Power of Now
The power of now is in letting go. Everything you thought you knew, everything you hope to know, everything that is not now.
In the simplest terms it is submission and trust. It is not fighting against anything but allowing it.
This does not lead to passivity but rather to clear awareness. And a clarity that - whereas before you may have been holding onto past or worried about/planning for the future - the only time that exists is now and you can see all of that easily in one glance. No more balancing the past, present and the future
ALL you are responsible for is asking for guidance in this moment and acting or being still in accordance. And doing the same thing in each moment that comes.
This explanation makes it sound so simple and yet it is not. It does take conscious energy to do so and trust that when you do you will be rewarded with confirmations because now your life can be guided so clearly.
Before you live in the moment your life is a line with points of guidance at intervals at points that were daily, weekly or whenever you felt in enough travail to ask for help. This meant that your line (and life) was jagged, as each infrequent check-in was a course correction. When you begin to live in the moment your life becomes a smooth line as there are miniscule course corrections that are invisible to the eye – THIS is why it called flow when you submit and trust!
THIS is the secret. Let this be your goal as the flow brings joy and gratitude.
“When you pull your brain back from tomorrow and your heart back from yesterday you find joy in today”
“Surrender asks us to be strong enough to engage each moment with integrity while being soft enough to flow with the current of life.”
The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, Deborah Adele
“Ground yourself and say aloud ‘I choose to trust in the great genius unfolding in my life. I give thanks for the blessings of grace now flowing into my heart. I have no need to know. I trust in the perfection of my being unfolding with innate intelligence and wisdom. The Universe, who loves me unconditionally, holds me in its protection, and I accept my destiny with a peaceful and trusting heart. Please help me to surrender the stories, attachments, fantasies and fears that have held me back from living my heart’s desires fully. I now choose unconditional trust in the loving genius of life to lead me into my fulfilled destiny now. So be it.’
Rumi Oracle, Alana Fairchild, Card 16: From Nothing to Everything