These are no doubt challenging times.
We are coming to the end of one of the most chaotic and illusion-shattering years in a long time. Most of us have been shaken and shocked at both an individual and collective level in, oh, so many ways…I have experienced it in my own life and see it daily in the lives of my friends, colleagues, clients, and the world-at-large.
We have had to face that some of the situations and relationships in our lives are not what they seemed. The things we have been in denial about or avoiding are now hitting us smack in the face. The pain is palpable everywhere. I am hearing people say, “This was the hardest/worst year of my life. I can hardly wait for 2016 to be over.”
I understand, yet will 2017 be any different if we are not…?
I see those who are still wanting to avoid, go into denial, and live life as usual. Beware—this will simply no longer work. Not only will this no longer work, it will most likely lead to further pain, destruction and increased personal and planetary chaos. The energy on the planet will not tolerate or support such low-level consciousness for much longer.
What is one to do? WAKE UP NOW! Become conscious. Get real about what is going on in your life and the world around you. Learn to feel your feelings and speak your truth. Be authentic. It really isn’t that hard or scary. Living unconsciously is what is hard and scary. Walking around in the illusion that everything is OK and will turn out fine is what led us all to such a precarious place.
We all know that preventive care is so much better than major surgery. But, it may be too late for that now. Disease has set in and we are all in intensive care. The cost is high and the outcome is uncertain. Infection is everywhere and the drugs no longer work.
So how do we come out of this? Intensive care is, well…intensive. It takes commitment, focus and die-hard determination. Clients are asking me everyday, “What do I do now? What is happening out there? How did my life get this off course? How do I create more of what I want and get out of the pain I am in? How can I find more meaning and purpose in my life and feel I am making a difference?”
I hate to say it, but the more one has been avoiding the problems in their life, the bigger the mess to clean up. Yet, it can and must be done.
This is truly a case of the best of times and the worst of times. It’s the worst of times for the reasons previously stated. Many of us are feeling downtrodden and overwhelmed. Yet it is the best of times because we have amazing knowledge, mentors, insight and tools available to us to grow, heal and help one another like never before.
So where do you start and what will you choose? Will you chose to wake-up and heal your life or remain in a state of unfulfilled potential?
I suggest you start with getting quiet. Go within and find your own truth. Connect with your feelings and listen deeply to what they are telling you. You cannot do this when you are constantly listening to the noise around you. Limit distractions such as news and social media. I can’t tell you how many people I see get pulled off course in their life because they ask too many people for their opinions. Stop that. No one knows what’s best for you. That is between you and your higher power.
Listen within and take action. This is not a time for further delay or over-thinking of one’s next steps. Learn to trust yourself by taking small, manageable steps and observe what happens. Trust the feedback you receive and keep walking forward.
Question your negative beliefs and break the trance of inside-the-box thinking. Magical things happen when you get out of black and white, linear thinking and follow your deep desires. Doors will open and mentors will appear to assist you along the way. Expect that the Universe has your back and actually wants to help you live your purpose, contribute in a meaningful way and become all you can be.
So many clients tell me they don’t know what they want for their lives. They have been battered and bruised by life, disappointed so many times and lost faith that they can truly have a more fulfilling life. I suggest to all of us now that our inner prayers and thoughts need to be more aligned with the feminine energy of receiving and co-creating as opposed to doing and making things happen on one’s own.
This means that in your silence you ask to be guided and used to fulfill the purpose you were meant to fulfill. Ask to be used in the service of others and for the healing of the planet and see where you feel called. There is a shift in energy and focus here from that of making something happen on your own to receiving your calling and co-creating with Source. When you do this, you will be assisted and guided along the way. This is a gentler path. It is not lead by your ego, but by your heart. You will find that doors open and opportunities appear.
Can you trust in this? The way of our ego-minds has gotten us in the mess we are in. Let’s try another way. Let’s all start listening to our hearts, to the voice of love and see where that leads. Get support if you need to. Find someone who can guide the way. Only with conscious effort to change the old outworn patterns will 2017 be better than what many of us experienced in 2016. Give it a try and let me know what you discover.