It’s so easy to say, to use as a mantra, to teach others. ‘Stay present in THIS moment.’ Eckhart Tolle has devoted an entire book to it, as have many other spiritual teachers. We’ve talked about it here in the Spirit Journal. In order to connect to our greatest potential as humans and spirit beings, it’s essential to remain present, to allow ourselves to be open to all that exists in THIS moment.
This basic, but potent spiritual practice has more and more found a rhythm in my life. I’ve shared with many of you in various ways the message one of our ministers taught one Sunday nearly 20 years ago: ‘wait to worry.’ Ok, so something is weighing on you, it could be a disaster, painful, expensive, unnerving, etc. Set aside a time on your calendar in the future just for the worry. Chances are, the anxiety you’re feeling now will be gone by then. And it’s the anxiety, stress and worry that remove us from our purest selves…and the potential each moment offers to us to live authentically.
As my ‘work’ has been in transformation of late, remembering to be patient, nurture an open heart and allow whatever the Universe sends my way have all been engaged in a sacred dance within my being. So many of us feel vulnerable to ‘put ourselves out there,’ to let down the walls and be fully seen for all of who we are.
In collaborating with scholar, mystic and author of the The Hope Andrew Harvey and the Whispering Energy community, we are focused on heart-centered networking. This means connecting through the heart, the whispers, the purity of your very presence. It also means choosing to be open, seen, heard. Malathy Drew teaches that as you move forward in this work, you will naturally confront your fears and anxieties. It’s what we choose to do with them that counts.
I’ve seen mine, and have chosen to ‘wait to worry’ about what could potentially be uncomfortable. In doing so, I sat down last week with Tina van Leuven of Inner Delight to talk about my work, intentions and writing. Had I put too much thought into it, it would have certainly created an unraveling in my soul, a haunting in my spirit and an absolute panic over my entire being. Instead, what transpired was a lovely, pure and heartfelt conversation flowing directly from the truth of my soul. I chose to ‘live in the moment’–to be at one with all that was present in that space for me, for Tina and for all who view the message and connect to their own heart whispers and inner potential.
And so my friends, from someone who has the propensity to be very self-critical and whose journey has been all about allowing her voice to be heard–out loud–I promise you it was so much easier than my mind could have anticipated. We are our own worst enemy. And our monkey mind creates turmoil that would else be nonexistent. I see so very clearly how much personal power was claimed for my spirit through this process. A tremendous shift has occurred, and I feel more deeply connected to the Divine AND to my Divine self. This then becomes a ripple effect, extending outward into the world, in ways of which we can’t even be aware.
This video shares a bit about heart whispers and how we connect to their presence and gifts. It also signifies an opening….letting ourselves be seen and heard…..connecting authentically to our divinity and sacred presence…..all through listening….to the whispers of our hearts….