Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. Samhain. Witches. Ghosts. Zombies.
All connected and all in good fun. Lots of small children and even some “big in size, but kids at heart” children gather in groups, searching the quiet darkened streets for treasures and treats.
Wonderful traditions, easy going fun, maybe a little bit of eeriness in the air, but in general a time of frivolity for all.
“That’s cool”, I hear you thinking, “but what does this have to do with A Life Of Light? It doesn’t really sound like a regular light-hearted story of light and positivity.” Just keep on reading for a moment and you will see how all the parts get connected.
So let’s think about zombies for a minute here.
Those undead nightmare monsters, doomed to live (or not live, as the case may be) forever. Stumbling around the world, scaring regular living people half to death, in search of brains, creating a break in the normal flow of life.
How Life Usually Happens
People are born, they live their lives and then they pass. It’s smooth, it’s easy and it works well this way.
But zombies bring big shovelfuls of sand and grit and deliberately throw them into the smoothly working, well oiled cycle of life and death. They have already lived, and died, and now are shuffling around the earth, doomed to wander, and destroying the normal way that energy flows.
Zombies Interrupt The Natural Flow Of Life Energy
Zombies are not really alive; they are forced into a caricature of life. Into a badly fitting horrible sort of second rate existence. If you take a regular person and stand them up next to a zombie, you can immediately tell the difference.
There would be no doubt in your mind which is the real person alive and full to the brim with vim and vigor, and which would be the zombie, standing there in a bad imitation of real life trying for all the world to pretend like they fit in.
But you would know which was the real human being living the real life and which was just a zombie living an imitation life powered by somebody else’s energy. No doubt about that in the least.
Which brings us to the connecting the dots part
Every day we wake up and we have energy for the day. Now, true enough, we might have more energy on some days and less on others but there is no doubt that we have some. We know this because we know we are alive. And there is no doubt in our minds that we are so.
And we get to choose that day, in that very present moment and in a succession of present moments that we experience as we live through that day, how we are going to spend our daily energy.
In happiness, and joy and gratitude, living each of the day’s present moments as they present themselves in succession.
Trying our darndest to use our current supply of present moments to re-animate our past days to make them be something different than they were.
And if someone had the opportunity to watch you as you were using your life energy to sail through a beautiful line of present moments, or working hard to make your already past days appear as though they were alive; do you really think they would have any problem telling the difference between
this delightful day you are living in
and the day from your past that you are trying to re-animate into a zombie day?
They would be able to tell the difference in a heartbeat. And so would you.
That is why when you are living in the present moment, your days are light and free and fabulous. And when you grit your teeth in a determined attempt to revive the “already lived once” days of your past, it feels entirely different.
Living in the present moment prepares you for a delightful day today and even more delightful experiences tomorrow. Living in the zombie days of your past, does nothing for you but suck the energy out of the day you are living in right now and send it back in time.
And you know what, you already lived through that old day once.
Time to use your energy to live today, a beautiful wondrous experience, filled to overflowing with extraordinary and delightful present moments.
Have a wonderful day today, you deserve it.