I have been fortunate to meet some very beautiful young people these past years and I feel deeply inspired by the intelligence and vision and capacity of some of the younger people -who in years ahead potentially may be our future leaders.
I encourage us to give more space and invitation to play, to enjoy and generally to somehow have that lighter energy engaged. Especially when I think of children and see them playing, the way that they learn, develop, and evolve through play. As adults we often frown upon play, we don't really think of it as something that is relevant to life, but I beg to differ, I think we really need to play. I feel we need to allow a little of what I call “positive crazy”, to allow humour, the “left of centre” thinking as it may just illuminate, bring forth that intuitive wisdom that is sometimes not seen because we're so locked into what we think we know or what we think we want. One point I know from personal experience again and again is that in a crisis or in some circumstances that our life turns us upside down and forces us to look differently. What could be if we volunteered instead if needing a crisis? What may happen if we ‘choose’ to look differently and not necessarily have the crisis? Maybe that is an invitation this year!
As I sit here in the forest I am reminded once again of the interrelationship and interdependence of all that we are. As human beings we tend to think of ourselves as rather individual and often forget how interdependent we really are - maybe that is also something to remember this year. Experiment with being open to perceiving and seeing the interdependence, looking around to see how much other people, the planet, the universe really is giving to you, is supporting you in ways that might not at first glance be obvious but perhaps with a deeper contemplation that interconnectedness is visible. To me this feels important, a vital wisdom, that each of us can gain further understanding of. A wisdom that helps in so many ways. I am remembering something that came up for me this past year , something that may be very relevant going forward for all of us - that is feel, to sense, to allow how much we are all actually deeply, profoundly held and supported. By whatever we want to call it - the universe; grace; God. I was sharing with someone recently about the first time I profoundly experienced this, which was quite a few years ago now, and I was going through very difficult confronting experience and then quite unexpectedly I was just flooded with this deep sense of love, a belovedness. An experience I can't really put into words except to say that I think probably for the first time in my life it was feeling that everything is OK, I am OK and I am not alone, ever. I invite those of you who are reading this to be open for a deeper quality, sense, capacity of support that you may not have realised is already here. Nothing you need to do, nothing to change or shift – that this support is right here, right now for all of us. To me this illuminates the interconnection, that we are part of all that is – and yes, we are here to be an individual human being and that is a very personal experience for each one of us, who we are – but we are also this deep universal sense of love, much more than personal love. I really invite, support and encourage each of you to be open to new experiences of being supported, feeling that sense of being held, being OK, being loved. Feeling and sensing the light even when the clouds are heavy the fog thick, the overwhelm is present. To know that you are not alone, we are all walking our individual path but we are all walking together.
My dear friends, I wish you an insightful and potentially playful and joyful 2023 and may we all walk together, inspire, explore and discover new inspirations, new understandings and new ways of being with one another, and our planet this year! Much love to all of you