Every day I do as much as I can. When I was a child, I would do only what I had to do and then quickly leave before something else was found for me to do. As I grew in age and spiritual maturity it came to me that I wanted to do as much as I could each day.
This is the only day I have, in fact, this is the only moment I have, so I bring Spirit into each of these moments to assist me in doing as much as I can. Information flows from Spirit letting me know what is mine to do, and that is all I need to do.
There were times in the past when I would do my work and then immediately and automatically involve myself in helping someone else. It was theirs to do, not mine, and my involving myself exhausted me and prevented them from doing what was theirs to do for their own spiritual growth.
So, I start each day doing what is mine to do, awakening with gratitude to Spirit for a wonderful night’s sleep, my comfortable bed, my home, and my precious Reggie dog by me. I get up, make my bed, take Reggie out, feed him, then exercise, lift weights, and get ready for my day. I walk Reggie, eat breakfast, then write or answer emails on the computer, play in the garden, and do whatever else comes to me. There are times when I sit down to read, meditate, watch TV, or just be for a bit to rest my body, mind, and spirit. Spirit guides me to balance my work and play.
I thank Spirit for each step of this process that I am able and willing to do all of these things by myself, that my body is fit, my mind is sharp, and I stay open.
At the end of the day, I am complete as I have listened to and allowed Spirit to guide me, and I know I have done as much as I can. I feel deep contentment and peace in my soul.
Reggie has a keen sense of what is his to do and talking with the neighborhood dogs seems to be high on his list. First thing in the morning, he goes out in the yard, sniffs to see who has been there overnight, and starts barking letting the other dogs know. During the day, when someone is coming up or down the walk, he will start barking, then the other dogs in the neighborhood join in. Spirit, through me, guides him to stop barking at times due to the early or late hour, or barking for too long. When all is well in his world, he lays down and takes a nap. Each moment, we are each doing as much as we can with Spirit’s guidance showing us the way. Nancy and Reggie♥