Archives for January 2013

New Year Blues or New Year Rainbows?

 

As January settles in, we have a chance to reset some intentions for the coming year. According to research, New Year’s resolutions often only last a few hours, but what about the deeper ones which can really help you to refashion your life? A good place to start is at the end. These are the five greatest wishes of the dying …

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

Ironically, we are often wrong in our perception of what others expect or want of us. Living our dreams, as long as they don’t hurt anyone else, nourishes us and delights others.

I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

Overwork runs us down and deprives us of choices. Missing out on the simple things of life deprives us of the vitality and joy which can enable us to be of real use to others.

I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Resentment and bitterness are known to cause illness. Writing, painting, making music and the other countless ways of creativity lighten the spirit and make burdens easier to carry.

 I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Appreciating our family and friends enriches us beyond measure. Seeing the real person behind the façade or story teaches you how to live in a state of love.

I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Dancing in the rain, throwing snowballs off mountains and running naked in the sun allows us to live life with curiosity, humility and humour so that we can achieve true freedom.

 So, for 2013, resolve to live yourself to the full and discover the magnificence that is life.

 Enjoy!

 Love Laurelle

 

Is this the End or the Beginning?

On Easter Sunday, April 21, 1519, Hernando Cortez and his fleet of 11 Spanish galleons arrived in Mexico and the Nine Hells that had been predicted through the Mayan Calendar, began. These lasted until August 16, 1987, when the Harmonic Convergence started the transition to the Fifth World of the Sun of the Mayan Calendar.  

As in any birth, transition creates chaos and change and crisis. Feelings and experiences of great loss, pain and confusion have been overwhelming many of us. Our financial structure is collapsing and we are being forced to confront our deepest fears.

On 21st December 2012, the solar meridian will cross the galactic equator and the Earth will align herself with the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. For the first time in almost 26,000 years, the Sun will conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic and paint a great cross of stars and planets in the sky. This alignment with the heart of the galaxy will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the earth and raise us all to a higher level of vibration. The materialistic world will draw to a close and there will be peace and harmony between people.

Oh, how we hope! In order for this to happen, however, we need to play our part and each of us is crucial to the plan. The time for avoidance of self-responsibility is over. We need to face ourselves and each other and embody our truth.

Here are some suggestions for action:

  1. Be clear about who you are and your relationship with the Earth and her sacred places.
  2. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart but respect differences and strive for unity.
  • Eat wisely and sparingly and pay attention to what you are taking into your body.  Learn to preserve food and energy.
  • Learn good breathing techniques and master your breath.
  • Learn to sense or see energy. This will play an increasingly important role in the development of our spiritual life.
  • See people as souls rather than a collection of behaviours. Souls are real whereas behaviours change like the wind.
  • Have an intention of peace in the world and send that intention out to world leaders.
  • Forgive all feuds and extend the hand of friendship to others.

We are living in a privileged but challenging time and we hold the success of this transition in our hands. How we act is crucial if we are to change our legacy from destruction and war into peace and harmony for our children, grand children and descendants. Let us all wish each other a peaceful, truthful and loving Christmas and New Year and be grateful that we are here to share in and help to create such an extraordinary time in Earth’s development.

 With love, Laurelle