Happy New Year dearly beloved family!
I know you have been bombarded with New Year greetings and such so I decided to wait a day or two before giving you my little bit of New Year's insight.
So here it is 2013 and the end of the world did not come as many predicted, feared, and prepared for.
Where does this leave us? What do we do now with this New Year?
It leaves us were many spiritual teachers we’re saying all along at the crossroads of a new era. Not the end of “the” world, but the end of “a” world… the end of a world of victimization, the end of a world of scarcity and lack, driven by ego and oppression, it was the end of an era; the end of one state of consciousness. We now move into a new and higher state of consciousness where compassion, love, peace, and abundance are the norm.
Now is not a time of looking back into the past. It is no longer a time for carrying old burdens into the present. It is the end of projecting resentments, shame, guilt, or any other self defeating, and dis-empowering beliefs into our future by tainting the present with such darkness.
Now is a time for each of us to consciously choose to adopt a life of living authentically, empowered, transparently, and in a manner that is sacred!
Many may be wondering - how do you do this; how do you make the shift from the old to the new?
Many people mistakenly think that by setting a new series of resolutions for the New Year they will effectively be able to make “positive” changes. However, we see time and time again that this is not the case. Many people set New Year’s resolutions only to have those resolutions said again the next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.
This cycle of reset and fail, reset and fail again, reset and failed yet again keeps these people on an endless merry-go-round, were they can never move forward for as long as the hamster wheel that is their life is the path that they are on.
In order to truly make changes, we also are called to understand that a resolution is a state of mind more than it is a statement made at the end of the year claiming what one will do at the beginning of a new year. This resolution is a state of mind where we stand firm in a position where we are resolute, definite, and unyielding in our position.
The resolution is nothing more than an intention, said first in consciousness and then demonstrated in the life of the person setting that resolution.
What I mean by this is that, everything in your life, everything that you own, everything that you do, is all based upon an intention. Before you buy anything, before you do anything, before you say anything, on some level of consciousness an intention was set.
Part of the issue with New Year’s resolutions is that people do not understand that what they are doing is lying to themselves. I don’t say that to be harsh or mean, I say that to be honest. Think of it this way, there can be a man who tells you he is not attracted sexually to the woman standing before him, and yet if this man becomes sexually aroused then his body is telling the truth while his mouth continues to utter a lie.
This is the consciousness where most people stand at the end of one year while welcoming in the new. They are uttering a series of words that on one level may be a fact for them; however, on a deeper, subconscious, even spiritual level, they do not desire to change; it is far easier for them to remain safe and comfortable in the realm of what they already know, what they’re already accustomed to.
This is the challenge that we are called to accept.
Rather than wait for the end of the year to make some form of declaration of what the new year will hold for you, decide today what this next minute, the next “now” moment will hold for you. There’s nothing wrong with engaging in some form of ceremony or ritual to heighten the energy and power of your resolutions/intentions; such as a bowl burning ceremony. The key thing to hold in mind is that the power resides not in the words you speak, not in the words you write on paper and burn, and not in some grand declarations of enough is enough. The power resides in the definitive and resolute intention that you’re decreeing in consciousness. We must always keep in mind what the ancients have taught us, a thought held in consciousness produces after its own kind. It’s one thing to say you’re going to stop smoking, you’re going to go to the gym regularly, and to make peace with your brother or sister; however, it is quite a different thing to actually do it.
Setting the intention is that definitive, absolute, and resolute decision to live from this new and higher state of consciousness, a higher state of awareness, and a higher state of being-ness!
Once you've done this, your resolutions will have no choice but to happen; as certainly as the words of Jesus healed the sick, calmed the storm, and raised the dead.
So I ask you now, not what your resolutions are but what are your intentions? What is it that you intend to create, to demonstrate, to manifest in your life? Are you ready to do the work to make your intentions your reality?