Be careful that you do not miss what lies beyond the horizon because you choose to play it safe in your life.

Just three days ago I had to put my best companion for 15 years to sleep - my cat Millie. I have not had to deal with grief for a very long time and it was a shock to me how deeply I have felt her loss. Previous losses of pets and family members occurred before I was spiritually aware, and I'm rather surprised by how the loss of my soul-kitty has affected me.

The thing about the chaos of healing is how tricky it is. It masquerades as real stuff.  I think of myself as pretty savvy and sophisticated when it comes to the crisis of “healing”, “growing”,  learning”, whatever word you want to use to describe that really uncomfortable and painful jump into the unknown of being a better person.  So I was pretty surprised when after four days of looking at the facts and considering all aspects …..”I got nuthin”.   “Maybe this time all the ground clutter is real?!”  That aforementioned thought led me to reconsider some of my core beliefs.  Maybe I needed to change some things…..  

"Resolve and thou art free"~ Henry Wadworth Longfellow

The time of assessment has come once again. The Old Year is ending and the New Year beginning. This is when we each have chosen to review our lives, and make decisions about the next twelve months. We look at our bodies, our houses, our material and sometimes our spiritual desires, and we decide what the future will bring. We make re-solutions, because the old solutions didn't work. We decide to try a new solution and thus, a new plan or re-solution is born. We then charge off into the year with vigor.  As we try the solutions, many will fail, but some will succeed. I warrant you that the latter were the ones that you became resolved about happening. You decided that they were going to come to pass, and so, since you shifted from a plan of attack (resolution), and took the action of determination, they came into your experience (resolved).

The New Year is a time when many of us decide things need to change.  As you reflect on the year just passed, step onto the scale, pull on a tight pair of jeans or set goals for your career or business, it becomes obvious that doing what you’ve done in the past probably won’t result in the dreams you have for a better future.  Change, nevertheless is the hardest thing for most of us to truly embrace.  It requires paying attention, letting go of old habits, losing the comfort of the past while stepping into new behaviors that do not yet feel normal. 

Sometimes you're trying really, really hard to be positive, visualize what you want and manifest your dreams.  It even seems to be working -- a bit.

But then the wheels fall off the cart and suddenly it seems everything and everyone is out to get you. What do you do?
I suggest throwing a fit.

Let me explain.