I'm sitting here in my egg chair and I’m contemplating the year that was and the year that is coming. How crazy are the winds this morning, this the last day of 2020 and the wind is blowing like crazy. As I typed the title, auto correct was assisting me and this is what it gave me ‘The Winds apocalypse Change‘
Haha, I was happy to settle for the winds of change, and it certainly feels to me like we’re blowing all of 2020 away and allowing the winds of change to herald in the new year. And that’s after I started writing my blog post and the internet kept dropping out and deleting what I had written.
To me there’s change in the wind, nothing is set in stone and what will be, will be. If nothing else, 2020 has taught us to roll with the punches and to go with the flow. Even when at times that flow felt like it was going backwards and up a very steep incline. We are strong enough and capable enough to cope with anything which is thrown at us.
No change is good or bad, it’s only how we respond to it and how we choose (or decide) to feel about it.
I’ve been reading a book recently (nothing new there) and I only have about 3000 more to read on my Kindle. But every now and then I get a really good one which makes me sit up and take notice and go oh wow, yes that makes sense.
The latest offering is DECIDE!: Activate Your Inner Superpower to Make Very Cool Sh*t Happen by Drew Rozell. Sometimes the very best nuggets of wisdom come from the most unlikely places.
What I love about this is how he talks about deciding as part of the manifestation process...yeah I’ve probably lost some of you if you don’t subscribe to the ‘law of attraction and manifestation theories’ and that’s okay.
But he talks about the word decide and how it comes from the "Latin word decaedere, where de means "off" and caedere means "cut".
So a literal translation is to “cut off.”
And in this context, when you are deciding, you are cutting off other possibilities.
Think about that. Better yet, FEEL that. Feel how your energy shifts when you deliberately focus your intention on ONE outcome — what you really desire — having pruned all other potential outcomes like dying branches from a tree."
How many of us DECIDE we want something but then we keep our options open because we are driven by fear that we will not achieve that thing or that we don’t deserve it, or that we are ‘dreaming’, so we have other 'possibilities' as our back up plan.
We decide we want to pour our creativity into things that matter and then we keep applying for jobs which don't align with what we really want to do, because we’re unhappy where we are. And then we're unhappier when we get the new job because it’s really not what we wanted.
We decide we want to sell up and travel and explore the country, but we keep buying more ‘stuff’ which keeps us grounded and in one place.
Okay a few real life examples there but no wonder we confuse the process when our actions don’t align with our decisions.
Ironically I had already decided my word for the coming year was Action, and before I even started reading this book. But it would seem that it’s more than that for me for the coming year...
It’s deciding what I want...one outcome, aligning my actions and then bloody getting out of my own way so it can happen.
It’s not about sitting back and waiting for things to come to me, or about running around doing a hundred crazy different things to force an outcome, but it is about taking the right actions that show I’m serious and then trusting in my decision.
Doesn’t matter how many times you read about it or know it - until you actually get it (the process of manifesting your dreams) it will never actually come into being.
I’m certainly ready to open up the doors and let the winds of change blow through, to decide what I really want and then take aligned action which brings it into being.
A is for action - it’s also for alignment, so who’s ready to ensure their actions align with their decisions.
Keep smiling, Fi