I am not a huge believer in New Year's resolutions, mainly because they are made from a drunken state on New Year's Eve. I always wonder why folks wait until January 1st. to change their lives. I suppose it is because you can continue doing what you know isn't good for you up until that magical date, when you will change and your life will be perfect. Well........how does that work for you? Do you really keep all of your resolutions? Maybe you exercise like a mad woman for three weeks, then stop. Maybe you begin a "diet" only to resume your unhealthy eating habits days later.
Resolutions are seldom made with a plan of action in mind. Making big life changes can be scary, and having a plan of action can really help you achieve what you say you desire. Just saying to your friends that you are going to be more positive or lose weight or eat healthier without the slightest idea of how you are going to do it, sets you up to fail. I am big on having a goal, having a plan of some kind, then taking action. Your plan need not be exact. There needs to be wiggle room for the magic to seep in. Just saying that you are going to exercise more, but not making room in your daily life for exercise, won't work. You know this, you know. When you are declaring to your friends and family, you know this.
Sometimes we think we need to change something, but we really don't want to. Own that! If you are happy where you are, great. If you are unhappy but afraid to change, awesome. If you are unhappy, afraid to change but do it anyway, you are a super star. It is feeling the fear, but doing it anyways that helps to propel you towards your goals. You are the one person who lives with you and your thoughts and feelings. You know if you are happy or not. Only you can change how you feel. No one can do that for you. No one. Only you. How empowering (or scary) is that knowledge?
So, with the new year looming close by, decide for yourself whether you are ready, willing and able to make a change or two. If you are, make a plan of some kind. If you aren't, own that. You are truly empowered to do, be, create and achieve anything you put your mind, body and soul to. Until next time...
When my kids were smaller, they used to love the movie, Robots. It is a very cute story about a robot who wants to be an inventor, and all of the stumbling blocks he encounters. This is a feel good movie with such catch phrases as, "You can shine no matter who you are." I also love, "See a need, fill a need." This morning on my way home from dropping the kids at school, I started thinking about the concept of "work". It is tiring to say the word. It implies that it is hard, and it is something you "have to" do. Now don't get me started on "Have to." You don't have to do anything. You choose to get up, get dressed and go to a place you call "work". Whether you like it or not is entirely another matter.
What if you woke up, got dressed and went to a place that you loved? A place of employment that filled a need in you. A place where you felt peace and accomplishment. What if that was where you worked? So many folks hate their jobs. It is sad to me that someone would spend so much of their day in a place that they hate. It's madness. I surely don't want my kids growing up with this as their reality. Now I imagine at this point you may be thinking that I am crazy, and that you live in the "real world" where people "have to" work. I assure you I live in the same world. I have held jobs that I have disliked greatly. They key word here is "have". I no longer choose to put myself in places that do not feed my soul. I am not in relationships that aren't full of integrity either. Life on this planet is too short to do stuff and be with people who are not in alignment with your Divinity. Truly.
I think what happens a lot in this world is we get ourselves into a situation, whether it be a job or a relationship, and we don't know how to change it or get out. We become comfortable in that situation, even though we may not be happy. Perhaps the thought of changing the situation is more scary to us than just staying. But let me tell you that if you stay in a situation that you consciously know isn't in your highest good, you will suffer. You will suffer emotionally, mentally, spiritually and probably physically as well.
This blog is getting depressing, sorry. I just want you to find your happiness and do more of that. You hear stories all the time about people who woke up in the morning only to begin writing best selling novels, or folks who tinker with stuff only to create a new gadget. In other words, people are living their Divinity all the time. And so can you!! Are you brave enough to try? I am always of the opinion that you will never know unless you try. I try a lot! All the time. One of my Divine gifts is to see a system (any kind) and just know why it isn't working and how to make it work better. This kind of gift isn't always appreciated. No one wants to be told their system isn't working. I am learning as I get wiser, that I can simply observe and not get in there and "fix" everything. I don't always listen to my higher self on this though. Sometimes I just blurt it out. I own this about myself. We all have things to improve upon.
To sum up this rather long blog post, find something you love and do that more often. You never know where that will lead you. If you have no idea what you would want to do for "work", then perhaps you aren't aware of your Divine gifts yet. I can certainly help you with that. Until next time...
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.