The Bliss Blog

The Bliss Blog


New Years Revolution

 

As the clocked turned from 11:59, to 12:00, people all over the planet acknowledged a turning in their lives. Although I believe that time is a mental construct, I too honor transitional periods.  This year, in particular, is infused with meaning for folks, as for years earlier, the media and fear mongers have foretold (based on the misinterpreted teachings of the Mayan calendar) of apocalyptic happenings in 2012.  Yes, earth changes are occurring, and true that people are facing greater financial challenges than before. Seems to me that these are loud and powerfully insistent calls for more love, more healing, more dedicated endeavoring for each of us to step up and fulfill our purpose. First, we need to recognize what that is.

Do you wonder what yours is?  I have long known that mine is to be a channel for love and healing as a communicator in written and spoken word. How was I sure? All I can tell you is that I feel most fully alive when I am doing those things. It is ‘what I was born to do.’ I don’t get stage fright; ok, the occasional ‘flutterby’s’ in the stomach…but mostly very much at home when speaking. It is  like being an athlete in the ‘zone’ where nothing else exists but you and the game, sport or race. In my case, nothing else exists but me and this page, or me and the audience. What lights you up from the inside and turns you into a human sparkler? What can’t you just wait to do the moment your eyes open (besides using the potty:) ? What feels more like play than work?

One thing many people do as they enter into a New Year is create resolutions to keep them on track. My friend Joan Schaublin wrote this recently, that speaks volumes about the ways we attempt to make ourselves feel flawed as motivation to change:

“We spend the 1st of January thinking over the past and making promises to fix all the things about ourselves we think are flawed, to get all the things we think we must have in order to be happy, and to fill our empty spaces. Maybe this year, for a change, we can make a list of all the things that are right and good about ourselves, be grateful for what we already have and only promise to live authentically so the empty spaces fill themselves.

What if, instead, we set intention? I do that every day, even before my feet touch the floor, opening the door to “amazing people and extraordinary experiences.”  I ask to be mindful and heart-full that in every moment I have a choice as to how I perceive and respond to any situation that comes my way. I have become the ‘queen of reframe’, as things that would have knocked me on my butt, are now an opportunity to ask, not “why is this happening?”, but “what can I learn from it? How can I use it to serve me and others, and how can I turn it into grist for the mill for my writing and teaching? ” The answers are always there waiting for me to scoop them up. It literally feels like unwrapping gifts that are constantly being layed at my feet. Some of them show up as “precious unexpected surprises”, according to another friend named Denise Moser. Others arrive as if I placed a specific order with the Celestial Shipping Department and were sent Special Delivery. All are welcome.

So, my intentions for 2012 and beyond…

Being in integrity, saying what I mean and meaning what I say. Living so that at the end of each day, I can face the woman in the mirror, head held high.

Putting my heart and soul into all that I do.

Looking any fears/hesitation/limiting thoughts square in the face, ask what it is here to teach me and then blowing them away like so much dandelion fluff~

Listening to and following Divine Guidance, since it has never steered me wrong.

Letting go of how I alone think things should go and embracing the partnership that I have with Spirit (see above:)

Speaking my truth, with love and compassion, even if other folks may not want to hear it.

Taking care of myself body, mind and spirit.

Emotional bungee jumping…taking risks that I might have feared embracing.

Honoring my gifts to the world.

Open heartedly living each day.

Being a greater force for good in the world.

Letting my creativity flow unabated.

Asking for what I desire and opening to receive it.

Listening with the ears of the heart and being fully present to the people in my life.

Being a miracle manna-fester.

What are YOUR New Years Revolutions?

First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes http://youtu.be/o5rhhQbyYV0

 



  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dan

    Thanks for the reminder about living authentically Edie, and thanks for promoting it in us all! Hugs :)

  • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

    My pleasure. Living authentically is so much more rewarding. There was a time in my life when I was much more concerned about what ‘the propriety police’ thought about what I was doing and now I make my own conscious-conscience-heart the arbiter of my choices.

    Blssings

  • http://www.hearthealing.net Nancy Smeltzer

    Dear Edie, I wrote this “raison d’etre” back in 2002 and carry it around in my purse to pull out when I’m stuck in traffic. It’s been my daily resolution now for a number of years..

    I do hereby declare that I am here on this earth to fulfill the following:

    -to radiate light and love as I move through my life, and
    to walk in the shadows peacefully where I can embrace
    their lessons.

    -to impart beauty in all of its many manifestations.

    -to inspire gentle healing for all life forms by allowing
    energy to move through me.

    -to strive for spiritual, emotional,
    sexual, and intellectual balance in my own life and with those around me.

    -to seek the Highest Good for all in my
    dealings with others.

    For myself, I want the following:

    -exquisite peace
    -sweet intensity
    -overflowing joy
    -boundless love
    -constant connection with the Universal
    energy

    What I’m trying to do:
    I am creating a community of those who want to connect with each other with loving hearts and open souls.

    I want to create an environment where the divinity in each being is honored. I wish to actively promote a place where connection with the Universal Stream of Energy is attainable by all, and light and dark are given their due accord.

  • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW

    How magnificent, Nancy! You are an inspiration <3

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Eman

    Wonderful , Bless you

Previous Posts

Making The Ordinary Come Alive
  I became an adoptive parent in 1992, when diminutive blond haired, green eyed Adam became my son. I like to say that my stretch marks are on my heart, not my hips. A high energy kiddo with his own ideas of how life should be, there were times when I questioned my ability to keep up with hi

posted 7:25:34am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Changing the Dishes
  Fellow Good Men Project author Thomas Fiffer shared his insights about the holiday of Passover. I saw his blog entry this morning as I was contemplating what to write for today's Bliss Blog. Having been raised in a Jewish home, Passover was eagerly anticipated all year long. The pre-holi

posted 9:22:24am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Self Imposed Slavery
Tonight marks the first night of Passover which commemorates the journey from slavery to freedom of the Jews in Egypt who were compelled to work at the peril of their own lives.  Jews around the world (and others who are invited guests as they were in my childhood home) will gather to celebrate a

posted 10:40:54am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

That's What Makes You Strong
  Another soul passed into the Light yesterday to join the celestial choir. I first heard Jesse Winchester's music in the 80's. As a consummate singer songwriter, he had  a gift for vivid imagery that took the listener along for the ride. Songs such as Mississippi, You're On My Mind,

posted 10:43:14am Apr. 12, 2014 | read full post »

Hot Air Balloon
Recently I was speaking with someone about the things that weigh us down, like a hot air balloon tethered to the ground with heavy rope, spiked into the dirt, sandbags reinforcing them.  Self deprecation, limiting beliefs, old worn out ideas that no longer serve, all of the shoulda /woulda/ coulda

posted 9:06:23am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.