New Year

My artist-friend Fiona sends out an interesting digital image at the beginning of each year. This time it was treetops and clouds, turned upside down so the clouds are at the bottom. The message said, “Welcome to 2024!”

Intriguing.

Welcome. Well come. Come well. And then a question formed…

What would it take for me to come well to the upside-down world of 2024?

Better than a New Year’s resolution…

For me, New Year’s resolutions have never proven useful. Instead, I prefer to have a focus or intention that plays in the background to help orchestrate magic during the year. You know, the synchronicities and unexpected happenings that move our lives in ways we wouldn’t have thought of, that bring delight we wouldn’t have imagined.

Usually I’ve selected one word to set the tone. This year, because the photo had evoked a pertinent question, I decided to explore that. So I took myself out for breakfast to see what would emerge.

What would it take for me to come well to the upside-down world of 2024?

The answer started with the words:  New Year. Another chance to show…

How would you complete this?

There’s more, and I’ll post it tomorrow. But I thought you might like to reflect on this for yourself without the distraction of someone else’s perspective.

Share in the comments if you like. No pressure.

Check back tomorrow if you’re curious about what will be shaping my energy field in 2024.

Clinging doesn’t work .

Life on Earth was designed to evolve. That’s why we’re here,,,for the ever-changing opportunities to experience life and grow in our humanness. Yet as we move through daily life, we seem to have forgotten the fundamental principle that makes growth possible.

I think it’s fair to say that most of us, me included, fall into the trap of wanting things to remain the same. That’s not surprising, because no-change feels like security. Life seems easier when we know what to expect and how to navigate it. Continue reading

Increasing our Cosciousness

Consciousness is my theme at the moment. Well, actually, It has been for many years. That’s how it ended up in the title of my book, Conscious Spending, Conscious Life, which grew out of my teaching college students to be conscious consumers.

In the time that has passed, I’ve become ever-more aware of the urgent need for increasing our consciousness on all fronts. We must, if we are to resolve the world-scale chaos around us.

That phrase—the more beautiful world our hearts know as possible—is borrowed from author and essayist, Charles Eisenstein. It’s the title of one of his books, and is completely relevant to this time where we must find ways to increase our consciousness.

Seeing the bigger picture…

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True, but partial…

As I wrote last week, there are many definitions of consciousness, depending on the viewpoint of the person creating the definition. Each definition is based on limited information, and the interpretations are all true…but partial.

The problem with partial information…

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Q. What on Earth is going on?

A.  We are evolving.

Evolution proceeds in cycles and leaps.

We humans tend to overlook the bigger picture of evolution, engrossed as we are in the details of our daily and yearly lives.

History offers perspective…

The cycles and leaps of humanity are more easily seen from the vantage point of hindsight than from the midst of a society that is being propelled into a big leap.  Continue reading

Finding the best of ourselves.…

Perhaps it’s my age… I don’t know… But I find myself longing for the kinder, gentler times—when people understood the meaning of statesmanship, discretion, civility, honour, respect.

Can we recover them? I don’t know. I can only hope that we humans, collectively as well as individually, will find the best of ourselves soon enough.

Relief…

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A little help from our friends…

When we think about our friends, it’s usually flesh-and-blood people or furry friends that come to mind. But let’s not forget our invisible friends…the ones we knew as children, and gave up when adults told us we were just imagining things.

In truth, our unseen friends were real—invisible, yes, but nonetheless real inhabitants of the energy fields we’re immersed in. 

So what is it with these energy fields?

The world and everything in it is made of vibrating energy. The slower the vibration, the more solid something is, and that’s the world we can see.

When vibration increases, it reaches a point where it’s beyond our visual capacity. That doesn’t mean it’s not real, just that our eyes are incapable of seeing what exists at that vibration. That’s why invisible energy fields are often described as subtle energy. Continue reading

The Magic of Serendipity

Last week I featured a poem with a surprise ending. It demonstrates how the energy field of words and their arrangement has more impact than we might think.

But there’s more to it than that…

Worst Day Ever? also illustrates another aspect of energy—not in the words but in the process, the way the poem got out into the world.

Most of the news reports simplify the story to something like this: Chani Gorkin wrote a poem as a school assignment, someone pinned a copy of it on the wall of an English pub, someone else saw it there and posted a photo on his Twitter account, and it flew around the world.

The expanded description reads…

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