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Our Life on Earth is a Precious Growing Opportunity

What a privilege to have someone who loves us unconditionally, never chastises, never judges and always has our best interests at heart. This is your guide, why not connect with them, bounce ideas off them, chat to them as you would a friend and allow them to work with you, helping to steer and direct your life in order to attain that peace and joy that you so long for.

Because we are so busy every day and we never seem to find time to slow down, our minds are all over the place and we are never 100% conscious of what is going on around us. We’re never totally conscious of our thoughts and our actions and reactions are usually spontaneous and completely without planning or pre-meditation. How can we then expect to be living in the moment, taking every possible advantage of every opportunity that is presented us? We can’t.   In order to seize the moment, you need to be there and very often we are, but only physically.

Open your mind to the endless possibilities of being consciously aware and make it who you are. Slow everything in your life down – there is no rush and yes, things can be put off for tomorrow in order to make the most of today. Don’t see taking time for yourself, as wasting time – see it as an important and valuable investment in yourself and use that time to connect with your higher self, which in turn connects with your guides and the collective consciousness. What awesome energy that is!

In preparing Spirit Connection’s newsletters every month, I have done a lot of reading and from time to time have used extracts of that reading to help demonstrate a point, or just because it has been said in a way that I couldn’t do it better. This is one of those extracts from the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying :

“Our life on earth is a precious growing opportunity. All of us, in living, are preparing to die. Some know that it will be soon, others will have many more years to prepare, and there will be those who die far sooner than they expect. It is a fact of life that everyone will pass on and none of us knows exactly when. Many will not be given an opportunity to prepare to make their passing a new celebration of life.”

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying teaches us that we should be living our lives in preparation for death. But, how many of us actually do this? Death is a subject so difficult for a lot of people to contemplate and so we bury our heads in the sand and believe that as long as we don’t think about it, it won’t happen. Then, there are those who are given no option. Those who are diagnosed with terminal illness and who in that moment, have no option but to accept their mortality and to work towards preparing not only themselves, but also their loved ones, for what is essentially inevitable for each and every one of us.

“Live each day as if it is your last, one day you might just get it right.”   This message was passed on to us by Steve Jobs and although it is said in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, it is a truly profound message and one that we should all put into action. Ask yourself the question: “if today was to be your last day on earth, what would you be doing?” And it’s a really difficult question to answer because when you get down to the wire, there are so many things that you would want to be doing and we guarantee that top of that list would be spending precious moments with those whom we love.

If that is the answer, why is it that we don’t do this all the time? Why is it that we take each other for granted and give those whom we love, the hardest time? We spend a huge amount of time giving of our best to our work colleagues, the bank teller, our mechanics, the man begging on the street, yet when it comes to our loved ones, we feel it’s okay not to.

We need to turn this around. We should be giving of our absolute best to our loved ones each and every moment of every day and we should also be giving thanks that we have them with us. We should be eternally grateful for the lessons that we have come to share and for the experiences that we have together whether these be facing being told that we no longer have much time on this earth right through to the joy of bringing another life into this world together!   Our time together could be short-lived and the last thing we ever want are regrets. Regret is such a wasted energy.

Cherish the moments that we have together. Above all else, take the time to say thank you and to tell each other that you love each other. Never take for granted, the time that you have, for in the blink of an eye, your life could be changed forever and you cannot go back and make it right. Live each and every moment as if it were your last and not in a morbid way, but in a way that counts. In a way that creates precious memories and captures the true essence of what our lives are all about.

How beautiful is this Native American Prayer :

O, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,

and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me!!!

I come before you one of your many children …

I am small and weak.

I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset …

Make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught my people,

the lesson you have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek the strength not to feel superior to my brothers, yet be able to fight my greatest enemy … myself.

Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes,

so when life fades as a sunset, my spirit will come to you without shame.

It is interesting to note that there is general consensus that life is a journey. However, when you drill down into the subject, it is much more important to note that life as we know it, is merely a stop-off point in the wonderful journey of the soul. For each one of us, as a soul, has already had many of these life experiences as part of our journey and no doubt will return to the earth to continue on the journey until we reach our final destination – perfection.

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