The idea that ‘Every Day is a New Day’ and the intention to ‘Make Each Day Your Masterpiece’ are frequencies I can easily embrace and embody with my full attention, enthusiasm and energy. I love new beginnings and living in alignment with energies that allow me to take responsibility for the way I’m creating the world around me through my thoughts, emotions, perceptions, words and actions…
…however, declaring January 1st a New Year, in any way that resonates with “new” energy, has never really aligned with my intuition or frequency. Since I was a child, it seemed rather forced/orchestrated or worse. I’ve always felt it was in the middle of other important energies one would do well to focus on. It falls a few weeks into winter (at least in the hemisphere where I ‘live’) and many weeks away from spring. It comes rather abruptly after a bunch of societally structured events clamor for our attention one after the other for the previous three months (if we choose to participate). Just when it feels one would do well to go within and process and experience the feelings and energies that come with endings – the world starts shouting for new beginnings – but nature waits!
On January 1st (again, in this hemisphere), nature is doing something entirely different than shouting that a new day has come; nature is in preparing mode. It is letting go at its pace, making room for new and preparing in various ways, to spring forward. Nature is doing unseen things that are quite miraculous really. It has its own majesty happening that it need not announce to the world; it is there to see, or more easily feel, if one looks and feels closely and deeply enough. Once the time comes for it to bloom – nothing ‘natural’ can stop it. What miracles abound when the time is right!
There are external markers shouting “New Year” right now – and if that feels good to you – then go with it and make the most of it for sure. But, there are also internal signs of a different ‘calendar’ or cycle within that may be speaking to you more lovingly about a time to nurture the nature within. Only you know what is best for you. Sometimes it’s fine to kickstart yourself with orchestrated energy – you decide what to do with it. But, there is never a good time to make oneself feel less-than or bad for not feeling that energy yet. It isn’t as natural as some would have it seem. The best things cannot be forced and also cannot be contained… it’s a beautiful dance, isn’t it! There is a calendar within!
We are in a New Age. The song, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, is running through my head right now. We have a lot to look forward to. But, we must pace ourselves with nature to let it do what it exists to do within and around us. We ARE nature. We’re meant to Be at one with it. We are the miracle. We are the flow. May we all find peace in it today and every day! Whether you choose to hibernate and prepare through winter, start shining bright and early or do a combination of both, I am cheering you on – at YOUR pace! Sending you Love!