Welcome to a New Year and get ready for lots of shifts. How you position your Self will determine the direction you will be going, and this month’s blog is about just that. I see two predominant themes for the year: individually, it’s about listening; and collectively, the message is collaboration.
Let’s start with listening. As we continue to courageously detach from the beliefs and values that can no longer sustain us, we often find ourselves in the void space of creation. Rather than reacting in fear, we are learning to tread the waters of the unknown (and even embrace them) as we reexamine our inner truth and reflect on the possibilities. In order to realize the changes we envision for ourselves and the world, we will be required to move into conviction, so it’s paramount that we listen within to get clear about what our truth is.
As we strengthen our conviction, we become more available for the cosmic positioning that will enable the manifestation of the higher good we envision. There are no limits here. This is the time to choose where you will place greater emphasis in the identification of your Self: as a mortal body bound by the limitations of the physical realm, or an infinite Spiritual being with unlimited potential and resource. What you believe is what your experience will ultimately be, and what you create will be the expression of that choice.
Collectively, we are moving into collaboration. The span of my career has allowed me the the privilege of working with thousands of people from all parts of the world, and allows me to see the patterns of our change in consciousness. The inner growth we’ve worked so hard to achieve is now reflected in all we are a part of, and a divine synchronization is bringing us together to create anew.
This year has already revealed a surge of new pairings of soul partners, many who are in their fifties. I’ve also met young people that may not recognize themselves yet, but are so advanced within, they are clearly the spiritual leaders of their peers and families. Our attentive inner alertness will be the guide to assure we are in the right place at the right time for these links to effortlessly continue, and our willingness to collaborate will further the promise of our future.
Here are some suggestions to support you in receiving and contributing to a year of miraculous blessings:
Replace New Year’s resolutions with Mantra Words
Choose the words that describe how you want to identify your Self or be. Focus on the qualities that would be a transformation of your weakness. Remove all judgments, knowing that the happier you are, the more you can contribute to the world. Examples might be: capable, resilient, forgiving, happy, healthy, trusting, successful, worthy, respectful, knowing, free, loved, willing, compassionate, etc.
You can apply these words to the “I Am” exercise in my last blog (a powerful way to transform the subconscious), put them on an altar, read them in bed at night, meditate on them, and/or remind yourself of them frequently throughout the day.
Time in Nature
Mother Earth is our true mother while we are in the physical. She teaches us everything we need to know about birth, death, regeneration, and the cyclical nature of life. Spending time with Her stimulates reflection, diminishes unconscious mental racing, brings forth our inner rhythm and timing, and promotes outer harmony.
We are also entering the Chinese year of the Horse this month, and the element relating to this sign is green wood, which speaks of greenery and nature. Take walks, observe Her magnificence to see your own, share your thoughts and emotions out loud, and stop to pray. She will inspire and instruct, and you will hear your Self more clearly.
Cultivate your spiritual connection
Meditate, pray, tone or chant
Create an altar as a place to surrender that which you need help with, or wish to transform
Use the service of a spiritual counselor or healer
Attend workshops, lectures, or retreats
Newly published books for spiritual inspiration and personal empowerment: Life’s Operating Manual by Tom Shadyac, , A Year of Miracles (Daily Devotions & Reflections) by Marianne Williamson, Wishes Fulfilled (Mastering the Art of Manifesting) by Wayne Dyer, Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani, and Mind over Medicine by Lissa Rankin