I talk a lot about centering and the importance of being centered. When you’re not centered, you have your mind and energy focused outside of yourself and your body – in the past or future, or in someone else’s thoughts and opinions. It will make you feel anxious, irritable, restless, and easily affected by outside influences.
The centering exercise in my book, “The Essence of Magick,” requires a little bit of time and focus, but what if you are out in public and suddenly feel yourself becoming anxious or stressed, and you need to center yourself immediately?
One day I was out walking, and suddenly an embarrassing memory popped into my head, and my stomach automatically turned to knots and I began hunching and feeling uncomfortable.
Then I remembered that, if a thought makes me feel uncomfortable, I don’t have to think about it! So I just said to myself, “I’m right here.” It brought me straight back into the present, into my body and my mind, and everything old and negative quickly retreated.
The power of those three words startled me, and I began using them frequently, whenever I felt outside myself, anxious about something, worrying about pleasing other people, etc. “I’m right here.” It sucks me back into the present moment, and in the present, there is nothing that can’t be dealt with.
If you’re ever feeling on edge, worrying about something, focusing on something outside of your immediate surroundings which is bringing you discomfort, just say those three words – “I’m right here” - and feel your mind and soul uniting immediately in your body; present and at peace.
I just wanted to share that with you all, and I hope it will help you as much as it has me!
Love & blessings,