Thursday, January 3, 2013

Resolution: 2013

Having survived 2012 and that pesky, much maligned and misunderstood Mayan Apocalypse, I write this with both a sublime and introspective feeling of gratitude and admitted relief.  Relief from a subtle yet disquieting earworm asking “what if…?” despite my intellectual comfort level that 12/21/12 marked more of a shift in conscious evolution than a hard and fast checkout time for Hotel Tara.  Gratitude in the realization that, well, we’re still here to even crack jokes about it (another Y2K).  This gratitude moves headlong into the New Year 2013, to the point of negating any superstitious notion of the 12 + 1 biblical origin that such a unique number creates.  I think surviving the apocalypse trumps this New Year suffix anyway.

But I am also equally mindful of the fact that 2012 was a tumultuous year filled with incredibly wonderful milestones, coupled with unimaginable moments of tragedy and senseless acts of terror.  Sometimes I ask myself “…has this world gone crazy…is there any hope these days for loving one another, for gaining oneness with all?”  The annoyingly vague, yet most likely correct answer to both questions is yes.    Many have lost their way and have seemingly been co-opted by the negative forces, causing them to perform unquestionably cruel and vicious acts.  But I submit to you that still more Souls are finding that light from within, showing them the way to their true Divine origins as conscious sparks of Source energy.  The bottom line in all of this, at least for me is that we all have more time to do the good work necessary to find our way back home, and (where personally applicable) fulfill our respective missions on this physical plane. 

To that end, I have proclaimed 2013 as the start of a new phase of enlightenment for those who consciously desire it, and I hereby submit that this will be a stellar year of rebirth, rejuvenation (hard work), and reawakening.  With this in mind, I want to share with you 10 of my most personal resolutions, mandates, milestones (what have you) for 2013 and beyond:

1.       I will strive to play more, love more, share more, write more, pay things forward more, and live my truth more.

2.       I will consciously choose to live in a state of love and not in the illusion of fear. 

3.       I will constantly remind myself of that which is the true hub of my wheel, Divine Source, and live within this reality every moment of every day. 

4.       I will forgive myself for my mistakes, and remember to love myself unconditionally.  I will also remind myself that I exist because of Godsource’s love for me; that IT’s love is unconditional. 

5.       I will live from the consciousness of Service-to-Others, and not Service-to-Self, for I know that by outflowing my energy, I receive back the Divine gift 100-fold.

6.       I will continue to eat right and exercise my body, my vessel, my temple.  It is through this that I can best fulfill my mission on this plane.

7.       I will not let setbacks discourage me.  Each experience is a lesson to be learned.

8.       I will live from my higher self, my Divine essence, and not from the little self (ego).

9.       I will treat others as I wish to be treated, despite how they may treat me.

10.   I will do my spiritual exercises daily and consistently, so as to maintain my spiritual balance and remain a beacon for good, light, and hope in this world.

We all have to be consciously aware (daily) of exactly what is our launch point; what is our focus and emphasis.  It is also vitally important to understand that we have the right to choose what that launch point is.   Will it be God-love, or fear?  We’re never alone, we just have to keep reminding ourselves of that.  We must also live our lives from that higher place; that place beyond the senses.  This is our true home, our origin.  So Happy 2013.  Live it in the now and with confidence, and before I go I want to leave you with this amazingly poignant contemplation from Mother Teresa entitled “Do It Anyway”:

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
And self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you
Of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
False friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank;
People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis
it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

My love goes out to all of you.  Be well, be happy, choose love.  I’ll be writing again soon…promise.