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Momentum: Getting the Most Out of 2015
Don’t lose focus this year. Stay in tune and on time and amazing things will happen; things are shifting and happening at a fast pace. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season was in full swing: decorating, dodging other last minute shoppers at crowded shopping malls, wracking our brains trying to figure out what to buy who, wrapping presents, reconnecting with friends, family, and enemies alike. Now, all of a sudden, here we are with one-third of the year behind us! Time is a friend, not an enemy, and it challenges us to move; we have to keep in step with it, but how? What do time and phrases like “circle of life” and “wheel of habit” have in common? Us, people: we’re all on a proverbial wheel of life. The Bible calls it the potter’s wheel; if we yield to the Greater Power and purpose, we can live life by design, according to the Designer’s blueprint, and let it have control over our lives. Of course, having been created with free will, we choose whether or not to participate and yield to the plan by receiving direction and communication through instincts, promptings, and urgings; sometimes moving in strong confidence, sometimes not, often times with trepidation, as we forge ahead to the fulfillment of our purpose.
A very wise woman (my mother) often says: “Time is going to pass whether you do something with it or not.” Many times over the years I’ve heard her voice in my mind repeating that phrase, giving me the impetus to move forward and tap into the flow that would guide and keep me on the right path. Knowing that time is not waiting, I try my best to keep pace with it. King Solomon of the Bible says in Ecclesiastes, “for everything there is a season and a time for every matter under the heaven.” I’m learning that tapping into that flow, the right-time flow, will many times keep you from following rabbit trails, which are often dictated by the mind and fueled by our ego, which convince our body to move out of the perfect time. Rabbit trails lead to nowhere and can keep us in cycles that end up being non-productive and fruitless. Keep this in mind: cycles repeat, circles complete. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
I’ve discovered some important keys, such as tapping in deeper by spending quality time reading and studying the blueprint, and getting up earlier and spending more time meditating to get direction for each new day. These keys give a renewed since of divine purpose, which in turn helps me to cope during the day when things appear non-productive and I encounter craziness everywhere. So, this year, be more committed to live life by design and follow the timing and the momentum of your path.