As the year comes to a close later this month, we’re being asked now to open up to the idea of infinite possibilities. We can continue with the same-old routine or we can look beyond to something even more for ourselves both individually and as a global community.
What kind of a world do we want to live in? What kind of bodies do we want to live in? What kind of community do we want to live in? What kind of home do we want to live in? Ponder beyond just the physical aspects of these questions, to answers that also incorporate our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.
We may find it difficult to come up with ways to change our global existence when we ask “how can I…one human being…make a difference?” On an individual level, we can strive to be our best with everything we do each day. We can start by simply asking ourselves & answering questions like “am I doing _________ to the best of my ability?” or “is what I am about to for the greatest good of all, including myself?”. Imagine what this world would be like if we ALL lived this way? I know it would be amazing!
In our relationships (one-on-one, in groups, on the web), we can ask ourselves (and answer) “is what I am about to say or do divisive or does it make strides in uniting us?” or “am I truly listening to this person or am I already plotting what I’m going to say next.” We start by being fully present when interacting with others.
With the new year approaching and even more importantly, with the new 26,000 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar approaching (December 22, 2012), we need to stop doing/being/believing that which is failing to serve us any more, keeping us stuck in old patterns. Create new patterns of success, peace, love, joy, and creativity. For it is in these patterns that we can change our world for the better. Start with baby steps and work up to the bigger stuff.
Deep down we all want this…and we all know better . It’s time to move forward to avail ourselves of the world of infinite possibilities. We can do this!
Ponder this as you color this month’s mandala of the month.
Happy Coloring! Happy Holidays to all!
Maureen, The Mandala lady
Be sure to download Section 12 of the 2012 Mandala of the Year.