“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh
The busyness of my holiday season has been completed as I just put away the last of the decorations and sat down to reflect on the past month and the upcoming 2009. Whew! How does the season carry me away with details, commitments and doing, to the point where I keep reminding myself that it was going to be different this year? More accurately, how do I allow myself to be on automatic pilot? At times, I feel I was not completely conscious and got blown in the winded impulses of the season, without checking my own vibes first. Trying to make sure the kitchen was stocked when my children were home, the Christmas meal was organized, presents were bought and wrapped, holiday greetings were extended, traditions were attended to, and the list goes on and on. BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE – I remind myself.
Was I on auto pilot? I was on auto pilot without being fully present in the moment with joy. My head was on the next detail before completing the present detail and enjoying it. Enjoying it…asking myself why am I doing this? What is the joy I am receiving and giving by doing this? A simple question is the key in opening up my joyful (or not so joyful) intention. Then it is my CHOICE whether I decide to proceed with the “chore” or move onto something that elicits happier vibes. Literally BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE in the joy of the moment or BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE into a shift consciousness. Continue with joy or go onto something that elicits that joy with consciousness. My CHOICE!
As the New Year is fresh off the press releasing 2008, it’s typical to look at the expansive year ahead and set some huge goals and resolutions. The blank slate ahead seems to bring no limitations to change so that I can really make a difference. .. finally change into who I really am and start expressing myself more completely and honestly.
Although, haven’t I felt this impulse before? What makes this expansive year different? I am not sure other than it feels more palpable.
What if I stepped back and took a good look at the bigger picture and realized that I have already stepped into the creation of it? I just have to take the next step. The bigger picture is always there, one just has to get out of the way to start to see it, engage in it and enjoy it.
BREATHE, BREATHE, BREATHE in the moment with consciousness and focus on the vibes that made me feel good, one at a time. The enjoyment and focus on the vibes that make me feel good with joy, love and fun, one at a time, turn into a day. The day builds to days, then a week, and then a year. At the end of 2009, it’s time to reflect again and know the progress of my 2009 goals and resolutions are just beginning from another new point they are expanded before me even further.
This Week: Remember creating our goals and intentions are moment by moment. The small steps in creating build upon each other by CHOOSING what we want, BREATHING in the choice and enjoying it. See what happens by the end of the week!