Happy New Year 2019!
Yes, I know we are already 10 days in to the year. But I’m just getting acclimated to the 2019 energies. So, far I’m noticing two themes showing up in my life in the last few weeks. First, I am really observing the duality that this earth-life offers us. Every life lesson comes back to our perspective of the situation. And while this has always been true, I am seeing it from more of a “witness” view than I ever have before. Taking a step or two back to observe all sides of situations and pulling my desires and energy out of things has really created some neutrality and peace within. Yes, peace! On Earth!!!
For example, to one person the world may seem upside down and for another they may see the exact same situation as a confirmation of their beliefs and be thrilled at how things are going. If I can let go of my own desires I might not get the satisfaction that things are going my (ego’s) way, but I can allow the situation to unfold and not be wracked with frustration and anger. It might not mean my desires change, but I can also skip a few beats and realize not everything turns into a crisis if things don’t play out the way I think they should.
The second theme for me is manifestation. I feel like my thoughts are being reflected in my physical reality much more rapidly. And yikes, I better be careful about what I am thinking…because for good or bad, it’s going to show up in some form, and soon. So, here is a little thing that showed up for me….
A year ago, at the beginning of 2018 I set an intention to “Spin Straw Into Gold”. I have become passionate about yarn spinning as a metaphor for life, and I set about utilizing yarn spinning as my contemplative practice. I also re-utilize as much salvaged and up-cycled materials as I can incorporate in my custom art yarns as possible. So, my intention was to go about turning what would normally go into the waste stream into beautiful art yarn, GOLD! And in turn, further the abundance that my textile art business brings to me and work to heal our mother earth.
This year I have a new mantra. It’s a bit long, but here goes….A Rainbow with Gold at Both Ends. I think I tend to get so busy looking up at either the storm clouds or the rainbows (duality in the world) that I forget to look down and notice the gold sitting at my feet and all around me. I’ve spun “straw into gold” and will continue to do so, but this year I intend to notice and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I intend to bask in the nest of gold I’ve metaphorically spun from of the bed of straw life sometimes brings.
One of the reasons I did not blog here much in 2018 was that I was working hard this past year to create a written journey titled “Spinning Straw Into Gold”. I am excited to say it is almost complete and ready to share with the world. Stay tuned, I love to have companions join me on my adventures. I hope you will join me in taking your straw bed and spinning a creative alternative. In the meantime look at what I’ve already manifested for myself in 2019…
The day I realized my 2019 theme these two “pots of gold” showed up in a local Facebook Marketplace that I follow. They were nearby, an easy “porch pickup” and a good deal. I knew they were supposed to be mine. I know at this point in my life I really don’t need to acquire any more “stuff”. But I’ve been doing a lot of clearing and organizing this past fall and as they say “the universe abhors a vacuum”. So, with the intention that these will continue to remind me to “look for the gold” in every situation, I brought these home to hold some of my essential oil blends. Some days I just rub the sides of them to see if a genie will appear! No sighting so far, but I will post if that wish comes true! (Again, I better be careful of what I wish for.)
And in addition, yesterday they offered up a unique way of viewing the world differently.