One of the year end programs I contributed to was a collaboration between Louise Dunn, founder of the forgiveness coaching program in which I am certified, and a colleague, Rhonda Wundrum, a talented massage therapist and spiritual advisor. We titled the program, “New Heart, New Mind” and I want to share some of my remarks with you in the hopes that they will bring you new resources by which to help yourself achieve the goal of inner peace. If each person is at peace in themselves, then the world stands a greater chance of finding peace globally. Every person counts.
The Mayan culture looked at mid December 2012 as the “end of time”; it wasn’t a literal end of time, but rather a shift, a movement towards global transformation, whose time had come. The old world has been breaking down in order to achieve a real break through. Old institutions are no longer viable so we see the collapse of dictatorships that have separated people and fostered imbalance in their societies. We see technology and the Internet bringing global discontent and protests close to home where we are all part of the process of reinvention. We feel a part of the changes borne of discontent and outrage and we take up the causes of women and girls, for example, in faraway lands through a process of global citizen action, political awareness and action, and philanthropy delivered with love and compassion. We see that in the age of the Internet there are no “secrets” able to be maintained; there is no place to hide, so all wrongdoing is exposed and justice is served.
The old world was a world of separation and lack; a world of survival of the fittest; a world in which greed-based environmental destruction equaled wanton human destruction. It spawned global poverty, war and an “us vs them” mentality and a “win-lose” philosophy.We will continue to experience some of these things as 2013 unfolds; more unrest, discontent and rebellion – all of it a transition process designed to bring the world into balance.
The new world brings a new emphasis on “Me-We” with its attendant collaboration and cooperation as the primary means of expression. This Age of Stewardship is one in which harmony and unity are found through our common goals and interests, rather than in our differences. We will work to protect the environment, wildlife, and urban ecology with clarity and purposefulness and with interdependent actions to achieve constructive changes on earth. With mindfulness and service to others, we will demonstrate the truth of what scientific evidence now reveals: we are all interconnected. Human intuition is the navigator of the Soul and it helps steer the direction of the conscious evolution we are now birthing across the planet.
I am reprinting here, with
permission from my friend and author Laurie Baum (www.lauriebaum.com) inspired by the teachings of Paramahansa
Yogananda, ten suggestions she has for how to stay aligned with your soul and spirit in 2013 and beyond:
on your heart. The energy of your
heart is 5,000 times more powerful than that of your other organs, including
your brain. A strong awareness of your heart, of giving, of charity, of
compassion, of empathy, will raise your magnetic resonance and guide you to the
right people and places in 2013 and beyond.
2. Meditate. Focus on your spiritual eye in the
center of your forehead, become aware of your breathing and inwardly
chant Om. This activity will align you with your soul and Spirit
and raise your personal magnetic resonance so all of your needs are fulfilled.
positive thoughts. Positive thinking
raises your magnetic resonance and attracts you to—and to you—the positive
outcome on which you focus.
what you want to create
– and you will electromagnetically attract the object of your visualization.
5. Pray. Your prayers for yourself and others raise
your magnetic resonance and increase the magnetic field of the person you are
praying for —as well as for the planet as a whole.
6. Affirm. Affirm in your mind repeatedly throughout
the day the positive reality you envision for yourself and others.
as much as you can. Charity opens the way
for abundance to come to you.
gratitude. Gratitude paves the
way for more of what you are thankful for to come to you.
your magnetic resonance through physical methods – get plenty of sunshine, clean water, fresh
fruits and vegetables, and feel the beneficial effects of negative ions
(positive energy) from moving water, rivers, oceans, waterfalls, or even rain –
God’s way of cleaning the earth to bring positive energy.
10. Simplify. Lower your expectations, especially the
unrealistic ones. Focus on what is important. Let go of the rest.
And here are some interesting and useful websites, too, that I can offer you:
is dedicated to accessing, exploring, and sharing the power and potential of
Collective Consciousness for collective awakening, co-creation and
www.birth2012.com Through the Birth 2012 movement many of today’s top cultural leaders, bestselling authors, religious leaders,
and musicians join together for a collective shift to a new way
of living. This global movement aims to unify people across the globe.
www.theshiftnetwork.com Organization that empowers a growing global movement of people who
are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a
more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace,
health, and prosperity.
www.smallplanet.org Frances Moore
Lappé and Anna Lappé founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to further a
historic transition: a worldwide shift from the dominant, failing notion of
democracy — as something done to us or for us — toward democracy as a rewarding
way of life: a culture in which citizens infuse the values of inclusion,
fairness and mutual accountability into all dimensions of public life. They
call this Living Democracy and to date have 7 books written to help guide and
www.barbaramarxhubbard.com Considered one of the leaders in consciousness studies,
Barbara’s website provides education and inspiration on the topic of Conscious Evolution which
takes place when we intend to grow in consciousness and use our increasing
awareness to guide our actions and achieve a positive future.
www.growingpower.org Inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are
equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food secure
community at a time.
www.newmomentumfhu.org – Mission is to create a better life on and for
this planet through the evolution of human consciousness and the transformation
of human relationships, by
of our interconnection and by the power of selfless love. A 501 c3 nonprofit established 2006 to
increase efforts for human unity.
www.artofhosting.org A global community of
practitioners using integrated participative change processes, methods, maps,
and planning tools to engage groups and deepen human understanding, respect,
collaboration for engagement as facilitators for World Café and other such
My best wishes to you for a Happy New Year during this time of transformational change. If I can be of help to you during the year, please reach out and connect via phone, e-mail or Skype. I can always be reached at email@example.com and at (317) 730-5481.