2020 changed our world forever. It grabbed reality as we knew it and tipped it upside down, shook it around and then threw it into outer space.
We all grasped in whatever way we could to try to find some sort of stability, some sense of knowingness, and for many, some way of surviving.
2021 arrived with the hope that the New Year would bring us a world where we could remember and re-explore the safety and joy of social connection.
Yet uncertainty took its toll again. 2021 became a ‘what if…x…happens’ year, which held us to ransom in many destructive ways.
So as 2021 comes to end, do we bother to try to set an intention for 2022? Seriously?
Or is intention setting a whimsical, perhaps blatently naive, notion? Is it better to work out how to protect ourselves to face whatever may come?
I’ve been in Bremer Bay this week. It’s the first time I’ve visited here and I’ve been stunned by its beauty. I took this photo of a sunset last night and as I was pondering its deep beauty and mystery, I realised a truth that is beyond any uncertainty that life may bring.
Each of us is a conduit between the sky and the earth. Through us, the sky can communicate its mysteries into earthbound physical formation.
We are not slaves to disharmony. Rather, we are powerful beings who can create our reality regardless of what hurdles may present. A reality that comes from within.
In any situation, regardless of its confusion, its torment, we always have ourselves. In every single moment. In every in-breath is another opportunity to know our inner intelligence with greater clarity and in every out breath an opportunity to manifest this into reality.
The world needs each and every one of us to dive into ourselves and touch our unique spirit with wonder, curiosity and love and then share that uniqueness with the world.
If you think that all that exists is what you see with your eyes, then you are missing the greatest truth that life offers us: that our inner world holds the greatest jewels we will ever see – all we need to do is dive deep.
And trust me, I know from personal experience how our survival strategies can try to stop us – how previous pain that we have had can make our inner world seem like a tormented place from which we’d rather keep our distance.
But what have you got to lose? We don’t know how the next year will play out. So we can make intentions based on an outer world that has no guarantee or we can make an intention about our relationship with ourselves.
I will make you this promise: your inner world is the most beautiful place you will ever see. And it’s always there for you. No matter what happens externally.
What have you got to lose?