I have been absolutely fascinated lately with how much change
has taken place in my lifetime. If you're a Baby Boomer as well, I'm guessing
you can relate. Even if you're younger, life has been shifting at such an
accelerated rate that you, too, have been riding some wild waves of change.
Knowing that humans have a natural resistance to change,
anchored in the subconscious mind's desire for survival and to keep you safe in
a certain comfort zone, I think we should all stop for a moment and
congratulate ourselves for having done such a remarkable job of transitioning
to this point in time. WE ARE AMAZING!
For those who were born in the 1950's and earlier, the world
we live in now may seem truly magical and miraculous with the rules we operate
by changing and all of the rapid advances in technology. We have had a lot to
process and adjust to over a relatively brief period of time. Greatly due to
the activism of the 1960's, these changes have taken us out of our comfort zone
and set in motion the evolutionary burst that we're in the middle of now.
Let's consider some of the dramatic differences for a moment.
In the 1950's, you were lucky if you had a small black & white screen
television playing 3 channels, women generally stayed home to care for the
family, front doors were left unlocked unless you went on vacation, children
walked up to a mile or more each day with their friends to go to a local
school, telephones were on party lines that you shared with others in your
neighborhood, airline travel was an exceptional event, divorce was rare and
considered a stigma, people wrote letters and paid with cash or a check for
most purchases. Music was played on the radio or on 45's or 33-1/3 records on a
turntable. Sex discrimination and racial segregation were accepted policies in
most parts of the world.
Entire families staying in the same neighborhood, at the same
job or with the same company, and with the same friends and companions
throughout their lifetime were not at all uncommon. It was, in many ways, an
easier, softer, gentler and more stable time. Everyone knew their place, their
role, and, for the most part, complied and stayed in character.
There were no microwaves, iPods, drive through restaurants,
fast food, CDs, 7-Eleven, merchant credit cards, personal computers, emails,
cell phones, or instant messages. The idea of walking up to a machine and
getting money handed to you any time of night or day as we do at ATM's would
have seemed outrageous. Today we take these things and even more for granted.
These changes are minor compared to what is about to take place.
As a people we are moving forward through a time of evolution,
a transition in consciousness and an essential paradigm shift.
From control to freedom. From ego and separation to community
and unity. From manipulation to cooperation. From competition to partnership
and co-creation. From lack and limitation to limitless abundance and
prosperity. From fear to faith. From force to power. From cowardice to courage.
From aggression to compassion. From powerless to powerfull. And, as Anodea
Judith says, from the Love of Power to the Power of Love.
Along the way we may "lose" things as our world is preparing
us for this dynamic change. People, places and things. The way we dress, think,
speak, play, relate to one another and work are shifting. Our communications,
relationships, lifestyles, economic systems, interests and patterns are all
going through a transformation of sorts.
At times it may seem as if the world is breaking down. I'm
going to encourage you to see that it is actually breaking through. All
of this is necessary to prepare us for what is about to take place and, most
important, to awaken those who have been in a trance-like state. We are in the
middle of the Great Awakening.
And, as you "lose" the old you will find that what you believe
you have lost comes back to you in remarkable ways. New ideas and concepts for
family and community are emerging. Enlightened and inspired concepts for
education, health care, government, world trade and economics will be born.
You will be amazed to discover that you begin connecting with
people who you are instantly comfortable with, what many describe as gathering
their spiritual family together. You are being given the clarity and the
opportunity to release anything that doesn't work or fit any longer.
You are being given the chance to clean out your closets,
leaving all the old baggage behind.
Though you may not see it or be able to believe it in this
very moment, everything is happening perfectly and is in divine order.
Through what may be turbulent and challenging times ahead, it
is important to stay clear and remember who you are. You are a richly-endowed
child of the Universe. You are gifted. You are magnificent. You are loved. You
are protected. You are a powerful co-creator. You haven't been brought this far
to be dropped.
Here are some suggestions to support you as we move forward:
1. Stay grounded. You may find my Daily Gifts recording to be
a valued tool. For those of you who would like to download your copy,
Exercise daily to move and clear your energy.
2. Stay focused on what you are choosing to create, gratitude,
appreciation, and love. Stay focused on the positives. Look for the
opportunities to be a blessing and a gift each day. Be kind to yourself and
3. Stay connected with those you trust and feel at home and
honored with. Stay connected with Source through meditation, prayer or moments
4. Stay in faith and stay out of fear. Trust. Stay out of
judgment of yourself and others. It's often a benefit to find a simple saying
to anchor you. All is well in my world or Everything I need is being
provided, absolutely everything are two that come to mind.
5. Stay conscious. Stick with your daily practices that serve
you well. Indulge yourself in habits that stabilize and calm you. Avoid escapes
into food, television, alcohol, overstimulation, mindless activities or other
6. Confront your demons. Face the truth about yourself and
your life. Deal with anything you've been avoiding, pretending doesn't exist,
ignoring or denying. Be awake.
And, if you can, take a Reunion Tour.
Months ago I was invited to speak in my high school town.
Almost immediately I thought it would be a great time to go back and visit all
the areas where I'd spent the first half of my life. The idea of my Reunion
Tour came to mind.
If you've known me for any period of time, I'm always
intrigued by words. It was clear that this was not a Nostalgia Tour, but a
Reunion Tour. A time to reconnect with those parts of myself that I had left
behind long ago, or thought I did.
So, last weekend, I went back to visit all the places I'd
lived in, all the places I'd grown up in, and the memories came back in huge
waves. My elementary school, my high school, my college, and the first school I
taught at all within a very small area in northern California.
Visiting the homes and neighborhoods that I'd lived in, so
many memories came flooding back. Things I'd forgotten. Things I'd tried to
forget. Things I'd shoved aside. Things I didn't want to remember on some
The house that the child molester lived in. Using slide rules
through college math and physics courses. The bar that everyone could drink in
at 18. The boy who committed suicide in high school. My first wedding. The
parties. The struggles. The freedom. The trials. The love.
As much as my Reunion Tour was emotional, it was refreshing
and renewing. It helped me make sense of some habits and behaviors I'd been
holding on to. It was a time to face my demons and set myself free.
At my college, I got to talk with a freshman just finishing
his first year. He was curious about the 60's and the 70's and what the campus
had been like then, so I was more than willing to share though I find it's
never really possible to explain completely what that time was like.
So fresh and full of innocence on his Life adventure, he
looked at me with his eyes wide open and asked, "Did it go by too quickly? Did
it pass too fast?" Looking back over the years, I was able to tell him honestly
that it had been just right.
Which brings me to another point. Everything is happening
perfectly. You're exactly where you need to be at this moment in time. Look for
the perfection, appreciate it and continue to focus on what you are choosing to
create. In a short while, it will seem as if this was just a blink of the eye.
I'd like to share my own experience with a small demonstration
Last month as I was in the middle of writing on a Thursday, I
got the inspiration to do my laundry. Unusual since I'm a weekend laundry gal,
but not particularly out of the ordinary, I followed the guidance with a
certain sense of amusement. As I was putting my second load in the community
washer, the card read "Dead Card". Knowing that it had just worked for drying
my first load of clothes, I was frustrated and headed towards the card machine.
As I turned the corner, I saw my neighbor hunched over in the
hall, almost collapsed. He was having a low blood pressure event and was close
to passing out. I was able to help him back to his apartment, get his
medications for him, and make sure he was settled in comfortably. As he told me
later, if I hadn't come along at precisely that moment he didn't know what
might have happened.
Needless to say, my card worked perfectly when I went back to
finish my laundry and has continued to ever since.
Coincidence? I think not. It was a confirmation to me that we
are exactly where we need to be in every moment. Everything is happening
perfectly and in divine right timing.
It was a reminder, too, that it's essential for us to stay
open to guidance and to be willing to follow it. Particularly when it
doesn't seem to make much sense.
You are on the ride of your life. Enjoy each and every
YOU deserve it!
To your wealth and success,