You know how when you are trying to find a station on the radio with a dial and the slightest movement in one direction takes you right by it? You carefully go the other way and fly right past. A little too far and there is static. Not far enough and it sounds like a tunnel. It takes that perfect focused turn to land right on it. Suddenly when you hit on it though, you know. The voice is crisp and strong and it is clear that you have landed.
Communication with the Universe is no different……..and for the last couple of months my channel tuning was slightly off. The messages felt blurred and distant. It happens to all of us. Sometimes we are in the flow and then we are not.
I have been trying to figure out the formula. What is the key to being connected. The word that kept coming to me this week is…..NOW.
Now. Another word for “the present moment” yet different. Stop and notice now. How long is now??
Certainly not a minute. Have you watched a clock for a minute? A minute is an eternity. Is now a second? One Mississippi. No, I think it is much more fleeting than that. Now is here, and in the blink of an eye another new now has arrived. NOW.
NOW has a powerful word structure. It is a no nonsense word. It rhymes with POW and WOW. It puts a stake in the ground. Later is unknown and before is only a running story trapped in the mind. Now is right here and can’t be questioned or debated. And Now is the only time you can Do something. The only time in fact that you can do anything! But how many Nows each day are we fully there for? Where we are completely present and aware. Typically only a handful.
These last couple of days however I have been there for more than usual. Sitting tucked in the brush along the river this wildflower caught my eye and as I took her picture I was in Now. Only moments later an eagle flew by. I closed my eyes and thanked the Universe only to reopen them to watch a snake slither by.
Early yesterday as I hurriedly picked my ripe wild raspberries to be sure that I got at least as many as the competing blue jay, something made me slow. My hands were reaching deep into the bush for the plump ones in the center, the thorns brushing me lightly and my gaze suddenly catching the true beauty of the bush. I was in NOW. Moments later there were several coincidences of people coming back into my life.
It hit me in my seemingly eternal car ride Friday night. NOW is that perfect spot on the dial where the voice is crisp and clear. NOW is the channel.
And no lie…..that very moment I passed a billboard on a barn that said in large red, white and blue lettering…….POW!! You are here now!
I burst out laughing. It is so simple…..yet it isn’t, is it. It takes a lot of practice.