Over recent years we have all needed to lighten our load. This is on all levels of Being – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To move forward effectively we need to be lighter in ourselves, we need to recognise that we are Beings of light. It is therefore appropriate to do a review to assess exactly where we are carrying too much of a load.
1. Look to see if you have too many possessions cluttering your space, overloading your attention and demanding too much of your time to maintain. By releasing those items we have outgrown or no longer require we feel refreshed. We can either sell the unwanted goods or give them away. To have more space around us lifts our energy levels.
2. Is it thoughts that overload you – too many plans without any accomplishments? We can fill our mind with too many options and distractions. We can clear away the mind clutter by writing our thoughts into a journal and by organising our plans onto a vision board or notice board. When we externalise our thoughts we become more objective, making it easier to stay clear with our direction, focused on our tasks and creative in our thinking.
3. Emotionally we become burdened when we carry the past with us. Old issues that haven’t been resolved weigh us down. Methods of therapy and healing are effective ways to release the pain of emotional wounds. Then the past just becomes a memory and no longer an anchor that prevents us from moving forward; experiences of joy and happiness increase.
4. When we are consumed with the hope and promise of future happiness, feeling empty with the present, our spirit is deflated. Inspiration, celebration, gratitude and peace abound when we recognise the blessings of our life as it is here in this moment. When we take our attention beyond what is around us we leak out our life-force. With meditation, prayer, ceremony and ritual we bring our awareness into this moment and in doing so we strengthen our life-force energy.
In 2011 we will need to move with change at an accelerated rate, covering an enormous amount of ground in a very short period of time. By travelling lighter this is possible. When we are heavy with possession, thoughts, feelings or lacking inspiration it is very difficult to maintain a speedy pace. Over the next few months do what you can to make your life lighter and brighter, as this will enable you to move into the next phase effortlessly.