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Create the Life of Your Dreams – part 2 March 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.

Now, where were we?  Right . . . you were on the couch, throwing a pity party for yourself.  

Spirit, having found a perfect opportunity for you to live and write at the beach, was desperately trying to get your attention in order to share this important bit of  information.

Alas, you were off-line.

Eventually, unable to maneuver through the waves of negative energy you were creating, Spirit gave up and whispered in my ear

What about being a ghostwriter on the Gulf Coast of Florida?  Steven Spielberg needs someone to help him write his autobiography . . .

As soon as that “thought” popped into my head, I stopped meditating and hopped onto the internet to search for ghostwriter positions on the Gulf Coast of Florida. 


Now, I’m sitting under a palm tree, sipping a pina colada, and you’re not.

* * * * *

So, what went wrong?  How did I end up getting exactly what you wanted, while you ended up exactly where you started ~ sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself?

You’ve heard that expression about being in the right place at the right time, right?    

Well, it’s something like that . . .

In the spiritual world, the right place is always HERE and the right time is always NOW. 

If you need a reminder (in order to make sure that you are in the right place at the right time next time Spirit comes a-calling),  just remember three simple words: 

Be Here Now.

Stay in the moment ~ this moment.  Be present.  Don’t dwell on “what was,” or worry about “what will be.” 

Stop fussing and fuming about the “what is” ~ it is, what it is. 

Instead of shaking your fist at the sky, in a futile  attempt to stop the rain from falling, practice acceptance.  

Be thankful for what you have.  When you accept and embrace what you have, you create positive energy ~ a magnet which moves you in the direction of your dreams.

Remain alert, curious, and open to possibilities.  If you are relaxed, Spirit will easily get your attention and direct it where it needs to be when it needs to be there. 

Caveat:  it may not happen as easily as the example I’ve used ~ instead there may be a series of stepping stones which you need to follow before you end up on the beach under that swaying palm. 

Perhaps your attention will be directed to an advertisement in the paper for a job that’s perfect for you.  Or maybe you’ll stumble across a book that you need to read, or a show that you need to watch, in order to learn something that you need to know. 

Maybe you’ll meet someone at a party, or in the grocery store, and Spirit will whisper ~ talk to them, they have something you need to hear. 

If you:

Remain alert, curious, positive, and open to possibility.

Keep bringing yourself back to the present moment.

Learn to accept the “what is.”

Then you will always be in the right place at the right time to LISTEN to your inner wisdom and hear what is being offered.

Quote:  We are here, and it is now.  What else is there?  ~ Kobi Yamada

No rules.  Just write!


1. aardvarkian - March 6, 2010

I think I just need to calm down a bit – and cut out the late night caffeine. It gives me the jitters.

Thanks, Nancy ❤

2. nrhatch - March 7, 2010

Don’t worry. Be Happy. : )

3. nrhatch - March 7, 2010

Scouser ~

Spot on. Sometimes the Universe/Spirit/Inner Wisdom knows better than us what we need . . . and leads us gently in that direction.

Other times, when we ignore Spirit, nudges become pushes, and pushes become shoves ~ if we don’t focus on changes that are long overdue, Spirit can be as insistent as a toddler experiencing the “terrible twos.” Fortunately, Spirit only shoves us in front of the proverbial bus as a last resort ~ and only if it is in our best interest.

Time does slow down, and speed up, depending upon our level of awareness. When we stay in the present moment, we remain fully aware of the laughter, the tears, the breeze, the stars. Life is pulled into the forefront where we can really savor it, instead of running like a ticker tape in the background.

Thanks for sharing.

4. scouser7 - March 7, 2010

This is great stuff Nancy. One thing I’d add to all of the above wisdom is that the Universe doesn’t always send things along exactly as you asked for or exactly when. Often what has come along for me is either better and different than I had imagined or is what I needed rather than what I asked for 🙂

The stuff about being in the now is bang on the money. It takes me a lot of practice and I need to remind myself to not be then or soon but now. An added by product I’ve found of *that* is that life seems to go slower, in a good way. Everyone when you’ve got kids says ‘don’t they grow up *so* fast’. I’m finding that’s not the case by trying to ‘be there’ every second with them, even when they’re crying, up in the night or need changing. It’s working for me.

5. nrhatch - March 7, 2010

BTW: I’m not really a ghostwriter for Steven Spielberg, but . . .

I do have palm trees outside my window which weren’t there a year ago. ; )

6. Mitzi Swift - March 30, 2010

Very well written, Nancy! Bravo! While reading this, I was thinking of the breathing techniques I use to stay in the moment. They are so simple, yet so profound. Beginning by breathing, focusing on your nostrils only and each time a thought arises, you say “thinking’ to yourself until the thought disappears. I find myself doing these throughout the day, especially when my ego want to take me somewhere in the past that I do not care to visit any longer. : )

7. nrhatch - March 30, 2010

I agree.

Even when I don’t have time to meditate for 30 minutes, I am able to more easily clear my mind of “chatter” and focus on silence until my inner peace returns.

8. solarage - April 26, 2010

Hey i really like your post about being here and now. It really motivates me a lot especailly since I’m really at the lowest peak of my life. Thanks for the wonderful post 🙂

nrhatch - April 26, 2010

When we hit bottom . . . there’s no place to go but UP!

Good luck on your journey from “lowest peak” to “highest.”


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