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Day 10 ~ 21-day Awaken in the Present: Embrace the Now Challenge!

Day 10 ~ July 18, 2023

Welcome to Day 10! I’ve been sharing techniques and tips to get us all to embrace the now because it is so important to really be present in our lives for ourselves, with others, and in what we do.


Today the challenge brings us once again to our hearing and how sounds can bring us to the present very easily if we allow it. Let’s get into the Sounds of Nature!


You may not be surprised but I was going to focus on a different topic today, but nature spoke, and I heard.


It all started last night in bed. Don’t worry, this post won’t get weird. I was laying there thinking about my day and the rain (so much rain lately). When low and behold I heard one lone cricket chirping away. I get very excited to hear the night creatures. I love the sounds of summer nights. The crickets, the katydids, and grasshoppers. The sleepy time serenade as I drift off to sleep. I pointed it out to my husband and added “I wonder when the cicadas will come”. Then I drifted off to sleep.


I went about my morning, and then I sat down to prepare for today’s challenge. And would you believe that out of nowhere a lone cicada called!!!


I sat for a moment and listened to him. Cicadas provide such a high vibrational sound that is hard to ignore. And couple that with his purpose, calling a mate to love, is very special.


If there is one thing in this wonderful word that always brings me to the present it is the animal kingdom. I am very in tune with it so it calls to me in ways other things cannot. We all have the special something that brings us front and center.


The other day, the blue jays were screaming something awful outside, their warning call. I got up and was excited to see them chasing away a sharp-shinned hawk. I can’t even remember now what I was doing when that happened, but I remember that. Come to think of it, maybe they were alerting me to the fact that I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing! Interesting.


So today, let nature call to you. Let it bring you to the present so you can embrace the melody of Mother Nature.


Let me know what you hear.


Till tomorrow….

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