New Year, new resolutions. This is the time of year people are busy setting goals, making plans to shift their life, clear the clutter and make a fresh start.
The energies of January are supporting these endeavors. So what is your vision for the coming year? Eat healthier, get more exercise and rest, or perhaps get rid of baggage (clothes, trinkets, paper, or people)? This is a good thing – life is a cycle, and as you change and grow, you out-grow things you once loved. Things, people and energy are transient in your journey – release them in love and move fluidly through your life – just like floating down a river in the warm summer breeze, the current picks things up, then around the next bend drops them off. This is the natural cycle of life. Its when we hang on too tightly that the energy gets stuck, when we resist movement.
The world is changing one person at a time – each one of us is a significant player in the game. The Shaman believes that what we do in this life affects the next 7 generations. So choose to live well – pick up the garbage, share a smile with a stranger, complement a friend, and do good work.
And what you do affects those around you. When you allow your light to shine, it gives permission to others in your presence to shine a little brighter, and collectively, little by little, you affect change.
Your actions are truly changing the world – as humanity is moving from adversarial energy to peace. With every thought and every breath, you have a choice to bring love and peace or fear and darkness. As you encounter people and experiences in your day, you may be put into an adversarial position, but it doesn’t mean you have to respond in hate and anger.
Decide in advance how you will treat others no matter what they say or how they respond. You can’t control how others act, but you can control how it will affect you. When you unconsciously respond to bad behavior, you often react defensively. If you focus on responding in a conscious manner, you can use diplomacy and compassion, and this will shift the energies within your environment.
Walk through your day with the highest aspirations, when your heart is aligned and you function intuitively, you are moved and guided to express yourself lovingly. So be aware that people you meet may try to push your buttons – at the office or in the grocery line, and remember your energy and actions is making a difference – you are creating the world you wish to live in. Each of us has a role in changing our world from adversarial into peace, and each action we take gives others around us the permission to respond in a new way, to make the world a better place.