“One NOW at a Time...”
What if we made an effort to be present and
pay attention to each "now" that crosses our path...
I wonder how much abundance
would start to show up?
I am writing about this topic because I am not very good at staying in the now and knew I needed to teach myself something and remind myself of how powerful it can be to observe, witness and appreciate each now that comes up, One Now at a Time...
Why am I so lousy at focusing and staying in the now? Because I was taught by everyone I ever met in my entire life to:
(1) Get as much done as possible
(2) Do it quickly, and
(3) If you are able to get anything done "ahead of time" then do so!
How about you?
In addition, I am an Olympian skilled athlete when it comes to multi-tasking... something "they" say is really bad for your brain and mind because you don't get anything done well, much less completely. (In defense of some of my multi-tasking, I do get a lot done and I get it done really well, but that doesn't mean I should continue doing it!) I think multi-tasking is exhausting and not good for my attention span, and then of course it interrupts my ability to be deeply focused in my now moments.
Anyway, back to my new commitment and intention to be present, One Now at a Time...
So let's say you run your life the way I do - always doing 3 things at once, juggling work, family, social life and health, never quite slowing down long enough to recognize as many valuable “nows” as you wish you could. I actually have gotten much better at this, and I feel the benefits as I recognize my now moments more frequently. I am just intending for myself and inviting you to recognize even more of them...
What if you noticed how many "nows"
are in your life and just how
valuable each one is?
OK, then we'd need a plan to replace our multi-tasking behavior with an intention and behavior of focusing on each now in our lives (to the best of our ability...) I'm not asking you to change radically, that never works. But how about noticing more of those precious now moments?
Here's what I know...
People who are able to appreciate
most of their “nows” - One Now at a Time -
attract more success and abundance!
So it's time for the yes, but section of this article to help identify what we need to clear out of our energy systems with EFT. Here are some typical yes, buts that surface when I suggest in workshops that we all pay more attention and appreciate what shows up in our now moments.
(1) Yes, but... I'm too busy to keep focusing on my "now" moments.
Yes, being too busy will block this focus, so how about tapping on being too busy, learning how to say "no" to what doesn't work, and making time for this meditative, rewarding behavior? "Even though I'm too busy to do what's good for me..."
(2) Yes, but... I have to pay attention to my future or else I won't be ready for it.
I know we were all taught this, but it's not factually true. Paying attention to the future doesn't make you ready or prepared, it just takes you out of your present.
(3) Yes, but... I don't want to miss anything by being so focused on my now... I want to be able to catch everything that's going on.
This statement is somewhat contradictory, isn't it? If you are focused in your now, you will catch what's going on... you won't miss anything important, since the “nows” are what are important! "Even though I'm afraid I'm going to miss something..."
(4) Yes, but... I don't see much "upside" to being in the now all the time.
Many people see more "downsides" to being in the now... But there are so many "upsides" and benefits. Again, a tappable issue...
The good news is that you can treat whichever yes, buts you have with tapping! Are you holding yourself back in your life because of any of these yes, buts or layers of resistance? If so, the yes, buts can all be formed into tappable issues with EFT.
The question I invite you to ask yourself is:
Why are you still ignoring
or missing all the valuable
"now" moments in your life?
Sometimes it is challenging to read the above statements and uncover your blocks, so read the questions below to help you uncover what may be blocking you from being as present as possible in your now moments...
(1) What's the "downside" to focusing on your now moments?
(2) Does it feel "unsafe" to be focused in the now?
(3) Are you more comfortable with the habit of worrying or having anxiety over your past or future?
(4) Are you afraid of being present, or in the "now"?
(5) What is the "upside" of being distracted by the past or future?
These are all powerful questions that I recommend you answer as best you are able... once you know the upside of being focused on your past or future, you can make healthier changes and choices. So try and figure out,
How does staying focused on
the past or future rather than in the
present moment "serve" you?
Maybe you don't believe that keeping this same pattern is serving you, but it must be, or else you would be committed, even inspired to change.
It's your choice... Choose to
focus on and enjoy One Now at a Time, and
enjoy your vibration of abundance!
Below are my favorite benefits of being focused on "one now at a time..."
(1) Being focused in your “now” will create energetic space in your life to have more creative ideas, personally and professionally.
(2) Being focused and present in the “now” will raise your vibration immediately! And when your vibration is higher, you attract other things matching this high vibration... you know the cycle.
(3) Being focused and present right now will help you body feel more relaxed and rejuvenated as you will be in a more present place energetically.
(4) Being in your “now” will help you get clarity about your decisions and the next "yes" in all areas of your life.
As Law of Attraction teachers say -- it's all energy. So change your energy by being inspired to look for what's good about your now. It will automatically invite the Universe to help you create more abundance right now.
Raise your vibration by choosing to find what's good about your "now" and watch the Universe join your efforts to succeed!
Remember, the Law of Attraction sends you situations that have the same energy of the vibration you are putting out... so when you are intending to focus on things that are in your now, the Universe will bring you additional experiences that will invite you to enjoy these moments.
Below you will find EFT setup phrases to help you be inspired to enjoy your present life, one now at a time.
When you change your vibration, you will change your life.
Go ahead, enjoy yourself, One NOW at a Time...!
EFT SETUP PHRASES:
The EFT SETUP Phrases for this topic are as follows:
While tapping the karate chop spot on either hand, repeat these phrases out loud, (or change the words to fit your exact situation).
"Even though I don't know how to be in my NOW, I accept who I am and how I feel."
"Even though I'm afraid to be so focused and present in the NOW, I accept how I feel and who I am."
"Even though it doesn't feel safe to be completely focused in the NOW, I accept all of me now."
I have indicated where to tap while saying each of the phrases below. You may repeat the positive round more than once if you wish.
***Here are tapping phrases that focus on the problem***
Eyebrow: "I'm afraid to be focused on my now moments."
Side of Eye: "I don't know how to focus on my now moments."
Under Eye: "I'm not accustomed to slowing down and being in my now."
Nose: "I feel anxious if I'm not focused on the past and/or future."
Chin: "I have a really strong habit of being in my past or future."
Collarbone: "A part of me is afraid to be present in my now..."
Under Arm: "I wonder what I am afraid of..."
Head: "I want to be prepared for what's coming..."
***Here are positive tapping phrases that focus on the solution***
Eyebrow: "What if I started to be focused in my now moments more often?"
Side of Eye: "I wonder how my vibration might change..."
Under Eye: "I would like to slow down and relax more."
Nose: "I could start to recognize more of my now moments."
Chin: "I don't have to give up all of my habits..."
Collarbone: "Maybe it would be fun to be focused on my now moments."
Under Arm: "I am considering spending more time in my now moments."
Head: "I choose to find joy in my now moments."
Access more positive vibrations with the Law of Attraction by repeating the following phrases (while tapping or not):
Thank You, Universe for showing me how to appreciate One Now at a Time.
Thank You, Universe for allowing me to notice and just be in the “now” moments during my day.
Thank You, Universe for bringing me inspiring ways to be and feel focused in my “now” moments.
Keep tapping, and enjoy using the Law of Attraction to bring more of what you want into your life!
Carol Look is a success and abundance coach in the energy psychology field. Her specialty is inspiring clients to attract abundance into their lives by using EFT and the Law of Attraction to clear limiting beliefs, release resistance and build “prosperity consciousness.” Before becoming an EFT Master, Carol was trained as a Clinical Social Worker and earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy. www.AttractingAbundance.com