The mind generally thinks in linear terms. Linear thinking thinks in a line, like a continuum, joining the past to the future, leaving out the ‘now’. Thoughts of the past, or worries about the future, take up most of the time.
No time for now?
Most people are taught to think, and to think that thinking is primarily how you operate in the world. Because we are conceptually taught it is easy to see the habit we have adopted of thinking our way through life, and how it clearly tramples over the top of the present moment. Sometimes very few moments in a persons life are really fully lived. We are taught to dream of future circumstances, with the belief that when we reach the goal ‘then’ we can be happy. Society has steered us to strive for things, and that we are only offered contentment when we get them. But the only time we can experience happiness and contentment is now.
Keep it simple
If it’s only possible to experience our contentment in the present moment, which it is, then it makes sense that we would want to live fully ‘in’ the present moment. That’s about as simple as it gets. Do that.
What if you knew the future held only bliss
Through having tools to remind myself to be present, I have came to notice that there is an innocent excitement in not knowing the exact details of my future (or past). By removing the need to over-plan, I can make use of the space by being aware and experiencing whatever is being created for me right now.
Tools to be present
Little Wings Guidance Oracle Cards are about helping release the limitations of time and remind you instead, to look inward and be aware of the eternal present moment. They remind you that Peace, Love and Joy are all ‘states’ or experiences that can only be experienced now.
Another great tool to be present is meditation. Ascension meditation is an easy practice to help gently return the awareness to the present moment. Once I found Ascension and started experiencing the benefits of it, I stopped searching for a meditation practice. It offers me everything I would need in a practice, most of all ease and effectiveness.
What also stands out for me with Ascension is that the techniques can be used with your eyes open or closed. I was taught Ascension meditation through a weekend First Sphere Course in 2014, and went on to complete a 6 month Mastery of the Self Course. I then became a teacher of Ascension in the Ishaya tradition.
To teach and share such a joyous, simple and effective meditation path, is amazing. There are jewels within this practice and I recommend it to anyone wholeheartedly.
How can I meditate?