Nothing sinister about that of course, except that it’s 26 July and the kids only broke up for the summer holidays a few days ago!
Mums were there, sifting through the bargains, already mentally dressing their kids for their first day back in September.
I felt that it served as a reminder to those of us who are aware of the power of mental rehearsal and powerful intentions. While it is great to take some quiet time a couple of times a day, to visualize and ‘feel’ the things we want to attract into our lives, it’s equally important to live in the present.
It’s very easy to get so wrapped up in the exciting future that’s heading your way, that you don’t stop to enjoy the reality already around you. I used to fall into that trap myself many years ago. I'd be tipped off in January that I'd be working on a new Hollywood movie in the spring time, and then I'd be wishing my life away until the spring, never noticing the snowy wonders of winter around me.
We all know that the past is over and done with, and that the future hasn’t happened yet, so we really ought to know that all there ‘really’ is, is the present.
Please take a moment today, if you’re willing, to stop what you’re doing and just look around you.
Imagine if you were dreaming, and you realized somehow in your sleep that you were dreaming. Imagine how cool that would be, to dream lucidly and do anything you wanted to do - if you could have, be or do anything you desire.
Now today, in your waking reality, stop and look around you in the same way. Take in the sights and the sounds, the smells and the tastes, feel the gentle breeze on your skin, or the warm sunlight on your closed eyelids.
There may be a time in your life, when you would give anything to go back in time to this part of your life, and yet here you are, now. Enjoy it.
And the next time you enter a store at the start of a summer holiday period, to be greeted by ‘Back To School’ promotions, why not forget September for the moment, and soak up every single detail of the wonderful summer holiday you’ve been looking forward to for so long.
May your day be filled with awe and wonder, living in the moment.
Peace & Abundance