Last years post was about the dreams, goals and visions that we would bring into “2020” but the year threw us many twists and curves with the many different dilemma’s, propaganda concerning many areas, bringing about a lot of uncertainty and honestly mayhem. Last year was definitely a year of uncovering and revealing the world as we knew it not being what we thought it was at all.
I don’t think we really realized how much excess we lived in and that was all in the name of progress, we came to expect things to be a certain way, what we had come to know as the easy way, taking for granted how easy it was through the technology we have everything was seemingly at our fingertips and little did we realize how much we relied on the outside world to assure us through our pampering that we were worthy, give us confidence through our going to the gym. Boost our morale by going to sports events, give us the rhythm of life by going to concerts. Then here comes the pandemic and if I could insert sound effects it would sound like the dun-ta-dun-dun-duuuunnnn, you know the sound when a suspense thriller peaks.
Suddenly that is all that is on the news and all we hear about… unless you are interested in the United States elections, and all the things that have been coming to a head are peaked as well such as race issues, inequality and etc., things we thought we had moved beyond. So many passionate things began to happen and things we thought were important before lost attention as the frustration and energy began to surmount in so many areas and people really questioned “what is really going on?” I think we are still heading into “2021” with these same questions but we have a desire to be hope-filled, some for the world as we used to know it, but many of us believe that this though did not seem like progress is definitely an evolution in another form, like bringing an old back into something new. Many gave the pandemic their power and just halted waiting to see and let the pandemic make the decisions for them about how they would proceed into the future still relying on the outside world but the whole event of the pandemic itself was a call for healing in my opinion and I know everyone has them as we saw in the year of “2020” with so much anger, frustration and division it was sad. Many responded and are still responding with the parasympathetic responses of flight, fright or freeze, I am still trying to encourage people to get back in their bodies. I have a video on this. Please check it out.
Progress is to teach us what we don’t know though, show us new and different ways, it’s really ironic though that this took us back to the simpler older ways.
“To regret one’s own experience is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experience is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own lie. It is no less a denial of the soul.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Needless to say, we all experienced this past year differently. Some people may have seen that the events did not lead to progress, while others do. We are not certain that the world will return as it was to incredible excess without the appreciation, knowledge or gratitude of what we have. For many what we learned in “2020” was just that. We learned not to take loved ones for granted as we learned even more than before how loved one’s could leave in an instant with no forever goodbye’s, so what we could learn from this is the continual gratitude for what and who we have in our lives, treating our fellows with the utmost love and respect as if it were their last day as it very well may be.
We learned that all the outside systems we depended on have the capacity to break down, and honestly who didn’t see that coming? The world seemed to become more and more codependent, meaning hard to get people to take responsibility for their own outcomes, not saying this is or should be punishment, it is cause and effect and comes from consciousness or simply paying attention. There are some things we will never truly understand the how’s and why’s of but exploring within is a good start because we are all connected but yet don’t have to be codependent. When we are seeking form the inside out we find our Divine connection, when we are seeking from the outside in, well that is just codependent. We are waking up as a society from codependence and programming. That is what this year has done. Instead of building more concrete and corporations, we are in the need of building more people in touch with who they are and their unique gifts to this world instead of relying on outside entertainment to be the focus. We get the opportunity to see our kids or community reveal their gifts at a fraction of the costs with much more appreciation of seeing their faces and the gratitude they have for the attention and appreciation of their services. Trust I love the outside entertainment as well as another, not sports but concerts and hope to attend one in the Summer of “2021,” we just have to be vigilant about not losing sight of what is really important and how precious our time here is and what we are called to do, our purpose.
It seems like up to “2020” people were about making money, making money and now we don’t even know what money will look like or the value will be in years to come, another system breaking down and we have to be alert and creative within our souls to be touching the energy of something greater to succeed in this next evolution, because as humans we are meant to evolve not only progress, so “2020” came to tell us we need to evolve that we had lost sight of what was important and what is important isn’t maybe more, more, more but what we have. I am in no way or means saying to “settle,” not at all. I am suggesting that we get into our own minds, bodies and souls and seek the creativity and essence of our own being that brings us joy, joy is not always pampering. It is also the practice and development of the person that you want to be remembered to be in this life, what do we want to be remembered for? Is it political views or how good we are that we can post horrible stories on the internet with our opinions while we sit and criticize the world from our chair? Or… are we going to get outside and walk and see things we have not noticed before, sight and the ability to walk are great gifts in themselves. I am suggesting this because these things are inspiring, we don’t have to depend on the TV or other things outside of ourselves to feel inspired. Inspiration is an inside job, finding connection, right? I want to remind you to get back into your bodies, be cautious but live!!! Don’t live your life through other things live your life through your experiences. There is still so much beauty in this life! One of my favorite poems is by Max Ehrman, I have the name of it tattooed inside my left arm close to me heart as I believe that if we all kept focus on the words we would realize our being a part of this world/universe and would not take it lightly but humbly and not so seriously. I encourage you to read it:
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and mundane; they to have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser person’s than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution with your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly to the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God. whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all it’s sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
~Max Ehrman 1927
There is a reason indeed that I keep this close to my heart and strive to live this in the different evolution’s of my life, I hope that maybe this will help you too on whatever level you are dealing with life on life’s terms.
When I talk about not settling but making sure we are in alignment and realizing our gifts because as we are in our bodies and reflective of our own lives instead of watching others lives unfold we realize we are one and what can we do to nurture our souls. When are in our bodies we have divine direction through consciousness. Don’t let the world tell you eho to be. When I was a child as I have mentioned before I would write my life story at like 8 years old, haha! Of course it ended up in the trash but still, now I read so many beautiful theories from philosophers and the search of the deeper meaning of life, you know what people did before TV. I try to be expansive as this universe and I am writing again, that is why I am a day later than I would like to be on this blog, I am also writing a guide that will hopefully come to fruition this year, yes “2021.” When I am working with young clients I give them an assignment that I learned in recovery and as we recover to the new uncertainty and I can’t imagine the confusion of their world but I so admire their strength I have them write the words “the next right thing” next to their popular space because sometimes when we don’s know what to do we just do the next right thing as it has gotten me through so much uncertainty of my own. So please be kind to yourself, don’t completely halt, halt when ya need to but do the next right thing, that is good for your soul.
I love being a Life Coach and watching people go from having serious eyebrows and less than smiles finding courage through the unknowing, uncertainty and healing to becoming relaxed faces with smiles and confidence, I am so grateful for these souls, I was once that face and had someone guide me and am able to look at the world as in the literature that I read, the songs that I listen to, what mark will I leave? I am in awe of all the beauty that I have been able to receive.
I had dreams, goals and visions of “2020” and most of them were achieved maybe a little different than I believed but trust I have faith that they unfolded as they should even better than good. I got to take my mom and brother on a road trip instead of going to California where they are really cool and hip as they were in lockdown and family is more important anyhow. I also got to go home to Texas and work, then attend attend a very special Birthday party for a dear friend that is so close to my heart. I decided that I wanted to expand my healing practice and talked to my Life Coach, Fairy Goddess Mother and she suggested a book and that I get my Reiki certification and you know what within two days I received a wonderful teacher who reached out and believed in me and what I do and wanted to help empower me to help you so I now have my Reiki certification I & II. I am so grateful to her and all the lives that I have gotten to be a part of and that have touched mine in the last year, and bless you all past, present and future ~ just continue to do the next right thing even with fear, this God of your universe has you and I do too. Thanks Krissy Mays and all of you!
Many blessings and much love in 2021!