As I am choosing to experience the opening days of this new year in a more reflective posture than my be the norm, I am creating an abbreviated edition of RADICAL EXPRESSION as a way of heartfully connecting with those who follow my dharma, and also to let you know that I am holding a space of verdant possibility with each and every one of you. I am currently enjoying the chill and snowiness of the southern Oregon mountains, and I am so appreciative of the impulse this climate provides to tuck in, find the warmth, and nurture myself in an atmosphere of stillness and quiet expectancy. In contrast to the consistent sunshine of south Florida, the grayness of these winter days assists me in keeping my attention inward, and my awareness expanded. I am being renewed in a time not of resolution, planning, or goal-setting, but of reflection, contemplation, and prayerfulness. I very tangibly feel the waves of possibility that the new year brings, and I rest content in opening to how this possibly seeks to manifest in and as me. I am attending to the perceptions that are arising in my awareness for release, and I am doing so wakefully and compassionately. I am following the call to ease and tenderness, and am listening deeply to all that is coming to me in this time of relative inactivity. My devotion for the month of January is INTENTIONAL ATTENTION, and for me, that is only courted by conscious periods of stillness and heartfulness. Deep listening is my constant companion, and deeper connection the over-riding desire.
As many of you know, I have for many years prayerfully invited my Inner Presence to give me a theme for the year, one that may act as a star beacon for my inner guidance and outer expression. I often choose to engage in this in mid-December; this year, he theme didn’t surface until the last day of December, which makes it all the more delicious for me. I share my inspiration, faithful that you will hold this energetic space for me, and also with a welcome that you may adopt it for yourself, if you feel so called. I will be living this calendar year in the container of: THE WAY TO SHINE IN 2009! While the words may suggest the notion of a plan or formula, for me the felt-sense is more a way of being that directs me to an ongoing direct experience of my own Inner Light. That is certainly what I am opening to. I am clear that I am in need of no more information or goal-setting. I am faithful that everything I need to experience more of Who I am is already within my Soulful Self. I whole-heartedly believe that each and every one of us is indeed here to SHINE, and that there is no other time than the present moment that we are in. It does require vigilance, devotion, and choice. The entire Universe is poised and ready to radically respond to our willingness. We need only become still, and say yes.
I am profoundly feeling the waves of transcendence and potentiality that are lapping upon the shore of human consciousness. It is exciting, and sometimes daunting to be a part of these profoundly transformative times. And it is a privilege. One that I embrace with every wakeful moment. One that I know I was born for. I commit to staying open and available for whatever is moving in and through me. Will you join me in that commitment?
I am knowing for you a rich and fulfilling 2009.