Every time a new year is about to ring in, does your mind start thinking about creating a “fresh start?” Do you force yourself to write that obligatory list of New Year’s Resolutions, even though your biggest success has been breaking them by February 1?
With the force of tradition, being bombarded with sappy New Year’s themed shows, along with the barrage of social media messages, it’s all too easy to get caught up in those traps.
So, let’s hit the pause button for a moment and think about what the beginning of a year -- simply a flip of a calendar page -- is really about.
New means change
“New” symbolizes change. Something’s beginning, something’s altered, something’s ending.
This all boils down to: Things Will Be Different.
Which, going deeper means: I Will Be Different.
All this newness can bring up some pretty overpowering fears in the part of your consciousness that functions from primitive programming. I refer to this as “fear-based consciousness,” since its entire job is to make sure you survive.
No matter what.
How? By keeping you safe.
No matter what.
Fear-based consciousness has some strange notions about how keeping you safe needs to look, so any kind of change, good or not so good, upsets it. Terribly.
Which is one of the reasons New Year’s Resolutions usually don’t work: Too much threatened change.
Here’s a little Zen-ish truth to ponder: Everything changes so nothing changes.
In other words, nothing is stagnant; even if you can’t see it happening on a cellular level, things are constantly changing. There’s no beginning, no ending, just perpetual change.
So, really, change is just an IS, whether the calendar number is different or not.
To your fear-based consciousness, that looks like chaos with a capital C. Even though on a spiritual, Higher Consciousness level, it’s all happening in perfect synchronization, timed in a rhythmic, harmonically convergence dance.
Is risking risky?
Speaking of that Big Fear of change, if you buy into fear and choose to not take a risk, ultimately the risk will take you. In other words, like a magnet, you’ll attract what you fear the most, being forced to face your biggest fears.
Like, if you’re too terrified to risk opening that new business, the one you just know you’re supposed to start, unexpectedly you get fired from your previously secure 9-5 gig. And, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to find a new job.
That Silly Universe has quite the warped sense of humor when aiming to “inspire” (Read: Force) your growth and evolution. It does whatever it takes to prevent you from hitting the snooze button on your life.
Here’s another Cosmic Joke: Even if you believe you aren’t taking a risk by choosing the “safe” route, in some way you’re taking a different risk. So, being afraid to commit to a relationship means you’re “risking” being single.
Honestly, the biggest “risk” you can ever take is not being who you really are. Yet, your fear-based consciousness has you ab-so-lutely convinced that it’s much safer to not be authentic.
So, even though your iPhone has already clicked over to January, allow yourself a minute of inner-reflection.
You may have already itemized your usual New Year’s resolutions: Go to the gym; lose ten pounds; call your mother more; be nicer to your spouse.
But now, try something different, something authentic, instead:
- Resolve to complete things left dangling. Like telling the guy you ghosted the real truth about why you stopped texting. Gently, of course.
- Resolve to clean up lack integrity. Like repaying that money you borrowed from your Dad twenty years ago that you chose to not define as a loan.
- Resolve to look at life through a lens of love. Know that if you aren’t feeling love, you’re feeling fear. Easy to choose differently with that awareness.
- Resolve to admit "mirrors." Whatever you can’t accept about someone is a reflection of a part of you that you aren’t accepting. You may have to dig deep to discover it, but it’s always there. Always.
- Resolve to be grateful. For all of it. Even those yucky parts.
- Resolve to take risks. Make an etched-in-stone commitment to stop buying into fear and do those things calling your name. You know the ones. You don’t have to learn to skydive (unless you want to); it could be simply talking to a homeless person; trying a new flavor of ice cream; telling someone how you really feel; turning off your devices for an hour. Get the idea?
- Resolve to manifest your soul’s unique Life Purpose. What are you here to express? To share? To teach? To assist? Commit to remembering and sharing your soul Purpose!
You are a future of possibility. Step into your authentic self, your power, your presence -- play big in 2020 and all ways.
Royce Amy Morales has been teaching breakthrough self-discovery for decades in her Perfect Life Awakening courses. She’s available for continuing group classes and private inner journey sessions using the powerful Spiritual Cognition Integration techniques she developed. If you’re tired of the struggle and feel ready to jump in, or dive deeper, give Royce a call at (310) 710-9741 for a free consultation.
Royce is the author of three books about her teachings: “Want: True love, past lives and other complications;” “Know: A spiritual wake-up call;” and “Back: Rebirth After Stroke,” all available on www.amazon.com
“A spiritual teacher of Royce’s depth and heart is extremely rare — her trailblazing information comes from not only teaching and learning, but from years of seeing what works and what doesn’t. With clarity, humor and candor, Royce shares the principles of life, how to transform areas that are stuck and disempowered, the goal being freedom from whatever is holding you back.” – W. Taylor