It’s been my practice to give attention to the moon phases, especially the new moon because I was born on a new moon. Yesterday the New Moon was at about 11 degrees Aquarius. And today begins the Chinese New Year of the Horse. Both auspicious for new beginnings.
I recently downloaded all my posts from previous years so I could revisit them and possibly put them into an order for a future memoir.
And here, for the “new year” is a re-post of my offering for new beginnings in January of 2010, which seems still applicable for today and tomorrow, and each tomorrow beyond that.
Keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ - into the future.
Where did the last decade go? I know I don’t feel any older, although the mirror says I’m becoming an old woman, and my body has its repertoire of aches and pains.
When I first began to make significant changes in my life, around 1990, the lyrics of the Steve Miller Band’s song “Fly Like an Eagle” came to my mind one morning. And across the bed from me, on the wall was a Japanese painting of a golden eagle. It’s been my experience for many years that I receive “messages” from my spirit through songs that come to me in the mornings after I awake - they are significant only if I haven’t heard them within the last few days. That morning I knew that something was brewing.
I didn’t hear that song this morning; however, I am reminded by the date on the calendar that time surely is slippin’ into the future. I’m in the future I didn’t know about in 1990. It’s been an incredible journey since then! And if it’s true that we create our reality, then I wonder…
What was I thinking?!!!!!! LOL!
A theme seems to be showing up for me lately, over the past few months. It’s the theme of creativity - creating the future I want, the environment I live in, the relationships I have, and the fun in my life. As I know that time is shorter for me now than it was in the past, I must be careful what I create for the rest of my life, and it must be the best!
So it is definitely time to say farewell to all those places, people, things and thoughts that do not fit into my new creation. If it nurtures me, is beautiful, and I love it, I will keep it. Otherwise, it’s time to leave it behind. I’ve created a cover for my new journal that I write my most private thoughts in. One of the items I placed there is a quote that says, “Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out.” Yes, I will take those with me the rest of the way, and leave behind all those things that no longer serve me.
And for the year 2014 I add the focus of Balance. This is a word that has been showing up for me within the last couple of weeks. That I need to balance, sometimes as if on a tightrope, the various aspects of my life. Caring for myself more than others, to balance out those times I’ve cared for others more than myself, and there have been many of those. There’s also balancing my checkbook and bank accounts, and balancing my diet so I can remain healthy. Balancing my physical activity with rest, with rest coming more often than it used to. This is the year I focus on being kinder to myself, more forgiving of myself – it all balances those other times that I was hard on myself, didn’t take care of myself in the most loving way. Yes, Balance…the scales, the measurement, the equilibrium…Beginning anew.