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Unwrap the Gift of Today

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

According to Buddha, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

As a professional spirit medium I am constantly reminded of how precious this beautiful gift of life truly is. We never know where this journey will take us or when we will return home. At times I have found myself worrying about the future, tossing and turning at night about what might be. But the truth is, most of the time, the worst never happens. And instead, if I look back, I can see all of the time I wasted worrying about things that never came to be.

In my 20s I struggled with independence and worried about who I would become. In my 30s I worried about being a mom and taking care of my children. In my 40s I worry about my loved ones and providing for them in the future.

No matter what the worries are, I am continually learning that the more I surrender, the more I put my faith in God, the more things have a way of working out for the best, even the most challenging of situations. My purpose found me, as day-to-day, I followed my heart. I didn’t have to worry so much about who I would become. Each step was simply that, another step.

I continue to learn that I can not control outcomes or the choices of others, but rather, I can surrender and simply enjoy my life, and strive to make the most of every moment. It is, at times, a constant choice. I can choose to be happy or I can choose to worry about things that I have no control over. Today I choose to appreciate the gift of life and to love myself and those around me.

I am also discovering that perhaps each day is an ongoing conversation with God, a silent prayer that never ends. Giving thanks for the blessings in my life, and those that are yet to be. Trusting that although I don’t know what exactly tomorrow will bring, I have every reason to believe, I will continue to be supported by the grace of God.

Perhaps the act of allowing and surrendering, opens the door for God to work miracles in our lives. Embracing each moment for the gift that it is, finding the present in today.

Lori Sheridan has established Hope Ethereal, a center for spiritual, psychic and mediumship development. Educational programs are offered year-round to inspire hope and a deeper connection with the spirit world. These programs include monthly meditations, psychic and mediumship development workshops, and private one-to-one sessions to connect with loved ones who have passed and gain clarity on your spiritual journey. Learn More>

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