Our collective psyche is filled with the idea that one thing follows another, when someone dies and then a baby is born we see it as an ending and a beginning. We say things like ‘when one door closes another one opens’. The magical idea of endings and beginnings is with us throughout life. In the past, I feel, that we were better at marking these rites of passage as we moved from one stage to another in life.
So here we are at another New Year, another new beginning, it is 2015
Happy New Year!!!
To get into, and to get the most benefit from 2015 you will need to let go of 2014 to enable you to move onto your desired present. Too many of us drag our negative baggage around year after year, long after we should have just let it all go. The bottom line is that baggage wears us down, saps our energy and our joy and stops us moving forward. Holding onto the past often creates a state of depression.
So my suggestion to you, is that before you step into the New Year, take some time and review all that has happened in this last year. Acknowledge it all. All that was good and all that was bad. Don’t question it or worry about it, write it down, a list of the goods and a list of the bad. And then with as much love as you can muster let all the negative stuff go. You might need to burn the list and watch it turn into smoke.
It is useful, though often difficult, to appreciate that even the worst possible disasters and traumas that we endure teach us things and enable us to grow. If we have the ears to hear and eyes to see things all that we learn is never bad, they are all ways of us learning about who we are and what we need. In that sense nothing bad can ever happen to us, unless we allow our self to see it that way.
So before you even think about New year resolutions and what you will do in the future, how about you make a decision to let go of the past. Time to put it down?
Ok, so now you can step into the New Year, into your new future, unencumbered by the past.
Happy New year.