Present To Be Noticed
By Beca Lewis
I had a very short time to get from one gate at the airport to another. I was intent, focused and clear about what I had to do. As I walked very quickly from gate to gate it appeared as if the pathway would open up before me making it easy to get there.
You think I am telling you something good here don’t you? After all, I was focused, clear on my intent, and I did arrive at the gate in time to get on the next plane.
But, wait–there is more to the story.
When I arrived at the gate people starting asking me, “Did you see him? Did you get his autograph?” I stared at them as if they were crazy and asked, “Who?”.
“Are you kidding,” they replied. “Michael Jordan was walking right in front of you the entire time. You were just a few feet behind him. Didn’t you see him? Didn’t you see all the people pointing at him? Didn’t you see people asking him for autographs?”.
Now, I felt as if I was crazy, because no I didn’t. In fact I looked right through him. For me he was invisible. I missed what was already present, because I was going somewhere else.
In our busy, busy, full of information world that we live in, don’t we all do this a lot? We look at what needs to be done; what reports, what cleaning, what calls, what emails, and we are intent on getting them done. Imagine what we miss because it is invisible to us.
I used to run through a beautiful old cemetery on the Wesleyan campus in CT. One day it was especially beautiful. Between rains it was misty and green, full of birds singing and flowers blooming. As I ran I noticed the many flowers on the graves and I wondered if while those people were alive were they invisible to those who miss them now because there was so much to do and so many places to go.
I stopped running and started walking instead. I stood still for a long time and saw what was present, abundance; present to be noticed and appreciated at any time.
But, we don’t.
Instead we agree to play the worldview game called “not enough” which requires us all to focus on the intent of going somewhere to get something by a certain period of time.
That game never ends. There is never a point that we will get it all done or have enough.
The clothes and dishes need to be washed again, kids need to be picked up and clients need to be contacted. Gardens need to be weeded, garbage needs to be taken out, and repairs need to be done. Money is spent and then money must be earned.
Sometimes in the middle of the worldview game called “not enough,” it is hard to remember that the game only hides the Truth of abundance. The game never creates or co-creates the Truth; it makes what is present invisible.
When a mist covers the landscape it doesn’t change it. As the sun rises it dissolves the mist revealing what was present all along. No matter how long or how well we play the worldview game of lack it never changes the Truth of abundance. It is a mist (missed perception) that hides it from us. When the illumination of what is True rises it reveals what has never changed, unlimited abundance.
As I write this I am hearing the song, “Stop In The Name of Love” playing in my head. Yes, let’s stop in the name of Love and notice and enjoy what is present now. Stop in middle of the game and notice abundance. Look at a single leaf or a petal on a flower. Spend some time, and really look at it. Let what is present to you reveal what had been invisible.
Let’s not be so intent on doing and going somewhere that we hide from ourselves what we have now. Instead of doing and going to get, let’s practice being aware of and present with what Is.
About Beca Lewis
As an author and guide Beca Lewis is dedicated to bringing Universal Spiritual Principles and Laws into clear focus, to shift material perception to spiritual perception, which following the law “what you perceive to be reality magnifies™”, adjusts lives with practical and measurable results.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.com. They also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”
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