Bookmark This!

Do you highlight or bookmark your favorite passages in books you read? Bookmarking is another fun, alchemical process to help you focus on what’s going good in your life. I started doing it when I heard psychic, Sylvia Browne, talking about how when something fabulous happens in her life, she will “bookmark” it in the Akashic records. This is the name given to spiritual records of basically everything that has ever happened to everyone, forever.  Some people believe Akashic records can be viewed in the afterlife.

Personally, I don’t seek psychics much because I believe they can only see my probable future, if I continue in the same vibration or path. I can change that on a dime and I know by how I’m feeling if I’m on a good path or not. I not really concerned with the afterlife either. I’m a “let’s enjoy right now kind of girl.” Still, I’ve read a few of Sylvia’s books over the years because she’s fun and spiritual, even though I don’t agree with everything she says.  When she described bookmarking, it really intrigued  me.

Sylvie said when she watched her granddaughter doing something that made her smile, she would say “bookmark”, so when she passed over she could find and review these precious moments quickly. I started doing that in my own life, not so much to mark a moment for review in the afterlife, but to really savor it right now.

My kids playing and being sweet and silly with each other? Bookmark it.
A yummy dinner, grilling out with friends? Bookmark it.
A perfect sunset after a summer day on the beach? Bookmark it.
Holding hands with my husband walking through our neighborhood in the evening? Bookmark it.
A phone conversation with my dying grandmother? Bookmark it.

When I bookmark something, I try to take in the experience with all my senses.

What do I smell?

What do I see?

What do I hear?

What to I taste?

What do I feel?

I try to experience the moment as fully as possible.


Because I reminds me of how much I have in my life worth bookmarking

Because I want to savor the little moments that mean so much in life.

Because I am practicing a higher vibration that I can tap into when I want to create more bookmarkable moments.

Because I’m more likely to remember these moments at a quiet time later.

I often do this instead of taking picture, because as much as I love pictures, they take me out of the moment and I become an observer instead of a participant and I want to be fully there during these precious moments of life.  So I have photo albums and bookmarks in my head and each are precious. I don’t worry that I won’t remember what I’ve bookmarked, but intend that they will come to mind when I most want them to.  Maybe they’ll even be there for me once I’ve left this phase of life in the Akashic records.

I’d love to hear about the moments you bookmark in your life and how you savor all the richness of life. I love it when you leave comments. To prove it, I’m giving away one of my Angel Card readings (see service page) to one of my commenters during the month of March. I’ll put everyone’s name in and choose a winner to be announced here around April 1st. Then I’ll email the winner with the details if I have access to their e-mail or you can check back here around the first and e-mail me if you’re the winner.

  • Erin R Britt says:

    That’s really interesting. I guess I do something similar. I try to just slow down and recognize the moments worth holding onto when I’m in them. I would say my personal philosophy is that you can’t have a perfect life, but you can have as many perfect moments as you want, and if you have enough perfect moments, then maybe you’ll end up with a life that’s not perfect, but close enough.

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Erin, That is beautiful! Your philosophy resonates with me. I’m always trying to enjoy those perfect moments and I think the more look for them, the more perfect moments we will have. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  • kenhaberman says:

    Another great idea, Michelle! Bookmarking is an inspiring way to keep living in the present moment and appreciating all it has to offer.

  • Michelle Dobbins says:

    Thanks, Ken. I love your blog. It has great advice.

  • Rachelle says:

    I’m really intrigued by this idea. Instead of mourning the passing of these really special moments, you’re keeping them in a scrapbook and mentally (or perhaps even in a spiritual sense) carrying them with you. I can only see benefits!

    • Michelle Dobbins says:

      Thanks, Rachelle. I love how you put that. It definitely keeps me focused on enjoying the moments of my life.

  • >