Updated: Mar 1
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation of all abundance. - Eckhart Tolle
I made the decision many years ago not to set New Year's Resolutions as my experience was that I didn't keep them. Research supports my experience, demonstrating that most people will abandon their resolution by the beginning of February. I don't know about you but I find this very disheartening as I feel that by setting a resolution that begins on 1st January, we are doomed to fail.
In the past 7 years I have set a theme for my life. For the past 5 years the theme was trust as I struggled to trust that I was being looked after or that there was a benevolent being who loved and cared for me. I saw life as hard and a struggle and questioned its real meaning as I saw so many people suffering, politicians who seemed to only care about their own agenda and how the human race continued to neglect and abuse animals and nature.
On some level my beliefs were correct but holding these views did not serve me and only made me depressed and overwhelmed. So I decided that I would set a spiritual practice to trust that there is a greater good in all that is taking place on this planet and that no matter how messed up life on Earth looked, that humans were evolving and that the current climate was just a transition towards a more peaceful, heart centred world.
This helped me especially when my own life was tumbling out of control. I began to trust and as I did so, my life became more fulfilling and serene.
I was given a silver bracelet by a client with the inscription, Trust - Which I wore and looked at everyday to remind me of my practice.
A few months ago this bracelet broke and I took it to mean that I had graduated! Then a few weeks after this, the beautiful Jacquie Love from Secret Sisterhood gifted me a necklace and bracelet with the words Gratitude on them and I took this to mean that this was my new spiritual practice.
What is your theme for 2020?