There is Only the Present Moment


abstract_light2IF WE TAKE TIME to watch people and observe their actions and their day-to-day routines, we might discover that for most of us, the present moment does not exist!

We have grown up in a social environment in which those who have preceded us have taught us to plan for the future. I used to buy into that philosophy, but I can no longer be concerned with or controlled by the fear of the “hypothetical” tomorrow that never arrives. My life has taken on a purely live-in-the-moment-only energy! In fact, I can’t even plan for the future any longer –not because I don’t understand how to, but because I cannot any longer. Whenever I attenpt to do that, it flops or falls through. So I have learned to “go with the flow” and so I AM!

When this process of awakening consciously to the present moment began for me, all the savings I set aside quickly disappeared. I understood very clearly from the message I was receiving from my inner Self that everything will work out, so I was not to be concerned. I quit my job on Dec. 8, 2000, and since then have not been employed for wage by any other person. I cannot even sell the energetic talents that I offer to others. I give a gift, and they give a gift in return. After all, how can anyone ever tell you how much a gift is really worth to you?

I have truly learned to live in the present moment — and for me, it has become a way of life. Did I experience concerns initially? Yes! Was I evicted from my apartment because I could not pay the rent? Yes! Has everything worked out in ways I could never have imagined or planned for? Yes! Have I actually let go of the intention to plan for tomorrow? Yes!

I have relatives who ask my mother how I am able to survive. She has not quite figured out how to answer their questions in a way that will satisfy them. She mostly says nothing and then changes the subject! I AM truly consciously living in the moment! Even my children have questioned my sanity, but after all these years, they too have come to accept what they do not understand. They still like and love their Dad! After all, how I live in the present moment does not change who I truly Am.

How has my reality changed? What I once thought I needed, I have come to understand I really don’t. Most of what I own is stored in boxes, and 90 percent of it I have not needed or used for 12 years now. I can easily say that outside of a few pictures and keepsakes, I don’t own many things with any dollar value. Even the furniture I once owned I gave away! I didn’t need it!

I have learned to live in the moment, not unlike the birds and animals on this planet. When the need is there, what is necessary shows up! Do I live on the edge? Yes, most of the time. But as long I do not perceive the “edge” as an edge, my reality is that there is no edge. So indeed, my perception has changed my reality. My reality is when tomorrow becomes the present moment, I will Be just fine and everything will work out.

The universe is always taking the I AM Self, I AM, into account! Fear and concern is an energy that will not redirect my conscious connection from the present moment, towards the uncertainties of tomorrow, because everything will work out just fine. I have proven it to my Self!

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Ricki Lee Schuster
Ricki Lee Schuster has been transitioning, transforming and releasing energy since 1999. If you are interested in contacting Rick, he can be reached at [email protected] or through Rick currently lives in Worthington, MN, and makes multiple trips a month to work out of the Twin Cities. 


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