Sometimes our journey can be challenging, and I can attest to this from my personal experiences. There are days that just seem to flow Zen-like without a hitch and then other days are filled with a never-ending flow of squirrel moments. And honestly, over the past while I feel like I’ve had more squirrel moments than Zen-like ones, so I realized I had to get myself out of the way.

Here’s an example of how my latest squirrel moment unfolded:

I was responding to an e-mail when my son came in the door with his friends, so that put an end to what I was doing for what I thought would be for only a few moments. Then the dryer beeped that it was done and seeing that I was already away from my computer, chatting with my son and his friends, that I might as well fold the last load of laundry. While I was walking around the house putting away the laundry, I almost fell over the knapsacks and shoes in the hallway, so I put the laundry down, rearranged the mess in the hallway and when I turned around I walked into the wall. I put the laundry pile back down again, rubbed my head and decided to get a glass of water in the kitchen and noticed that the dishwasher had to be emptied so of course I started doing that. Just as I was almost finished with emptying the dishwasher my son came into the kitchen asked me why the laundry pile was in the hallway and, by the way, could he and his friends make pizzas. At that exact moment I saw something out of the corner of my eye jumping around in my flower planters outside, and I shouted “Squirrel!” – my son just looked at me and said “Mom, you’re just like a dog; all ya gotta do is yell squirrel and the dog gets distracted.”

I couldn’t stop laughing at myself, and the truth of what he had just said. So I finished emptying the dishwasher, left the kitchen for the pizza madness to begin and wandered off with my laundry basket.

After the house had got quiet again, I asked myself just what on earth had I been doing do get so distracted (as in ADHD – Attention Dialed Into a Higher Dimension)? How could I get myself out of my way? How could I simply be more in the Zen-like flow rather than the scattered squirrel world?

Here is what my inner Being spoke to me:

“Be still.” Who knew? Then there was more …

“BE present at all times. BE here now and observe. See the squirrel as an example of presence. This presence allows joy to flow easily by focusing in the moment. BE in the moment that you are in, as this very moment is where you are, and you are Love.”

Wow, that kept me present, and then I quickly got out a pen and my notebook and wrote the words down so that I could share them with you.

I practice living in a state of gratitude as much as possible until I experience another squirrel moment. This practice leads me to experience profound understanding, acceptance, and grace. Living in gratitude keeps me present, and in staying present I live with focused unstoppable intention.

Living in the present moment is like a vow; it is a vow that we make to ourselves in pledging to honour our inner truth, staying present in the moment. Turbulence and distractions are natural, but honouring our truth and disengaging from the diversions brings tranquility and harmony to our journey.

Leaving you with Love, squirrel presents and presence!

“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.” – Arianna Huffington

“The lifespan of a butterfly is only a few days to a week. Yet how joyously it flies around! It spreads delight and happiness to everyone. Our lives should be like this.” – Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

About Theresa ~ I am an Energy Intuitive and Spiritual Teacher; I assist clients in re-connecting to their personal power, realizing the knowledge, healing and growth their Soul desires. I am located in Ontario (Canada) and I am virtually available to be of service throughout the world.


  1. Teresa, your words of wisdom could not have come at a better time. As I look around my office, I see reports, articles, other papers scattered all over the place as I am multi-tasking with multiple projects on the go; and the truth of the matter is I have not made much progress on any of the ‘piles of stuff’ as I jump form pile to pile. All I know is I am feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Lesson from your blog, tackle pile #1, finish, then move to pile #2 etc. Thank you as always xoxo

  2. Theresa, I am laughing to myself as I read your blog. I feel like I am leading a parallel life currently. Here I am attempting to clean up my gardens, I come inside to get something, which I forget instantly. I notice the kitchen counters need a wipe down, so I do that. Oh, look, my husband brought in the mail…may as well sort that out…then, I remember I put a load of laundry in last night, and that needs to go in the dryer. Off I head to do that, but on the way, I notice my colouring book and I stop and sit down. I head back upstairs and pick up my laptop and check out Facebook. I see your new blog has been posted…I smile and begin to read….OMG!!! My new mantra for the day, “be present”!

  3. Morning Theresa,

    It seems I am always rushing or running into the next thing to do during the day much like your story. My approach today when the plan is lost is to go with it and remember your wise words. Be present in the moment.

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