilia is a gifted and compassionate intuitive healer and meditation teacher who is passionately dedicated to helping sensitive and intuitive people tap into their soul power to live strong, balanced, and purposeful lives. Click here to learn more about Cecilia and schedule an intuitive healing session.

 

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  1. Stephen Aspey #

    i am chronic alcoholic,i am bi-polar,i have obsessive compulsive disorder,i am the eldest of 5 brothers,my parents got divorced when i was 6,my mum an alcoholic,but i found the rooms of alcoholics anonymous 14yrs ago and did the 12 spiritual steps of recovery,and step 11 is to meditate and find and keep a consious contact with a god of my undertanding,(so i know about meditation) and lived a wonderfull spiritual life!!! when i was early in recovery(3 months sober)my little brother died in prison of heroin overdose,and to put the icing on the cake my first born child died in a motorbike accident 7yrs ago!!! now i don’t play a victim,i believe we’re victims of victims,i’m not feeling sorry for myself,e.t.c. i have witnessed hell on earth,and also experienced heaven,i do believe,and i have faith!!! my problem is i have a resentment against my higher power,i hate him,i can’t come to terms that “there’s a lesson to learn in this situation)and what i believed that god loves us all the same unconditionally has dissapeared,and ive started doin a bit of cannabis,but i know myself,i’m an addict and it will just get worse and worse!!! so the reason i’m on you’re website is to look for some help for the motivation or anything to help me to find my higher power which i need for recovery from alcoholism\addiction!!! thanx

    December 23, 2013
    • Hi Stephen,

      I am so sorry to hear about all that you have experienced. My heart goes out to you and I can completely understand why you would feel a resentment towards God. I experienced something similar when I lost my mom to suicide as a teenager. I do hope you are getting some professional help and have a good network of friends and family to support you. That is awesome that you already know how to meditate. I hope you can use some of the free meditations on this site to add to your meditation practice. Maybe one day you can ask God to help you to see things from a higher perspective. If it is any consolation, I feel the peace that my deceased love ones are in and I know they are at peace on the other side. It does not make it any easier for us does it? But hopefully one day we will understand and know a peace that only God can provide in our hearts, a peace that surpasses all understanding. Love and blessings to you. I will keep you in my prayers. ~ Cecilia

      July 14, 2014

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