Well, here we are beginning yet another journey into another new year ahead of us. To date our journey has had so many twists and turns it is almost hard to remember where we have been. So as we pause a moment and look back over the past year, it is good to ask ourselves ” what have we learned, what were we shown, what messages were we being given?” It makes no sense to battle our way through these countless years as they unfold before us if we don’t learn to look for and understand the lessons we are being taught. So much tragedy has befallen the world, I cannot believe it has occurred without reason. Perhaps we are being taught the fine art of compassion at long last? Perhaps we are being shown how brief life can be, all the while no one ever knows when it will end. Are we being shown how valuable life is and how we must learn to appreciate it and make the most of it? It seems to me along with learning these lessons, we must also cultivate the ability to look beyond what is in front of us and uncover the deeper meanings that lay hidden. If one looks back and just observes strife and anguish and pain, that is not a very encouraging vision to carry with us in our hearts. Yes there has been much tragedy and pain, but along with it has come the exposure of the truth, of what is really going on in the world. As we awaken, these truths become more transparent. As unsettling as the truth may be for many, it certainly begins to answer a lot of the questions we have all carried in our hearts and minds for so long now, the questions that have never allowed us to feel comfortable in our skin.
These lessons set before us almost sound cliché in so many ways. It makes one want to search for even deeper meanings to what is going on and why. Perhaps we need to not look at each lesson separately but rather see the whole of what we are being shown. It seems to me not concentrating on each individual lesson allows us to see we are being asked to take notice of the illusion itself we have been living in, so we can begin to understand life is not what we have been told. The illusion is multifaceted and for so long we have been oblivious to it because we were so much a part of it. We were the illusion, living in our comas doing as we were told. Yes we must learn to cultivate compassion in our hearts for all beings, we must reach out to all those in need and give of ourselves unconditionally, to be love, but more to the point we must finally learn to open our eyes and accept the lies we have been living. Once we accept the truth into our hearts and awaken, all of the rest will fall into place. The truth is our sunshine and rain and we cannot bloom into the powerful souls we truly are without it. Once we blossom forth everything else will make sense. Shifting into this new paradigm of living becomes easier and easier once we embrace the truth of what is and are willing to change our ways accordingly.
I accepted the truth many, many years ago and so this shift has not been as traumatic for me as it is for many others. I can honestly tell you that once you allow yourself to acknowledge the truth, life becomes altered dramatically for you and faith in the whole process now becomes a part of who you are. Knowledge is the greatest gift we can possess.The truth snagged my awareness back in 1996. It exploded into my consciousness like a heat seeking missile and blew apart my life as I knew it. I literally paced around my house endlessly for three days unable to comprehend the truth. When I finally did accept it and opened myself up to it, life changed forever. I never looked at the world the same way ever again. It is empowering in so many ways to know the truth, and it is sad we fear it as much as we fear change. Both can be exhilarating when faced and because of it we grow and expand into whole new beings. Yes we need to spend time making the changes these lessons are asking us to make, but even more, we need to embrace the truth thereby breaking the bubble of illusion and moving forward in our process of being. Let courage be your friend in this new year ahead and it will take you to so many new places and life will hold a whole new meaning for you.
Blessings to one and all,