This isn’t one of Elvis’ most well-known songs. Obviously. It wasn’t a hit. It wasn’t even released as a single.
But it popped up on my cloud player and made me think of something.
First, about the song. It’s on Elvis’ 1961 album “Something For Everybody”. Another number one LP for the King. His 7th number one album.
Not bad for someone who’s career had only been five years long at that point. I’d imagine that even today, the list of performers with seven number one albums in their first five years is a really small number.
Anyway, the song made me think of a segment that Psychic Medium John Edward does upon occasion. He uses the phrase “Up Until Now” and suggests you repeat that after addressing something that hasn’t been going well or has been a problem, adding different affirmations afterward.
So if you have financial difficulties, you’d say something like, “I never have enough money…up until now.” Then you would add something like, “I gratefully except the abundance the Universe brings to me.”
I find this song to be useful in that same way.
Many of us have this that we’re stuck wherever we are, that somehow, our circumstances make us resigned to a life we don’t want.
Every day is a new opportunity to start again. And not only is that true, but you don’t have to solve all your problems, or completely change everything, in one fell swoop.
Starting Today, you can change your life.
Instead of making it into some insurmountable task, give yourself permission to make progress at whatever pace you need to.
Starting Today, I will take better care of myself.
You don’t have to lose 100 pounds today. Or even 1. And you don’t have to run a marathon. You don’t even have to walk a mile. Start however you can. Even if that only means not finishing your fries and walking for five minutes.
The important thing is to start. And you’re in charge of building toward whatever it is you want to achieve. The only time limits are the ones you put on yourself.
But just the simple act of starting helps you feel like you are accomplishing something. And that affirmation can lead you to the next.
Starting Today, I will walk for ten minutes.
Starting Today, I will get back to daily meditation.
Starting Today, I will begin looking for a better job.
Starting Today, I will learn new things every day.
Starting Today, I will clean one part of my home.
Starting Today, I will do something that makes me happy.
You can make it as specific or as general as you want. And if for whatever reason you don’t accomplish what you wanted to, you have another opportunity tomorrow.
The important thing is to get started.
Ken Kessler has always been interested in psychic phenomena, and like Mulder on the X-Files, wants to believe. But like most, he tends to look for, and accept, rational explanations. (More)