Listening to the waves make their way onto the sand washing away anything in their path, and then retreat again, it’s easy to imagine the castles that are or were once built along the shore. Some take a great deal of time to build their sculpture-quality castle, securing a strong foundation and adding the finest of details. Others may build quickly crafted walls, with very little garnish. In either case, the waves will come and the castles will fall. Even when built far up on the shoreline, eventually the water prevails and the shore returns to its natural state.
Isn’t this true for us, too? Are we not the castles in the sand? We can craft or create whatever we wish in our lives. It may stand tall for many, many years. Or it may fall at the first hint of a rolling wave.
Consider this from the perspective of what you wish to create as your reality. Wayne Dyer says “What’s true in the morning, has become a lie in the afternoon.” What we feel is important today, this week, this year – at this exact moment – is always prone to change. Think back to a time in your life when you can from this vantage point confidently say “I’m not the same person I was then.” This is the transformation of life. We do not stay the same, nor are we meant to do so.
We are given the sands of the shore on which to sculpt the desires of our hearts. And we are also given the grace of the waves to wash away what no longer serves us. Still, it remains true at the end of the day – every grain of sand that once stood as our castle continues to be part of us and contribute to the whole of who we are. Although the castles may be washed away, the sand is still the sand and can be used to build yet again.
Now, take this concept and apply it to your life TODAY. Build the castle you desire….and allow the one that is crumbling to take its place back in the sands of time. Nothing is lost, for the potential of the builder is ever-present. You are the builder. You are the creator of your own destiny. Gather your tools and begin to create what you most desire. This is a new year, 2011 – embrace it and allow your truth to unfold.
And as you know, my friends…..the way to your desires and the truth of who you are….is through the whispers of your heart.
Here we are! It’s 2011 and we’ve made it! Our world consciousness is shifting….and we are alive to be an active part of the movement. How absolutely invigorating! I urge you to see yourself clearly, with full open eyes. Understand the importance you bring to this time in history, the value of your gifts and talents, the most perfect hologram of love….this being that is YOU.
I’m a firm believer in our spiritual “charts” (astrological) and “contracts” (archetypal). We were active participants in designing each, determining what course was most conducive to our soul’s journey in this life. Together with our Master, Teachers, Guides and Loved Ones, we looked into this time of history and chose to be right here, right now! We orchestrated who we are, what we’ve brought and how we will navigate our way through seeing, knowing, loving ourselves and the world around us. Doesn’t that reality send a spine-tingling awakening call to your spirit?!
The challenges and triumphs that move us along the highs and lows of our lives, these were meant to be a part of our Earth School. What we experience here molds us into a perfectly imperfect spirit-human being who can affect change. We EACH have a contribution to the consciousness on our planet. The smallest thoughts of love and kindness, to ourselves or to others can make a difference. Truly….we know this already, do we not?
I really love Gandhi’s quote: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Well, loved ones….we are the change. YOU are the change. Embrace the privilege to be so. See this era in our Earth’s timeline for just what it is….a tremendous shift in spiritual and self awareness. Feel within yourself the power of that, the beauty of being alive RIGHT NOW. And then, take a moment to yourself and breathe deeply into your heart, feeling GRACE envelop you in her warmth. She is ever with you, lighting your way as you take each step forward in your soul’s voyage here.
And in the presence of grace…..listen…..for your heart whispers to you words that only you can hear.
Perhaps others of you saw this link this morning – for 2011 horoscopes on Yahoo’s homepage. Typically I’ll read some of these and can “take it or leave it” – but today I was really drawn to and felt connected with many of the astrological readings for my sign. What a year it’s going to be!! If you have any interest in fun astrology – to be taken lightly or more seriously, check out this page: 2011 Horoscopes . I would love to hear any feedback you might have after reading the outlook for your own sign and what 2011 will bring you.
This is an incredible time of year! We are on the threshold of what is yet to come. Stepping into a new year allows us to step into fresh, new energy in our lives. We can pause and look ahead, contemplating what we wish for ourselves in this new space. I’m not one for resolutions, but I do very much believe that we can co-create what we desire to be part of our journey, any time of year. And yet…..there is something exciting about tomorrow being 2011!
Doesn’t it feel as if the new year awaits us with open arms? Asking us how we see ourselves now…and going forward. There are so many realms in which we could check in with ourselves…how will we love? What kind of work will allow us to most creatively use the talents and abilities we have been given? Where would we like to orchestrate change? In what areas of our life are we so blessed, we must remember to practice gratitude? How can we live a life that practices what we believe in and feel most passionate about?
Each of these questions holds its own power. As you contemplate even one of them, you call to your inner self and the Universal energy that guides your path. Along with or in place of your resolutions this year, check in with your soul’s compass. See where you might be drawn to go, what calling you hear from within. Invite an energy shift into the course of your daily life.
Are you in tune with your spirit’s voice? Perhaps this is the perfect time to be still long enough to hear what your heart might whisper to you.