If you think back over your life, about all the things that have happened to you, all the things that you have given away, and all the things that you’ve received. They’ve all happened in the present moment. Unfortunately, so often, our focus tends to be on what has happened, what we’ve given away already, what we will have to give away, and what might happen in the future. Which is a dichotomy in itself really (the latter I mean) because nothing ever happens in the future. Ever. Everything always happens in the Now. The present moment.
Let’s look at this in more detail. Imagine that you are moving home. You’ve bought the house, you’re waiting for the Completion Day in a month’s time. You’re getting excited about moving into your new home. Hopefully you’re not getting depressed about having a mortgage! You’re planning on where you will put your furniture, how you will decorate, how you will fix up the garden, and so on. This is all good stuff, and wonderful to do. It can create wonderful feel-good energy that helps you feel happy and be in a flowful state. Remember, when we feel good, we create and attract even more positive experiences into our lives.
The trick about visualising the future, however, is also to focus upon enjoying where we are right now. Completion day may well be in a month’s time, but when that time comes around it won’t be in the future, it will be NOW. You will be moving in NOW. Nothing ever manifests for us in the past or future, only in the present.
Everything we’re aiming to manifest into our lives needs to come to us. We need to allow it in. We need to take intuitive actions to help create what we want, and feel good about what we’re doing that’s getting us to where we want to be. Unfortunately, we have a tendency to be an impatient bunch of humans and, because what we want isn’t here yet, or doesn’t seem to be coming quickly enough, we get frustrated and sometimes even give up! Esther and Jerry Hicks have a great analogy about this in terms of travelling from one place to another. We get halfway there and realise we’re not there yet so we go back home again. But we realise we want to be somewhere else and so set off on the journey again, only to get half way and get frustrated because we’re not there yet, so turn around and go back again. And so on, and so on, and so on. Notice a pattern like that in your life? Ever hear yourself saying things like “I want it but I haven’t got it yet, I really want it but I still don’t have it, I keep moving towards it but it’s not here yet”. See where your focus is? Not on what you WANT but on the fact that you haven’t got it yet. After all, even God took 6 days to create the Earth. Imagine if God had given up halfway through because it wasn’t finished yet?! 😉
In order to create and manifest what you want you need to feel good about where you are on your journey right NOW. In the Now. In the present moment. Feel good that you ARE moving forward. Feel good that you are leaving behind what you no longer want. Feel good about anything and everything. It is only in feeling good, and making peace with where we are that we’ll actually get to be where we want to be. Don’t get frustrated because moving day hasn’t arrived yet, get excited about how what your house will look like when you’ve moved in. Get excited about how happy you’ll be there. Feel elated about having achieved what you wanted to. Feel good about the place you’re living in right now. Feel good about how smoothly the process is going. Feel good about packing things up, ready to be moved. Etc, etc.
Do you see, by focusing upon, and feeling good about, the current moment, you are creating a happy, enjoyable life right now. It’s OK to acknowledge contrast – but then focus upon what you do want. Don’t keep “waiting for it to happen”. If you keep waiting for something to happen it never will. Create a happy, enjoyable, delicious life in the present moment. Enjoy every moment of the journey, because when you get to the perceived destination, there’ll always be another dream or goal to aim for.
An article written for spiritguides.co.uk by Alun Jones