2021: Keeping the Dream alive!
Dear friends and family:
2020… what is there still to say? We all lived it with our loved ones, as we also mourn the loss of so many on our planet, in our country, our neighborhood or family. For one or other reason we made it through.
So, why are we still here? In my humble opinion, it is because the world still needs us, people close to us still need us. They need our light, our love, they need our sense of humor, as dark as our humor sometimes may be. We survived in order to continue sharing our gift(s). Each and single one of us.
What is my gift, you might ask? If you don't know right away, ask your friends, your family, your neighbors… because we ALL have at least one! We want to be aware of it, so we can shine it brighter, to more people than ever.
As we shine brighter, we are also able to receive the light and love from others, allowing ourselves to be nourished by it, as we're going through this essential transition, becoming more human. I know, we are not there yet, but if we ride this wave, and fill it with compassion, we will get through this. Together.
I like the hummingbird as a metaphor! In the Toltec tradition it is called Huitzilopochtli, and it is the symbol of the Rising Sun, and of “making the impossible possible”, since it is the only bird that can fly backwards….! As an inspiring symbol it can strengthen our willpower and discipline.
Let’s dream with that hummingbird in mind, and pay attention to our dreams! They are the key to our light! Our dreams and our Light are all we really have! Keep them going! Plant new dreams with your Light! Let’s make the impossible possible in 2021, and keep our negative thinking from becoming self-fulfilling prophecies! It’s up to us! Each single one of us!
Use your gift(s), for you and for your loved ones! Shine your Light on the world around you! Build your (new) dream in 2021! Any adversity or challenges will make us stronger, more humble, more human!
Let’s build this dream together! (If you need a helping hand, please lmk!)
Sending you Love, Light and Laughter for now and the year to come!
Stay healthy, safe, compassionate and together!
"When we take a step, the whole world rises to meet the sole of your feet” - Susan Moon
Its an understatement that we live in challenging times. The amount of people needing financial, emotional and spiritual support grows with the day. Some see the changes we go through and adjust, others see it and resist, while others close their eyes for it. There is a major cosmic shift happening on this planet, that has been forecasted almost 500 years ago, when Spain invaded this continent. It has been written about, and forgotten, but Cuauthemoc did give an idea what we would go through in the year 2020/2021: there will be a response from the earth to how we treated her (pandemic); our economy would collapse; there would be solar flares disturbing our communications, and there would be people in the streets... Sounds all familiair? No, this is not a conspiracy theory, it was a forecast based on astronomy, the larger cycles in the Universe, and the Aztec calendar. No, no reason to panic, or be afraid either, just an encouragement to keep your eyes open to awaken to what is happening in the Universe. Our Universe, called planet Earth. It's called the transition from the Fifth to the Sixth Sun. It's a transition from a time filled with anger, exploitation by some, and health experts and god outside ourselves, to a time where we look for answers inside ourselves, where we will be able to feel and know what is good for our health by feeling our bodies, where god is also inside of us, and where community takes a bigger place. We are already in this transition, just look around. Yoga has gotten a bigger place in our society, attempting to uniting body, mind and soul. New forms of community have been created, and spirituality is growing. The transition is not yet complete. We have some cleaning up to do, to get rid of some old patterns, that have been around for many generations. We can heal these ancestors, and their destructive patterns (and honor the loving patterns that they shared with us!). This weekend we honor our ancestors, in El Dia de los Muertos, or on All Souls Day, or on Halloween, when the veil between the worlds of life and death is thinnest. Death is transition, it is transformation, inherent to life. When something inside of us dies, it opens a space to grow and blossom something new.Even after our physical death! Thank you ancestors, who made our life possible, in so many ways. Who gave us the spirit to continue the work they started, the communities they and we are growing up in, where there is a place for everyone. Its an honoring of all life! As challenging as it may be. Life is in the heart, not in the head, and our heart is what we can share with others. It does not cost anything, besides a little energy. You don't need to be someone in a certain way. We can all share our heart with anyone around us, be it our partners, kids, parents, neighbors, friends etc. In the end, HEART is all we have. Let's continue to share it! This year, next year, and build a joint future based on our hearts!
In the days following my move to a neighboring town in Cali, 8 stunningly beautiful Monarch butterflies (4 boys, 4 girls) came out of their transparent cocoon. Before taking off for a life out with Mother Nature, they dried their vibrantly colored wings in the morning sun. Their departure often was alternated with the arrival of the first hummingbirds of the day, signs that this day the impossible was possible again.