Living in the Now

By Judi Lynch

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Bio Word Count - 60

Oh, how the past can come creeping in just when you least expect it! Things you have processed, filed away and marked “lesson learned” have a way of invading the now you have been living in. Maybe others involved are still in a stage of evolution where a situation is concerned and they have decided to test your resolve and patience. Sometimes the lessons are coming in fresh so you can see another perspective on the experience. Karma left still to be served for actions taken by both sides. If you let them these events can disrupt your plans and peace of mind about having moved on.

How do we continue to live in the now and manifest the future while looking at the past as a wonderful library of knowledge? The key is the integration of Spirit with the knowledge and valuable information we have received since we’ve been here. Positive or negative outcome, we learned something. Remembering that even if we repeated foolish behaviors, letting ourselves and others down sometimes, we are still loved, needed and appreciated in the world.

Forgiving ourselves can be the most difficult thing for most people to actively practice aside from forgiving others for their actions. When we are judged or treated unfairly by others it is a good thing to acknowledge the place these actions originate from in order to look past the hurt. As they like to say, hurt people will hurt other people for no real reason other than it’s the only reaction they know. They use it as a defense mechanism for things they don’t understand in others, to protect themselves by striking first in case their actions are called out. Many examples of “get them before they get you” are going on everywhere all over the world in family, government and big business. This kind of thinking has infiltrated the consciousness of many as a means of survival.

To be strong enough to overcome these feelings of being inadequate, unforgivable or too small to overcome criticism and negative actions of others takes courage. That courage can grow into positive reinforcement and realization of life purpose. When we learn the methods that keep us motivated to keep going and keep growing our whole lives we constantly charge the energy associated with our life force. We can actively process all the events in our lives as opportunity to grow. In that growth lies our greatest gifts in this life.

We learn patience, compassion, charity, understanding and all the incredible emotions that run through us as human beings housing a light-filled soul. Every time we learn, our spirit gains more light. Every time we give, we help heal the past from selfishness. Each time we understand someone else’s hurt we help to heal our past hurt from someone else. The time we spend right now and for the moments to come matter greatly. If we live in the past, we will miss all the life going on now. The places, people and things that really matter are waiting for us every day as a gift.

Living each day with a purpose lifts up the past so we can remember what was good, what was fun, all those awesome moments when things were amazing. Looking back with a smile and knowing there is more to come is key to actually enjoying being. For many people learning to create calm out of chaos is their biggest accomplishment. For others it is learning the skills to overcome anxiety and fear to be able to thrive in life and help others do the same. Letting go of judgments, preconceived notions and forging ahead with a positive attitude are also great ingredients for living in the now.

There is so much beauty and many beautiful people in the world. We all need to remember how much good is out there to be cultivated and appreciated. The past is there is all its color to help guide us forward but not for us to stay grounded in. Evolution brings us new life, new ideas, concepts and promise for our future here. Living in the now means we accept and celebrate the past but we don’t have to live there forevermore.

About the Author:

Judi Lynch is a psychic medium, intuitive counselor, healing channel and author. She is president of the Crystal Healing Foundation, Inc. a 501(c) spiritual charity and writer for OM Times Magazine. She has authored two books, Friends with Lights and Conscious Ascension and has read for clients all over the world. To learn more or contact for a session see

Article description: The time we spend right now and for the moments to come matter greatly. If we live in the past, we will miss all the life going on now. The places, people and things that really matter are waiting for us every day as a gift.

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