It’s the end of the year and many are probably taking inventory of 2020: all they’ve learned, what they’ve done, what they didn’t do, how bad things were this year, and what to be thankful for.
I sit down this evening to do the same, wondering about the wisdom I’ve accumulated this year, as world events twisted and turned, and never–before–encountered situations pushed me to think on my feet. What realizations changed my life? What insights would I share with others? What were the pivotal a–ha moments for me? Then I came up with this:
No, it’s not that I have amnesia or something. It’s that the more I heal myself, the more I realize that all the stories and struggles I’ve been through are just blissfully forgotten. I’m not really reflecting on memories, dissecting them, or hanging on to them (for good or bad). I just feel fresh like I am painting on a new canvas. How open and positive and wondrous it feels!
So, interestingly, on this website where I am supposed to share bits of wisdom with you, at the closure of 2020 I have little to offer. It’s because I am just feeling the energy of fun within and feeling so free, so joyful and so soaring in my spirit.
Now, I don’t purposely take myself high up in vibration so that I can avoid the negative memories, thoughts, and feelings. That is not necessary because I did it the easy way: I just cleared out all the energetic trash. The joy I feel becomes automatic because what was weighing me down is gone.
Do you know how hard it is to say affirmations to replace the programming that’s wired into every level of your being? Using your thoughts to change your wiring is like using a feather to pick a lock. Tickling yourself is about as effective as it’ll be!
I’ve said before that the spiritual path is the process of unlearning everything you’ve ever learned and letting go of all the accumulations you’ve picked up.
If I have any advice to share, may it be this: having short–term memory is not a bad thing. Likely, we don’t remember what the weather was last week, so why do we remember what our life weather or psychic weather was last week too, or a few months ago, or a few years ago?
In tarot readings, sometimes readers like to pick a card to see where the person was before this current moment and I always wonder why? It doesn’t matter where we came from. We are here now and where do you wanna go?
The past matters none at all. You can’t change it. You can’t recreate it.
The joy is NOW!
With the past, the most we can do is to store it and reference it, but not everything we reference is beneficial.
I used to think that the past would teach me something so therefore it had meaning and value.
But I realized, the past didn’t teach me anything at all, not even what not to do. I don’t even remember who I was yesterday (as in, the thoughts, emotions and energies that made up me). To dump it all is so freeing!
We don’t need to suffer to know what joy feels like and we don’t need to be abused and harmed to know what love feels like.
Because…does a human need to hit a dog to teach the dog pain, therefore love?
So, my loves, live life carefree, free like a bird, happy like dancing bunnies, and sweet and creamy like strawberry cheesecake! (Let’s go eat a vegan one, yum!)
Happy New Year, everybody!
La la la!