The New Year is traditionally a time to set new resolutions for the path ahead, and this year, such resolutions feel even more significant than usual for the energy and dynamics of the power of intent has shifted exponentially. Of course, many resolutions are broken and forgotten before January has ended for they belong on the ‘should, must and to-do list of life’ and it is hard to put mind, body and soul into something that feels like a chore. Yet, we find it hard to resist the drive to chase being better, for that is a part of being human.
Now the going has got tough, many of the ‘tough’ seem to have done a runner! We are now standing in the midst of a cloud of confusion, feeling as though the world is slowly spinning out of control. Are we right to try to apply the brakes and step off, or is it time to trust the process and surrender to the chaos? Or is it simply our perception or a misconception that things seem a little awry?
As we continue to open up our hearts, minds and souls to the process of conscious living, we are beginning to feel the myriad of shifts and changes in a new way. It seems that the more we step into the ebb and flow of change and make the choice to awaken, the more we become aware of the subtle energies and insights that are flooding into consciousness; this awareness enables each of us to let go of resistance and move more naturally with the rapid pace of change.
There can be no denying that this is a time of great shift and change; from the tiniest atom to the most majestic mountain, everything is shifting, moving and evolving. Of course, this has been the way since the dawn of time, but things seem to have intensified and quickened now.
The time has come to stop procrastinating, and to start doing! Thinking about life is NOT the same as living it. Life is not a rehearsal, it is the real deal! We may like to think that we are preparing ourselves for the ultimate Nirvana and enlightenment, and this may be true, but what matters most is the present moment. In this moment we are neither controlled by the past or the future, we are in the now and this is where we need to consciously remain if we are to live more mindfully.
How many of us spend our lives searching for peace and trying to find our own little piece of happiness? We look for healing, release and resolution to pain, trauma and other facets of our life experiences as we seek out wholeness and completion within.
As we continue to weave our way through the ebb and flow of life, we so often forget to find moments of pause where we reconnect to the ‘bigger picture’ of our lives. It is so easy to become caught up in the throes of life and find ourselves running on the hamster wheel without even realising it.
It will take a while to digest and process some of the experiences of the last year but there is a strong sense that ‘everything happens for a reason’ and, whilst we may never truly understand the reasons, we enter 2017 with more hope and strength than ever before.