Happy New Year!
We are now bidding farewell to this year and getting ready to welcome in the next year! Regardless of how the last twelve months turned out for you, I want to invite you to bring love into this New Year. To do that, we must consider what we found unlovable this year and then release it and let it go. If our energy or focus is stuck in the past, it is unlikely we can be a conscious co-creator with the universe for our future. We also need to think about what was one thing we promised ourselves we would do this past year that we never quite accomplished? You see, sometimes this little thing called inertia sets in and keeps us from fulfilling our dreams and goals. Inertia is very subtle and often camouflages itself in indecision, confusion and fear. Take a minute and identify what you could have done differently and make a promise to yourself that this year you will make it happen. Be sure to tell a best friend so that you are accountable for manifesting this goal. Change happens one decision at a time.
To assist you in bringing love into this New Year, I would like invite you to consider how you can expand your creativity in your life. When we are not being creative our excitement for life dwindles and days may become routine and we disconnect from love. However, when we add an element of creativity into our lives by developing a project, skill, gift or creation then we have that to look forward and that brain-child brings a sense of purpose, joy and self-love. We are then able to move from divine discontent to creative contentment. In the process, we also unite with our soul selves through this act of creative self-expression. One cannot stay stuck in self-pity and fear when their energy and focus is on creativity. They don't co-exist.
Consider the gardener who plants a new crop, the writer who writes a new poem the cello player who plays a new song, they all share the blessing of being a conduit for the Divine. Their personal selves step aside and this bigger energy of life and creativity comes through. This creativity that inspires them can stir another to be moved to connect with their divine higher self. Examples of this are: The poems of Rumi, the compositions of Mozart, and the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe. If you have ever walked a labyrinth you can feel the grace of the spirit that built it. In contrast, when our lives are focused solely on earning money, going to work or routine tasks, we miss a vital component of living a fulfilling life. Creativity nurtures our soul and connects us to our source self.
It is important that we always continue to grow, learn and evolve. I heard a friend recently say that "If we are not growing then we are dying" While this is a very strong statement it implies that growth is life and stagnation is death.
Imagine that you could have a conversation with your future self from ten years from now. Let's suppose that his older version of yourself can reveal a very important aspect of your life that you currently are troubled or concerned about. What would your future self, recommend to you to attain this new higher level of creativity, happiness and peace in your life? Perhaps you would quit your job and start your own business, or design a home or write a book or a blog or sing, paint, dance or become a radio show host. The possibilities are endless!
We must value our creative selves as much as our responsible hardworking selves that want to provide and protect us. Our creativity is a God given gift for us to use to add vitality and meaning to our lives. In this New Year please take time to discover your very own creative outlet and then do it. You will be glad you did!