Many of you who are empaths and sensitives, don't love traveling.
The changes to routine and surroundings can be very jarring.
Traveling tends to put us in a world of chaos.
It can be overwhelming and unravelling.
And yet, it's exactly that kind of chaos that also opens us up.
Recently, I visited my daughter and her husband in Cuba, and experienced the shifting and opening that came from new experiences.
We stayed four stories (eight flights) up in the heart of Havana, in a crumbling old building that looked over the entire town.
All day, the streets were loud with life and chatter. The woman in the rooftop next to us washed jeans and tee shirts and hung them to dry. A man lowered the laundry up and down with a rope and pulley. Street hawkers called out their wares. On another rooftop, a man spent hours barbequing—even though much of his patio was charred to black.
All night, the streets were louder—filled with shouting and laughter as people headed back from their nightly stroll on Le Malecon, the seawall that borders downtown.
The city never slept, save for a few hours before dawn, when all went still— the Amrit Vela, when the veil is thinnest between the worlds.
I sat up in bed and meditated in the quiet, until the sun rose in the east, and a new day began.
I was not in a place I understood.
Yet I was still a soul, as are we all.
It's tricky to just sit with the new year.
Around now, you might be feeling a bit blah or uncertain now that the holidays are over—a bit confused about what's next, or where you should put your attention, or what to focus on.
When we feel like this, we tend to want to slap on some New Year's resolutions.
We get all revved up, and vow to lose this weight.
We get all goal-oriented, and vow stop this habit.
But this approach has always felt unreal to me.
We're still souls, no matter what the scale says.
We're still souls, no matter what our habits are.
It's really about integrating our whole selves, rather than shaming parts of us.
2019 is The Year of Creative Collaboration. It is a THREE year.
In numerology, three corresponds to creativity, innovation and collaboration.
In 2018, The Year of Collective Soul, we started to understand that we are connected—that we are are One collective soul.
But in 2019, we move beyond our awareness of Oneness and into creative collaboration—we learn how to work together as souls.
Thus, in 2019, we begin to learn how to SOLVE PROBLEMS using all the connecting tools at our disposal--social media, political activism and spiritual telepathy.
Some key aspects of 2019:
Social media refines itself. In 2019, we lose interest in fake news, political jockeying, trolling and celebrity drama. When the negativity becomes dull, we can use this tool in a positive way. We begin to see that we can really connect with others on the planet—we begin to reach out, and we find other souls waiting to connect with us as well.
We lose our addiction to politics. In 2019, we lose interest in political drama. We wake up, and we're suddenly just over it. This does not refer to any one person or party—it's all of it. Collectively, we stop paying attention to pundits and begin take matters into our own hands. We lead ourselves, rather than waiting to be led. This sets the stage for a new kind of politics in 2020.
We problem solve together. We begin to exchange ideas and work collaboratively toward solutions, in a way that has not happened on this planet yet. This is a great leap forward for humanity! This creative collaboration and willingness to problem solve together is the hallmark trend of 2019. Watch for scientific and social breakthroughs in areas that affect the mass of humanity, such as water, weather, food, health, safety and emotional wellness.
Women step into power. In 2019, younger women begin to show up in business and politics, and as social influencers and thought leaders. 2019 marks the beginning of the end of the old guard, the old patriarchy. This is far more than #metoo. It is women stepping into their power en masse, to find out they are natural leaders.
Minorities step into power. Along with women stepping into power, minorities (race, gender, age, ability) become politically active in unprecedented numbers. This changes the politics of the nation, and is the beginning of a new political system where there are multiple political parties, not just a few.
Migration continues. Many people are forced to move due to climate change, natural disasters, and violence, and we begin to recognize the fallacy of national borders. This is a very difficult passage in 2019, filled with confusion and missteps. This is world wide. We are in the infancy of understanding that nationalism is a dying concept.
Weather communicates. Gaia has spoken, and many of us are listening. Because we are finally listening, Gaia no longer needs to shout to get our attention with natural disasters and weather systems. These weather extremes continure—but they are different, they feel different. We start to understand they are energy fields that are communicating with us. We start to work with them, rather than resisting them. We start to communicate with Gaia as part of ONE soul.
Money shifts form. Many are holding their breaths waiting for the next big crash, but it is important to remember that what is in the past does not reflect what arrives from the future. We have the ability to evolve and not repeat past mistakes. New currency and payment systems are created outside of banks, credit cards and stock markets.
Cannabis expands. Recreational pot becomes legal in more places world wide, and many of those using it experience expanded consciousness for the very first time. This especially is true of older people who have never experienced consciouness before. CDB becomes recognized as a healing agent, which paves the way for awareness of other plant-based healing agents.
Time feels different. Time has been shifting for a few years, and we are starting to feel it. The way we experience it is both slower and faster. When we need more time, it slows down so that we can accomplish what we need. We have a new feeling of spaciousness—there is no longer a need to rush .And yet when we try to recall the day or week or month prior, it all seems very fast. In 2019, we begin to exist in a new dimension of time.
We feel our Oneness. This began in 2012, but now it's palpable. We just feel differently, as if we are part of something bigger. We don't feel as separate. This is Oneness, and this feeling grows in 2019. It's talked about in social media and it is also noticed by your family and friends—even those you least expected to become conscious.
We become more telepathic. We notice that we can read every person, animal, plant or object we come across. This is not new, but it is exponentially expanded. We let go of superstitions about bad energies or the need to protect from others. We moved from fear into love.
We worry less and are happier. After the stress of the last few years, we collective just let go of the insanity. We decide that worry and anxiety are not what we're here for. We move forward with clarity and without fear. We do what needs to be done.
2019, The Year of Creative Collaboration, contains a collective power that we have not yet seen. This is a very good year, and the beginning of many positive changes for humanity and the planet.
Collectively, it is a great year for working together, collaborating on problems and coming up with creative solutions.
Personally, it is a great year for letting go of anxiety and fear, feeling this new sense of Oneness, and trusting that the Universe is supporting you.
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Planet Earth takes 365 days to orbit the sun.
And New Year's Day is when we mark it.
Soon, we'll be starting another 365 days.
Another 8760 hours.
Another 525600 minutes.
Who knows what will happen to each of us, in the next minutes, hours and days, on this next journey around the sun?
What will we learn?
What will we experience?
How will we feel?
Who will we love?
The poet Mary Oliver is famous for asking what we plan to do with our "one wild and precious life?"
It is an excellent question to start considering now, as we prepare for the next planetary sojourn.
Some questions to ask yourself right now:
• Who do I want to be?
• Who do I want to stop being?
• What do I want to experience?
• How do I want to feel?
Love is the gift today.
You can't buy it.
You can't wrap it.
All you can do is give it.
And, of course—you can let yourself receive it.
Wherever you are, whoever you're with, whatever you're doing—I wish you a heart filled with love this Christmas.
The darkest night of the year gives way to Light.
It is a time of celebration, gratitude and HOPE.
Are you feeling overwhelmed right now?
Because it's really easy to let the holidays take over your life.
You might find yourself busy with shopping or preparations.
You might find yourself attending more events..
You might find yourself traveling more.
And even if you're NOT particularly busy?
You might find yourself surrounded by people who are.
The stress level starts to creep up—whether it's your stress or everyone else's.
We feel tired, cranky, confused and most of all, we feel like we've lost ourselves.
Because we have.
The thing is:
The Universe doesn't care how well you "do" the holidays.
The Universe just wants you to connect with everything as One.
That's all that needs to be on your list.
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