The New Year has arrived, and in typical fashion each of us sit down to take advantage of the sense of being able to "start over" for the next round of 12 months. Our hopes are always the same: Initiate change so the chains we felt were binding us in the previous year somehow dissolve into dust this next year. Isn't that what resolutions are all about? To make drastic change?
As the year progresses, we usually find ourselves caught in life's quagmires and either forget our New Year's resolutions entirely, or we just simply give up on them -- usually because we've lost the will or fortitude to make them happen.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Just as we say goodbye every December 31st to the year behind us, we can do this with what has come even the day before, or an hour ago. It's called "letting go" in order to make space for what we want to come.
Yes, the power of "letting go" ... Accepting what has happened, but no longer attaching to it in such a way that it continues to hold its power over you and robbing you of what is possible in the present and in the future -- because the truth is, the past never equals the future. Those in the spirit world tell us, when they first reach the Other Side and have their Life Review, they are astonished to see just how many possibilities were available to them during the course of their earthly journey, to which they refused to acknowledge at the time because they couldn't "let go" of what they were holding on to. Nevertheless, these possibilities are there, and we need only to acknowledge them and "let go" of what we are grasping inside our consciousness to begin moving in these new directions.
The other thing those in spirit tell us -- and to which many of us have experienced at some point in our lives -- is the power of our own minds (and by extension, our consciousness) in the ability to create the change we so desperately seek. This is one of the reasons we make New Year's resolutions -- because deep down, we trust that we do have the power to make them happen.
It's also because we understand on a deep level, the power of the Now moment. Within the Now moment is the gateway to the nature of Eternity -- where past, present, and future blend together and collide. It's within this nexus that when we truly make a decision (decide, intend, put the foot down) that change really begins. How does that change take root? The energy and blueprint of our intentions are embraced by the power of that Now moment, and that power not only moves forward in time to start orchestrating events, it even sends the information backward into the past.
What? That sounds preposterous. But yet, this is really the case. Several Psi researchers utilizing such tools as random number generators, remote viewing, and methods of intuitive forecasting have concluded that it's not so much as the Mind being able to leap into the future as it is for the future to leap backward into the past.
Here's a small example of your enormous power at initiating instant change: Divine parking. You know, when you're five minutes away from the parking lot at a shopping center and you put out the intention to have that "perfect parking spot" and it magically appears? And the more times you do it you realize it is happening at a level beyond chance? That's because your intention in that Now moment is not only moving forward into the future, it's zooming backward into the past!
How so? Because even though you're five minutes away from the parking lot, the orchestration has to take into account not only your position in space and time (including all the time you spent at stop lights as soon as you left the house, pedestrians, and perhaps even a slow down due to bad weather -- before you put out the "divine parking" intention), the intention also has to take into account the person who currently holds the parking space you will eventually get. What time they arrived at the shopping center, how long they've been in the store, how long they have to stand in line at the check-out counter, exit into the parking lot, get into their vehicle and leave -- with just enough time for you to pull in before someone else steals the spot.
Now that's some orchestration! So much, that to make the intention five minutes away from the parking lot requires that power to inform reality both in the past as well as the future. It begs the question, did your intention inform you and the other person what time was best to leave your respective homes to make the shopping trip?
As much as we'd like to say this is coincidence, fantasy, or way-out-there wishful thinking, many parapsychologists and consciousness researchers (as well a few people in the realm of Quantum Mechanics) are suggesting this is really what is happening. When information travels backward into the past to initiate a course, it's termed "retrocausation." Those in the spirit world agree, as they say the point of power is always the Present Moment, and our thoughts inform the past as well as the present and into the future. How's that for a holistic reality?
So when you go about making your New Year's resolution, know that the power behind your intention is awesome. So much so, that you could harness it every day of the New Year and not simply January 1st. Perhaps your New Year's resolution could be: Every day is a new day, my intentions are eternal, and I embrace the power of my eternal spirit for health, abundance, and joy. Now that's a New Year's resolution!I