In the here and now….

Today the electrician is busy in the lovely home we all share and as he stood on top of a ladder in my hallway this conversation flowed:

‘Where is the switch for this light?’ he asked as he checked the wiring.

‘It’s not in my home space’ I replied ‘it is linked to the light on the back landing hallway, so when that light goes on this one comes on too. I have no control over it.’

Is the switching system going to be changed? No. It is what it is. If the light comes on at odd times, I simply close the door between my hallway and front room and it doesn’t disturb me.

I choose my light, dark, sparkles and shade.

Everyone makes these choices, every single second of every single day. It is how we bear witness to the here and now. It is what it is.

A client got very uptight last week when I likened us to sponges. We are what we soak up in life and when squeezed that is what will come out. If we take up mucky water, then as sure as night follows day, mucky water will flow forth from us.

Life is light, dark, sparkles and shade; all evidence of duality that flows constantly.

In the dark lurks emotional pain, hurt, anger, sadness, bitterness, fear and disappointment and all of these can be eased by love.

❤ grows in light.

In the here and now we choose what we soak up and send forth to others.

28 Responses to “In the here and now….”

  1. 1 Radicallyjess November 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I love this share! What a great way of looking at some of lifes silly little mix- ups, like the light in your apartment not working quite right and that’s ok by you! I really admire that acceptance of things that don’t really matter! Live and let live.

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  2. 3 Create Space October 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Hi Jane, I love your analogy, or comparison to being like a sponge…I can visualise it so clearly!…we are what we soak up in life and when squeezed that is what will come out!!

    That is going to stick with me and help me realise the type of headspace people are occupying by the type of comment they make! Thank you!!

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  3. 7 Christy B October 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful post, Jane! May we soak up the positivity of your words xx

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  4. 9 frederick anderson September 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Absolutely! And oh, there is so much mucky water in me! Carrying the analogy a stage further, the more mucky water we bear around with us, the more mopping up we have to do; unless we’re REALLY, REALLY mucky and we just don’t care about the mess we create around us. Hmmm – I don’t think I’ll ever reach that stage. Hugs, Jane. Another great post!

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  5. 11 Tandy | Lavender and Lime September 22, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I like your anology about how life works!

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  6. 13 dgkaye September 20, 2017 at 1:56 am

    I loved this Jane. We truly are like sponges, we are what we absorb. May the light keep shining bright on you my friend. Flowing the love over to you. ❤ xo

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  7. 16 jstansfeld September 19, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I enjoy all your posts which are such good messages to live by. Contrary to your loving and loveable approach I think that a lot of people let go of their regrets and ‘bad’ baggage through their writing. Perhaps they find it easier to communicate that way rather than verbally. I am happy to say that along the way I’ve managed to suppress my regrets under the joy of living the present and the sound belief that the past is past.

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    • 17 Jane Sturgeon September 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Thank you for your kind thoughts, which are much appreciated. I am with you as the past is just that ‘past’ and we cannot go back and re-work it. Seeing the joy in ‘now’ is a gift. As I write to you I look up and watch the ships and boats sailing up and down The Mersey and the sun has just come out, sparkling so beautifully off the water. There is a new moon so the tide is high and I can feel our connection as we share our thoughts. Hugs and healing thoughts flowing to you Jane. Xx

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  8. 18 ianscyberspace September 19, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Sometimes bad choices help us to make better choices in future.

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    • 19 Jane Sturgeon September 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      You know me by now Ian, I don’t like labelling. We all make choices and we learn from them as we go. There’s no such thing as perfection or perfect people. I have made some absolutely corking decisions and it takes years to get balance back from that. There’s no instant fix, or easy solution and very few solid ‘knowns’ are there? It’s an ever evolving exploration with love nestling within moments thank goodness. Hugs for you. Xx

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  9. 22 grandfathersky September 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Imagine deciding how to let something affect our well being, what a novel idea! Perfect writing for these days … Thank you my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. 24 Clare Pooley September 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Very true! I think the act of deciding to give up the dark harmful emotions is so hard to do. We seem to want to cling to these feelings and to want to let others know how unhappy we are. Once we decide to let go of them the relief is wonderful! Not just for us but for our friends xx ❤ xx Your likening us to sponges is very good 🙂
    Love and hugs to you, my dear friend ❤ ❤

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  11. 27 Jane Sturgeon October 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you Christy for your kindness and generosity. Hugs for you. Xx


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