There are a lot of books that advise us to “live in the now,” such as “Be Here Now,” by Ram Dass and “The Power of Now,” by Eckhart Tolle.
Many spiritual teachings tell us to approach the future with confidence, and release the past.
Rather than regretting yesterday and fearing tomorrow, we need to simply be present in the moment.
It’s important to process our past experiences and learn from them, but then we need to heal, grow and move forward.
It’s also important to work and plan for the future. At the same time, we need to remember the words of John Lennon, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”
To live in the moment is to live without regret or fear.
To live in the moment is to deeply appreciate everything that is around us.
To live in the moment is to be conscious of our actions.
To live in the moment is to be present for our loved ones.
To live in the moment is to have the courage to take action now, rather than putting it off until tomorrow.
There is no better time to enjoy being alive than now.
Three Simple Ways to Be in the Moment
We can read books, watch videos and listen to recordings to try to learn how to be present. The most important step is to do it! Here are three basic but important things to do to help you be in the now.
1. Just breathe. Conscious, meditative breathing will help you to ground, center and focus.
2. Turn off your electronics. When you are with friends and family members, disconnect from the electronic world and take the time to really listen to the people you care about.
3. Have faith. You are where you are right now for a reason. Believe in your path and your purpose. Believe that everything in your past happened for a reason, and that your future is secure. Without worries from the past or the future, you are free to take advantage of the present moment.
This week, March 2nd, we’ll be talking about “Finding your Tarot Voice” with Beth Henry and Tarot Tidal. Beth Henry is making some fabulous YouTube tarot videos. In the second half of the show, Tidal and I will discuss the explosion of tarot YouTube videos, and how we each found our tarot voice.
The four elements of life are Earth, Air, Fire and Water. They each have metaphysical properties as well as physical properties.
The four elements correlate with the four suits of the Minor Arcana of the tarot. They also correlate with individual cards of the Major Arcana.
The term “Major Arcana” means “Greater Secrets.” The twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana contain the most spiritual messages and lessons of the tarot, and tell the story of our journey through life.
When we learn the elemental associations for each of the Major Arcana cards, we have a clear way to understand these important cards.
This 75 minute webinar will help the tarot student more fully understand the four elements. It will provide a deeper way to comprehend each of the Major Arcana cards. The student will be able to more fully interpret the Major Arcana cards, whether reading for yourself or others.
Christiana has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty years, and is the author of two books about tarot. In 2008, Christiana was granted the title of Tarot Grandmaster by the Tarot Certification Board of America. Christiana provides readings by phone, Skype, and in her office in Lutz, Florida.