Sin City Presents Magazine May 2016 Volume 3 Issue 5 - Page 8



2015 Parade Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 10am

The Las Vegas Veterans’ Day Parade is the second largest parade in the nation – second only to New York.

Reviewing Stand 4th & Ogden

Parade Information


The Power of NOW

How many of you out there think about things that have gone wrong in the past? Money issues, relationship issues, stuff like that? Did you know that we are the only creatures that don't focus on what is happening right now? If you yell at your dog for peeing on the carpet, does that dog feel ashamed for what it did? I'm sure it does, for the moment, but then an hour later your dog is wagging its tail and looking at you to throw the damn ball. Babies are the same way... until they are trained to do otherwise.

So what is it about humans that make us this way? Why do we hyper-focus on things we can't change? If we've made a mistake in the past, why do we beat ourselves up all the time? Do we repeat this pattern? If not, then why go into beat up mode? Even if you do repeat the pattern, learn from the mistake and move forward!

Think about War for a moment. Why are wars fought? Are they fought because of something that is happening right now? Not really. Most of the root causes for any war are because of something that happened in the past. The reason the Christians hate the Muslims is not because of anything that is happening right now. It's all because of a seed that was planted long ago and the longer it goes on, the harder it is to forget. Ireland is also a great example of this. If people didn't look into the past they wouldn't have any reason to fight. War isn't the only example. Like I stated above... we have a war going on inside of ourselves. We beat ourselves up every day for something we can't do a damn thing about anymore

I think society has trained us to believe that if we keep feeling guilty about something than nobody else will throw it in our faces. We remember everything. Hey, I grew up in a small town and went from Kindergarten to my Senior year in High School with most of the same people. Want to talk about people that will remind you of all of your past mistakes? I think what it comes down to is fear. So what is fear anyway? The acronym for fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Meaning... it's not really there. We just make it show up there. It's like a reminder that we could mess up if we don't mindLiving in the NOW takes your surroundings right in this moment. Try it right now... focus on just the present. How do you feel right now? I mean, right now, not a couple of minutes ago, or this morning... I mean right this second. I'll bet you feel just fine. There aren't any conversations going on in your head reminding you of things in the past, nor of what you have to do for the future.

There is another powerful book that crosses with living in the now... It's called The Law of Attraction. Jerry and Esther Hicks started the Law of Attraction movement years ago, then a woman by the name of Rhonda Byrne made it more mainstream when she came out with the movie, The Secret. If you haven't seen it I encourage you to watch it. It's Free pretty much anywhere now a days. The Law of Attraction is the name given to the maxim "like attracts like" which in New Thought philosophy is used to sum up the idea that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. You can also try this out for yourself. It's actually very practical. I've found in my life that whatever I focus on becomes my reality. Make a game out of it. Focus on finding a penny within the next few days. Wake up and say, Today I will find a penny. I guarantee you that if you focus on finding a penny, you will, in fact, find a penny. When that works, up the ante. Keep playing this game with yourself until it is no longer a 'coincidence'. I personally don't believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason.

If you would like to learn more about either The Power of NOW or the Law of Attraction feel free to reach out to me and we can go into further details on how it can change your life. Book a Reiki session or a coaching session with me. I can help you overcome some of these areas that have been debilitating you for so long. It's your life. Live it NOW!

Peace, David

About David:

David is a former U.S. Marine turned Rocker / Reiki Master. From Theater to Rock Frontman with numerous live shows and recordings under his belt. Currently the lead vocalist for the Bay area band 'Kill Ritual', Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute 'Sweet Home Alabama' and 'Purple' - A Tribute to Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland here in Las Vegas. David writes inspirational and sometimes unconventional blogs on his website, ‘The Reiki Rocker’ and hopes to inspire and attract other like minded souls, be they Rock Stars or Rock Fans. “The Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle isn’t just Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll anymore. To maintain longevity it’s also, meditation, exercise and eating healthy.”

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