Cheryl Richardson~Happy New Year

I love this post from Cheryl Richardson’s Facebook today:

Happy New Year!

Today is a day of wonderful new beginnings – 1/1/11 – a perfect time to think about ONE small daily habit you could put in place to support you in listening to and honoring what your soul most needs at this time in your life.

I’ve started a new dream journal and have decided to spend this year keeping track of my dreams in order to hear the voice of my soul more clearly. How about you? In celebration of 1/1/11, choose one, manageable thing you could do almost every day to say to your sweet Self “I’m here! I’m paying attention! I care about you! Your needs matter!”

 

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We Are the Change

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.

Shifting Energy

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.


Moving Forward

There’s so much in our world today that we expect to “move forward.”  Whether it be fast food, drive through dry cleaning or express checkout….we are constantly “on the move.”

For me today, there’s a different connotation to “moving forward.”  I love writing, especially when it comes from the heart.  As I sit here with you…I imagine us opening up together over a steaming hot cup of tea….with delightful little cookies to nibble on.  There is nothing pressing us to move quickly….no need for instant gratification.

Where we travel together is a state of being.  Moving forward is stepping into the whole of ourselves, seeing ourselves for who we truly are and with gentleness allowing ourselves to be just that.  There’s no pressure here, no expectations.  Just an easy space of contemplation….openness…..connection to something that compels us to open ourselves to the depth of the Spirit that exists within us.

Within that Spirit lives love, joy, compassion, peace.  These are the true desires of our heart….what we all, in our own way, strive toward.  And so that….my friends…..is how I am moving forward.  Taking this time, in this space, to listen to the whispers of my own heart.  Perhaps you can hear yours too….

xo – J