This Magic Moment
Think about this: Can you (or anyone) "own" a moment in time? The past? The future? What about right now?
All anyone really possesses or owns is this now moment. Even an exhaled breath is gone in less than a heartbeat, never to be recaptured.
Owning property is a bundle of rights enabling one to use and enjoy the material possessions of life. Do you own your own home? If it burns down, you may own a pile of ash. Would this, then, be your home? If a wind carries it away, you may own a vacant space.
Your physical body is the dwelling place of your Soul, vitalized by Spirit, yet do you "own" it? If you abuse it, what happens? If you take care of it by providing right maintenance, you honor the Temple of God. Mind, working through Body, expresses Spirit. If you had only thirty seconds to express your Spirit, your Essence, right now, what kind of impression would you make? Would you be remembered for your Loving Spirit, or for your careless attitude? Where are your thoughts, right now? Are they on the quarrel you had with your mate last night, or with a friend yesterday, remembering you went to bed angry? If so, then go now, before you read another word, and create peace with the one with whom you are at odds. For, as long as your heart is heavy or shadowed with disharmony, your True Spirit cannot shine through, the present moment cannot give way to the future, your Soul cannot grow.
What is your heart speaking to you at this moment? The last time you spoke or held a thought of discontent? Where does your heart want you to be? True freedom is when you are strong enough, responsible enough, to let go of the past. Has it held you down long enough yet? Can you feel your Spirit longing to soar, high above the tangling, yet truly non-existent troubles around you? Problems cease to exist when you exercise your god-given power and authority to put them in their place. The more gas you give a vehicle of destruction, the quicker and more devastating the crash. When your Spirit soars high, you can see the solution you previously imagined unattainable.
To you reading these lines: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You were not born twenty years ago, or forty-five years ago, or even sixty years ago. Today is the first day of the rest of your life! This moment! You were born with the dawn today, and with the sun face a new world. Every day, the sun touches a place where perhaps it did not shine the day before, or shone but was not felt. Let it shine on you, in you, through you, from you, for from your heart may shine the brightest ray of all. Can you afford to keep it from the rest of the world?
Light is present even in shadow. Remove the rock, remove the tree, remove the mountain, and there Light be! Is stubbornness your rock? Uncertainty your tree, wavering back and forth like branches caught in the wind? Is lack of love your mountain, towering to an unscalable height? Do you wait for a hand to reach to you before you extend your own? Do you wait for someone to smile your way before your own lips move? Does the weight of what life has "done to you" hold you back from giving of what you have?
The Creator is within at any given hour or day, waiting to spill forth the Light and Love that is your True Essence. The time is now. The past does not exist except as a stepping stone to bring you to this moment, this magic moment, where you can begin to take a new direction with your life and take it where you want to go. Your heart of hearts will tell you the directions; it will be your compass and guide, magnetized by the Creative Spirit that guides all life. Listen to it!
How many times have you heard that a journey begins with one step, followed by another, and then another? Every step you take makes you stronger. Every smile you give makes your own Light brighter. Open the curtain to the window of your Soul! Reach out to your neighbor and give a good word! Tell what's right with the world! Tell what's good in your life! Tell about the goodness of man! It's there, all around you, just waiting to be claimed!
In your word, action, or deed, therein lays the seed, the genesis of a new and brighter day. Can the farmer possibly comprehend the value of a grain of wheat, when combined with others, feeds the world? Yet, does he doubt that, when planted, it will grow?
Listen! Spirit speaks to you, through you, all around you! Can you hear it?
What is it saying... now?