LIFE IN THE MOMENTS
Ponderings and Musings offering insights into better living.
by Nora Helbich
We have opportunities of learning, growth and healing in the random moments of our life. However, they’re not that random at all. In our quest for better living we ponder our issues and questions to the Universe all the time. Our spirit calls us to those situations that bring up greater understanding. It’s up to us to become aware, notice the lessons around us everyday. These posts reflect that awareness as it shows up in my life. If it shows up for me, then it’s probably showing up for others. In my desire to be of service, I’m sharing these insights as they appear for me. Maybe you can relate. Happy reading.
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I have said it before and I will say it again. Change is the only constant. When we resist change we resist the greatest part of us that nudges us forward to bigger and better things. Some people are great with change. Others not so much. I am one of those people that likes a lot of change. Heck, I can’t stand the furniture in the same setup too long. Change keeps me growing and it keeps me interested. When things do not change I get bored and then
In a recent discussion with a friend we were reviewing how to identify those moments when we weren’t being authentic. For many, it seems that our masks have played such a role that we often forget we are wearing them. They become comfortable. With the limited vision we are frequently unaware of those inauthentic moments until it’s too late. Sometimes we even believe the façade. How do we recognize ourselves in those times when our truth is too painful to face, or our vulnerability too great to accept our true
I thought that after the recent experience in a business environment I had learned about all about ‘being real’. That breakthrough lesson which taught me more about my connections with others. It was a growth experience: the epiphany that hiding is what keeps us separate from others and disallows the Oneness. I had learned my lesson and I was happy to move forward. I couldn’t wait to share this experience with a dear, dear friend. This friend demonstrated her spirituality, compassion, kindness, gentleness, service, and love everywhere she went throughout
Come out! Come out! Wherever you are! It’s time to stop hiding. Unfortunately, many people today still feel it necessary to hide themselves from others. I’m starting this blog series about what it takes to be real and how we can release barriers to full expression. We expect authenticity from others but can we recognize when we are inauthentic, and do we feel aware and empowered to change? Authenticity is defined as the degree to which one is true to one's own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures; sincere
So, it might seem like a strange title for this blog given that Groundhog Day was two weeks ago. It’s also a funny thing, because almost everyone has seen the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray and the mere mention of it, makes people smile or laugh with the recall. It made me laugh, but then I’m easily amused. Today, I finally got around to skimming the Time magazine that arrived several days ago. Yep, that’s me, just a skim and always after the fact. Now, right there, on Page
I’m no gymnast but I certainly understand the important of balance in life. Like most people I’ve ‘fallen off the beam’ more than once in my life and have come to understand that all forward movement requires the art of balance. I’ve often marveled at the young gymnasts; their ability, the agility, the flexibility. That's never been me. My muscle type is high-tone, which means there is too much tension in the muscle at rest. In other words, the muscle is tight and tense even though it is not doing anything.
Eclipsed It was 5:00 a.m. and much earlier than I normally rise. But this wasn’t just another day. It was worth it. At the time I didn’t understand how it could be, but it wasn’t long before the gift was illuminated within me. This once-in-a-lifetime Super Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse was happening now and I was finally in a location to see it. Just another reason why I love Albuquerque & New Mexico! It was such a gift! The moon hung suspended directly in front of my large picture
El Morro - The Headland More than four centuries ago, a then modern-day traveler crossing west through what is now New Mexico, was suffering from the long travel across the high dessert. In search of relief from the relentless sun and lack of water, he sought the shade of a giant sandstone bluff to rest, or possibly prepare himself for the end his journey in life. As if by divine guidance, as he lay himself down, he turned his head, and as if a mirage, we spied a hidden oasis
Light Among The Ruins - Ruins at Jemez Springs Each year, right around the Christmas Holidays, The Ruins at Jemez Springs, New Mexico hold an annual event Light Among the Ruins. They caretakers of this historical site, setup hundreds of luminarias, or farolitos throughout the site. The site has several adjoining buildings including the ruins of the 17th century stone San José de los Jemez church. First this tiny village prepares and lights these tiny magical lanterns, then they open the site for visitors. I had the pleasure of experiencing
Heellllooo from New Mexico. Flying High! We’ve been traveling around the US and Canada since August 2016 looking for where we wanted to set down some roots for the next phase of life. You may have been following my travels on Facebook where I shared some highlights of the many special places we were blessed enough to visit. I won’t say it was luck, because we made the choices to experience what we wanted. At present, we’re settling into Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Hot Air Balloon capital of the world.