Remember to LIVE
By Kristen Howe
On September 11, 2001 – the world changed. I was there in NYC and watched the twin towers fall from my window. And when word of the attacks on the Pentagon and flight 93 came through I wondered if this was it. Like so many, I became obsessed with the news and because of how far downtown I lived, I had to show my ID to the national guard that was stationed at 14th street just so I could get home. At first everything was a reminder of tragedy – Union Square was papered with pictures of people who were missing, there were lines of people waiting to donate blood, and people were walking around with surgical masks on because the air was so bad from the smoke. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement.
With all of that it was easy to feel defeated and literally under attack – you could feel everyone had turned up their “survival instinct” and it was scary.
And this went on for weeks and weeks and it got harder and harder to be there within it all without feeling like you were getting pulled under by heaviness.
And then something happened…
It was like a massive internal shift – not just within me, but within the people of New York – and the only way I can think to describe it is to say that suddenly instead of being in fear of everything that had happened and might happen, instead we remembered to live.
It’s like one day we all woke up and the collective consciousness had shifted. We were still affected by all the lives lost and the change the world had just experienced – yet suddenly we needed to live. And it was time to live to honor those who had been lost, it was time to live to show that we would prevail, it was time to live because just breathing isn’t enough – just getting through life isn’t enough – living is an act, living is a choice and we needed to make that choice or we wouldn’t survive.
And so little by little, we remembered to live.
On the year anniversary of 9/11 I got a tattoo to remind me of the day the world changed and to remind me to LIVE and since then my personal world is completely transformed.
So here we are – 13 years later on the anniversary of 9/11 and I feel compelled to remind you to live. Every day take the action of living – choose life – and your life will transform in ways you never imagined possible.
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3 Ways to Choose Life Every Day
1. Use a “Reminder to Live” Totem: As I mentioned I have my tattoo to remind me – yours doesn’t need to be something on your physical body – just choose something that you will see (and REALLY see) every day and claim it as your “Reminder to Live” Totem.
2. Use this Life Power Question: Whenever you choose to take action on something, use this power question, “Am I making this choice to live or to merely survive?” When you make a choice that is based on mere survival, you constrict the energy around you, whereas every time you choose to LIVE over survive – you activate the great power of the Universe in your favor.
3. Remember, YOU are the Nucleus of your Life: Remember this, you are the nucleus of your life, everything showing up in your life comes from your consciousness – if you remove yourself that consciousness collapses. YOU are important – YOU are needed – YOU are the nucleus of so much greatness. Remember this always!
Are you ready to choose to live? Leave me a comment and let me know you are a “YES” for choosing to live AND let me know what you can start choosing differently right now to make that so.
“Hi Kristen – I loved your Unlock the Power of Now audio – you are a brilliant teacher and your succinct message unlocked many blocks. Over the weekend I have kept in the present and pulling myself back to ‘Now’ and have been amazed at how much happier I feel, and the huge jump in my energy. Many thanks.” – Jaqui S.
I’m going to give you a quick “Tough Love Shove” today because every moment that you live without choosing LIFE over merely existing robs you of the great experience you are here to have. And please remember, the experience of life – the great and magnificent journey you are on will include ups and downs and joy and sadness and love and loss. And it is magnificent with all of that – it is magical because of the depth of creation available to us and within us at all times. So, I ask you this, “Are you living to win or are you living not to lose?”
Choose to live to win and every moment – the highs and the lows, the joy and the sadness the love and the loss will all contribute to the magnificent life that is you. Choose it now – even if you are scared, even if you feel like you have so much to lose – choose to live now – you can make this choice no matter what seems to be real around you because the choice is within you!