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RIGHT NOW.

This post started bubbling last night when I allowed myself some quiet moments to visualize the future I am wanting. Within seconds, I returned to a powerful exercise I experienced some months into my co-active coach training; the exercise of being present. I had spoken much of being present with my kids, being present with my partner, being present with friends, and I truly believed I was doing this, until this experience came into my life. This exercise got me so deeply seated in the now that I could scarcely draw a comparison to previous moments of perceived nowness. I was given an amazing tool that my body could draw upon at any given moment. And in this much needed quiet moment Right Now was telling me about CONNECTION.

The future I am wanting is a rolling boil of connection. The near and far connections, the past and present connections, the connections yet to come; they all live in the nowness of how I am being. Integrated, these threads of life embody gratitude, compassion, love, resonance, acknowledgement, and leadership. This integrated be-ing is creating the future I am wanting.

What else showed up in the Right Now? In my quiet moments I recognized the many chapters of growth and change I have experienced. And again, I was reminded that it’s the Right Now that chooses how to reflect and ponder the stories I have told of myself.  Whether our connection was/is listening and communication, vibing and music, creating and art, diligence and work, advocating and activism, learning and education, navigating and eccentricity,  sweating and movement, or loving and being loved, our connection has been integrated into the future I am creating. The Being and Doing from this place of integration will make it so. The gift of being present has changed me forever.

What gets created in the Right Now will change the course of your life. 

Our truth, our genuine power resonates in Right Now. 

In unlocking our Truth, we are also unlocking our Fierce Courage, our Connectedness, and our Aliveness. 

So, how do we find Right Now? 

Let’s try this on. Embodying a time ahead and a time past. With each turn, answer these questions then stay with the answers and feelings for a moment.

What is around you? What colors and smells do you notice? Who are you with? What are you feeling? What are you sharing? What is your action? What do you notice in your body? 

  • Turn to your right and picture one year from now, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Then turn to your right and embody one year ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Turn right. It’s six months from now, this very day, hour, and minute...  
  • Turn left. It’s six months ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Turn right. It’s three months from now, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Turn left. It’s three months ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Back to the right, it’s one month from now, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • To the left, it’s one month ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • To the right, it’s two weeks from now, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • To the left, it’s two weeks ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Back to the right, it’s one week from now, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • Back to the left, it’s one week ago, this very day, hour, and minute... 
  • To the right, it’s one day from now, this very hour, this very minute... 
  • To the left, it’s one day ago, this very hour, this very minute... 
  • Turn right. It’s one hour from now, this very minute... 
  • Turn left. It’s one hour ago, this very minute...
  • Turn right. It’s one minute from now...
  • Left, it’s one minute ago...
  • Left, one second from now...
  • Right, one second ago... 

Now turn to center and ask these questions again. Welcome to Right Now. And Right Now. And Right Now…

What is it to look forward? 

In looking forward, Right Now is the key. For only in Right Now can you ask the question: How is the way that I AM BEING creating the future I am wanting? 

What is it to look back?

In looking back, it is Right Now that can choose compassion over hatred, gratitude over criticism, hero over victim, resonance over dissonance...

This powerful exercise was a transformative moment on my journey. It was this exercise that allowed me to fully embrace that only in Right Now can we advocate for our Highest Power. And when we choose to stand in our highest power, we ARE creating the future we are wanting.

HELL YES!! I’M IN! 

COME FULLY ALIVE IN THE RESONANCE OF YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF. 

RIGHT NOW.

 

Alethea Dalton