Are you enjoying your New Year’s celebration? I usually enjoy mine, but as I write this blog I must confess I am feeling a little bummed out with it being 2013 already. Why? Because it feels a bit like another Y2K moment.
You see, about 10 years ago, I came up with a big, audacious goal to challenge myself. In the form of a mission statement, it was “to raise the consciousness of the planet through Radical Forgiveness and create a world of forgiveness by 2012.” Well, just like the world didn’t implode at midnight on January 1st, 2000, and in the morning we were left wondering what to do with all that survival stuff we had bought, 2012 has simply come and gone. Today, January 1st, 2013, it looks like nothing has changed. Since we don’t have a world of forgiveness today, my mission statement has become defunct. Or has it?
The prophecies were all quite clear that 2012 was going to be the year that everything would fall apart and out of the ashes a new consciousness would arise. What other date do we have to hang our hat on? Have we been duped? Was it just another cruel spiritual hoax?
Early on in the year, it looked like we were right on course for the collapse of the existing ego-driven structures to occur, along with the consciousness that supported them. Transformation, it seemed, was imminent and could easily happen in 2012 as everything imploded. The entire world economy looked very shaky all round, still reeling from the banking crisis of 2008/9. Europe looked as if it would be toast by the end of the year with the US not far behind. It looked like the world was running out of oil. We had droughts, floods, storms, tornados and one humdinger of a hurricane. But here we are, on day one of 2013 and seemingly no nearer to a world of forgiveness than we were before 2012.
But maybe I’m jumping the gun here. What if 2012 was the year that the seeds of transformation were to be sown? Was the ‘fiscal cliff’ the metaphorical equivalent of us being invited to jump into the void in the last hours and minutes of 2012? Maybe 2012 was to be the year we were to get the message that we must be the architects of our own transformation and that it’s up to us to create the shift by working on ourselves rather than sitting back waiting for it to happen on a certain date in a particular year.
And let’s not be fooled. 2012 could easily have been the calm before the storm. (Interesting that Hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook school shared the same name.) We were given plenty of warnings this last year about the effects of global warming and there is every indication that our financial system remains extremely fragile. There’s a lot of happy talk about how the global banking sector is improving. But according to Martin Weiss, a respected financial analyst, the numbers tell a dramatically different story! These are his words:
“A whopping 464 banks with combined assets of $680.3 billion have ALREADY failed. That’s in the U.S. alone, since 2008. But according to my colleagues at Weiss Ratings, ANOTHER 202 global banks — with assets of a whopping $43.6 trillion — are at risk, with ratings in the two lowest tiers.”
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want a really honest reality check on the global situation I suggest you read the following forecast for 2013 by James Kunstler.
It will not be a feel-good experience, I promise you. It’s not pretty. But it may open your eyes to what 2012 really was like once you peel away the veneer carefully laid by the smoke and mirrors brigade to keep us happy and asleep.
Maybe 2012 was the calm before the storm that is coming in 2013, and therein lies my optimism: that any breakdown large or small, global or personal offers the opportunity for a breakthrough into to the new paradigm and the impetus to finally wake up.
Bear in mind that the number 13 is the number of transformation. It makes sense, therefore, to think of this year being the year to transform our consciousness in the wake of what 2012 offered in the way of preparation for it to happen.
So, I am going to hold on to my mission “to raise the consciousness of the planet through Radical Forgiveness” but now with no reference to any date, while at the same stating a goal “to accelerate planetary transformation by introducing 10,000 new people to the strategies of Radical Living in 2013.”
That’s a challenge I can feel good meeting!
And what about you? What could you be doing in 2013 to create positive transformations in the world and in yourself? You could give no greater gift, because it will support us all feeling our connection with everyone and everything, so we can truly say, and feel, we are all One.
Thanks for what you’re doing to make this wish come true:
“A Happy New Year, for everyone!”
PS. I’m delighted that our first Miracles Workshop for 2013, which is coming up January 25th-27th, has sold out. If you’re looking for a powerful personal shift this year, you might want to consider the March retreat, which will be our last one in the US this year. We have a few seats left for:
You’ll know if it’s the right time for you to join us in the beautiful north Georgia mountains of Dahlonega, GA for this deeply moving residential retreat. Click the link above for details and to register.