The Time is Now: A New Decade – Hello 2020

The Wheels keep turning…

 

Strike of Midnight:

12/31/2019

Time for change and welcoming extraordinary blessings in this New Decade.  Hello 2020!

It’s that time of year when you fall in love…the week between Christmas and the New Year that feels fresh, new, and crisp with possibility. It’s the ending of a decade as we approach the cusp of a new year and decade. Hello and welcome in the 2020’s!

Some of us have fallen in and out of love…some of us have started new careers and ended old ones. Some of us have said goodbye to old patterns, behaviors, beliefs, and lifestyles while some of us have let it all go in a flash. Some of us are praying into something unseen and unknown, completely new and unexpected, with perhaps unimaginable blessings. And some of us stay behind, held hostage to the past. Some of us imagine what could be, and some of us judge what should be. And some of us believe in miracles and magic and trust the divine timing of the Universe to deliver us to the love we long for, and the life we imagine ourselves living.

All of it. Every bit of it is sacred, beautiful and profound. Even our distress and dark moments as we feel and witness our shadow self. It is to be embraced, like everything else.  Time and the rolling forward of a clock does not change us. It simply reminds us that our life is short and our time here is temporary. Our consciousness and our awareness in this present moment of living always brings us back inside the center of ourselves. 

 

 

Doors open and close throughout our lifetimes. Love comes and goes. Relationships come and go. Friendships come and go. Our work changes, our life changes, our relationships change, our homes change.  We go on, sometimes confused and sometimes brilliantly inspired – from closeness to separation – and sometimes if we are lucky, we come back to each other in a more beautiful way.

This is life. This is living. There really is no roadmap. Perhaps we’ve invested in a coach in the past whom we thought could get us through our blockage, but in fact the only person who could get us through the shadow was our own self. Perhaps a therapist could help along the way, and sometimes they do – but it in the end – it’s all up to YOU.  No one has power over your brain, your heart, your mind, your imagination, your experiences, and your memories…only you sweetheart. Only YOU.  And it’s up to each of us to step up and see clearly, feel deeply, and honor, recognize, support, and acknowledge all that we are and have been through. I know of no one who has not gone through enormous challenges and heart wrenching stories of their lives, only to finally speak their Truth and share it. No one. We are all wounded, we are all lovable and loving, and we are all magnificent! It’s the glory and the story of life. No one escapes it. And eventually we move on… upwards, forward, and onwards to our new experiences of living our lives. Beautifully.

 

 

As I reflect back on the 2000’s and feel the presence and power of possibilities in the 2020’s, I think about young people who have influenced me and our world with the greatest messages of hope and love. Greta Thunberg is the first who comes to mind. There is inspiration in her voice about the global climate emergency.  So much change is needed in the world today and it all starts with heart and consciousness. Large corporations and political sidings will never get us there. It’s about the people… ‘We the people’ as the clock strikes midnight and is about to shift forward to a new decade, we must all take action and move forward.

 

 

I pray we are smart enough as humans, and intelligent enough to take action now.  The voices of the youth have been heard around the world. But without action and changes in our everyday lives, behaviors and lifestyles, nothing will happen. More importantly, the carbon emissions are much more of a political and economic issue than any other. How fast can they shift their way of thinking and board votes into global wind farms and solar instead of gasoline, etc.? There is no way out…there is only a way in to a consciousness that is above and beyond the bottom line of economic growth charts. 

 

We the people can speak up and make our voices heard. It is the only thing that has ever changed history and the course of action for the good of all. One small voice. One small person. Greta is a perfect example of this. So is Mother Theresa. And it is time. It is a new decade. It is a new era.  We are on the cusp of this planets greatest climate emergency in 2020 that is caused by human ignorance.  There is no other time to act, but now.

What are you waiting for?  The Time is now, today. 

 

 

Softly Letting Go

Softly Letting Go

A crisp and beautiful New Year is arriving, welcoming us into the quiet joy and deep calmness of a life well lived in Gratitude.

On the cusp of this new year, I find myself reflecting on how much I have learned about the beauty of softly letting go.  I am grateful for all the experiences that have brought me deeper inside, to love and accept myself more beautifully, especially on the hard days and in the dark spaces.  

I have smiled more often this past year, even through the pain.  I have learned to speak kind words every day as the smallest act of kindness and caring for another.  And perhaps most important, I have learned to love my beautiful mind more deeply and appreciate the integrity of listening quietly to the voice within me.  

I am grateful for the blessings of change, renewal, and rejuvenation that continue to soften my heart to open more fully, and my mind and body to rest in quiet peace.  The soul always gives us resilience – an essential quality that helps us rebound from hardship and challenge. And as my soulful angel Sarah Blondin says:

It is in the discovery of our inner mystery that we remain curious and receptive to our inner landscape as we intentionally and consciously work toward the outcome we long for.  Learning to be intimate with our heart, mind, and body leads us to Grace as we hold our life with sacred hands. Tenderness is required.  And if we are listening closely to our deep inner wisdom, our feelings will guide us away from suffering and into the surrender of the heart. Inner wisdom will always speak to us if we listen closely.  Our heart expands.

Living with clear intention places our hearts in alignment with love.  As life comes to confront you, weigh each experience in the palm of your hands.  Will these words bring my heart peace and calm or will they cause a storm of hurt and harm or insult? Does this choice bring each person involved into the most loving reality?  Does it uplift or drown my being and theirs?  Does this action bring wind beneath me? Does it expand my sight and seeing? Does it bring wide open horizons or does it bind me closed? What can you hear in the simple rhythms of your body and heart?  

All you must ask is:  Does this choice I am making speak to who I long to be, how I wish to feel, how I wish to make others feel?  Does this choice I am making speak to how I wish for my life to unfold, how I wish to be seen and received?  It’s time to remember now this wisdom within you, your very own instructions in living.  Great love awaits you in the open field of your unprotected heart.  So simple they are, so easy it can become.  It’s time to remember that you know this already. . .this great and wise self woven around you.  It is but one choice,  into the open field of your unprotected heart.

Feel the breeze.  Breath in.  Breath out.  Living with clear intention places your heart in alignment with love.  Your inner guidance system will lead you to flow, uplift, and connection.  Stay Soft. Invite your inner wisdom to speak to you in your quiet moments of rest and respite.

Hello 2019!  May our healing and rejuvenation restore our beautiful mind and heart, body and soul to live more softly, more fully awake and consciously aware of the miracles of living each day with an open heart filled with Gratitude.