I had a look at my calendar today and was shocked to find:
IT IS FEBRUARY!!
I honestly don’t know what happened to January. It just seems to have evaporated. On the upside, it’s the middle of summer in my hemisphere and my garden is currently pumping out food and is looking like this, so no complaints there. It’s a blissful time of year, no doubt.
If you’re one of those people who made New Year’s resolutions, chances are that you fall into the 67% of people who have given up / forgotten about them by mid January. It’s honestly that many. So chances are by now you’ve forgotten that you even HAD some New Year’s resolutions - and hopefully stopped feeling guilty about not sticking with them as well, because guilt is a pretty useless feeling.
I’m not about New Year’s resolutions anyway. I’m about making lasting change - and frankly, I don’t care when you start…
...as long as it is today.
(Even if you’re reading this in June.)
Because you’ve lived this way for long enough. You (and the planet) deserve so much more - more health, more kindness, more abundance.
See, to me it is all interlinked: no matter what trouble you’re experiencing in your personal life, it’s nothing but a reflection of what is happening on the macro scale. Because we live in a fractal world.
If you’re mistreating and disrespecting your body - you’re likely mistreating and disrespecting Mother Earth. And I don’t just mean on a spiritual level (although that’s probably true as well). If the food that you eat is non-organic, sugar laden, highly processed stuff you’re supporting an industry that is killing our planet with every purchase (AND abusing your body).
If you’re unhappy with your body you might get sucked into the advertising industry that promises that your life will change if only you buy this new pair of shoes - made in China where the factories are polluting the air so much that half the population can’t see the sun. And you pay for that temporary glitch of feeling better about yourself with an ongoing quiet knowing that it’s just not right.
If you’re stressed about your career, your relationship or your finances, you’re likely to be making choices from a place of scarcity. You’re likely to indulge in distractions like shopping or media. And you’ll stress out those around you, which means they’ll do the same. And round and round we go.
You get the idea. It’s all connected.
So I say: let’s solve these issues and get you happy and well this year, so you can cut the crap and start contributing to the solution. Because I know you want more and you’re better than this and you have SOO much potential to really make a difference and I need you to be up for it.
So the goal for 2017 is just that: clear all the clutter and gunk out of your life that is holding you back from living your true purpose, values and convictions - because once you do that, I KNOW that your contribution to this world is going to be one of healing, of creativity and restoration.
And I know that because you’re already on the path - otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.. But if you are human it’s likely you’re caught up in the everyday clutter and stress of life, of the systems and society around us, caught up in demands and relationships and bills to pay and all that is so bloody complex and demanding that you barely have a chance to surface for air but when you do you remember that life is actually about something different. And you realize all the ways in which you’re not currently serving the planet and the true purpose of life, because you’re just too bloody busy and then you just feel overwhelmed and maybe a bit guilty and you go back under.
And you know what - it’s like that for most of us. In fact, if you take a moment and look around you can probably feel a sense of compassion for all your fellow journeywoMen around you who are fighting just the same battle. Because I am totally, deeply convinced that us humans are, in fact, smarter than yeast (if you’ve ever heard that analogy before). We can, and will, realise that our current behaviour is destroying our host - and putting us on the trajectory of destroying ourselves - we just believe we haven’t got a CHOICE.
Which makes it all the more painful really, because we’re doing all this stuff in full knowledge of the predicament - and in that way layering a level of guilt, sadness, helplessness and despair over the top of the whole thing as if it wasn’t bad enough already.
So who’s to blame all those journeywoMen who choose to bury that consciousness under a thick layer of distractions - because if you can’t do anything about it anyway, what’s the point in facing the guilt and despair on top of it? I totally get that. It’s actually a healthy response, for the individual. Unfortunately, it’s not great for the whole.
And then there’s the systemic issues - the big four big, contradictory illusions (or lies) of our time: an economic system that is built on and founded on the illusion of unlimited growth, a society that is founded on the illusion of separation and a worldview that is dominated by the illusion of us having control over our natural environment - while at the same time believing that we have no control over the systems that control us, bringing us out of alignment with our true essence.
Ironically, that last MASSIVE thinking error also holds the key to our release from our predicaments.
Because the good news is: you actually do have control. Maybe not over the full extent of your circumstances (some you will be able to control). But you have full control over the choices you make and the meaning you give to things. And from that meaning and those choices, you can take action.
All that needs to happen is to peel away the layers of ‘trappedness’- bit by bit - so that you can exercise those choices in a way that is in alignment with your essence. Some of those layers are those ‘whole of society’ thinking errors. Some are the barriers we put up for ourselves to protect ourselves from pain. Your personal hell, which is also your greatest gift as it presents the biggest opportunity for growth. Whatever the limitation, it is only and illusion. And it’s time to wake up.
Because by peeling away those layers you can expose your real commitments - the commitments to your spiritual self, your fellow journeywoMen and all the other living things sharing this planet with you. Your commitments to future generations. Your commitments to your own growth. And from that place, I already know that you will create beauty.
So let’s make this year about getting untrapped.
The time is now. Undo.
P.S. In just a short while I’ll be releasing here my 2017 roadmap to getting you started. If you leave me your email I’ll make sure you’ll find it in your inbox.