Friday, December 27, 2013
After all the hype surrounding December 21, 2012 and the climax of the Mayan Calendar, those of us on the spiritual path were intrigued to see what 2013 had in store. 2012 was really just the beginning. Ahead of us lay a blank slate of possibility and a new mix of energies… we skipped into the year ahead, wondering what the universe would bring and how the path would unfold.
In many ways, 2013 has been more transformational than 2012. We’ve chiseled away at the old paradigm in doable ways, we’ve overcome challenges as we’ve grounded the new paradigm more prominently into our lives, and we’ve grown more spiritually mature as we’ve started to accept what’s required to create lasting change.
Indeed. Awakening and transformation isn’t about bringing the system down or revolutionising the world in one day. It’s a slow and steady journey that must be taken step by step. Not only that, but we need to work with the system, not outside it or against it. We’re all connected and it’s only by working together and having compassion for where everyone is at that we can create a better world.
I don’t think we’re meant to be any further along or behind than where we’re at right now. Earth is a perfectly designed reality that reflects our current vibration and state of being back to us. Accepting this whilst having gratitude for how far we’ve already come is a critical part of the healing process.
That does’t mean we shouldn’t strive to shift the destructive paradigm that’s eating away at our planet. It just means being aware that each challenge we face, both personally and collectively, is necessary for our growth. This is how we climb towards our potential and there’s no point getting angry or upset when others (or ourselves) don’t behave how we think they should.
There will be plenty more challenges ahead and many will probably have to reach a tipping point before we can change our ways. But this is the ride we all signed up for and nobody said it was going to be easy. Keep going fellow beings… it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and in the end, it’s really all about the journey anyway. Here’s to 2014… may it be everything we need it to be.
About the Author
Cassandra Sturdy is Conscious Living Editor for Conscious Life News. She is the author of The Twelve Attunements, an exciting new novel that explores spiritual awakening, the global shift in consciousness and planetary transformation. You can get a free copy of this book from her website and connect with Cassandra on facebook.
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