By Loni Wise Reiki Master
With endings, I find that reflection of the past makes its way to the surface of all thoughts and feelings. It seems to be a human and instinctual progression in closing one book to begin another. Remembering all of the chapters that felt like struggle topped with the sweet icing of pages that felt like nothing would ever be able to crest the peak of unreasonable joy! The year of 2016 will not be a year that we forget soon. This time of expansion beyond anything many of us had experienced before from an internal space. The push to honor oneself from the core existence of oneself. A connection to the hearts of others through deep vulnerability and profound surrender. Having to look ourselves in the eye of the heart in order to support the choices we had made, which in many cases had direct effect on others. Continuing to step into our truth, no matter how frightening or intense it may feel to be in that energy and then to bring that truth to the surface and out into the world far beyond our levels of comfort. What does all of this suffering mean, why did we have to endure the shadows of discomfort and loss to be here now? Let me tell you, it is ALL necessary, not only for you and me but for the entire expansion of humanity.
So many exertions throughout last week and over the weekend painting 2016 as a frightening story to tell of exhaustion, suffering, and doom. Now there is no denying that many times over the year the energy would build ina sort of (pardon my language) a shit-show circus, however it felt like many were eager to leave it behind as exactly that. The beauty within the challenge of expansion is not necessarily the challenges you overcame to get there, but the way you come to exist after that circus has left town. What you are left with is the gift that you were given to be here. Yes it is easy to talk about all the walls you had to climb over, or under or travel around and it is so important to realize why you did all of that. It probably wasn’t because you wanted to tell a good story of enlightenment that demonstrates how far you’ve come, around a campfire. You came through these obstacles because you knew that there was something more for you on the other side, you knew deep in your soul that no matter what you had to face about yourself and the world that you could continue through it and come out stronger and with a profound clarity more immense than you had experienced up to that point.
You became a body of energy that opened itself to infinite knowledge, hope, strength, courage, and a love that awakened you to faith in what is to come. The fear you may live in about what is yet to come in the new year, remains a false story in which you are choosing to invest your energy…”where though goes, energy flows”. As you have faced many of your own demons, others are doing the same. You have a beautiful opportunity to shift the fear and engage in the newly awakened sense of yourself. The world needs that!! Humanity requires each of you to live from the space of your heart, trusting and having faith beyond what may seem necessary to the mind or to others because it is not about what others feel is right for you, it is about what you feel is right. There is nothing more brave and courageous than living from your heart and soul while engaging the mind to put the heart’s knowledge into action. NOTHING in existence is worth doing if you are not doing it from a place of LOVE.
Though many of us may have seen 2016 as a treacherous journey, my hope is that we all can realize these struggles and suffering are great teachers for us, showing us how we may see these experiences as suffering but they are actually the very thing that is the strength of light at our center. We are clear after the storm passes, able to move forward knowing that the earth will be under our feet each step of the way. Blessings Friends, and welcome to the New Year.