Commit to Self-Honesty, Simplicity & Presence
Hello everyone and welcome to the Energy Forecast for January 2016. We made it to 2016, and we got through 2015. So please join me in taking a breath to just be present...
And now a breath to take in and release 2015.
And now a breath to invite 2016 in.
One of the big themes for 2016 will be boldness. This was something that kept coming to me over and over again as I was tuning in on a message for you today. The theme of boldness will show up a great deal in 2016, so this will mean you personally will have both the capacity and the growth lessons to help you become more bold in your life -- more bold in your way of living and your way of being present as a conscious, fully functioning being.
It will also mean that boldness will be a theme on the world stage. We are already seeing this happen on the world stage (particularly as we saw in the last few months of 2015) in the sometimes aggressive, destructive actions that are designed to put the collective into chaos, designed to bring chaos and fear to the collective. Often, this is expressed as revenge, where anybody who acts destructively towards another being is taking their own inner pain, inner turmoil, and projecting it outward, whether they are doing that one-on-one in an argument, or whether they are doing that to a group of people as an aggressive or destructive act. But there is also the chaos that comes from rising consciousness on a planet that has a great history of pain, suffering and war that has to be experienced and purged as consciousness rises.
The Solution To The Chaos
Think & Act Locally
It’s not an easy dance, and it’s not a dance that will ever make sense if you look at just one component aspect of your life journey, or if you focus only on what's going on out in wider the world. But it can start to make sense if you think and act locally.
So this is the bold message and invitation for January: How small, simple and local can you keep your actions, your focus and your way of being?
Stepping Out of Overwhelm
Achieving Balance Inside Our Hyper-Connected World
It’s very overwhelming to those of us in the 21st century who suddenly have this enormous amount of information, stimulation and awareness of what’s going on in other parts of the world --- and in a way that our parents and our grandparents did not have. It has become very quickly a globally-connected world, and there is a wonder in that --- and there is a horror and a shock in that too. And even though many of you are now getting used to dancing through that and finding your new way of being as you are aware of the multi-dimensionality that’s taking place on the planet, it can still be A LOT for the system to take in. It can be a lot for us as human beings, conscious beings and spiritual beings to allow to settle into ourselves and into our awareness.
So overwhelm is still going to be a theme for many of you.
These are overwhelming times. So finding simple, achievable ways of stepping out of overwhelm are going to be very important. For example, some of you (particularly in the spirit of New Year's resolutions) may have this idea that you need to do something big, like sign up for a six-month coaching course, throwing $8,000 down on it, or whatever it is you need to do that is dramatic and strong. Just check that in yourself, because for a few of you that might be true, but for most of you that will be you trying to extend too far into something that isn't that achievable --- partly as a reaction to this chaos energy.
The truth is that the best way to deal with chaos energy is to keep it small, keep it simple … one step, one day, at a time.
So, if you are feeling overwhelmed and like you aren't doing a great job of looking after yourself at the moment, just think: What is the one thing I can add to my daily routine right now that will help?
It could be:
- Outdoor time
- A simple spiritual practice
- Watching a two-minute youtube video that makes you feel better each day
- Watching comedy
Don't give-in to judging what it is. In this moment, just ask yourself: What is the one thing I know makes me feel better? Bring it into your mind and your awareness. If you have a pen and paper handy, write it down. Or type it into your computer or smartphone.
Knowing Your Needs... Each & Every Day
It’s important for you to start to know what it is you need on a daily basis because January is a month of really strong energies, but not necessarily strong in a horizontal, explosive way. We had a lot of that in November and the earlier part of December. What January is going to do is give you the chance to truly expand horizontally, if you want to, using your spiritual connection. But where those two meet (the expansion and spiritual connection) is in your daily practice and your daily actions.
So, you may have an exhausting story that you have avoided doing something for four years. "Oh, I never do that thing." You've got two options now: You can either agree to try it this month (to do it), or agree to let it go and stop thinking you need to do it because obviously you don't. You may be more attached to the story and to the disappointment that you feel when you replay that story than you are invested in actually creating that action in your life. So just acknowledge that.
New Year's Resolutions 2.0
The End of Self Judgment
It may initially feel a little heavy to admit to yourself that you’re more invested in disappointing yourself or repeatedly judging yourself. But for each of us there is also a liberation that comes when we can be that honest with ourselves about what our addictions are. Whether our addictions are to a certain energy, a certain pattern, a certain substance, or a certain doing.
There is an enormous amount of energy that gets released into your body when you start to be really honest with yourself about why you aren't doing the things you aren't doing, and just recognizing that. "Oh, I'm not doing that thing, and I've been saying I would be doing it for years."
I think the reason this is coming to me intuitively is due to all the January New Year resolution energy, which can be a wonderful thing and can be really powerful, but it can also be a real guilt trip for many people. So if you are already noticing that you are already failing at your New Year's Resolutions, let your New Year’s Resolution be to not mind what you do and to not judge yourself, because that is a really important power for us as human beings.
If we stop judging our behavior---and stop believing that we are right about what we perceive we are doing wrong---an enormous amount of spiritual, psychic and mental energy frees up. So if you make one commitment to yourself this year, agree to be kinder and more loving to yourself. Here's why: It will affect others in such a beneficial way. There are people who say it’s selfish to practice to self-love. But it’s a kind of idiocy to say that. I’m sorry to be so strong, but I've heard that from so many people who are very unloving people to others in their life. And if those people would be more self-loving, not only would they free themselves from a lot of their pain, but they would also be putting a nicer energy out into the world.
Of course we can't do it every day. We are human: We have our moments; we meet our compressions; we meet our contractions. But we can hold self-love as an aim.
So, if your New Year resolution was “I'm going to be more loving and more kind to myself,” the great bonus of you doing that is that you will naturally want to be that way to the rest of the world in a stronger way than ever before.
Your Body Was Designed To Thrive... Even in Chaos
A part of the theme of the last few years has been the chaos and overwhelm that you can sometimes feel. As consciousness rises, it is very multi-dimensional, which means you can go through so many things in just one day, which wasn’t the case prior to then. This concentration of energy in itself can be quite a lot for a system to take in. The body, the mind, the energy body, your spiritual self---the whole caboodle gets re-worked.
So there's a lot of chaos. There is chaos outside, there is chaos within. And the way to let chaos settle is to keep breathing, come back to your body, and know that your body was designed to handle this.
It IS a lot to take in, but we were all designed for this period of time that we have incarnated into … we just didn't realize that it was going to be such a stretch.
Discovering Who You Could Be
For those of you who are feeling more balanced than you ever have, January is going to be a wonderful time to really get to play with life, to recognize the synchronicities and the magical connections that can happen when you get into that balanced place. You have the skills now to pay attention to what’s happening and to acknowledge it: "Wow, just last week I was really wanting to have more space in my life, and this week three things got cancelled. Something over here moved out and then this person offered me a great opportunity that I can experience in a spacious way over here on Tuesday night.”
In that same way, you have to get honest about whether you are tracking the improvements that you say you want. Going back to what I said earlier, sometimes we can get attached to wanting improvements and telling everyone we are wanting improvements, but we don't really because those improvements would create an alchemical change in our body that we are afraid to go through.
Who would you be if you let go of your habitual fear? Your habitual worry? Who would you be with your parents if you didn't show up at their door and immediately go into the pattern of remaining silent while they moan at you about who you are? Or you moan at them about who you are because that’s what you do with them---that’s the script that you have with them.
Being Supported Through Your Changes
Change is extraordinarily powerful. With an uplifting or inspiring quote from a wise individual, we touch the surface of how attractive change is (the seductive mind really likes this). But actual change takes place in the body---and then the whole of your life becomes quite different because the whole of your inner self is being invited to transformation.
This is quite a strong process to go through, which is why we need support from each other; and why we need support from inside ourselves.
And for those of you who are ready to really go there, the month of January is going to be supercharged for you.
A Time of Internal Power
Self-Mastery Through Honesty
It doesn’t mean that your outer world will explosively change in January. That’s not so much the energy of this month. This month is very much an inner month, a time for you to really consolidate and move new energy into your body so that during the spring months---or in the fall/winter, depending on which hemisphere you live in---you'll start to notice a change happening for you in what you can create in the outer world.
January is going to be a very strong internal month where you can consolidate and master your relationship to chaos and your relationship to overwhelm. You can also have an experience where you start to live in a freer, more present way inside yourself. And you can look at changing those scripts a little bit. It might not be that you take the action to change certain scripts this month, but using the inner energy of the month of January is the perfect time to get really honest with yourself.
You can get honest about what it is you would really like to leave behind as you enter 2016, something that you recognize in yourself that has kept you staying smaller or more limited than you would like to be moving forward. That recognition and awareness is far more than a New Year’s Resolution
Forget What You Thought You Knew...
I recognize that everything I've just said is a little more complex than perhaps I would have liked it to be, but I will tell you that this is about my 12th attempt to record this energy forecast. I tried six times yesterday, and this is the sixth time today. I was actually going to abandon doing it because it wouldn't come together, and then I stepped back and realized: Everything is so chaotic right now, and there are so many things going on around us. How do you bring all that into the body and simply let it be there?
So, I decided to give myself permission to just record a video for you saying anything. And of course by giving myself that permission, it was easy to give you a more traditional energy forecast than I thought was possible. But first I had to strip away everything that I had perceived and get very simple.
I think January just did that to me, and I think that is what it’s going to be calling for from a lot of us who are aware and sensitive. There are many layers of energy coming in now, and they require us to forget what we thought we knew and approach things in the simplest way possible. Things are quite complex out there in the world at the moment, so there is an opportunity for us to harness the power of simplicity and presence.
So, I hope you all have a great month.
Lots of love everybody. Take care.
(Transcribed and edited from Lee's spoken video message.)
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