Goals, Dreams, Soul Contracts and Autumn Equinox.

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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.

We create soul contracts before entering a specific human incarnation. These contracts include the challenges that will be presented to us, in order for us to learn and earn our steps forward in our own growth and enlightenment process.

 

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!

 

Feeling Like You’re In A Jam?

Have you been experiencing yourself in a holding pattern recently? If so, join the club;  we are receiving intervention.  This month is receiving an influx of considerable energies that are meant to burn up old patterns to assist positive change and flip the re-set button for humanity and you.

If you’re feeling  your own resistance to what is bubbling up in your psyche, your addictive behaviour, or your feelings…and you wish you had the energy to push it all aside and “get on with it already”, then take a pause. It’s time to allow yourself to be present to what is showing up. Take a breath, as you’re not going to be there forever. Just surrender to what’s in-front of you.

Given my own resistance patterns, I’m discovering that it is only surrender to “what is” that summons the grace to you and provides the relief you’re asking for.

Allow grace to come to you. Release the control that it must come to you in prescribed and specific ways.

Consider the possible awareness that self-judgment and the fears of having to change and experience more uncertainty is part of the resistance that keeps you stuck.

It’s O.K. to be uncertain. Change IS uncertainty and this easily leaves us feeling unsafe.  Change is also a new opportunity and  represents expanded potentials; more than you can imagine.  While uncertainty creates resistance and avoidance behaviors, your positive vision creates the energies to overcome them. Though a fearful voice may be whispering in your ear to maintain the status-quo, stay small and withdraw to stay “safe”; this will only drive you deeper into sadness or stuck-ness. Let me remind you, that what is real for ALL of us is that we never actually have it “all together”, so let us not allow it to be a reason to hold onto our limitations.

Letting go of perfectionism can be incredibly freeing. Admitting your “mess” and allowing yourself a huge breath of self-acceptance is likely exactly what is needed to dissolve resistance and carry you onward.

I have been feeling lately like I need divine intervention. Perhaps I’m having trouble facing my own truth, or believing it, so for the first time in too long, I’ve been seeking external support. It took effort to admit that I needed help; that I didn’t want to “go it alone” anymore. Though something is telling me that I must be able to look my life square in the face to summon my own power back, another wisdom is reminding me that where I need to keep my focus is not on the things most troubling me, but on the things that bring me most relief. Positive expectation combined with small daily acts of uplifting self-care of any kind can be enough to carry one forward.

These words, by Lauren Gorgo, supported me recently. Perhaps they’ll help you;

“It’s being shown to me that all these immense energies for physical manifestation are coming together like a perfect storm, bringing many exacting elements into play at once. If we’re present to the process, we can already see these energies swirling around us, moving things into place, even though we are sitting still…albeit on the edge of our seats wondering HOW these things will be brought to fruition.

As always, the HOW is none of our business. Even if we are teetering on the edge…and most of us are…we just need to make be-lieve for a moment longer that our dreams are real and allow these tremendously creative forces to guide us into (inspired) action while remembering that endings and beginnings are always simultaneous happenings.  The pressure is always greatest right before the breakthrough and I don’t think any of us can deny that the pressure is unmerciful. This is make-or-break time, and every single one of us is experiencing at least one area of our lives that simply cannot continue to exist as-is.

That said, and though I know I am preaching to the choir when I say this, but there is no use trying to DO anything that isn’t ready to be done, we can’t make anything happen here…we can only will (read: allow) our desires into being. We move when moved…period.  We know by now that all effort is ignorance and that if we move ourselves into (forced) action instead of allowing ourselves to be moved into (inspired) action, we risk the consequence of another round of karmic (mis)creation.  uh-uh.  No can do.”

Let the energies of May allow your perfect storm to lift you out of a past that no longer serves you, cleanse away your up-rooted turmoil, and EASE you through whatever resistance is still holding you back. Let trust carry you, with grace, to a new level of calm. Let yourself be supported…first by you…and then by all that surrounds you.

This starts with the simplicity of surrender. Take lots of deep breaths and allow each moment to guide you into the next. It may not always feel like an enjoyable ride, but no matter what it looks like from your vantage point; we’re all  in it together. Share the ride with a little comfort in knowing that you are not alone.

Re-defining, re-calibrating, renewing who you are, after-all, is a work in progress. Let this month be your artist’s palate and each day be a fresh approach of colour,  texture and lightness on the co-created canvas of your day. Most importantly, remember that you are a CREATOR, so enjoy your creativity!