Sunday, January 1, 2017

Be a Swirling Vortex in 2017

Most of us are ready to put 2016 behind us. Our reasons include: personal illnesses and traumas; loss of family, friends and significant public personages; the elections and all they brought up; finances; and it goes on. We all have the general idea.

A couple of weeks ago, this quote by Dr. Richard Bartlett showed up:
You are more than your thoughts, your body, or your feelings. You are a swirling vortex of limitless potential who is here to shake things up and create something new that the universe has never seen.
As we step into the New Year, here's a new feeling, a new thought to bring with us. We are more than who and what we think we are. There's a potentiality in us that is without limit. No matter our age, our gender, our education, or our background. We are here to create anew.

Over the years, I've heard a multitude of speakers tell me these things. It's not that I haven't believed them. I've felt the truth of what they've said. And I imagine we all have done the same on some level. The message is overwhelming until we are ready step into the unknown.

The definition of potential is a latent quality that might be developed in the future. In physics, potential energy is the stored energy of an object. Any way we look at it, being a 'swirling vortex of limitless potential' is unknown. What is the direction of our potential? How to we tap into it? How do we harness its energy for good? Even the basic question Is it good? leaves us without an answer until we step into that swirling vortex ourselves.

Stepping into a new year certainly has the potential of a swirling vortex. Something that may move us forward or sideways or into another dimension of ourselves altogether. Yet... yet... that potential may carry us away from what we know ~ and that includes our place of safety. But if we're truly ready to let go of the old year and the old ways, can a swirling vortex bring us renewal? or revive our sagging spirits? or offer us the change we seek? I'm ready to step off the edge. Are you ready to join me?

What do you want to leave behind in the old year? What are you looking for in the new? How do you plan to move forward? What newness do you expect or want as you cross the threshold into the new year? Are you willing to step into the vortex and embrace your potential?

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