While tuning into a tele-session this week, hosted by Wendy Hart of The Procrastination Cure, I was reminded that we have now officially begun the 100 day count-down to the end of this year. The autumn equinox, on September 22nd, marks our change of season and begins the annual 100 day home-stretch to the end of this year. I’m left to ponder how most of this year has managed to slip through my fingers.
If you’re wondering how to stretch time for a home-run into your hopeful end-of-year desired goals, you’re not alone. For those of you who have already jumped the slow-mo-bump and are ‘off and running’, bravo!
In the northern hemisphere, as students and parents are getting into the full swing of the new school year, or those of us who have “been there, done that”, September represents a time to re-boot and re-launch. Do you remember your resolutions from the beginning of this year? How did you do with your goals and dreams? Seasonal shifts create a universal momentum which prompt and support change. How would you like your life to change or be enhanced in the next 100 days?
September’s new distractions may have left you feeling somewhat disillusioned, as you look back and realize you have not materialized all that you had hoped for. Here’s a thought; what if this seasonal shift were about exploring a different way of moving forward? What if you were being prompted to notice and activate the many possibilities and potentials coming your way? How do you do this? Reflect honestly on your desires, beliefs and perceived obstacles and re-prioritize, re-focus and re-align.
Big dreams are often born out of an innate passion or the challenges that clarify your driving desires. Yet, when life seems to be spinning its wheels, and your dreams are faltering and derailing, you usually need to be reminded of the concept of your Greater Self. Your soul, your multi-dimensional being, is co-creating your life experiences.
The people we attract into our lives, are those souls who have agreed to participate in our chosen dramas and assist us in completing our soul contracts. No amount of life-skill tools, even the law of attraction teachings, prevent our unique soul contracts from being set up for us. Yet, their management, their potential outcomes, and the lessons gained from these chosen experiences are based on freedom of choice.
Tools and self-awareness help us navigate and self-manage, yet challenges are like ‘initiations’ that we must pass in order to move into the next phase of our growth, purpose, soul-mission and achieve the grace required to fulfill our desires. These soul-contracts are not imposed challenges; they were chosen by your Higher Self and serve your greater evolution and soul-family mission.
If circumstances have left you disillusioned, it doesn’t serve you to perceive your disappointing results as failure. The soul doesn’t care about money, security, concepts of abundance, or social standards of success. Success to the soul is learning about love and applying self-love in the process of facing your challenges.
As you grow in self-acceptance and self-love, things ease. You begin to embrace life ‘as is’ and use the moment-to-moment practice of acceptance to lessen suffering. In doing so, you are innately and actively embracing the state of grace which naturally guides you further toward the experience of living your dream desires and feeling your happiness.
The September/October months are an excellent time to elicit the support of coaches, mentors and support-services that can boost confidence, momentum, and help you end the year strong. With this in mind, I’ve perused the web for do-it-yourself approaches and found Gary Ryan Blair’s 100 Day Challenge. Consider it an inspiration lift-off to whatever you want to improve in your life, starting now. Like dominoes, one tiny action validates your intent and engages ripple effects beyond surface awareness.
Your personal happiness is so important for your health, your joy and vitality. The success of your relationships and the well-being of everyone around you depend on it. Though brave and bold actions are sometimes required, it’s the incremental, consistently applied micro-steps that create sustainable change and improved quality of life.
Whatever strategy you choose, support is often the critical factor to maintaining your momentum. What are your goals and inspirations? Share them here, start a Facebook event-page or ask someone close to you to be your weekly check-in person. Accountability and connection are keys to success.
Day 1 of 100 started on September 23rd. As we enjoy October’s brisk air and bright-lit days, let’s also embrace this year’s powerful Autumn Equinox in-coming energies and enjoy a great start to the New Season!