IS IT OVER? HOW TO KEEP LIVING THE SUMMER VACATION
Hello again Dear Friends,
It's probably just a throwback to when we were kids going back to school, but every September I still feel a personal vibrational change. I know it's a feeling that the laid back relaxed days of summer are indeed ending and the more serious real world needs to be dealt with once again.
If, like me, you really enjoy the summer calm and aloofness, why then can't we make the entire year feel like summer? I must admit that with practice I have gotten better and better with this, but I still have my own work to do in this regard.
Most personal resolutions seemed to be made on New Year's Day, but today I'm making one of my own. My resolution is to make the entire next year feel like summer vacation! I really like the sound of that.
I'm going to start by reminding myself that the NOW, the PRESENT, is all we really have for sure and wasting it would be a shame. Wasting it with fear, worry, stress, jealously, or uncertainty, makes no sense at all, so let's make joy, peace, abundance, and love our guiding characteristics.
Easier to say than do, right? Where do we start? Sometimes all we need is a simple reminder, and for me last week it was Jack.
Jack is my 8 ½ year old golden retriever, and also one of my best friends. He loves life, loves people, loves nature, loves independence, and possibly loves me most of all. Over the last couple of weeks he started losing weight, getting very lethargic, and began having serious stomach and digestive problems.
He was actually rushed to the animal hospital and spent two nights in emergency. Our primary vet alerted us to the possibilities of cancer (common in the breed and at this age), and initially, naturally, much sadness set in for me.
After a day or so with the assistance of my daily meditation practice I was able to change my focus to all the joy Jack had brought into my life and embrace the reality that in the grand scheme life is fleeting for us all.
We're all going to have a physical death, it's as certain as the sun coming up tomorrow, so why spend any time and energy stressing about the inevitable.
The only realistic alternative was to be in the NOW with gratitude and joy, which is something I have some control over.
I know it's a choice for us all, but the PRESENT is all we have for sure and to waste it is a shame. Furthermore, what I have learned and what I now teach is that our energetic vibration in the present is actually what ultimately creates our future. What a WIN WIN! Love the now and create a wonderful future, can it be any better than that.
We all have helpers and teachers along the way and Jack's latest gift is his best ever. I've decided to keep my summer vacation mentality as my NOW, going forward, and this should be lots of fun.
As always the how to of all this stuff requires some education and practice, but it's available to everyone and I'm more than happy to share
Oh yes, happy to report that Jack final diagnosis is Crohn's disease, a stomach disorder which although not curable is treatable. He is progressing nicely with some drugs and a diet change.
With love and appreciation.