Sunday, January 3, 2021

JANUARY 2021: New Possibilities


 “All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.” ― John O'Donohue

At the beginning of a new year almost everyone can feel the powerful energy that comes ushering us through the portals of time. The actual calendar new year certainly draws the attention and the call is felt by even the most physically oriented among us. For even as we find ourselves not quite through the interior journey of the winter, this void only seems to make us more hungry for action! This is a good thing, to allow ourselves to feel this tension. It can be even more powerful if we use this time to perceive our deepest desires by going deep within and opening up the beginner's mind.

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ― Thomas Merton

In our community we began to seed our manifestations for the actual physical new year at the Autumnal Equinox. In Kabbalistic astrology, this is when the zodiac begins the spiritual new year. With the second harvest of the fall, we have hopefully received and acknowledged the bounty and the blessings of what was created in the previous cycles, and much as the moon waxes and wanes, so too, do we in the process of our creations. This comes, first and foremost, through our awareness.

“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities” - Terry Josephson

As winter approaches, the time to experience ever heightening spiritual senses in order to continue to seed and source our heart's desires has hopefully created a beautiful wave of positive energy and excitement for new opportunities, new beginnings and the field of pure possibility which are making ready to come forth. In order to bring this process to its highest potential, we will be asked to let go of what is asking for transformation. If we are to truly reach our highest potential we will also need to let go of the box of what we deem possible or even probable, in favor of an open heart, an open mind, and an open hand.

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few”. -Shunryu Suzuk

Much as the trees, flowers and plants drop their leaves, crumble and fall away, go dormant, so, too do we enter the void of our own being, and allow to fall away what is no longer necessary, what is spent, done, complete, or otherwise ready to take another form, so that there is room in our lives and our experiences for what is to come next in our lives, and in our spiritual human evolution.

“Sometimes it's the same moments that take your breath away that breathe purpose and love back into your life.” ― Steve Maraboli

The infamous new year's resolution, when prepared in this way, has a much greater chance for success and realization. The main reason for this, is that space has already been made. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the universe is always listening for your directive. So as we make those intentions and purify our desires in the fall, and then create that void within our psyche, we have actually captured more spiritual energy and power to manifest our heart's desire.

“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish” - Jean de La Fontaine

This takes our resolutions out of the realm of force and control, and gives them over to higher powers and the greater laws of cause and effect that are truly the driving force behind the law of attraction and the laws of manifestion. As we learn more about the laws of manifestation, and learn more about our own hearts desires... as we purify our desires... as we become more in service to our soul, God and humanity, we find ourselves opening up to ever richer levels of creativity and creation.

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

January is the month at the beginning of the year, named for Janus, the ancient Roman god of beginnings and transitions, also of gates, doors, passages, endings and time. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. So this indicates that the time to take stock is truly upon us this month. Personal reflection, contemplation and meditation are key at this time. At no time is the power of the medicine wheel so revealed when it comes time to reflect upon our journey, because of the context and rich relational information that it offers.

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.” ― Gautama Buddha

What do you believe about yourself and others regarding each aspect? What has each season brought you? Any new opportunities? Soul connections.... artistry... soul searching? More emotions.... in touch with feelings or desires... or opportunities for such? Now is a time to ask for a vision to guide you in your life... it may come through a dream... or in a meditation... or through your writing... or it just may be an inspired idea that seems to come from no where.... just one click away.

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem

Now is the time to prepare for the unimaginable, to open to more magic and miracles... to look outside the box and open to seeing doors and windows where there were only walls.... to let go of limited and outdated belief systems. This is a time of Pure Possibility. It's time to dream ourselves awake into ever new and beautiful realities. All is possible, if you believe!

“Be who you were born to be. Follow the call of your dreams. See what you were born to see. Your magic is more than it seems." - Unknown

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
January 03 - New Possibilities
January 10 - Perceive, Believe, Conceive, Receive
January 17 - Opening & Trusting
January 24 - Dreamers & Doers - Rev. Maribel Figueroa
January 31 - A Love Story

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JANUARY AFFIRMATIONS

I am a uniquely beautiful being of light.
I am an original, and accept myself as I am.
I open to the most original expression of my inner being possible.
My soul has something special to share.
Though I am unique, I am open to seeing where I belong.
Originality gives me the chance to work closely with my soul group.
I believe in the field of all possibility.
I see that all things are possible.
My life is revealed to me in its highest form through my love and passion.
I create my life by acknowledging and living my heart's desires.
I allow my purpose to unfold through the miracle of my life.
I let go of belief systems that are no longer serving my highest good.
I release attachments and addictions to the past.
I open my mind, my heart, my soul and my hand to good.
I am a force for good in this world.
I open to greater awareness of my soul.
I perceive through the eyes of love.
I dream beyond limitation of former belief.
I allow the medicine wheel to guide my opening.
I connect to my community and serve my tribe with love.
I am open-hearted and trusting, because I trust my self and God.
I allow room for the magic of miracles.
As I make room, miracles abound in my life.
I help others to manifest miracles.
I am a miracle maker.
I see doors and windows, where before there were only walls.
I release assumptions.
I hold space for the best to come forth.
I am open to create with this new energy.
I transition into new opportunity and new beginnings.
I am positive and free to live in love.
I open to beginner's mind.
I think in terms of what is possible.
I see the pure possibility of life.
I allow my life to become a new, beautiful love story.

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