As we enter a new year, we often stop to reflect on the year just gone, and consider the year we hope is just beginning.
For many, 2017 was a difficult year. If you read my previous blog, you will know that I, too, have had a difficult year, due to the issues we have had to face with Cassie.
I have often wondered about the veracity of the old saying: “That which doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger”.
During the year, I have come to better understand just what is important in my life. Many of the activities, which I had considered essential parts of my life, gave way to becoming a hermit at home with my beloved dog, without a moment’s regret. I know that, for me, at least, I have physically felt my heart opening, as I experienced this most recent emotional roller coaster ride associated with Cassie’s tumour and blindness.
Could it be that all those who have gone through hardships, losses, or challenges, during the year, have been made stronger too, in a way that assists them in their spiritual growth?
Could it be that this spiritual growth was a necessary stepping stone in allowing us all to move towards the New Age, which we all hope is becoming a reality for our planet?
If that is the case, then rather than looking back on our difficulties with loathing, we perhaps should give thanks for them, as blessings from God. Because it may have been just those difficulties, which have prepared us spiritually for the world we desire.
I know that each of us is unique, and so each of us has a unique perspective on life, and on the world we wish to create, but I am hoping that, in general terms, the world of my dreams is pretty close to the world that you dream of too.
In my dream world, love rules and peace reigns, and everyone is treated with respect, including all the animals and Mother Earth. A recent daily card reading asked us to visualise the world we desire, so this is the world that I am visualising. What about you?
In my dream world, we all understand that we can create the world that we desire together. Rather than being based on competition, our society uses cooperation to achieve its aims.
In my dream world, we understand that there is no separation between us. We understand that we are all interdependent, not just the humans, but all the creatures, plants and Mother Earth as well. Everything that we do creates a ripple effect out into the world – having either a beneficial, detrimental, or perhaps neutral effect.
In order to help move the planet towards the world of my dreams, I know that I have to endeavour to make all of my ripples beneficial, or, at least, neutral, and I know that I create those ripples with everything I think, say, and do.
So, as I consider the 2018 that I hope to experience, I have to start thinking like John F Kennedy, when he said: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” If I want to see the world of my dreams become a reality, I have to start thinking, not of what 2018 can bring to me, but what I can bring to 2018.
I can bring to 2018 my best efforts to create only positive, beneficial ripples. I can bring to 2018 a conscious effort to make every decision, based on whether it will bring my dream world closer, or move it further away.
What can you bring to 2018?