Welcome to 2013!
For a lot of folks, the holidays were pretty much a blur to commercialism and excess, making it difficult to escape the faux good tidings of cheer every time you entered a store. Coupled with the made up angst stemming from 12/21/12 - it was Y2K all over again with people dreading the darkest night of the year as if it were the signal for the heavens to unleash the Apocalypse! What I hope you are taking into account right now is the fact that it is difficult to come off the roller coaster called the holiday season and slow down your trajectory enough to resume the day-to-day activities.
I realize there are folks having difficulty tying up all the loose ends from 2012. But rather than letting life happen, why not take bold action. The world as you knew it is gone. With each passing day, you are being asked and encouraged to evolve – even as everything around may remain in constant flux. Change how you perceive and respond to what’s going on around you.
And for those who make resolutions from year-to-year, and end up ditching them after several weeks, let go of your expectations, focusing instead on how you can go about making each day the best ever. Instead of racking up list after list of failed resolutions, use that energy in a different way and move with momentum instead of just following the pack. Choose instead a goal to achieve and make a new pact to take action and move forward, even if you’re not completely sure of the end game.
Personally, I’ve been pretty excited about the turn of days. What most folks don’t realize is the Solstice actually signals the coming again of the light – where the frigid and blustery winter days grow incrementally longer. For me, the longer days represent the blossoming of abundances, as my new plants (the actualization of ideas and dreams) begin to poke through the soil and emerge into the sunlight.
Here in Colorado, we’ve been experiencing our fair share of sub-zero days; however, even the Columbine plant outside my front door has begun to leaf out! I’m excited as this is just a portal to the future and what’s awaiting me as spring approaches. The rest of my garden may be frozen rock solid, but this one little patch outside the front door beckons and speaks to me of promises yet to come. I am grateful.
New affirmation: I AM GRATEFUL AND ONLY EXPECT THE BEST OUTCOMES.
Love and light,