Living In Present Moment – You May Experience The Presence Of An Angel

Do you believe in Angels? Although statistics very, the Bible mentions angels about 300 times. Many religions believe angels are messengers or protectors. Angels are for everyone; the key to experiencing angels is present moment awareness.

Walking my dog in the park is a bonding and fun time for both of us. But the walks are also learning experiences in awareness for me. It’s the present moment consciousness that helps to keep me grounded.

The following experience happened a few months ago. Harlow (my dog) and I were having a dog training lesson about not chasing birds. And as usual she always found a bird to chase that I really wasn’t aware of or just didn’t see it.

On that quiet sunny day with the ocean breeze blowing just enough to cool the heat of the sunshine, Harlow made a dash toward a beautiful white bird standing directly beside a homeless woman who was sleeping soundly near the river.

I had seen this woman several times riding her bike, but never sleeping. What happened next startled me. That bird didn’t move when Harlow darted toward it. My dog abruptly stopped within two feet of the bird, and neither Harlow nor I dared to move closer. It was apparent the bird was not going to move.

After gaining composure, we continued our walk around the riverbank. Approaching our starting point, I noticed the woman was still sleeping and the beautiful white bird standing exactly in the same spot with its feathers blowing in the wind. Several people had gathered and were watching with intrigued intent.

They were talking among themselves that the bird had protected the woman for over two hours. Someone in the crowd mentioned that perhaps they should call the Park Ranger.

I felt speechless as I listened to the discussion. A few people attempted to approach the woman but the bird wouldn’t allow them near her. It was late so Harlow and I went home, but I couldn’t forget the experience.

Later that week I ran into several of the people who had stayed until the woman awoke. Their story is that the woman slept about another hour before she walked to her bicycle. The bird flew into the sunset only after the woman left the park.

Why was that big beautiful white bird so protective with this homeless woman? Was the woman an angel? Or was the bird an angel? Or were either of them an angel?

Life can only be lived one moment at a time. Living in present moment can broaden our wisdom. We can’t change the past. But we can change our future by making better choices. And to get the wisdom for better choices, we must practice present moment living.

Pay attention to your surroundings. Life can teach wisdom if you allow it. And you may experience the presence of an angel.

Architectural Presentation

Architectural presentation has always been a key part in a successful construction project. The more insight key stakeholders have of what they are planning to build or renovate, the better the end result.

With the options available today for architectural presentation – what once was either out of reach for many projects or simply not possible with the technology that was available is readily accessible to help construct a better project.

What was once a traditional paper based medium has made the jump to utilize the latest technologies. It is possible to use the latest computer software to give stakeholders an opportunity to do a virtual 3d, life-like, walk through of both interiors and exteriors. This is invaluable especially in the context of where projects are being sold off a plan. It’s possible to give prospective clients insight into what they will buy without seeing any physical construction.

Showing such detailed ideas will give project stakeholders on how to further optimize and customize space for project success and to meet high expectations. latest

A few other areas where people are taking advantage of computerized architectural design include:

  • When renovating or redeveloping sometimes it’s just ideas that are being formulated. Taking an existing interior or an existing exterior, adding it to software and then adding ideas on top of it is a great way to start to give ideas and inspiration for what is a possibility.
  • For those clients who speak foreign languages, the latest, vivid techniques will give them a powerful insight into designs where language might otherwise hit road blocks. Remember the old saying “a picture is worth 1000 words”.
  • Computer based architectural presentation is a key component in any web based marketing campaign integrating social networks, mobile and other internet technologies. iPhones and other recent model smart phones all possess the capability to watch vivid, animated, high quality examples of architectural presentation. Whether it is promoting new office space, apartments or family homes – modern architectural presentation has a key role to play.

What is available with Computer Aided Design (CAD) today provides the ability to see creative designs on a computer screen or printed on paper, both still and animated.

When choosing a design partner for architectural presentation, ensure you look carefully at their portfolio, requesting examples of similar projects that have been worked on as well. Testimonials from past clients for similar projects will also help to determine what is possible.

Secrets of Successful Presentations

Does the thought of speaking in front of others send you running in the opposite direction? Youâre not alone. Many people avoid public speaking at all costs â and there is a cost. Public speaking is one of the quickest, most efficient ways to market yourself, your message, business, or cause. Those who are willing to make presentations immediately stand out from the majority who are not. Whether itâs an audience of five people or 500, itâs worth it to invest in your skills.

After coaching hundreds of clients in presentation skills, Iâm convinced that anyone can improve and gain confidence by following a few simple techniques:

Know Your Audience. Most presentations fail because the speaker never took the time to find out anything about his audience. Knowing your audience means finding out as much information as possible in advance so that you can successfully match your message to their interests and needs. Helpful information includes: gender breakdown, average age, and their current or past experience with your topic. If itâs not possible to learn your audience in advance, then at the very least, arrive early and spend a few minutes meeting people. Or, begin your presentation by asking some general questions like, âWho has experience withâ¦?â This also helps to calms nerves as you are taking the focus off you, and putting it on your audience where it belongs.

Forget Memorizing. One of the biggest fears Iâve heard from my clients is that theyâll freeze up and forget what comes next. That can happen if you try to memorize your entire speech. All it takes is forgetting one word to trip you up. Instead, only memorize the opening and closing. Looking directly at your audience when you start and finish makes a strong, positive impression. For the middle section, itâs fine to glance at note cards with bullet points, or refer to your PowerPoint presentation to jog your memory. Do not, however, write out your whole speech word for word! Youâll be tempted to read it instead of connecting with your audience.

Open with a Bang. Itâs important to grab attention immediately. A good opening sparks interests, sets expectations, previews whatâs to come, and offers benefits. There are several ways to start: ask a question, tell a story, humor (careful with this one unless youâre naturally funny), quotes, dramatic statistics, or music/video. Give your audience a reason to listen, and build your credibility as the best person to be speaking on this topic.

Make it Memorable. Signposting is a way to help your audience follow and remember what youâre saying. Phrases that focus listening are: âThe point is this,â and âThe most important thing to remember is.â Another strategy is to number your points as in, âIâll be offering three ideas, the first one isâ¦â

In Closing. Audiences are most likely to remember the last thing they hear. A strong closing should be memorized and review your main points. Motivate the audience to do something â take an action, ask a question, have an emotional response, or think differently. Make it clear what it is youâre asking them to do (and if you donât know, re-think the purpose of your speech).

Calming Nervousness. Most nerves are caused when the speaker focuses on himself instead of the audience. A speaker might think to himself, âWhat if I say something stupid?â or âI hope I donât trip.â That kind of self-absorption puts up a wall between you and the audience. By shifting your focus to the audience, youâll forget about yourself and start connecting with them. Second, some nervousness is a good thing! Itâs an indication that you care what your audience thinks and can serve as a strong motivator to do well. The goal is not to eliminate nerves, but to use that energy in a positive way.