Has this Mercury retrograde cycle felt more introspective to you? It has to me. As we move into tonight’s New Moon, and then into 2017, that’s going to intensify. Since we’re moving into a new aeon, let’s talk about setting up the foundations for real change.
One of the reasons that New Year’s resolutions are frustrating is that we tend to make resolutions for change that aren’t in line with our heartsong or our Truth. Instead, they’re based on what we think we should want, how we think we should be, or a general idea of being broken.
Start by affirming what works, what is lovable and worthy, and what makes your heart sing. Make a list of what you like, admire, or respect about yourself. Decide how long of a list that’s probably going to be and make your goal at least 10 more things.
Now look at the world around you, and how you interact with it. Start with what works before you get into what could be improved. How do you actually want to interact with the world? How do you want that interaction to feel? What are your values and are you acting in accordance with them? Where do you put your energy?
Now, what is in your power to change, within yourself, to become who you we’re meant to be? Break it down into the smallest bite-sized pieces. What is the first step? How can you start to redirect your energy in the world? Who is working to effect change that is in alignment with your values, and can you team up with them? Are there people or organizations from whom you can learn? The new aeon is going to be about unity, teamwork, and relationships.
One of the keys to resolutions that work is a willingness to fail and then continue on. We live in a society that is, for a large part, based on the idea of instant gratification, but that does not serve us well when we are working toward lasting change. There is nothing shameful in failure, as longs as we use it as a learning opportunity and continue moving toward the goal. Setbacks aren’t an indication you’re on the wrong path; setbacks happen. Keep moving forward.
If you are reading this after Wednesday, don’t worry. The influence of the New Moon lasts for 3 days, and you have the added benefit of both Mercury retrograde and the start of 2017 to add to that. Do the work now, whenever you are reading this post.
Remember, you are the Light of the World!