In my experience, the most effective, truly transformative and longest lasting change comes from within. In my last post ‘Rising Phoenix‘ I shared a little about the initiation of such a transformative experience. I haven’t shared much about the transformation initiated by this event. As this is an ongoing process, it will take a while to integrate and see what is unfolding.
However, one of the results will also affect my blog – the reason I would like to share this part with you now. As you may have already noticed, there have been less posts (not counting reblogs) in the last couple of months and that’ll most likely be the case for a while. Also, I decided to change my writing style a bit. ‘Keep it simple‘ is very important. I’ll stop mulling over my posts for hours and instead will write what comes to mind, do less editing and…push ‘publish’. So future posts will be straight from the heart with less censorship by the brain.
‘Keep it simple’ will also be the approach to the holidays this year. I know some of you won’t celebrate christmas – but the majority of people I know or come in contact with do. In the past I’ve enjoyed celebrating it in one way or another. This year (and in a way the last 3 years) there’s just not that ‘christmas – feel’ to it. Although part of me wants to hold on to the old traditions, the other side of me which is gaining power, is telling me to let go of the old. But how do you decide what to let go off? CHANGE is what’s needed. Letting go of things that one is fed up with is easy, letting go of things/traditions/people etc. that one still loves is a much harder task. So I am still trying to find some kind of compromise but I thought I’d use the holidays for a different kind of ‘celebration’ this year. For many, it is a time to get together, to (re)connect to loved-ones and some not-so-loved-ones. It’s tradition, what can you say? And after spending time with food, family and friends, many will seek connection (distraction, entertainment, information) on the internet. I have the intention to turn into a more contemplative state over the holidays. Instead of connecting on the internet, I want to spend more time actually connecting to the metaphysical realms. The overload of info coming out of the internet sometimes seems counterproductive. Keeping up with all the contacts can be overwhelming. Maybe the holidays is a good time to simplify and stay off the grid. What do you think?
Happy Holidays … and a Happy New Year